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A Powerful Prayer

A friend and fellow author, Shane Kapler, mentioned his newest book, Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and for some reason I didn't fully grasp what this meant from the title alone.  When I opened up this beautifully illustrated book and read the introduction by Fr. Donald Calloway, my heart surged with gratitude.  [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured|0 Comments

Come, Holy Spirit!

In Dr. Kevin Vost's newest book, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts, he illustrates with eloquence yet practical relevance the Thomistic (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Bonaventurean (St. Bonaventure) understanding of each spiritual gift as it relates to the infused and acquired virtues. Most of us recognize, [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

The Grace of Imperfect Motherhood

I’ll be the first to let anyone know that I am not a natural mom. In fact, I never grew up around babies in my small family of origin, and I never babysat. I didn’t like babies, and I certainly didn’t intend to have my own. That was, of course, over twenty years ago, and [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Faith and Family, Featured, parenting|0 Comments

Getting Special Needs Children Involved in Art

Art can be a great form of therapy for children with special needs, especially those who have difficulties with communicating in the verbal sense. When words can’t be used to communicate or express feeling, art can. As a mother of an autistic child, I know how difficult communication can sometimes be between parents and special [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Featured, parenting, special needs|0 Comments

Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Children

One of the many perks of attending the Catholic Marketing Network and Catholic Writers Guild conferences this past summer was meeting authors whose works I was previously unfamiliar with.  As we exchanged contact information and swapped books, I realized how much richer my life had become by meeting these lovely authors who were inspired to [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured|0 Comments