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Praying for Those with Addictions

Anne Costa knows what it's like to be in the trenches of addiction. She shares her heart in her new book, Praying for Those with Addictions: A Mission of Love, Mercy, and Hope as a recovering alcoholic herself. Costa, as a spiritual coach and dynamic speaker, also realizes that loving someone with an addiction requires [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, Lifestyle, prayer|0 Comments

I Am Not a Syndrome

Love doesn't count chromosomes. (p. 167) I was truly captivated by reading Sheryl Crosier's book, I Am Not a Syndrome...My Name is Simon. Knowing practically nothing about Trisomy 18, I realized through her story more than the often daunting medical diagnosis. I learned about a child who lived only 88 1/2 days on earth, yet [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

Christian Coloring Pages

***I would like to introduce to you Kris, who started topcoloringpages.net and wanted to share his story about fatherhood and how/why he created this website for families with small children. He has been generous enough to make all of his pages free on the website. He does have an entire section that includes Christian coloring [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, Lifestyle, parenting|0 Comments

Out of the Darkness and Into the Light

**Note**I wrote this during Lent and before our recent move out of town. I believe the principles still apply to our everyday lives, regardless of season or time. A recent Lenten homily spoke to my heart in a profound manner.  Our rural Catholic community doesn’t boast of many grandiose things.  We are a humble church [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|1 Comment

Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World

I've had the honor of knowing Catholic author Jean Heimann for a couple of years. Her books are honest, thought-provoking, and deeply inspiring. She herself is a faithful woman, one who is gentle, deeply prayerful, and a trusted friend. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparition, Jean is launching a new book [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, spirituality|1 Comment