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What We Learn from Darkness

“I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel, who even at night directs my heart.” ~ Psalm 16  For decades I’ve called myself a morning person, an early bird. I am drawn to the light for so many reasons. It reveals truth with such clarity. It renews hope. It warms the soul. On the [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Faith and Family, Featured, parenting, prayer, spirituality|1 Comment

The Catholic Mom Desk Calendar

It doesn't need to be said that every mom is busy. I've come to despise the response, "But I'm soooo busy!" I get it. I have three daughters, all under the age of seven, one of whom has a rare disease. In fact, the former sentence has become a personal cliche of mine. Instead of [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments

Ask for a Sign

I wasn’t looking for anything—not a sign from God, anyway. Long before that moment, I had abandoned asking God for signs. Maybe it was that it seemed superstitious or petulant or…maybe it was my lack of faith. I didn’t really believe God was speaking to me through such simple acts of providence each day—signs. But [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, parenting, spirituality|3 Comments

Becoming a New Creation

“I can’t do this again,” I sighed to myself as we entered our new home. There had been too much transition, too much unknown, going on in recent days. We had to say goodbye to our friends and neighbors in our sleepy rural town, one in which we had resided for nearly ten years. After [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments

Balancing Mom and Writer: Author Accelerator Interview 3

So, I wasn't expecting to make this into a three-part series, but it turns out there's so much good info to include here that I couldn't really edit anything out. These ladies have an uncanny ability to really dig deeply into what matters as women, moms, and creative professionals. I think what makes writing so [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle, parenting, writing|1 Comment