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Catholic Cards

Sometimes I get stumped for creative and modern gift ideas for our godchildren or when our family is invited to a Baptism celebration, First Communion reception, or Confirmation party. How many rosaries will the child receive? How many prayer cards, books, missals, and statues? These are, of course, all wonderful gifts, but kids are often [...]

Littlest Suffering Souls

It seldom happens that one discovers a book covering the concept of redemptive suffering in children. In Austin Ruse's new book, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ, readers glean an important and honest glimpse into the innocence and purity of children who learned deep spiritual truths through their own suffering [...]

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

Facing and Fighting Our Fears

I can't help but notice that our world today is full of fear: ...of politicians and the aftermath of our presidential election; ...of whether or not their children will suffer, and if so, how; ...of what may or may not happen; ...and on and on it goes. Of course, this list is nothing new.  But [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle, spirituality|0 Comments