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A Year with Mary

Author Paul Thigpen begins this beautiful classic tome on the Blessed Mother, A Year With Mary: Daily Meditations on the Mother of God, with the timeless quote from St. Bernard of Clairvaux: "Of Mary, there is never enough!" Indeed, for converts and cradle Catholics alike, we can never exhaust the breathless mystery encasing Our Lady. [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured, prayer, spirituality|1 Comment

The Peace of Christmas

I'm writing this on the infamous Black Friday. Even the name itself gives way to impending doom. It's the one day of year I purposefully avoid the shopping malls, restaurants, retailers, you name it. In fact, I prefer to hole up in our home rather than brave the masses of anxious, angry, and eager shoppers [...]

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

I Am His Beloved

I paused before exiting the guest bedroom. It was still new to me, since we had moved only a little over a month prior. But the walk-in closet beckoned me to open it, reminding me that I had thrust every photo album, film negative, loose picture, and scrapbook on the shelves in desperation to get [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments