Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

In this Year of Mercy I believe it is important for parents to think about how we can reveal God’s mercy to our children and teach them to be merciful to others. Compassionate and merciful children will not happen by accident. For us parents, showing God’s tender mercy to our children is especially important, being that the fruit of our […]

by · February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Catechesis, Family
When God Made You…

When God Made You…

I absolutely adore children’s books. One of my favorite children’s authors (Jane G. Meyer) recently wrote a fantastic book called, When God Made You. I just finished reading it and loved every page. It’s beautifully illustrated (by Megan Elizabeth Gilbert) and the text is fun, smart, and full of love—the perfect book to share with children. Jane G. Meyer’s books are among our […]

by · February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Book Review, Family
Homeschooling and The Road Not Taken

Homeschooling and The Road Not Taken

Today as part of our Language Arts lesson, I read The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost to three of the kids. They had not heard this poem before and after reading it through to them twice I asked them what they thought the poem was about. Magdalena (11) said, “First, is this guy Christian? Because if he is then I […]

by · January 28, 2016 · 5 comments · Family, Homeschooling
Despondency and the Incarnation of God  

Despondency and the Incarnation of God  

   God is in the flesh, not operating from a distance, as did the prophets, but through Him human nature, one with ours, He seeks to bring back all mankind to Himself. –St. Basil the Great With so many tragic events going on in the world right now it is easy to lose hope and to wonder, ‘When will God […]

by · January 25, 2016 · 3 comments · Faith, Prayer

Clean Monday and Clean Fridges–A new series by a friend

Our good friend, Melissa Naasko, has started a new series about Eastern Catholicism and she also has a book about fasting coming out next month. We highly recommend you check out her new article. Clean Monday and Clean Fridges “It is nearly Lent again and Roman Catholics have fish on their minds. The world sits up and takes notice and […]

You might be using Natural Family Planning if…

You might be using Natural Family Planning if…

You might be using Natural Family Planning if…   1.) Every time you tell your husband “we need to talk,” he gets that deer in the headlight look and assumes you are going to tell him you’re expecting. 2.) You go grocery shopping and at least one shopper tells you that “you must have a lot of children” and the […]

by · November 13, 2015 · 1 comment · Family, Marriage
Thank God Ahead of Time: A Lesson from Solanus Casey

Thank God Ahead of Time: A Lesson from Solanus Casey

“Thank God ahead of time, right?” My friend Michael said this to me as we were entering (for the first time) a house that my husband and I were looking at to possibly purchase. ‘What an interesting expression,’ I thought to myself. I didn’t think much more about what he said because I was too busy being nervous about seeing […]

by · November 6, 2015 · 3 comments · Faith, Prayer, Saints
Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Today, I ordered this wonderful looking book for our family to use for the upcoming Phillips Fast (a.k.a. Advent). I admit, I have been dreading the fact that the fast is beginning soon (November 15th). I have been avoiding thinking about it; whenever one of the kids brings it up I tell them, “Shush, no need to talk about it […]

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