Recently I was listening to the Fountains of Carrots podcast, and one of the ladies on there was talking about becoming holy through folding a pair of pants. This resonated with me. You see, since I don’t work outside the home, I spend much of my time at home with my two little ones. Sometimes I can feel as though I don’t have the ability to have the impact I want on the rest of the world. Can I go volunteer at the soup kitchen? Well, maybe but that would take so much coordinating it would be unbelievable. Can I become a missionary to a different country? No. So what can I do on my path to become holy? What do I have to work with? How can I build up the church? How can I become holy?Continue reading “Holiness Through What You Have”
My dear readers, I have some exciting news to share with you..
I wrote my first book!
In this quick read, you will learn a little more about me, and be comforted that you are not alone in the trials of life. It is my hope that you will leave reading the book inspired and with a renewed sense of hope.
- The title is close to one of my favorite 80’s songs by the band Simple Minds. I chose this because the book is about me learning not to forget myself in my journey of loving and serving others.
- I drew all the art on the cover. Each symbol represents something about me. For example, people who have inspired me, and hobbies I have like reading.
Below you will find a link to my book as well as be able to see a preview of it. It’s available on kindle, or paperback. Please enjoy!
Recently we celebrated my children’s Baptism anniversary. We got out their Baptism candles, Baptism gowns, photo album and said some prayers. Getting the photo album out reminded me of the party we through for them, and how I wished there was more information on the internet about throwing a Baptism party. Well, here goes!Continue reading “How to Host a Catholic Baptism Reception”
This is a story I submitted to You, Me and NFP.
How it all began…
My husband and I have been married for 8 1/2 years. I met my husband working at a coffee shop. We fell in love and got married in the Catholic Church in February 2011. We married on our one year anniversary of becoming a couple. We couldn’t be happier. Continue reading “Our NFP Story”
This is a guest post by Deanna from the “No Body But Yours” blog.
Continue reading “Kondo-ing My Soul”
Even a clean and unoccupied room gathers dust; return after a week and you will see that it needs dusting again!Padre Pio on Confession
This is a guest post by Maggie o’the Valley.
Remember that episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The one that changed pop culture and contemporary vernacular forever when Willow used the word “Google” as a verb for the very first time ever?Continue reading “KonMarie Your Soul, Step 1:”
“It takes a village to raise a child,” they say. And they are right. But where is it? And are villages only for parents and children?Continue reading “Redefining and Expanding the Village”
You may have noticed that I posted about week one and I stopped. I realized that I prefer to weigh myself once a month. I’ve tried everything. Weigh once a week, weighing everyday. But psychologically I do better when I don’t think about my weight everyday. The downside, I am unable to tweak my eating habits midweek and get back on track.Continue reading “5:2 Update”
Lent went by so fast, didn’t it? Praise God it’s Easter time!
You may have read my previous post about how I was focusing on being more present with my kids and focusing on discipline. Why did I focus on discipline for Lent? First, I know I can be lazy in regard to it, and I am committed to loving my children well. When it comes to discipline, sometimes I’d rather ignore the behavior or prevent the situation from happening by having the T.V. on. Hey, I’m being honest. Here’s what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about discipline: Continue reading “Reflecting on Lent: Stature, Wisdom, and Grace”