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”
There’s Always Something
Recently, I have been feeling much more stressed. My schedule has been out of whack because it’s summer and my to do list has been larger because I have been entertaining more, which is wonderful and I love it, but it’s still a lot of work. We have had some unexpected repairs come up for the house as well as some other surprise mishaps. So needless to say, I’ve been stressed. I’ve tried to make time to read, however, and I just finished the book “Living a Life You Love: Embracing the Adventure of Being Led By the Holy Spirit” by Joyce Meyer. I loved it, it’s super simple and straight forward, like all of her books. And man, does she have a great sense of humor. The part about obedience really struck me, and how God rewards our obedience. I also took the part about praying for God’s grace to heart, and I have been.Continue reading “God’s Ways Are Better Than Our Ways”
I had one of those “oh yeah, I need God” kind of days. You know, one of those days where you realize how far you have to come. One of those days you are humbled and realize you are a child of God and not God. One of those days where there is more than your fair share of human waste. You get the picture here.Continue reading “His Eye is On The Sparrow”
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”