Three Cheers for Lent!

Ash Wednesday is this week and as you can tell from the title of this post, I’m excited about the arrival of Lent! For a lot of people, Lent is about “giving up” something, such as candy, or coffee or whatever. Some people consider the penances of Lent a drudgery. And

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Coming to God’s Grace

Andrew with his second grade CCD teacher after the First Confession ceremony.

On Saturday, Andrew and his CCD classmates made their first Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for his First Holy Communion in April. Our Pastor, Sister Elizabeth and the second grade teachers did a nice job putting together a little ceremony. First

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7 Quick Takes: “God is Good!” Edition

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We own a house in Ohio that we are currently renting out. On Tuesday night I got a call from the tenant saying that when he replaced the batteries for the carbon monoxide detector it kept going off repeatedly so he had to evacuate the

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Book Review: In Name Only by Ellen Gable

In Name Only is my third book of Ellen’s that I’ve had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. You can read my review of Stealing Jenny here and Emily’s Hope here.

From the back cover:

“1876, Philadelphia. Caroline Martin’s life has finally taken

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31 Days With Mary: Day 14

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Mary: Losing and Finding the child Jesus

“The Mother of God, who looked for her Son so anxiously when he was lost (through no fault of her own) and experienced such great joy in finding him, will help us retrace our steps and put right

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10 Words to Describe God

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Call it the joy of Easter, call it spring fever, or just call me crazy , but lately my heart has been full of the praises of the Lord, and I can’t resist sharing the many attributes of our great God!

1. Merciful. This past Sunday

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How to Make a Good Confession

I came across a link on Twitter the other day and wanted to share it with you. It’s Father Z’s 20 Tips for making a good confession.

Confession is a sadly misunderstood sacrament within and without the Catholic Church. It’s such a shame, too. The Sacrament of Confession (now widely known

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August: The Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Did you know that the month of August is traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary? I didn’t know it was until just recently. It is also the month of two very special Marian feast days: Queenship of Mary (which when don’t celebrate this year because it’s a Sunday)

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You Always Have a Choice

I have a confession to make: I can be pretty impatient at times. I pride myself (therein lies the real problem!) as being very efficient, which is a definite plus in my business. However, I am also a recovering perfectionist. {wry smile} It’s very easy for me to get caught up in making

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Celebrating Trinity Sunday

Last week, when I was looking for activities do with Andrew in preparation for the feast of the Trinity, I was shocked about the lack of activities out there (or no one else could think of anything to do either!). All I could find was a suggestion to make Napoleon ice cream sundaes and a

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