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That Time I Came Home From Lourdes and Found My Simon of Cyrene

My last post left off with me a blubbering mess - sunken into a jet-lagged, hormone- and stress-induced pit of despair from which only medical pharmacology was able to drag me. Looking ...
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That Time I Went to Lourdes and Came Home to Hit Rock Bottom

Putting an end to a very prolonged blogging absence... I'm going to attempt to write the story that has prevented me from publishing to the blog in many, many months - partially because it's ...
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Summer Reading for You and Your Teen

Okay, okay. Lately, life has been busy enough that a major catalyst is required to get me to publish a blog post. The last post - over a month ago - was instigated by my appearance on "At Home ...
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Great Catholic Teen Fiction for Your Kids’ Summer Reading List

It’s summer time. If your kids are anything like mine, they can barely pull their noses out of their books, and you’ve already had to make three trips to the library to keep them in reading ...
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A Single Bead Won the Excellence in Publishing Award!

It's true! A Single Bead recently received the Association of Catholic Publisher's Excellence in Publishing award.   Okay, okay. Technically it took second place in the "Children's ...
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Wasteland Prevention (and so much more): My True Feelings About Confession

  I'm joining up with the CWBN blog hop's topic this month - "My True Feelings about Confession." As it happens, this is a favorite topic of mine. So, grab your coffee and settle in, ...
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Forgiving the Unforgivable, Loving the Unlovable

"Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you" (Matt 5:44).  Christ gave the command, and greeting Saul in Acts 9, Ananias provided the example, calling his persecutor ...
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Reality Through the Lens of Christ (Why I Blog)

Just over four years ago, a friend of mine complained over coffee that the Catholic blogosphere seemed to be filled with perfect women - women who somehow managed to have immaculate homes, ...
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#WorthRevisit – Savor the Silence

I get it honestly.  Walk into my parents’ home, and you are guaranteed to find the TV in the kitchen blaring with either Fox News or HGTV.  Though she rarely sits down to watch it, my mom just ...
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Walk in Her Sandals Book Review

A good Bible study makes me giddy, while a good novel sends me deep into the throws of whatever emotions the heroine happens to experience. Combine a great Bible study with a great novel, and ...
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