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Having Doubts

Doubting Thomas: A Catholic Mother's Reflection on Saint Thomas' Inspirational Desire

Who doesn’t like St. Thomas? His is an easy feast to celebrate. He is a character we understand because we have all probably been ‘Thomas’ at one point or another. He is skeptical, genuine, hopeful and serious when faced with the risen Lord and the Truth that looks too good to be true.  He is…

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How to Proclaim the Gospel with Your Life

How to Spread the gospel and God's love with your life. A devotion for Catholic moms and families.

I can completely relate to the fear of offending—I am a certified, first-born, people pleaser—but I’m trying to quit. Because more and more often I am finding that it is within my best relationships, that I risk being my authentic self. I have the best conversations and learn the most when I have to think…

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Matter Out of Place

Christian Inspiration: Because the infant Jesus arrived in the midst of migration and dictatorship, to be received into a barn—not because it was beautiful, or convenient timing or even the most ideal reception, but rather out of deep love that would not wait a moment longer.

Last week we dug into our Christmas boxes for nativities, candles, and books. Among these books is a new favorite of mine about a pig in a manger. In a nutshell, the barnyard creatures are getting loud and proud about the importance of their great-great-great grandparents’ role in the story of the nativity. The donkey…

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Telling the Truth for Children… and Moms

Telling the Truth for kids and moms

We are working on telling the truth in these parts. There are charts, stickers, checks, smiley faces and frowny faces to denote successes and fibs. Sound familiar? Turns out, this is tricky business—especially for littles. It does not seem to matter if I am making a safety check or asking if someone has to go…

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Do You Involve God?

travel with kids

What does traveling with young children look like? My whole family recently traveled to the Rocky Mountains for some family togetherness time. We’re new at this given that our kiddos are still small and we are growing into a getaway routine. So, despite the relatively short drive, preparing to host a larger family gathering in…

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