J1ST 032: Envy

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hello dear friends! Well, based on the HUGE response to last week’s podcast, I have a feeling I’m not the only one that struggles with vices!  Thank you to all of you that wrote such encouraging and vulnerable emails and Facebook messages to me after listening to last week’s …

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J1ST 031: Anger

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID First of all, I pray that your Lent is off to a beautiful and Holy start! To be completely honest, I have been CRAVING Lent. My life has just started to feel a little too noisy and busy and I am glad the Church is wise enough to give …

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The Rosary: The Prayer of Sinners

I have been talking about the Rosary a lot around here lately. About my Marian experience, reasons everyone should be praying the Rosary daily and ways to make time to pray the Rosary. Hundreds of people have responded and purchased the Rosary Booklet or shared their love for the Rosary with me. It has been incredible and …

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J1ST 030: Lenten Resolutions

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID We are one week from Lent, so it’s time to start planning! I really love Lent. I love an opportunity to get back into those good habits I’ve lost track of and just dwell in the quiet a bit more. I also love being a part of a Catholic …

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3 Reasons Praying the Rosary is NOT Boring

As you are likely aware, praying the Rosary requires reciting the Hail Mary 53 times, the Our Father 6 times, and various other prayers a number of time as well. On paper the Rosary can seem…boring. Tedious. Perhaps you feel that way about the Rosary. But then why were so many very holy men and …

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2018 Lenten Coloring Pages for Adults

Hey friends! Sometimes I just can’t help myself, did you know that? I have an idea that I just know will help you (and me) have a more fruitful faith journey, and even though I don’t really have the time to make it happen, I decide to go ahead and do it anyway. At the …

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Rosary Booklet, On Sale Now

I’m on a mission.  A mission to increase Marian devotion through the Rosary. The mission began with me. After making a Marian Devotion, I have committed to praying a daily Rosary, with this community as one of my intentions. Next, my family. The Rosary will be a central focus for us this Lent. And then, …

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Mary is Real, and She Loves You

Growing up Catholic, I have always known about Mary.  But, if I’m going to be totally honest, I didn’t really know her. I had gathered lots of facts and admired her as I might admire anyone from history that had done remarkable things. I enjoyed reading about her apparitions, I was perfectly willing to defend …

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J1ST 029: On Spiritual Reading

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID As part of the Lent Build-Up Fun (and yes, it is fun!), today’s podcast episode is about the joys and benefits of Spiritual Reading. Some people around here are total rock stars when it comes to reading about Catholic Saints, Catholic Teaching, or just Moral Living…but, if you …

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J1ST 028: Teaching Our Children the Faith

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Today’s podcast addresses an issue I hear about from Catholic Mothers all the time: How do I teach the Faith to my children? I hear this all the time, often from very faithful women, who just worry that they aren’t doing enough. I get it. I often struggle with those …

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J1ST 027: Rethinking Prayer

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I suspect that it is a nearly UNIVERSAL problem faced by new mothers: when do I find time to pray? Many of us had pretty good prayer lives before that first baby arrived. We had a routine and a set time that we prayed. Perhaps we had adoration hours …

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J1ST 026: On Being Holy, Catholic Families

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID December 31st was the feast of the Holy Family. I love this feast day, and to celebrate I posted a picture of my own family on my Facebook page. The picture was one we took just 4 days before our little Max, whom I had carried in my womb …

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J1ST 025: 2018 Goals (for me and you!)

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID First of all, Happy New Year, and Feast of Mary, Mother of God! I love New Years and an opportunity for a fresh start.  A chance to evaluate the previous year and look ahead to the the year on the way. Because of this I’m really into goals. Are …

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J1ST 024: Praying the Rosary with your Husband

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey friends! I have a beautiful, challenging and inspiring new podcast episode to share with you today.  Stephanie, a wonderful podcast listener, emailed me with a RADICAL idea for a podcast episode: Praying the Rosary with your Husband.  Daily. My husband and I are definitely not getting in a …

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J1ST 023: On Gratitude

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Today’s episode is all about gratitude.  Yes, gratitude, even though we are now on the other side of Thanksgiving. I had originally recorded an episode on gratitude shortly before thanksgiving…but I forgot to save it and the episode was lost.  You’d think I’d know better by now.  Nope!  I …

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When it is a season of sadness and grief

This morning I found myself chocked suddenly with tears when “Away in a Manger” began to play on my Pandora Christmas channel. There were many tangled reasons behind those tears.  As I bent over a sink full of dishes and wept this morning, that simple, child-like song seemed to be the connecting point for so …

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Small Gifts, Great Love (shop review)

Thank you to Small Gifts, Great Love for providing the beautiful foil prints for this shop review!  All opinions are 100% my own! Hey friends! I am not, for good reason, a home decor blogger.  My house is not well organized or picture perfect, and I will likely never have a WHITE kitchen or shiplap …

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