Catholic

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I am so excited to see what this year has in store for us.  The kids actually told me the other day that they are looking forward and ready to start lessons!  That does a mama’s heart good. Overall, we are continuing with a lot of the same things we used last year, with a

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This past August, 2013, I helped to facilitate the second Christ Renews His Parish retreat at our church.  Without disclosing any of the beautiful gifts that are a part of the experience, I feel like it is time to share a gift that I was personally given during that weekend.  It was my very own

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Solitude as I envisioned it hasn’t quite worked out- at least not yet. We still have our closing meeting for Good News People, which we have been hosting on Sunday nights for the past couple of months. We still have paper work to file before I can officially step down as Financial Secretary for our

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We still haven’t put up our Christmas tree.  I know, it’s like over a whole week into December already and compared to most, we are slackers. The truth is, we haven’t put it up or even decorated yet on purpose. This year we are putting it off longer than usual and the reason seems to

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The catechesis(faith formation) of the last couple of generations of Catholics has been extremely disheartening. Being a product of that poor passing on of the faith, I feel I can say that without a doubt.  Although I feel a bit cheated by the lack of faith formation that I received before adulthood, I am so

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In light of my last 2 posts I feel the need to clear the air a bit. When I read blogs I sort of get an overall picture of the person writing it.  In general I tend to read ones about homeschooling, homesteading, parenting, and faith.  In reading those blogs, I often have to remind

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After the holidays and a death in the family, I was mentally thrown for a loop.  I was really looking forward to Lent as it typically helps me get a better grasp on areas where I am faultering.  But this year was different and I’m trying not to beat myself up too much.  Continuing to

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In the past month, 2 separate couples that we know have chosen to do away with unnatural birth control methods to embrace Natural Family Planning and have thanked us for being open and honest about it.  Can I just start by saying how amazing that is!?!?  Although we really can’t take credit for their decision, we

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I have decided to join in a blog hop called Walking With You, hosted by Sufficient Grace Ministries.  It’s as much for me as it is for you.  I hope we both get something out of it.   Introduction and Where are You Now? Tell us a little about yourself, your baby, and how you’ve

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Every year I like to make a list of goals I would like to work toward in the 12 months to follow.  On the heals of the hardest year of my life, I have changed and so have my goals. Many of you I’m sure are familiar with the biblical story of Mary and Martha: