"Salvation begins in the home," says Patrick Sullivan. And, in this review of a Catholic-based parenting series, I felt empowered to continue raising my children with the values and emphasis on the spiritual matters, as much as the secular matters. Read more if you'd like an honest review of the parenting program, "Me & My House," developed by a Canadian Catholic evangelism team.
"Unlike Mary, as a mother, my hands are blemished... Through prayer, actions of love, and trust in God's plan, I will work on turning the blemishes into holiness." Kicking off 2019 with a reminder of the example of Mary, Mother of God.
Last week, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. It made me reflect further on our family's own two tests for baby names, and makes me ask - how does your family approach baby names?
The longer I'm a parent, the more I find my approach to the journey changing. Parenting is a journey toward sanctification, and I am amazed at how there is beauty in the midst of the mess of this vocation! For what were you most grateful last week?
"So, to the parent out there, wondering why we put in the manual labor, the grief, the heartache, and the struggle to get children out of the door and off to Mass on a weekly basis, take heart." While not planning on linking up this week, the unexpected affirmation I received after Mass made me realize - another parent may need the same reminder!