Not Your Average Fast: Some Non-Traditional Methods of Religious Fasting

"I have learned that, in order to truly fast for religious reasons, the key is to be intentional! It doesn't matter if you give one thing up for forty days, or perform various small acts of penitential fasting every day, changing things up a bit according to what's going on in your life." If you are looking for some alternatives to the traditional fasting for religious reasons, you do not want to miss out on the suggestions contained within this post! How do you fast on a regular basis?

Back-to-School: A Guide to the Best Inspiration for the Christian Mom

"We, as moms, strive to be everything to everyone. We try to make home as comforting as possible, we try to ensure our children are ready for whatever life may present, and we try to create a life where memories are made. Sometimes, we have to also recognize when we are in need of a little inspiration, whether it is inspiration for ourselves, or the other mama in the thick of things." In this post, I tackle some ideas to perhaps plant a mustard seed to help evangelize and uplift the mama who is ready to embrace the "Back to School" change!

Light & Mercy: One Mom’s Response to the Scandal in the Catholic Church

Today, I am addressing #catholicmetoo and #catholicmom and #catholicparenting thoughts in my recent post - Light & Mercy: One Mom's Response to the Scandal in the Catholic Church

From a Little Boy’s Lips to God’s Ears

"I have a confession to make to the readers and followers of my blog. I have been haphazard and remiss at blogging consistently because I have had massive writer's block. But, it's a self-imposed writer's block, as I have spent the past four months censoring some of the topics about which I typically enjoy writing. Now that Christmas cards have gone out, I'm ready to put a stop to my self-imposed censorship, and explain my inconsistent blogging habit." Today's post has been in the creation for months - let me sum it up briefly - my son's prayers are powerful, and I am more than willing to take any prayer intentions to him! ūüėČ Hope you will click to read the explanation provided within!

Holocaust Remembrance Day

"Even now, this blog post is the most difficult one I have tried to write. As a historian, I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment attributed to Edmund Burke, 'Those who don‚Äôt know history are doomed to repeat it.'‚ÄĚ One year later, these sentiments still ring true, and I can think of no further words to express the day we know as Holocaust Remembrance Day.