Faith or Fear: A Lesson from the Boat

The boat by this time was[…]beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.[…]28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out […]

Why I Don’t Hate NFP Anymore

  by Erin Franco at Humble Handmaid   I used to hate NFP. I hated waking up to take my temperature every morning. Later, the rainbow of special stickers to keep track of, and having to fold the toilet paper every single time into those neat, flat layers of tissue. The charts that became such a […]

How my husband handled my past

Our wedding was a long way off. We were having one of those meaningful conversations that lasted for hours; the kind that changed our whole relationship – our dynamic, our regard for each other, and the very context of how we would work together in the years ahead. We were completely open and honest, baring our souls a […]

{MORE of} The Best Catholic Books for Kids

Our family is thirsty for good, quality reading. Good, quality, Catholic reading. As a mama who devours book after book with her kids, I want our library to be full of selections that not only they  like, but ones that I look forward to reading as well. My kids might be over the moon for The Monster at […]

Prepare [your soul] for Take-Off

  I’m a chicken. A big one. I need the saints – imperfect people who made it – fought the good fight and live eternally to tell the tale. Their struggles and victories are astounding because they had the wherewithal and humility to accept God’s grace and call to holiness. I love rediscovering St. Francis […]