5 Things to Learn before the Big Day

May 2, 2014 by

My cousin is headed down the aisle TOMORROW. With wedding season in full bloom and all the buzz about the new Mr. & Mrs., I’ve stopped fighting sentimentality and fully submitted to my own nuptial nostalgia. Looking back is mostly sweet, but in retrospect, there are a few things I wish I...

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When Praying Together is Awkward

Apr 4, 2014 by

It might be awkward and you might not know how to do it; but the importance of prayer with your husband can’t be overestimated. For advice and help, read “‘The Couple Who Prays Together’ …Easier Said Than Done”. The Lord who multiplied the loaves and fish with...

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Knowing My Enemy & Equipping for Battle

Mar 18, 2014 by

The Christian life is a battle and I’m lately learning the importance of knowing one’s enemy. I’ve felt a under attack over the past several months. It feels that every corner I turn, Satan lurks waiting to hiss doubt and selfishness into my ear. Coming most often in the forms of...

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The Protector of the Holy Family

Mar 10, 2014 by

Today begins the novena to St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ and protector of the Holy Family. We all pick up habits, mannerisms, and approaches to life from our parents; isn’t it marvelous knowing God chose St. Joseph for Christ to grow up imitating? And too, that he was chosen...

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“Train up” Your Child in Alms

Mar 6, 2014 by

originally published to the Catholic Connection I’ll be honest, I don’t have a strong history of faithful success with Lent. Like a lit match, I flare with pious enthusiasm for fasting, penance and almsgiving, but my glow dims when I slip out of my practices. Before I know it, it’s Easter...

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