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The Secret to Raising a Saint

The Secret to Raising a Saint

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Comparing their family to mine, I noted how soft-spoken and gentle they all were. From modest, tidy clothes to neat hair styles, their five children ...

This Is The Way; Walk In It

This Is The Way; Walk In It

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By Jackie Stammen

My heart seems to be in a continuous state of pondering the many questions scattered and spinning around in my head. I guess all hearts do this - or ...

Dear Younger Self, Here's 5 Things You Don't Need to Worry About

Dear Younger Self, Here's 5 Things You Don't Need to Worry About

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

If I could go back and counsel my younger self, here are the top 5 Do's and Don't s I'd offer:* 1 Don't worry so much about appearances.* 2 Don't try ...

Witnessing Miracles - Visualize all that God has Prepared for Those who Love Him

Witnessing Miracles - Visualize all that God has Prepared for Those who Love Him

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By Shelly A. Schneider

1 Corinthians 2:9 says, "What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualize; all that God has prepared for those who ...

Wrestling with the Human Teenage Brain

Wrestling with the Human Teenage Brain Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Christopher, our oldest, has come such a long way. At 22, he is serving his country as a soldier in the United States Army. Jim and I are incredibly ...

S is for Shelly...and Sinner

S is for Shelly...and Sinner

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By Shelly A. Schneider

You've heard of the 'Scarlet Letter,' right? The woman in the novel wore a large red, 'A' on her person to signify her act of adultery. 

Laugh Today. Laugh Often. Laugh Heartily.

Laugh Today. Laugh Often. Laugh Heartily. Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

It is always astounding to me how therapeutic laughter is. Laughter brings happiness.

Abortion: A Litmus Test for Believers

Abortion: A Litmus Test for Believers Watch

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN

August 3rd, 2015, was a tragic day in the life of Americans on both sides of the abortion debate, as the Senate voted 53-46 to continue funding ...

Freaky Friday on a Monday

Freaky Friday on a Monday

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By Shelly A. Schneider

One of our main goals in life, Jim and I, is to raise responsible and loving children. I will tell you right now there are days when I believe we're ...

Are We Joyful, Humble, Fleshly Ciboriums?

Are We Joyful, Humble, Fleshly Ciboriums?

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By Michael Seagriff

Remember how the Israelites grumbled during their desert journey - there being no bread? And how they later rejoiced when they received manna ...

Taste, Touch, Smell, Sight, Hearing and Intuition

Taste, Touch, Smell, Sight, Hearing and Intuition

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Children never cease to amaze me. Their intuition, or 'sixth sense,' is something most adults outgrow or stop listening to when jobs and families ...

How to Put Mama Back Together Again

How to Put Mama Back Together Again

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

All these little (and not so little) parenting crosses are the surest road to sanctification, but that doesn't negate the fact that they wear on ...

Live In The Sweet Spot Of Life

Live In The Sweet Spot Of Life

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By Jackie Stammen

I often find myself scared to let my light shine. You know that sweet spot of life, when you feel like you are living completely and ...

Allow God To Be God

Allow God To Be God

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By Jackie Stammen

'We find it hard to love imperfect things so we imagine God is just as small as we are.'- Father Richard Rohr

Sometimes Even Mama Creates a Bit of Drama

Sometimes Even Mama Creates a Bit of Drama

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

The baby walked in front of our play-set swing, while it was in use by the 6 year old, causing the littlest guy to be launched into a fresh mud ...

How About Some REAL Reality?

How About Some REAL Reality?

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Reality shows. They've become so big that the Emmy Awards have a couple of categories dedicated to the shows themselves and to their hosts. I ...

Could I Follow the Example of the Mother of Seven Sons?

Could I Follow the Example of the Mother of Seven Sons?

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Considering the men's conversation, I must concede my weaknesses and admit my fear that in a critical moment my spiritual back bone could buckle. ...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true. You've heard that before, right? The phrase came to life during the heyday of 'Fantasy Island.'

We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay!

We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay!

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By Michael Seagriff

May the following words penned more than 50 years ago by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O. encourage us during these trying times and our pending exile in ...

The Art of Receiving

The Art of Receiving Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

How good are you at receiving? Not as in professional football, and not as in birthday or Christmas gifts. I'm talking receiving as in sincere ...

An Urgent Prayer and Warning - Lest Thy Church Suffer Too Great A Darkness

An Urgent Prayer and Warning - Lest Thy Church Suffer Too Great A Darkness

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By Michael Seagriff

Those who have visited here, read my book, I Thirst For Your Love, or frequent Harvesting The Fruits of Contemplation, know how much I value and ...

An Encounter With Jesus Through The Hand Of A Child

An Encounter With Jesus Through The Hand Of A Child

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By Jackie Stammen

Surprises. Our God is full of surprises. A mentor in my life once told me to expect surprises in life, you are sure to have them. Good or bad, you ...

Synod on the Family: Perception v. Reality

Synod on the Family: Perception v. Reality

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By by Justin Soutar (Richmond, VA)

The secular news media has irresponsibly embedded in the public mind its own grossly inaccurate portrayal of the 2014/2015 Synod on the Family, ...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Have you ever really thought about that? I'm talking about the heading above. I suppose once you become a spouse and parent the whole "eye of the ...