Category: Christian Living

  • Embracing the Need for Sleep

    It is no secret that most Americans do not get enough sleep. We know that sleep is vital to our health, mood, and general ability to function, yet when life gets stressful, sleep is often the first thing to go. Sometimes this is for reasons beyond our control. Most people who have had a baby […]

  • Experiencing Abundance

    by Hrvoje Butkovic When I hear the word abundance, the very sound of it entices me with the promise of a life well worth living. It speaks to me of existence that suffers neither shortage of talent nor the opportunity to express it. It is a dream whose reality helps to unlock the pursuit of […]

  • The Holy Spirit Speaks Through the Darkness

    It never ceases to amaze me how the Holy Spirit can speak to us if only we are open to it. We might open a book and find just the passage we need to answer a question that has been bothering us or a friend might call at the monent when life is falling apart […]

  • Prayer for the Fruits of the Holy Spirit for Moms

    Galatians 5:22-23 lists the fruits of the Holy Spirit. These include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. It seems that as mothers, we can use an extra helping of each of these. Dear Holy Spirit, Please help me to love my children even when it is hard: when it is 2 […]

  • Prayers for College Students

    Keeping the Faith: Prayers for College Students by Kerry Weber Twenty-Third Publications, 2009 Kerry Weber, a graduate of Providence College who recently received her master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University, has written a new prayer book designed for college students. As an R.A. in college, she witnessed many of the struggles that college students […]

  • Book Review- “Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids”

    We Catholics can sometimes take ourselves a little too seriously. God has a sense of humor, however, and so should we. Susie Lloyd will have mothers, especially homeschooling mothers, laughing out loud with her latest offering “Bless Me, Father, For I Have Kids” (Sophia Institute Press, 2009). Susie Lloyd is a forty-something homeschooling mother of […]

  • Interview with Donna Lee Schillinger, Author of “On My Own Now”

    A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing On My Own Now by Donna Lee Schillinger. Now, I am pleased to present the following interview. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing? A born and bred Texan, I have a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from […]

  • Book Review: On My Own Now

    On My Own Now: Straight Talk from the Proverbs for Young Christian Women who Want to Remain Pure, Debtfree and Regretfree by Donna Lee Schillinger Quilldriver, 2009 Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur Donna Lee Schillinger is a married homeschooling mom who has served in the Peace Corps and worked as an executive director of a homeless […]

  • Understanding the “Good Shepherd” a Little Bit More

    The Gospel reading for today (John 10: 11-18) features the image of Christ as the Good Shepherd. It was one that we are all familiar with. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. . . I know my own and my own know me.” We can understand […]

  • The Choices We Make

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the choices we make in life. On any given day, we make any number of choices. Many are inconsequential – Cheerios or toast for breakfast, the red or black shoes, etc. Then, there are the decisions that change the course of one’s whole life – who to date, […]