Charla Misse Category
By Charla Misse I would say most people use a daily alarm for something – maybe an alarm to wake up, a reminder to take medicine or an alert to take a computer break. As we are bombarded with increasing levels of distraction, it is easy to lose track of time, and it is […]
By Charla Misse My son’s fifth grade religion teacher assigns homework on Fridays. One was “Go to Mass.” I love that. A “little” thing like a child urging to attend Mass can make a big difference for the whole family. On a recent weeknight, this teacher’s assigned homework was, “Pray the Memorare.” Wow. Now, that […]
By Charla Misse As we enter into our summer break, we begin to see book ideas for “beach reads” and summer reading programs. At this time of year, I start stacking up books that might captivate a family member: entertaining, thought-provoking, inspirational, educational. I try to have a variety of books within reach.
By Charla Misse God wants you to know his Divine Mercy; he wants you to intimately connect with him and know how deeply he loves you. I’ve found that one way to better know his Divine Mercy is to go to God in the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist – alone. As a parent, I find I am […]
By Charla Misse When I see a pelican, my heart is warmed. I am reminded of my home, of being on the water with my father, of fishing with my husband. … I feel a connection as if the bird knows me. Whether soaring or perching, it seems dignified and special to me. I wouldn’t […]
By Charla Misse God wants you to see his face. He wants to embrace you. He wants to spend eternity with you. Our sins, however, prevent this from happening immediately when we pass. Even though Christ is yearning for us and even though our sins are forgiven, we must suffer in purgatory until justice has […]
By Charla Misse When I see a butterfly, I am reminded of the miraculous transformations allowed by our supremely powerful and omniscient God in the Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. I think of all the opportunities we have for change in our lives and the great mercy that our Lord extends to us.
By Charla Misse I was exceedingly blessed to have been able to serve as a Faith Lessons teacher at my son’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. We invited each group of children (grouped by grade from PK3 to 5) to meet in the grassy area just outside the adoration chapel for their faith lesson […]
By Charla Misse Today, I recalled the Wedding Feast at Cana, one of my favorite mysteries of the holy rosary. It gives me confidence that our Mother Mary, so beautiful and compassionate, will intercede on behalf of me and my husband when we are in need. Her son, filled with devotion and love for his […]
By Charla Spalluto Misse As a parent, I think our job is to get our children into heaven … not the “right” school or the “best” clubs, which are wonderful goals. The primary focus, so hard to keep in a noisy and secular world, should be on the ultimate prize – eternity with our loving […]