Charla Misse Category
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 […]
By Charla Spalluto Misse After the recent Hurricane Zeta, my family stayed in our home without power for several days. I was actually very happy to accept this challenge. I felt that God was allowing me the chance to show him the strength of my faith and perseverance. I didn’t tell my family, but I […]
By Charla Spalluto Misse Please, pray for our priests. They are in need of our prayers. Take time to reflect that they have sacrificed their lives for our eternal salvation. Every moment, they are called to serve and guide us, to humble themselves. Our prayers can fan the flames burning in their hearts for Christ […]