Leslie Bertucci Category

Getting Eye-to-Eye with God

By Leslie Bertucci I was recently helping my grandson Ollie get ready for bed. He was struggling to undo the buttons on his shirt, so I sat on the couch and had him stand in front of me. “Grandma needs to be eye-to-eye with you,” I said. His face immediately lit up with a huge grin.

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The Power of a Parent’s Blessing

By Leslie Bertucci Ever since my children were young, I have made it a habit to bless them. I bless them while they lay in their beds at night, ready for sleep. I bless them in the car on the way to school. I bless them as they embark on a journey.

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Worshiping God Without a Voice

By Leslie Bertucci Very early in my faith journey, God gave me the gift of worshiping him through song and helping others to do the same.

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Leaving the Valley of Comparison

By Leslie Bertucci See if this sounds familiar: You’re casually scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, skimming through your friends’ posts about their smart, beautiful children

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Celebrating Baptism Anniversaries

By Leslie Bertucci There is more to us than meets the eye. We are more than just flesh and blood; we are soul and spirit. So the day we become part of the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism is just as important as the day we are born. Maybe more so.

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Walking with Mary Through the Mysteries

By Leslie Bertucci One of the common threads that have run through and strung together my 55 years as a Catholic Christian is the rosary. I remember reciting this beautiful prayer as a child, with my family, with neighborhood friends and with classmates.

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Meeting Jesus in the Stations

By Leslie Bertucci For years, our family has hosted two special events that we call the Bertucci Family Advent/Lent Extravaganza. We invite people from church, school, ministry and the community to our home. After sharing a potluck dinner, we have a time of sung worship, prayer and petition.

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Putting First Things First

By Leslie Bertucci The winter holidays are over, and the spring holidays are starting to gear up. And I’m just over here trying to catch my breath. Once again I am reminding myself to put first things first. Not only as a practical method of survival, but in order to accomplish what God asks of […]

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The Voices that Matter

By Leslie Bertucci Every day, we’re bombarded by so much noise, so many voices vying for our attention: texts, emails, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, TV, radio. And, then, there are the actual human voices calling out to us. How can we possibly learn to filter out the useless noise and focus on the few voices […]

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Yes, They’re All Mine

By Leslie Bertucci In 1996, God led me and my husband Johnny to make the decision to start homeschooling our children. At the time, we had a fourth-grader, a first- grader, a 3-year-old and a 7-month-old. It was the beginning of a great adventure that continued for 17 years.

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What Child is This?

By Leslie Bertucci For as long as I can remember, Advent has been my favorite liturgical season. Even as a child, I loved the joyful anticipation, the sure hope that SOMETHING BIG is coming; SOMEONE is coming.

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