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Feed Yourself Positivity

By Stacy Lamorte The power of feeding ourselves Christian-based – especially Catholic-based – positive messages cannot be underestimated. Life has been downright difficult over the last 1 ½ years, and it can only benefit us to be constantly fed by fruitful, faith-based content. I am not saying to bury your head and not educate yourself […]

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God’s “Stuff” Box

By Stacy LaMorte I love the saying: “When you’re feeling down, look up!” Sitting in my hair stylist’s chair one recent Friday afternoon, even with the exciting hair salon smells and sounds buzzing around me, I was feeling down. So, I looked up! Above her cabinet, my stylist had a jute basket with the word […]

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The Gift of Fog

By Stacy LaMorte My best friend has breast cancer. I have had a really difficult time wrapping my head around all of this and even typing those words causes me to bristle. She has already had surgery to explore the area, remove the cancer and reconstruct her body. Now, she is on the chemo part.

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Holding God’s Hand

By Stacy LaMorte As I was walking into school on yet another rainy morning this week, I was following behind a preschooler and her mother. They were both decked out in their rain boots and ponchos, and mom was carrying an umbrella. She was holding her daughter’s hand with her free hand as they made […]

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Mind Over Matter

By Stacy LaMorte Life can be overwhelming sometimes, especially for parents. Being the parents of three teens now, my husband and I regularly question which phase of our life was more difficult – being the parents of three toddlers or three teenagers.

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Spiritual Desert

By Stacy LaMorte During this season of Lent, we are reminded that Christ spent 40 days in the desert being tempted by Satan.  When my sister and I were moving out to California, we stepped out of the car to take a picture in the Mojave Desert, and it took our breath away. It was […]

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Labor Pains

By Stacy LaMorte It is believed that our Blessed Mother Mary delivered our Savior without the pains of labor.  Isaiah 66:7 says, “Before she comes to labor, she gives birth. Before the pains come upon her, she safely delivers a male child.” I can remember thinking of this passage during each of my three pregnancies […]

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Childlike Wonder

By Stacy LaMorte Leaving work to pick up my children from school recently, I was driving down Napoleon Avenue.  It was a beautiful, crisp autumn day, so I was already feeling grateful to God for the glorious weather when I saw two boys who looked like brothers standing on the sidewalk.

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The Hardest Part

By Stacy LaMore I think that through every stage of parenthood, we think that the part we are in MUST be the hardest part, right? When you have your first newborn, you think, “How will my life every be normal again? How will I ever shower in peace again?” And, then, that stage passes, and […]

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What We Learned When the Power Went Out

By Stacy LaMorte Like many people in the Greater New Orleans area, our power was out during Hurricane Zeta for several days; easily the longest power outage we have ever experienced as a family other than Katrina. Our power stayed on through most of the storm and then, in the last 10 minutes: BLACKOUT! The […]

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Wake of Positivity

By Stacy LaMorte I have always loved being on and around water; it is a form of rejuvenation for me. With the beautiful weather we have been having, we have been spending a lot of time boating as a family. I love sitting at the back of the boat and watching the wake that is made from […]

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