By Megan Lacourrege
A few years ago, I was teaching in the parish school of religion to sixth graders. We were studying the Old Testament. When we got to the story of how David became king, I was struck by the similarities to the fairy tale “Cinderella.”
God instructs the prophet Samuel to go to Jesse’s house where he will be told who the next king is. Read More
By Kim Roberts
Hands down, one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had the privilege of undertaking is becoming a mother to three perfect (most of the time) children.
I would not trade one moment of being a mother for anything in the world. Nothing has meant more to me or been more rewarding than raising my children. Read More
By Greg Zambrano
When I thank God for his most amazing, essential and fundamental grace, the grace of life came to mind recently when I reflected on Jesus’ Nativity. We are given, at conception, the most brilliant gift – existence.
Whenever discuss the importance of thanksgiving to God with my children, one exercise comes to mind. I ask them to stand away from any object and to stretch out one hand. They can wave their hand up and down, side to side. At that point, I ask if they can feel anything. No matter how many times they try, they reply that they don’t feel anything. Read More
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 father, God. Read More
By Michelle Macicek
Last summer, a dear friend and I were inspired to pilot a small bible study for our middle-school daughters. We had both recently purchased a bible study book for our girls and, in talking about starting it with them, the Spirit led us to get a few girls together and go for it. Read More
By Jenny Dendinger
My family experienced our first Latin Mass on a Tuesday morning in December. It was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass started at 7 a.m., so it required extra effort to get our five kids out of the door in time, but the pep talk we gave them the night before seemed to help.
We arrived with only a few minutes to spare, but I’ll always remember the pastor’s reassuring smile as we walked in the door. Read More
By Mary Bruno
Most men and women a desire to have children at some point in their life, yet 1 in 8 couples are infertile. Fifteen percent of all recognized pregnancies result in miscarriage.
Whether you are Catholic or not, this unexpected life circumstance can truly leave an ache in your heart and a ton of questions on your mind considering how frequently we hear the term “unexplained infertility.” Read More
By Ana Borden
As a child, I remember the days my mother would have us all get dressed up for birthday and professional family photos. I remember being uncooperative, thinking of creative ways to get out of wearing stockings as well as dress shoes and the woes of taming by thick curly hair. My siblings were equally difficult those days. Read More
By Kristy Solis
A commonality and concern of all parents is the mental health of their children, especially with an ongoing crisis. How will this affect children, siblings or even the family unit as a whole?
For my daughters, I encourage them to pray and reflect on daily gratitude in their lives. Read More