Still learning the God offers comfort amid sorrow

By Kristen Bourgeois

It’s been a few years since my conversion but the concept of “carrying my cross,” is still one that I am learning to put into action.

I’m sometimes all too familiar with my crosses; and pay too much attention to the negative aspect.  Now that I’ve identified this cross; which is always the easy part; now what?  What does it “look like” to carry my cross and follow Jesus? Read More

Fixing Her Tiara

By Gaby Smith

I’m always in awe at the uniqueness of each woman I see. Each one is stunning in their own, unique way. You can see her style reflected in her clothes and her hair. It’s truly marvelous.

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Kids Podcasts Review

By Casey Sprehe

As a mom, one of the titles I wear is chauffeur. The comings and goings of school events, extracurricular activities and church functions have us spending a considerable amount of time in the car.

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God’s “In” Box

By Stacy LaMorte

How much time do you spend worrying about things over which you have no control? I am a work in progress in this field, but I definitely do not stress over things nearly as much as I used to after hearing a deacon’s homily about worry. Read More

First Communion Blog

By Kevin Sprehe

Recently, my oldest child and daughter, made her first Communion. It was such a beautiful and glorious day to behold. Being a witness to my first child hitting this milestone was nothing short of miraculous.

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The Feast of Grandparents: Celebrating Saints Anne and Joachim

By Ana Borden

One of the overlooked liturgical feast days not celebrated with as much anticipation as St. Patrick or St. Valentine is that of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the parents of Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. Read More

Become Like Little Children

By Charla Spalluto Misse

It is common to see young children upset by things that adults consider relatively trivial. As children mature, we generally expect them to be more understanding and to temper their expectations.
Well, when I was not-so-young (15 years old), my parents gave me a very nice pair of blue leather tassel loafers, which I wore to the movies with my friends. Read More

For Kendall

By Kim Roberts

Having spent the past 12 years writing a weekly column for The Time Picayune, I have had the opportunity to meet many fabulous people and write stories about the community residents.

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Turning in my #NOLA Card for my Mommy Card

By Sarah McDonald

One evening, I turned to my husband and said, “You know, I really don’t like crawfish boils anymore.”

His look could have frozen Lake Pontchartrain on a hot July Read More

Teach Children to be Includers

By Kim Roberts

Parenting goals: raise children that adhere to the “golden rule” and do unto others and raise children who are kind

 and considerate and do not exclude others.

But, how do we as parents reach this goal and teach our children to be compassionate, tolerant and inclusive?

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Being Present in Midst of Chaos

By Gaby Smith

Just recently, I had a lot on my plate. With planning a move, planning a wedding, planning a fundraiser and so much more, I found myself struggling to find the time to be in the present moment.

A lot of the time, I was focused on the future because a lot of what was going are major life changes! Do you blame me? Do you ever experience this yourself?

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