“Trust in the Lord”

By Greg Zambrano

Fear gets to everyone old, young and people of all ages. Jesus our Lord invites us with love to trust in him – what the saying on the bottom of the Divine Mercy image, “Jesus, I Trust in You.”
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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. Read More

Losing Focus

By Charla Spalluto Misse

My child is extremely focused. I often have to wait for him to finish something before he can really listen to me. I respect my son’s disposition, though. He is showing no disrespect when he isn’t focused on me. He is simply consumed. Read More

A Lenten Reflection: On Motherhood, Surrender and the Grace We Need For Both

By Courtney Elmer

I can still hear the sirens blaring outside my hospital window. It was Mardi Gras day 2018. The Rex parade was rolling below, and I was almost 22 hours into labor with my son. Read More

Sparking Joy

By Ana Borden

As a minimalist, I have gravitated towards one of the most talked about shows on Netflix – the highly organized Marie Kondo, who helps clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of beauty, peace and inspiration.

If you are familiar with this new series, then you know that when a household member is in doubt of what items to keep or pass along, she asks one simple and direct question, “Does it spark joy?” Read More

An Unexpected Tradition

By Ty Salvant

Derrick and I have a laissez-faire approach to life, which has its ups and downs. With most things, sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t (fill in the blank). Usually, it leads to a less stressful life.

However, it can also result in a lack of intentional traditions. Read More

Plod with God

By Kristy Solis

Do you have a child that is obsessed with something? Obsessions are commonplace among children.

Currently, my youngest daughter is obsessed with turtles, in particular sea turtles. It all started this past summer when we visited Sea Life. As a family, we learned about sea turtles and the necessary steps to preserve these turtles through preservation of our toxic environment. Now, my daughter is a walking textbook of facts related to sea turtles. Read More

Getting to Know Their Hearts

By Dawn Cusimano

I am always with my kids. You might assume that being with them so much would mean that I know them pretty well, right?

Not always.

Well, I’ve discovered a new way to get to know a little more of what is in their hearts – through journaling. Read More

It’s Lent and I Already Messed Up

By Gaby Smith

On Ash Wednesday, I was determined to make this Lent the best one yet. I decided to give up worrying. Yes, worrying.

So far, it’s been going “ok.”

I told my fiancé that I am giving up worrying for Lent. He thinks it’s a good idea. Read More

No More Giving Up

By Stacy LaMorte

I don’t know about any other moms out there, but when I was pregnant with each of my three children, I was tired of hearing about the things I could not have: a glass of wine, sushi, too much salt, too much caffeine, too many calories, the list goes on and on! Read More

Adult Children and Mass

By Kim Roberts

My husband and I have raised all of our children in the Catholic faith since birth. They were baptized, received their first Communion and were confirmed in the church.
They attended catholic schools, were members of the CYO, served as altar servers and eucharistic ministers and truly lived their faith every day. Read More