Merchants In The Temple

When I was offered a copy of Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis’ Secret Battle Against Corruption In The Vatican, I was hesitant to accept it. But I decided that if there was something about my Church I ought to know, then I shouldn’t bury my head in the sand. It is no stretch…

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A Visit With Barbara Claypole White, author of THE PERFECT SON (with giveaway!)

On Friday, I shared my review of Barbara Claypole White’s book, THE PERFECT SON. Today Barbara has graciously agreed to a Q & A.–and a giveaway! Use the combox to ask a question or post a comment and you can be entered to win a copy of the book! Barbara, tell us a bit about about THE PERFECT…

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Book Review: THE PERFECT SON

This year I’ve been volunteering with the Women’s Fiction Writers Association as a host for the “women’s fiction cafe,” which is done on Facebook. Instead of asking everyone to read a book in advance and discuss it, this is a chance for authors to stop in and give people a taste of the book, its…

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Organized Simplicity (and 7QT)

Yesterday morning I hired a sitter so I could go someplace offsite and dig into writing without being interrupted by children bashing each other , wailing over toys being taken, or making epic messes. Example A: Nicholas is beating on the box to Alex’s toy using a stick. This annoys Alex, who decides the best…

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Catholic Family Fun (TLL Blog Tour Finale)

It’s the last day of my blog tour, and guess what? I’m going to do something different! If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you have seen several reviews of books by Sarah Reinhard. Sarah and I are both write-at-home Catholic moms writing resources to help parents raise kids with a vibrant faith.…

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers (TLL Review and Excerpt)

This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes is written not only for use with children, but to help form the faith of the adults who work with them. Today’s excerpt, from Chapter 7: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Celebrating the Saints), comes from the section for children.…

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Blessed Are the Clean of Heart (TLL Review and Excerpt )

This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes is written not only for use with children, but to help form the faith of the adults who work with them. Today’s excerpt, from Chapter 6: Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God (Sacraments and Private Devotion), comes from the section for adults.…

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The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit (TLL Review and Excerpt)

This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes is written not only for use with children, but to help form the faith of the adults who work with them. Today’s excerpt, from Chapter 3: Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land (the gifts and fruits of the Spirit), comes from the section for…

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Welcome Baby Jesus

In these last few days before Advent begins (does anyone else feel discombobulated because there’s an extra week after Thanksgiving?), I’d like to take the time to introduce you to a great little book written for young families: Welcome Baby Jesus, by Sarah Reinhard of Snoring Scholar fame. Liguori promotes Sarah’s book and mine as…

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