Hold on to Hope


Advent, faith

I took a somewhat unintentional break from blogging for Advent but my heart is full and needs emptying. Limiting my time online for Advent has been very good. It’s given me time to focus on Christmas preparation, on gift-buying and making, and most especially, time for more quiet. When I think of Advent, I’d describe […]

December 18, 2015

The Family Transmits God’s Love to the World


Catholic Church, faith, Family, I believe

My heart swells with love of God, my Catholic Faith, and especially my love for The Family. The Family is the most beautiful of all God’s creations. It’s not just a man-made “institution” or “unit” of society. The Family is a living, breathing, organism. The Family is everything. Without The Family, none of us would be here. I loved, […]

October 4, 2015

I Believe in God because He Gives My Life Meaning and Happiness


faith, I believe

I have been pining to return to my I believe posts so here I go. To review, when I go into deep thinking about why I believe God exists, here are my main intellectual reasons why: I am here writing this and thinking about it. (Reason and Logic) Beauty and awe seen in nature (Creation). […]

October 3, 2015

Pray to Forgive {Gospel of Happiness}


**Give-away**, Book Review, Books, faith, Prayer

My favorite section in Dr. Christopher Kaczor’s new book, The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice and Positive Psychology, is the chapter on The Way of Prayer. (Giveaway ends today at Midnight!) I’ve been thinking a lot about Prayer, especially within the last year or so as I’ve been making more of an effort to really […]

September 14, 2015

The Gospel of Happiness {Book Review & GIVEAWAY!}


**Give-away**, Book Review, Books, faith

For the next Simplemama Book Review Hangout and Podcast, Thanks to Image Catholic Books, I had the honor of reading Dr. Christopher Kaczor’s newest book – The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice and Positive Psychology   The Gospel of Happiness is a fascinating and exciting concept that combines the psychology of happiness with the […]

September 8, 2015