What to do for Lent: practical suggestions based on the Three Pillars of Lent.
Conversion, Liturgical Year

What to Do for Lent – Ideas Based on the Three Pillars of Lent

Are you wondering what to do for Lent? (Try this post instead if you are looking for some Lenten decor ideas.) As the busyness of life spins on, it can seem too complicated or too hard to figure it all out. Don't let this important season slip by unobserved, or thoughtlessly observed by giving up some… Continue reading What to Do for Lent – Ideas Based on the Three Pillars of Lent

Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace Review
Book Reviews

Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace {book review}

Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace: a review for those who grew up with parental abuse, and for their friends and family. When I received Forgiving Mother for review, I knew that it is the kind of book that isn't for everyone, but is deeply needed by some.  This is one example… Continue reading Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace {book review}

Affordable, high quality Catholic religion courses online.
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year, Religious Education

Catholic Religion Courses Online: CatechismClass.com {with a special coupon code!}

Have you ever wished you could find high quality, affordable Catholic religion courses online? I have, for sure. When I was homeschooling as a Catholic convert, it was really tough to teach Catholic doctrine while I still had so much to learn myself. This is one part of why we decided to put our kids in… Continue reading Catholic Religion Courses Online: CatechismClass.com {with a special coupon code!}

Catholic converts, vocations, and hope in unemployment.
Conversion, Musings

Vocations: When Conversion Costs You Your Job

This post is part of the Catholic Women Blogger's Network Blog Hop. This month, we're chatting all about vocations. Join us at Reconciled to You to see all the January posts! There's so many awesome things about becoming Catholic. I love to talk about them. All the time. Kind of actually all. the. time. But… Continue reading Vocations: When Conversion Costs You Your Job

How to tell your story online + free printable quote
Tell Your Story

How to Tell Your Story: Converts Join the New Evangelization

Have you ever wondered how to tell your story? The other day, I was listening to my new audio Bible in the car. I've resisted audio books my whole life, but I recently decided that since I spend time in the car every day now with the kids in school, I should get an audio… Continue reading How to Tell Your Story: Converts Join the New Evangelization

When We Were Eve - a new book that every Catholic woman should read.
Book Reviews

When We Were Eve {Book Review}

When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be A new title from Franciscan Media, When We Were Eve by Colleen C. Mitchell is a book that every single Catholic woman should read. I mean that, and I promise I wouldn't say it lightly. Single, married, religious - everybody. I am especially… Continue reading When We Were Eve {Book Review}

A convert from Calvinism breaks down Protestant misconceptions about the veneration of relics in the Catholic Church.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

6 Things I had Wrong about Relics

A few days ago, I visited the Treasures of the Church exposition of relics in a nearby town. Now, I haven't been Catholic all that long. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be visiting an exposition of Catholic relics, that my son would say an Our Father in front… Continue reading 6 Things I had Wrong about Relics

Preparing for the new year by examining the last one and considering what is really important, with a free printable worksheet.
Catholicism, Musings

The Act of Contrition: a Meditation for the New Year

New Year's Resolution time! But first, 2017, y'all. Crazy town. Is there anybody who didn't have a rough go in 2017? That whole 2016-2017 package, guys. Can we all just breathe a collective sigh of relief that it's about behind us? I do love New Year's, though. It's a fresh start, a new beginning. Like a… Continue reading The Act of Contrition: a Meditation for the New Year

How to use a popular cashback site to save money on Catholic goods like rosaries, books, and liturgical calendars.
Catholicism, Conversion

How to Use Ebates on Etsy (and more) to Save on Catholic Goods

So, let's talk religious items. Protestants don't really have "religious items." (In fact, they don't tend to like the term "religion" at all. It sounds stiff, superstitious, and fake to them. They tend to prefer terms like "faith" or "belief.") For the most part, if a Protestant has a Bible, they're good to go. Or,… Continue reading How to Use Ebates on Etsy (and more) to Save on Catholic Goods

History and Impact of the St. Andrew Christmas Novena
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5

Welcome to the fifth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of the classic prayers of the Church. Catholic piety is not typically well understood in Protestant circles, and as a convert I found this to be an area that was both fascinating and… Continue reading St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5