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Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Bargain Hunting for Catholic Resources {Review}

(I received free items in compensation for providing a review of Catholic Door. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) My heart for this blog is to provide resources and encouragement for Catholic converts, reverts, those wanting to understand their Catholic or Protestant friends better, and… Continue reading Bargain Hunting for Catholic Resources {Review}

Love this convert's breakdown of the Memorare prayer in the Catholic Piety for Protestants Series!
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism

Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the fourth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

Love this Jesse Tree kit! Lots of info and tips on starting a Jesse Tree tradition at home.
Catholicism, Liturgical Year

How {and Why} to Start a Jesse Tree Tradition this Advent

(I received a free Mosaic Jesse Tree as a review copy. This post may contain affiliate links; I may receive compensation if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Advent is coming! I do still feel… Continue reading How {and Why} to Start a Jesse Tree Tradition this Advent

A roundup of resources on celebrating All Saints's Day, All Souls' Day, and All Hallows Eve as a Catholic.
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year, Parenting

All Saints & All Souls Roundup – Resources for a Convert’s Hallowtide

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) You guys, I have no idea what to do for All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, or All Souls' Day. Clueless. As Protestants,… Continue reading All Saints & All Souls Roundup – Resources for a Convert’s Hallowtide

Why one convert chooses not to veil in Mass.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion, Musings

The One Reason I Don’t Veil at Mass

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Veiling. As a relative newcomer to the Church, I usually like to stay away from those lively, in-house hot buttons. I feel like… Continue reading The One Reason I Don’t Veil at Mass

Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts: St. Patrick's Breastplate. All the basics and history of this beautiful prayer, and the personal impact it had on a Catholic convert.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 3: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the third post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series I am delving into some… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 3: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

An encouraging post for busy times in our lives.
Large family, Musings, Simplicity

In Defense of Being Busy

"Oh, I'm so busy!" We have a love-hate relationship with being busy, don't we? Wherever we are in life, there are voices that will try to make us feel guilty about it. On the one hand, we have a lot to do. We have families, jobs, responsibilities, hopes, dreams, hobbies. Our days fill up fast.… Continue reading In Defense of Being Busy

Gift ideas for Catholic converts, RCIA, sponsors, Confirmation, Christmas, Easter, with a list of small Catholic businesses and artisans.
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

Gift Ideas for Catholic Converts & Reverts

(This post contains referral and affiliate links. I receive a small commission through my affiliate and referral links at no impact to your shopping experience. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.)  Welcome to my Gifts for Converts and Reverts Roundup! With the Christmas season just… Continue reading Gift Ideas for Catholic Converts & Reverts

Constant Mental Prayer: what it is, what it isn't, and tips to pursue this important virtue every day.
Catholicism

Marian Virtue Series: Constant Mental Prayer

This post is a part of a Marian Virtue Series, running every Wednesday and Friday. It will conclude on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. If you are just joining the series now and want to learn more you can start here: Introduction to Marian Virtue Series. Previous Blog Article: Surpassing Purity at The Lemke Lodge.… Continue reading Marian Virtue Series: Constant Mental Prayer

How pride and vanity cripple us when we get hit by disaster.
Catholicism, Large family, Musings

Vanity, Faith, and Hard Times: Believing in God’s Love When Everything Goes Wrong

"Eight kids!? Wow, that's great. As long as you can support them, that's great." Preparing for my daughter to be released from the hospital after a long and exhausting week, I was chatting with one of the nurses. Making conversation, she had asked me how many kids we had. I might not have really noticed… Continue reading Vanity, Faith, and Hard Times: Believing in God’s Love When Everything Goes Wrong