Good Stewardship: How to Take Care of Your Faith

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Why did God make me?

God made me to know, love, and serve him in this life, in order to be happy with him in the next life.

The most important thing in our life is our faith in God. The further we stray from our purpose in life, the less we will find happiness, joy, and fulfillment.

God created us for him.

We find ourselves in responding to him.

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Good Stewardship: How to Take Care of the World

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Take care of the world you live in.

No, I’m not going to go on some sort of global warming, overpopulation, save the ocean tirade.

I don’t even think we have a “responsibility” to the earth.

However, I feel very strongly that we have a responsibility to God to take care of the world he has given us.

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Good Stewardship: How to Take Care of Your Things

My kids looked up from their game of Oregon Trail and asked, “Mom, how did the whole family fit all their stuff into one wagon when they moved?”

This was in stark contrast to our recent move: a whole van full of our furniture, toys, clothes, books (so many books!), gadgets – and then some.

How do we accumulate so much stuff?

And, how do we treat the stuff we accumulate?

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Good Stewardship: How to Take Care of Your Self

My four-year-old snuck a beaded glass bracelet from my jewelry display. I discovered her theft when she approached me with a downcast fast, hand outstretched, broken bracelet in her upturned palm.

“Can you fix it, Mommy?”

Thankfully, I was able to piece it back together. But my daughter learned a few lessons that day. She has to take care of Mommy’s things. And she has to wait to receive the things she’s ready for.

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The Best Board Books to Introduce Your Kids to the Faith

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*Gasp*

Who know a package in the mail could take your breath away?

“Mom! These match our other one!!!” my 4 year old squealed and ran to grab Cloud of Witnesses so she could unite it with its new friends, The Word of the Lord and Kiddie Cat.

When it comes to books, my kids and I find series irresistible.

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What Do You Know About Immaculate Mary?

In Catholic devotion, August is the month devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

During August, we celebrate the feast days of some Saints who had beautiful devotions to Immaculate Mary – such as St. Dominic and St. Maximilian Kolbe, among others.

We also encounter some of the best Marian feast days – the Assumption of Mary, and the feast of her Queenship.

It’s only fitting that this August, our entire Trivia theme is devoted to her.

Are you ready to test your knowledge about Immaculate Mary, our mother and our queen?

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When You Need More Than the Rote of the Rosary

“The Rosary prepares you to pray.”

Wait, whaaat?!

I heard these words at a First Saturday talk about prayer. They stopped me in my tracks.

I always thought the Rosary WAS prayer (and a pretty good one, too!)

The priest who spoke these words continued to explain, and when I took the time to reflect deeper – it made total sense.

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The Saddest Game of Pretend Play I’ve Ever Seen

How to fight the influences of evil threatening to corrupt our children through the practice of spiritual adoption.

The cool water swirled around my ankles as I stood at the edge of the lake, toes buried in the wet sand, watching my four children splash in the shallows.

I couldn’t help but overhear snippets of conversations of a group of children – around 8 or 9 years old – as they played a game of pretend a little farther out in the water.

It was the saddest pretend play I’ve ever heard.

There was a mom and a dad, and the rest of the kids seemed to be their children.

Their pretend conversations went like this:

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What Do You Know About Healing in the Catholic Faith?

We play Catholic Trivia over on Instagram each month. These are the questions and answers to this month’s #4thFridayTrivia game.

My eczema was flaring up again.

The skin on my fingertips was raw and open. It itched and burned and oozed. Strangers were afraid to shake my hand.

It was hard to take care of my family. I couldn’t open jars or tie shoes or even change my baby’s diaper. Washing my hair made me cry.

The constant pain was exhausting.

One day my mom, with her true mother’s heart, said to me, “I wish I could take this pain away from you.”

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Do You Want to Meet my Friends, the Saints?

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The Saints will find you when you’re not really looking for them.

They will make a big difference in your life without you even realizing it.

They will surprise you with the timeliness of their intercession.

Today, I want to share a few stories about the Saints and their influence in my lives. These are a few of my friends, the Saints.

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