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That Song is Heretical – Should Catholics Listen to “Christian Music”?

5 Steps to Help Catholics Discern Whether to Listen to Christian Music.

My husband walked into the living room, stood there for a minute, then interrupted me mid-lip-sync with, “That song is heretical.

Dude. Thank you for ruining my Jeremy Camp dance party.

I loved the tune, and the words flowed, so I had cranked up “Same Power” to help make the cooking and sweeping and more pleasant.

Hey, it’s Christian music. Better than all the pop garbage I could be listening to. How bad can it be?

As I stood there, staring at my husband with open mouth, wrinkled forehead and upturned palms, I reluctantly realized: he had a good point. Continue reading “That Song is Heretical – Should Catholics Listen to “Christian Music”?”

Beautiful Scripture Journals for Catholic Women

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I just joined my first Bible study ever this fall, and I’m hooked.

I’ve got a go-to group of friends! Which is super exciting, because I’m finally getting settled in our new town and it’s time to be building that connection.

We aren’t all in the same place, and that’s a good thing. I love meeting the established moms who have so much wisdom and encouragement. And the moms on the same page as me who can fist bump to my unkempt hair and slightly frazzled entrances into a room.

But we all have something in common: we love Jesus. Continue reading “Beautiful Scripture Journals for Catholic Women”

A Biblical Approach to Sibling Rivalry

Today’s post on Sibling Rivalry is #MyMassTakeaway for the Mass readings on 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 23, 2018 Continue reading “A Biblical Approach to Sibling Rivalry”

Behold the Lamb of God: My Favorite Part of Mass

“Look, Mom,” my 6yo Son, Hero, whisper-exclaims as he snuggles into my arm, “It’s your favorite part of Mass!”

The priest elevates the host, proclaiming, “Behold the Lamb of God! Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.”

That part of Mass gets me every time. Continue reading “Behold the Lamb of God: My Favorite Part of Mass”

Meditation: It’s a Hard Time to be Catholic

Staying Faithful to the Church through Scandal


I hate it.

I hate that the people who were supposed to be leading the faithful to Jesus have hurt them. Abused them.

I hate that so many of our priests and bishops have put such a stumbling block in the path of our trust in the Church.

It’s a hard time to be Catholic. Continue reading “Meditation: It’s a Hard Time to be Catholic”

The Bread of Life: What am I Hungry For?

#MyMassTakeaway: Physical and Spiritual Hungers: Jesus wants to meet them all. Today is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 12, 2018 Continue reading “The Bread of Life: What am I Hungry For?”