What is the Brown Scapular? (and how I’m really bad at it)

The brown scapular: what it is, how to wear it, and how I’m very bad at devotions. This post contains amazon affiliate links. If you purchase through the links, I make a small percentage at no extra cost to you.

The Brown Scapular is a devotion that was given to St. Simon Stock by Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in private revelation. It’s a lovely sacramental and devotion in the Catholic Church. But, as with all matters of private revelation, it’s not something that you’re required to believe in.

I thought I’d write up a quick post to share some information about the scapular! Continue reading “What is the Brown Scapular? (and how I’m really bad at it)”

The Prayer That Changed My (Sex) Life

My husband and I are a CCL-certified NFP (Natural Family Planning) teaching couple. And as such, we like to share a little TMI sometimes… 

Hey there, husbands and wives. You should pray before sex.

Hey, Sara. You’re nuts. That’s awkward and weird.

I know. Do it anyway. It changed my (sex) life and it will change yours.

Okay, well… how?

I’ll tell you how. Beware: you might blush. Continue reading “The Prayer That Changed My (Sex) Life”

Life is Sacred in its Living

Life is sacred in its creation.

It’s sacred from the moment it springs into existence. The very moment a human sperm fertilizes a human egg, and God blesses it with the gift of a soul.

Life is sacred in its vulnerability. It’s sacred while at the mercy of its mother for 9 months in the womb. It’s sacred in the helplessness of old age. And in the beautiful needs of illness and disability.

Life is sacred when it needs protection.

The least of these stir up our love and compassion. They exude unspoken pleas for protection. We fight for their rights.

But our fight doesn’t end there.

Life is also sacred in its living. Continue reading “Life is Sacred in its Living”

“Before I Lose It” – A Mom’s Guide to Sanity

This post is not intended to diagnose or treat depression or any other mental or emotional health conditions. I simply wish to share my experience with life-changing strategies I first learned through counseling.

“You guys better clean up before I lose it!”

It’s hard to be around our kids all the time. Their needs and messes and noise are constantly weighing on us. It can be easy to lose ourselves to the demands of motherhood. To let stress take over. To be the yelling, tantruming mom we swore we’d never be.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Continue reading ““Before I Lose It” – A Mom’s Guide to Sanity”