Category Archives: Parenting

CWG: An author’s take on The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com It was such fun to meet many of the CWG co-authors of The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion at the book launch last month at CWCL during the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. What a thrill to be … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 10-21-16

A Catholic Sister – As a convert, close spiritual relationships with my Catholic sisters-in-the-Lord are among God’s most treasured and rewarding gifts. The Gift of a Free Lunch – How do we teach our children generosity and humility? With the … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone by Dave Palmer

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com ContemplativeHomeschool.com  and SpiritualDirection.com “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “and I assert that children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” Let’s … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net Posts 6-17-16

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone – featured on SpiritualDirection.com – “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “Young children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of a Father’s Blessing

Featured in NewEvangelizers.com I wish my father had read The Healing Power of a Father’s Blessing by Linda Schubert. He parented his three daughters from a distance, following the familiar pattern of how he was raised. Oh, Daddy was in … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

  Proverbs 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Last week we celebrated the third major element of our faith, Pentecost, the coming and empowerment of God’s Holy Spirit to continue his salvation work. This Spirit guides us to Jesus, … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Church teaching changed our lives

by Tima Borges Our conversion story starts 10 years into our marriage. While Dave and I were both raised in Catholic families, we had a vague understanding of what it meant to be Catholic. We attended Mass on most Sundays, … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-2-15

Among Women podcast features #SharingYOURFaithStory – Among Women podcast offers tips for #SharingYOURFaithStory to be a better witness in Year of Mercy God Knows by Minnie Louise Haskins – I said to the man at the gate of the year: … Continue reading

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