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It’s all about the “Yes!” A review of “The Grace of Yes” by Lisa M. Hendey

It’s all about the “Yes!” A review of “The Grace of Yes” by Lisa M. Hendey

I have known Lisa Hendey for many years. Her site, Catholicmom.com, hosts over 150 contributors and has won accolades and awards from grateful Catholics around the world. The site is all about the reader, a rarity on the internet today. A vibrant community thrives there as a result. I am honored to be one of […]

Breaking News: Pope Francis to come to America, and he will speak in English!

Breaking News: Pope Francis to come to America, and he will speak in English!

And – he will be speaking in English! Here are details, courtesy of Father James Martin, SJ on Facebook: Pope Francis coming to Philadelphia. Be sure and catch his visit to the Philippines, scheduled for January where he will be speaking English in public for the first time: Pope Francis in the Philippines. Personally I […]

Dreading the holidays? Finding your secret quiet space in the midst of the noise and chaos

Dreading the holidays? Finding your secret quiet space in the midst of the noise and chaos

Here we go again! Daylight savings time is over, the decorations are up in the stores: the march towards Christmas begins. And there’s so much to do! from decorating our homes … to cooking, entertaining and party-hopping … to buying and wrapping gifts … and mailing them … to making out cards … and mailing […]

An image of peace for your Monday

An image of peace for your Monday

From today’s daily readings;  Psalm 131: “In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.” I have stilled and quieted my soul like a weaned child. Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap, so is my soul within me. (verse 2) If your world is swirling around you in chaos and busyness; if you’re […]

Remembering Jesus through a fragrant aroma–reflections on Ephesians 4

Remembering Jesus through a fragrant aroma–reflections on Ephesians 4

In looking over the readings from today’s lectionary, I just had to share this lovely excerpt from Ephesians 4: “Brothers and sisters: Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed […]

Name a fish and win a donation to your favorite charity!

Name a fish and win a donation to your favorite charity!

How would you like to win $250 to be given to your favorite charity? It’s as simple as naming a fish! Good friend, author and Catholicmom.com founder Lisa Hendey wants you to name the goldfish gracing the cover of her soon-to-be-released book, The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. Just for entering, you […]

October 18 Gospel reflection: receiving our marching orders

October 18 Gospel reflection: receiving our marching orders

Previously published on Catholicmom.com October 18 – Luke 10:1-9 Jesus gives explicit instructions to the apostles as they go forth as evangelists for the first time: Carry nothing with you and greet no one along the way (in other words, remain unattached to people and possessions and do not be distracted; remain focused on the […]

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