Sunday Brunch Specials for June 14, 2015: Great Reads from This Week



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Welcome to the Sunday Brunch! We’re serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads.

Unleashed Book Club: Chapter 1

This week we’re discussing Chapter 1: What Do You Wish? from Unleashed, by Sonja Corbitt. Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS reflects on this chapter’s focus: fear as an obstacle to hospitality and how it prevents us from truly receiving God’s peace and love.

A Vacation Survival Guide for Catholic Moms

Erin Franco shares 10 tips for cultivating a right heart and encouraging peace on your family’s next vacation.

The Gift of Poetry

Lorrie Lane Dyer offers a poem about God’s presence within each of us.

On the Grill: Breakfast for Dinner

Meatless breakfast-for-dinner on the grill? Erin McCole Cupp shares her family’s surprising recipe for keeping the house cool (and clean) and the family fed.

On the Grill: Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Quick, easy, delicious and healthy! What more can you ask for in this Meatless Friday recipe from Deanna Bartalini?

A Lesson in Walking by Faith

Struggling with a medical diagnosis, Sarah Damm finds comfort and strength in the Scriptures. Here, she shares how she is learning to walk by faith and not just by sight.

Crisis Management

Does every marriage fall apart after a tragedy? In “Burning Down the House” Dawn Wright relates her journey through grief, her husband’s different way of mourning, and how this impacts their marriage.

The Bread of Life

In a world that reviles and mocks God and acts as though He does not exist, we have a great need for all Christians to be united in faith! Janet Moore shares her testimony for our Faith and Hope in Jesus, ALIVE IN THE EUCHARIST.

The Best-Laid Plans of Women

Cay Gibson reflects on the plans she has made throughout her life. Plans are gifts, created to be shared with love to many.

Battle Plan

Ann Frailey takes a closer look at the spiritual battles in her own life and how they work to strengthen her relationship with Christ.

Letting Go

Judy Klein muses, “the moment has arrived to let go a little, offer him up to God, nudge him toward the edge of the nest so he can learn to fly. These are the birth pangs of the push forward, and birth pangs, like delivery, hurt.”

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Copyright 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz


About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan and freelance writer. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb volunteers at the school library and is a music minister at her parish. She is also an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Barb blogs at FranciscanMom and shares her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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