Christine Watkins Archive
Don't worry if prayer at home doesn't mimic heaven, because while the family is the most important prayer group, it is also the most difficult of all.
"Offer it up!" The Catholics say. But what does that really mean? Christine Watkins shares her perspective.
Sometimes we want to change, but we don't know how to go about it. Here are six tried and true steps to real transformation.
Christine Watkins shares Jesus' words on the importance of trusting Him, and how to find out what He's saying to us when things go wrong.
Christine and John Watkins respond to challenging questions on the topic of marriage.
The language of prayer intimately reflects our hearts. Do we “say” our prayers, or do we pray in intimate communion and conversation with our greatest love? The former is like saying, “I said words to my husband,” while
“Did Jesus mean what he said?” This is the question a high-powered, well-to-do, Catholic lawyer named Dale Recinella asked his wife the day they signed their contract for their spacious, new dream home. The Holy Spirit had
As I was submitting this article to Catholic Mom, I got the news of Pope Benedict XVI resigning, February 28th, 2013, and all other thoughts I might put on the page seem less important now. But in
Not once did I intend to travel half the circumference of the globe to Medjugorje, a small town in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslavia. I even poked fun at people who made return voyages to this distant place
Accurate discernment of God’s will in our lives requires a pondering heart. How often do we launch quickly and blindly into an activity, pleasure, or comment without first pondering in our heart whether God would have us
We human beings become, in part, what our senses consume. Razor sharp discernment is needed to navigate through the spiritually noxious influences we consume through the mediums of movies, television, and music. With unholy images pounded into
Jesus wants to be first. When we don’t make Jesus the first priority in our lives, our relationship with Him suffers. Just like in a marriage, when a
Patience with self is every bit as important as patience with others. Self-critique, under a loving eye, is the God-given gift of our conscience, while self-criticism is a tool used against us, stirred up in the heart
How many of us want to be fulfilled and deeply content in this life? How many of us want to bypass purgatory altogether at the end of our lives and walk straight through the gates of Paradise
I am quite sure that I sometimes look miserable when I’m praying. My worries and troubles, not to mention rampant societal ills, can invade my thoughts, and twist my prayer time into drudgery and pain. This is