Have you ever tried to find the perfect purse? Ellen Mongan challenges Catholic Mom readers with a “Perfect Purse Hunt”! What life lessons will you learn along the way? Please tell us about your “Perfect Purse.” Don’t forget to add your life lesson too! We want to hear from you. Who’s in?
Author Ellen Mongan
“Blessed, Broken and Poured Out” are the five words that came alive for Ellen Mongan as the priest lifted up the host and then raised the cup. Her life has never been the same. Just as the host is blessed, broken and then poured out, so are we, if we let Jesus reign in our lives. Will you let Him?
What is the true Catholic faith? Ellen Mongan asked God one day. The answer was clear and concise, and it resonated truth to her soul. “Follow the Saints,” He said. “They knew the true faith.” This spiritual barometer has helped her to discern as she navigates her way heavenward.
How long has it been since you basked in the love of your Savior? Are you working in the fields way too long and growing weary? Ellen Mongan encourages you to get away with God alone who wants to refresh you. Do you hear the voice of your beloved calling, “Come away with me, my love?”
Is your Christmas to-do list way too long and time running out? Ellen Mongan found a way to decrease the stress of Christmas by being present rather than buying presents. Who do you want to bless this Christmas with your presence? Who would you like to have bless you with their presence?
How do you grow an “attitude” of gratitude in your children? Ellen Mongan tells the story of God’s faithfulness through her “Faithfulness Shelf.” Create your own “Faithfulness Shelf” and pass your faith stories down to the next generation. How do you teach your children to live a life of “thanks-living”?
Ellen Mongan shares her “glorious grief” and the good that came from the loss of her newborn, Zachary. Ellen and her family were blessed even though they had to say a “way too soon goodbye” to the gift on loan to them by their Heavenly Father. Her baby boy would be remembered forever as a blessing in disguise.