Pope Francis has called the Church to a Year of Mercy. Kate Taliaferro considers a fresh, Marian perspective for daily living during the Jubilee.
Find your inner obnoxious optimist. Learn to smile awkwardly at inappropriate times. It’s a cursed gift Gina Felter all too happily wishes to pass on to you, along with a few recommended inspiring Instagram profiles to help get you started.
Kelly Guest encourages us not to forget those who struggle during the holidays, offering some ideas and a prayer from them.
How would you like a slice of peace to go with your Thanksgiving meal? Heidi Bratton gives you the necessary ingredients for peace with this except from her new book, “Finding God’s Peace in Everyday Challenges” published by The Word Among Us Press.
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.
When Kara Klein first read Pope Francis’ speeches she, like many, felt anger. “Why would he stand before our government and not reprimand them for legalizing gay marriage and slaughtering millions of babies through abortion… key issues which the Catholic Church fights vigorously against?” But then she thought: “Who am I to judge?”
God is always sending us special messages, many times through our friends and family. Michele Faehnle shares how God has reached down and touched her through text messages and through these instances she has learned to better listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to help others.