Counting Life's Blessings


lhThis morning, I woke up to the playful running sounds of two dogs and the brisk feel of slightly wet beach air from an open window nearby.  There was no alarm clock involved and my mind immediately went to my home if Fresno, four hours away, to my husband and sons. 

Mom and I woke up in Long Beach this morning.  Our trek to this year’s Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress began yesterday with a quick jaunt to Seal Beach.  God was working overtime.  With temps in the 80s, my favorite beach town had laid out the red carpet for revelers looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Main Street’s many Irish spots. 

Tomorrow, I will stand in room that holds 900 souls and speak on the topic of “Faith Formation for the Facebook Generation”.  The thought of it fills me with both fear and great excitement.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak here twice on the great strides happening in Catholic New Media.  I represent so many of you who are out there using technology to share your love of our faith. 

Durig the next few days, I will be doing my best to post a few thoughts and photos from Congress here on the site and at my Facebook page.  Stay tuned for more blessings!!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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