Welcome to the CatholicMom.com 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.
Lisa Hendey invites you on an #UnboundAdventure awareness trip: to the Philippines! Learn how your support for Unbound is making a difference for families in this part of the world. Follow Lisa’s journal as she shares her adventures in the Philippines! This link will lead you to a list of all the posts in Lisa’s Philippines Journal.
This week we’re discussing Chapters 9 and 10 from My Badass Book of Saints by Maria Morera Johnson, and considering friendship and suffering in light of dignity and compassion. Pat Gohn, who wrote the foreword to this book, hosts the reflection and discussion on these chapters.
Sherry Boas has learned that you don’t have to be Mother Teresa to parent a difficult child, which is good, because I have come to believe that all children are difficult. No, you don’t have to be Mother Teresa. You just need a lot of her help.
Lent is just a week away and Laura Nelson has some ideas of what to pack for your time in the desert. What are you bringing with you into the desert this Lent?
Barb Szyszkiewicz’s recipe for meatless Chili Mac is Snow Day food at its best: it’s warm, tasty and fills you up. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry!
Do you try to bargain with God? Skilled arguer or seasoned negotiators will benefit from Sheri Wohlfert’s reflection on how God might respond when we try to strike deals with him.
Mary Lou Rosien has discovered that, in all the works of mercy that we do, we forget to give mercy to ourselves. How can we do a better job showing mercy to ourselves?
If we want to live as if we are always in the holy presence of God, Judy Klein advises us that we must be intentional about how we spend our time, living with a lively awareness of whether what we do with our time facilitates internal peace or chaos in our lives.
Writer and speaker Heather Renshaw explains how attending a meeting this Valentine’s Day might be the best thing she and her husband can do for their marriage.
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