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A Child Bride – 44 Years Later

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!” Robert Browning As a child bride of 17, marrying her high school sweetheart, I felt the invincibility...

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A Faithful Advent Brings a Glorious Christmas

Leading up to the festivities of Christmas, Advent can bring many pressures to an already hectic time. Keeping Christ in Christmas is certainly our first objective but life’s realities must garner our attention as well. Balance needs to be found so that you approach the Season in a way that is right for you. As an individual, your life is unlike...

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Thanksgiving, Cancer, and Birth

Happy Thanksgiving. This time of year always reminds us what was going on 9 years ago. Our 28 year old daughter was pregnant and diagnosed with breast cancer. She chose LIFE but also found the best medical care available. Our precious chemo baby was born on Thanksgiving Day. How appropriate! After her birth, there was yet another miracle when mom...

Salvation Army

Is The Salvation Army Ethical?
How Do They Stand On Abortion?

UPDATE Monday, November 19, 2018 10:45 pm: Salvation Army personnel have been told to stop posting their opinions about gay marriage, abortion or anything political on social media because it might reflect poorly on the organization, according to an internal email and guidelines obtained by the Todd Starnes Radio Show. See bottom of page for more +   +  ...

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Blessing Others With A Smile
And Random Acts Of Kindness

I recently read an article about parenting and it really resonated with me. The suggestion I took to heart was to look at your children and say ‘I love you’ with your eyes. Here was definitely a concept worth trying – and it was like magic! Those little eyes staring back at me said, “I love you” right back. The...

Catholic Women Veiling 101
Explaining The Devotion To Children

  The devotion of Catholic women veiling is seeing a definite upswing throughout the country. This is evidenced by first time sales by veiling companies as well as the rapid growth of veiling groups in social media. One such group to which I belong, has seen its numbers grow to almost 2,500 actively participating members. Lively discussions, education, and camaraderie...

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Unconditional Love For The Unborn
Take It To The Voting Booth

Is your love conditional or unconditional? Do you love one child more than the other, based on some perceived value? Who determines the right to life? How are your values reflected in the voting booth? These questions may appear simple on the surface but what does the world tell us? When it comes to the unborn, how does your pro-life...

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Cultural Snowflakes and Christianity Lite
A Catholic Solution to Both

We find ourselves in a world ruled by feelings these days. The harsh realities of truth and boundaries are hidden from view. In their stead we find that we are simply languishing in an imaginary comfort zone of our own device. Sometimes the conservative media types call those suffering from this syndrome, “Snowflakes”. A rather apt, albeit edgy description, considering...