Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls {Book Review & Giveaway!}

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Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle

Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.”  ― Charlotte Eriksson “Slowly, simply, silence, stillness” was my Lenten mantra, my focus, my goal for the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter morning. A lofty goal, yes. Yet, I was convinced this intentional journey would yield the peaceful rewards I was seeking in myContinue reading “Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle”

Thankful for the Practical Things, for Wood Floors and Simple Living

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward   The thanks I give today is for the wood floors found throughout the first floor of the home I share with my husband and children. Yes. Wood floors. These Brazilian-red, wide-set planksContinue reading “Thankful for the Practical Things, for Wood Floors and Simple Living”

Embracing Change with a Joyful Heart

“Shout out to everyone transcending a mindset, mentality, desire, belief, emotion, habit, behavior or vibration, that no longer serves them.” ― Lalah Delia   Transitions mean change that we are often leery of embracing.  Though, to continue through this lifetime, evolutionary movement is inevitable. In order to truly live our lives to the fullest, we mustContinue reading “Embracing Change with a Joyful Heart”

From Darkness to Light

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  ― Albert Camus When tragedy falls upon us, how do we respond? When tremendous joy is off-set by excruciating trials, which wins over your heart? When your faith in God is tested daily and you feel your mind darkening andContinue reading “From Darkness to Light”