Happy 20th Birthday…

Happy 20th Birthday…

...to my wild and crazy sweet little sister JuLianNa! I hope your day is wonderful!LoVe Ya!Oh! And thanks for inviting me to your party! I know you think that I am old, but sheesh, I am still your sister! 😉

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The Prodigal Son

"The following is a homily given by Pope Benedict to a group of youth in a juvenile detention center in Rome on March 18, 2007. It is narrated and set to music with beautiful classic religious art."

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Learning to Sacrifice

Learning to Sacrifice

I just came from Mrs. L's blog, At the Wellsprings of Traditional Life, and have decided to join her in Learning to Sacrifice."Sacrifice is difficult, but if you start out with the small things in life we can learn and get better at it day by day! What can you...

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Aug 18th

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ Aug 18th

FOR TODAYOutside my Window... the sun is finally breaking through the clouds and the smoke. I am thinking... about ways in which to fit everything that I would like to do this school year into our schedule... I have a tendency to over plan! :)I am thankful... for all...

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Humanae Vitae: 40 Years Later

"Fr. Liam Cary talks about the importance and prophetic nature of this encyclical and how the blatant disregard of this crucial church teaching has damaged the faith of many Catholics."My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee. I beg pardon for those who do...

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Our Plan: Math

Our Plan: Math

Well, I have finally settled on a math program for this coming year. After a lot of research and discussion with my hubby, I decided to switch to RightStart Mathematics.It was so hard deciding to switch from Saxon. For one, I HAVE all the supplies I would have needed...

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The Feast of the Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption

I hope you all have a blessed Feast of the Assumption.In addition to attending Mass for this Holy Day of Obligation, don't miss the wonderful recipes and ideas posted over at Catholic Cuisine and Catholic Family Vignettes for celebrating this most special day!Novena...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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A Little About Me

Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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