The Passion for Children

The Passion for Children

I know that I've mentioned it before, but my children *love* all of the Glory Story CD's that are put out by Catholic World Missions. The last couple years, my children have each gotten one of the CD's in their Easter Basket and we now all 10 CD's.One of our favorite...

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Spreading a Little Love :: Pay it Forward

Spreading a Little Love :: Pay it Forward

I recently agreed to take part in the Pay it Forward gift exchange... Not only will Regina be making me something, I get to spoil three of you with something handmade too! Okay, maybe I shouldn't say spoil you, since I can't knit or crochet, and I can barely sew, but...

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Could you please…

Could you please…

... say a prayer for a dear friend of mine and her family? I just got off the phone with her, and she could really use all the prayers we can send. I am going to go and pray a rosary for them right now, but would you all mind adding a prayer (or two!) as well? Thank...

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Lenten Adventure

Lenten Adventure

I never did get a chance to sign up for the Holy Heroes Lenten Adventure, but since we had previously signed up for their Advent Adventure, we are getting the emails. My boys were so excited when I pulled up the videos and printed out the activities for this...

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Our Lenten Calendar ~ 2009

Our Lenten Calendar ~ 2009

I finally finished making our Lenten Calendar this morning, just before Mass. Yes, it is almost identical to last year's calendar, but that is what my children requested! ☺Heavenly Father, Let us enter the season of Lent in the spirit of joy giving ourselves to...

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WoW ~ Week 7

Time to report my Weight on Wednesday once again... This past week wasn't too bad! Last week I started following the food suggestions in Making the Cut by Jillian Michaels. I was able to keep my daily calories between 1200-1400, and never felt hungry. In just four...

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Real Quick…

Real Quick…

...I wanted to share one more picture from Sunday.This simple breakfast was shared by Tracy during our First Communion Celebrations Fair at Catholic Cuisine! Rascal *loved* it, and it was so very easy and doable even at the last minute! Thank you Tracy!

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A First Holy Communion

A First Holy Communion

Quinquagesima Sunday ~ February 22, 2009 (February 22 is also the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, which I thought was special since Father recently came back from giving tours in Rome of St. Peter's tomb!)"My First Holy Communion!" Our Family and our First...

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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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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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