{this moment}

I didn't mean to disappear after posting the review and giveaway of BENEDICTA... Our schedule has been so incredibly full and I've been too tired at night to spend much time at the computer. I'm hoping to carve out a little time this weekend (in between a graduation...

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Sunday of the Rose

Sunday of the Rose

These praises and prayersI lay at your feet. O Virgin of virgins, O Mary, most sweet.Be you my true guideThrough this pilgrimage here,And stand by my sideWhen death draweth near.Amen.The feast of the Ascension of Our Lord was transferred to Sunday in our...

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{pretty, happy, funny, real} :: NPLTW 2015

{pretty, happy, funny, real} :: NPLTW 2015

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life with Like Mother, Like Daughter. ~The NPLTW Photo Contest is a weeklong event that took place from April 28 through May 4, 2015. This contest challenges participants to take as many photos of themselves as they...

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Our Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

Our Annual Ascension Thursday Picnic

And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God.Mark 16:19 In Cooking for Christ, Florence Berger writes about the tradition in some areas of picnicking on hilltops to celebrate the Feast of the...

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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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