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...I wanted to share a link to the most thought provoking post I have read in a long time: Soul Food. I've been needing to take a look at my own blogging habits for awhile now, and reading and thinking about this post has been a great place to start. Thank you...

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Looking Back at 2008

Looking Back at 2008

The other night I couldn't sleep so I stayed up (way too late) and was looking back through my old posts of 2008! WOW!! What a busy year... No wonder I am exhausted! In January I said Goodbye to my 20's and turned 30. Our family also participated in our local March...

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Last summer a friend of mine loaned me a wonderful book about the four temperaments. I didn't have much time to spend reading it, but what I did read taught me quite a bit about myself, my family and my friends!All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some...

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It’s all TOO MUCH

It’s all TOO MUCH

A couple weeks ago, I started reading the book It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh. It is so great, and is just what I had been searching for!For months now, I have been feeling slightly overwhelmed, and I knew I...

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Ambitious or Insane?

Ambitious or Insane?

Since we were in town this morning, I decided to have my dear hairdresser check Chiquita's hair. She actually said that I did a "pretty good" job, and that I am my mother's daughter... That was a complement right? ;)Anyhow, as we were leaving, there was a little...

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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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