Hobby Lobby is Right

With the very recent Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case has come an uproar, an outrage over the result.  But these folks are in an uproar in large part over misinformation.  All the outcry, Facebooks posts, and news stories are screaming loud and long that Hobby Lobby has refused to pay for any and all female contraception.  Untrue....more
Contraception choices belong to a woman and her doctor. Period. No one can impose his/her ...more

This Ramadan, I'm Fasting With My Muslim Boyfriend

We "met" on Twitter, but we MET during Ramadan....more
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Excommunicated from the Mormon Church for Women's Advocacy: My Daughter, Kate Kelly

On Monday, I sat in a state of quiet panic waiting for the news I feared most, dreading the ringing of my phone. And then it came: My daughter, Kate Kelly, was excommunicated from the Mormon church for “conduct contrary to the laws and order of the church” after publicly advocating for the ordination of Mormon women to the church’s priesthood. The life was sucked out of the room. I sat in stunned silence—speechless and immobile....more
Wow, how loving and inclusive of you, Brooke. Your response totally makes me want to go back to ...more

Do You Know Who You Really Are? Your Identity in Christ is Who You Really Are!

People are becoming so consumed with the notion of becoming instantly famous. There is not a day that goes by I don’t hear of someone taking “selfies” or posting pictures they hope will go viral and make them instantly famous....more

You Are Not Made to Fit In – Never Compromise Your Faith

You are not made to be like everybody else.  God made you different. Embrace your uniqueness.You are a child of God.  You’re unique. Don’t fit in.  Stand out. Don’t give in to sin....more

Journey to Awesome

Hi. My name is DeElla, I just turned 39, am a mother of 2 boys, am a wife and dog owner and I am starting an adventure. I am quitting my job in 5 weeks and retiring from the bar and restaurant business. I have not gotten another job. I have not enrolled in school and I will not be filing someone’s paperwork. I am going to live my dream!Great. So what? Why should anyone else care?...more

Lacking Direction in Life? Here's Why.

Do you find yourself lacking direction in life?Every morning, we awake to a new day, and it is up to us as individuals to decide if this fresh start will be used for good, enjoyment, and progress or if we will continue with our old habits while still wishing things were different. Which of these scenarios sounds like you?Of course the first option - enjoyment & progress - appeals  to most everyone, but most are deterred by the work involved....more

Dealing with Negative People? I Recommend the 2:1 Rule

We all know how much negative people drain us of our emotional energy and overall happiness. Sometimes we can’t avoid them, such as in the work place or public places, but there are ways to handle them that keeps their undesirable vibes at bay.Negative Nancy and Pessimist Peter, meet my 2:1 Rule....more

Humans Leashed

We Leash Our Dogs Because It's The Law… But Why Do We Leash Ourselves? Imagine living life unleashed?  Self-doubt is the same as a leash.  It’s what stops us every day from being who we "REALLY" want to be, and doing what we "REALLY" want to do! Have you ever seen a dog (or any other animal) being unleashed or unshackled?  It's beautiful....more

prayer

Father God, in the precious name of Jesus do we come humbly before You with praise on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts, grateful for Who and What you are to us! You are our Everything for we have everything because we have You! My Lord! Yes! Thank You this day for Your loving kindness! For patience so that we have another opportunity to get it right! I'm praising You this day for being the God of leave no child behind!Yes! That You will give the test over and over, albeit it be a different version each time, until we pass it to go on to the next level!...more

Mass & Mochas

A while ago an old friend of mine contacted me to see if I'd be interested in joining a small faith-sharing group she wanted to start up. We would meet once a month for mass and then have coffee afterwards and chat about the readings, our lives, and anything else that we might want to bring to the table. I am someone that has to be intentional about stepping out of her comfort zone, so while this was something I was interested in, I really wasn't sure how it was going to go or if I'd even feel comfortable meeting up with strangers and talking about...stuff. I put my anxieties aside and said yes, hoping that I could recruit a friend to go with me so that I wouldn't have to be alone....more

3 Ways to Keep Faith Alive Between Sundays (with Kids)

The Edel Gathering is this weekend and there were some of us who couldn't attend, as much as we would have loved it! Rita over at The Catholic Review: Open Window thought it would be great to host a blog hop wherein we'd have a virtual conference! I loved the idea and thought to share how I keep the faith alive between Sundays, with kids. I'll admit it, I don't always do a bang up job each week. Because work.You'll see what I mean....more

7 Reasons You Should Take Better Care of Yourself

I was 22.Like many young women in their twenties, I got out of college with big hopes and big dreams. I moved to a new city, broke out of my five-year college relationship and got my first "real" job.I was partying like I was still in college and everything seemed great... for a while....more