Category: Reviews

HopeWriters Writing Prompt Recap

I have never participated in a writing challenge before, but this simple short-term challenge from Hope Writers seems the perfect opportunity.     Below are my responses, shared daily on Facebook (for the most part) during the challenge.       Jan 14: Word – Do I own the words

Daily Prompts to Kick Start Your Writing Year

What is the first thing you let go of when time seems short? I have not yet found the time and space to write and think without a deadline. In an email, I explained, “I start to feel disconnected from my heart and my thoughts grow disorganized when I do

December Reads

In December, I set high ambitions, but my reading was light. Instead, I managed to pray the Office of Readings nearly every day. Having not had a regular habit for some time now, it was a success. In December I read     Tremendous Trifles by G. K. Chesterton –

Christmas Reading List (plus November’s Reading)

In November I read,     The Catholic All Year Compendium by Kendra Tierney – a fantastic resource I cannot wait to revisit with each new liturgical season. Implementing ideas goes well so far, in our own style, fulfilling the point of the book. (I received a copy from the

How We Can Grieve Together While Grieving Differently: A Review of Grieving Together by Laura Kelly Fanucci and Franco David Fanucci

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   Grief. The five stages of grief are shock, bargaining, anger, depression and acceptance. The four tasks of grief are accepting the reality of your loss, processing your grief and pain, adjust to the world without your loved one in it, and finding

Meet Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

In honor of Native American Heritage Month and a reminder of the power of Christian unity, please allow me to introduce you to Kateri.     Written and presented to the Young Ladies Institute, Antoinette #193, a Catholic Women’s Organization   Called the “Lily of the Mohawks”, and the “Genevieve

Regaining Focus: A Review of Deep Work by Cal Newport

Previously Published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   It’s hard to focus. I sit down to begin our homeschool day with one child. The washing machine cycle finishes and beeps until I attend to it. The littlest one needs a diaper change. I hang the clothes on the clothesline, sit

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