Movies & Books

Book Review: The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion edited by Lisa M. Hendey and Sarah A. Reinhard Ave Maria Press (August 2016) The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, a new daily devotional from the CatholicMom line of books at Ave Maria Press, boasts over 80 authors for the 366...

You Before Me is Better than Me Before You

“Wait for it…It’s going to make you raaaaaaaage.”      That’s what my friend texted me who had told me about the book, and soon-to-be-released movie, “Me Before You.”  She suggested I read it, not because under normal circumstances it would be worth my time (or hers),...

Book Review: Talking to God by Julie Cragon

Get your hands on this new prayer book by Julie Cragon, but don’t read it all the way through. That’s not what Talking to God is for. It’s a small book (on purpose), just right to slide into your handbag for easy reference in prayer emergencies....

Book Review: Blue-Eyed Doll by Deanna K. Klingel

Did you think that the custom of classroom pen-pal letter exchanges and sending “Flat Stanley” on trips around the world made its educational debut in the 21st century? Deanna Klingel’s novel Blue-Eyed Doll tells the story of a very unique cultural exchange that took...

Book Review: True Radiance by Lisa Mladinich

 Lisa Mladinich’s book True Radiance is subtitled “Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life.” That subtitle! Since I read this book, I guess I’m admitting that I am squarely in the second half of life. Now, I don’t mind the gray hairs that are appearing with increased...

Motherhood Matters: Reflection on Motherhood

A new crop of mothers in our world use social media and technology in every aspect of their daily lives.  When you are a mother with young children, these outlets are often used to vent, to talk about all of the struggles.  Many of us weren’t prepared for the...

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