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Frugal Fitness the YouTube Way

So many people assume you need an expensive gym membership, a personal trainer, and $200 Nike’s to be succesful at fitness. And of course those do work for some people, but they aren’t necessary at all. If the financial aspect of fitness is preventing you from getting...

Daily Take – Your weight & Your cross

 Many women struggle with their weight. Often a gospel reading will appear in the daily readings that really resonates with that struggle, that cross. Have you turned to the Bible in your struggle? Which readings have helped you? Consider today’s reading...

Creating a Catholic Home

I hope after reading this reflection by Father Morgan, you will ask yourself a couple of questions: What impressions might my actions be creating in my children’s hearts? As a homemaker, what visible signs are in my home, that make it clear that our family is...

The Psychological War on Fat – Gluttony

When considering the epidemic of obesity across the West, we are not encouraged to view the problem as a failure of individual willpower, but as the result of complex causes ranging from childhood behaviours to genetic predisposition, with the additional catch-all of...

Butterfly Children

If you want to figure out if something is truly necessary in life, ask yourself, “Without it, would I die?”  In light of that perspective, one can certainly conclude that food is a necessity for survival.  It would therefore make sense that consuming food would bring...

Fitness at 50: All for Christ

I have never been fond of working out—except maybe swimming. But now that I have reached a certain age, the idea of putting on a swimsuit doesn’t thrill me. I was never particularly fond of it. Shopping for a swimsuit has always been worse than buying new jeans. But...

Jack’s Wreath – A Family Christmas Story

We have a large family, as some of you know.   We have seven sons.I am very sentimental about things all of our sons have made and brought home all of the past years.  If we had not had a flood in Santa Barbara in 1969, and lost almost everything thing, I would be...

How to Make Homemade Elderberry Syrup & Why

The word elderberry sounds like a fictional fruit from The Lord of the Rings, if you ask me. The first time I mentioned elderberry to the kids, my then five year old asked if there was a ‘youngerberry’. In truth, I’ve only learned about this interesting berry in the...

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