Divine Mercy

A Sacred Heart Litany for Mercy

I mean to post this on Divine Mercy Sunday, but you know how these things get away from us…! But I think our Good Shepherd has carved some time out for me today, to help me post it on Good Shepherd Sunday — and Mother’s day! Our Lady is always quietly helping us along… A […]

How to get your kids to pray - MarianMartha

The Brazeness of Prayer

If you grew up reciting prayers, or even offering off-the-cuff prayers, holding hands, in the Protestant tradition, you may be so used to prayer that it doesn’t strike you how incredibly bold — forthright even — prayer is. Then again, I don’t think it really hit me until after I had a three-year-old (now a […]


Best weeknight throw-together meal ever: Easy Stir-Fry Recipe

I haven’t posted here in ages, so I’ll make it short and sweet to encourage myself about how easy it is! Tonight I had an amazing experience, which happens to me so rarely (culinary success!) that I thought the whole internet should know. I was overtired, my hub was stuck in traffic as usual, and […]


Because Jesus Is There

I wanted to share something that happened with the kidlets the other day, one of those “from the mouths of babes” moments that awe and humble us best. Proof, once again, that kids are way smarter than the rest of us. In the effort to make some connections, get the kids (and me) some social […]


How to Get Your Kids to Pray in One Easy Step!

You guys are going to love this–my hubby discovered this one night last week, as we were launching into the most recent prayer-time battle before putting the kids to bed. (You think we’d have noticed our major family prayer time always happens right before bedtime, that most delightful of times for toddlers! But no.) So […]


Benedict XVI: Pope of Christ’s Love

I have so many emotions following the announcement of Pope Benedict’s retirement from the Papacy. Sad, so sad to lose this Papa who has stood so firmly for the deep, dynamic truths of the Catholic faith and liturgy. Who has spoken so eloquently, urging us to hold tight to the live-giving truth of Christ in […]