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A New Blog!

Hello, friends!  I am excited to announce that I have created a new blog. A Few Beads Short is “an honest look at the life of one Catholic mommy.”  The name comes from my realization that I’m “a few beads … Continue reading

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Please Pray a Rosary Novena for the Battle to Save Our Country

Friends, I typically have kept this blog free from politics, feeling that that particular topic was better left to others. But today I feel compelled to ask you to join with me in praying a Rosary novena for our country. … Continue reading

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Catholic School or Home School – The Decision

I’m sure you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat (ha!) since my July post regarding the education of my children – Catholic School or Home School? . Based on my lack of posts, you’re probably assuming that I’ve … Continue reading

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Catholic School or Home School?

For several months, I have been struggling to discern whether I should home school our children. Pray and pray as I might, I don’t seem to be getting any clear answers from above. This is a huge decision, and one … Continue reading

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A Great, Totally Catholic VBS

Our parish wrapped up vacation Bible school this week, and I felt compelled to write a review of the curriculum we used, in hopes that more Catholic parishes will choose the “totally Catholic” VBS next year! In previous years, we’ve … Continue reading

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Gotta Love Those God-incidences

God is great!  I have been struggling with a very important decision for my family for the past week or so.  A friend gave me a book to read to help with this decision (sorry, Author-of-Book, I would give you … Continue reading

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Answered Prayers

Saturday night, at the Easter Vigil, my husband Ray was received into the Catholic Church.  With that event, one of my most fervent prayers was answered. Seven years ago, at my own confirmation, I remember feeling such joy that I … Continue reading

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Scriptural Bookends (Just Open the Book, Pt. II)

I promised in a post a couple of weeks ago that I would provide some tips that have helped me in my scripture study.  Once I started writing, I realized I’d better break it into several posts.  So, I’m going to start … Continue reading

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Well Trained Dogs

My kids really enjoyed this video, and I’ve had fun using it as an example at mealtimes when they start eating before we’ve said grace.  Thought I’d share… Well Trained Dogs P.S. After I saw this, I decided to train … Continue reading

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Brother

Paul’s conversion story (Acts 9:1-19) is one of my very favorites, and one that I could spend hours mining for Biblical wisdom, insights, and inspiration. Today I was particularly drawn to Ananias’s role in the story.   Following Saul’s encounter with … Continue reading

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