Category Archives: Faith

When You Think You Think You Have Nothing to Give, Bring Your Drum…

At least that is what a young boy did thousands of years ago when he wanted to honor a new king. You probably can hear the drum beating as he asks “Shall I play for you? On my drum?”  You … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast! “The Grace Crasher,” by Mara Faro

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Mara Faro’s book, “The Grace Crasher.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! “She’s lost her faith. He’s not her type. This could take a miracle.” Summary: Armed with a Jesus … Continue reading

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The Gift of Red

Advent and Christmas were always bright and happy times in my childhood home.  While focus was on preparing for the coming of Christ, mixed in with that anticipation was the fun of decorating.  Red was everywhere and in every room.  … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: “7 Riddles to Nowhere,” by Amy Cattapan

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Amy Cattapan’s book, “7 Riddles to Nowhere.”  It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! Seventh grader Kameron Boyd must be the first to solve seven riddles involving churches in Chicago in … Continue reading

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The Piano Farewell: My Wife’s Passing is Now Complete yet the Music Lives On*

My wife, Marty, after a four+ year downward spiral with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, passed last March. But, for me, her passing was never complete as long as her piano remained at home. Recently, her piano found a new home … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: “Broken Brain, Fortified Faith,” by Virginia Pillars

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Virginia Pillars’ book, “Broken Brain, Fortified Faith: Lessons of Hope Through a Child’s Mental Illness.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! Broken Brain, Fortified Faith is the story of one … Continue reading

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Catholic Teen Books

Guilds with a small “g” serve as the organs of The Catholic Writers Guild. Small “g” guilds include critique groups, chapters, committees, conference gatherings, and other community-building entities. They encourage the vocation of writing among the member and sometimes, the … Continue reading

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Faith and Comfort

So, where is it you want to go? Where is it you expect your faith to take you in life?… .or maybe faith is an accouterment , something you coyly admit to when you’re at a party?  Truth is, you … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast! Jeanie Egolf’s “Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper”

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Jeanie Egolf’s book, “Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! Follow the adventures of Jeanie Egolf’s little nun-wanna-be! Summary: Molly McBride is back and … Continue reading

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The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch, by T.M. Gaouette

  At age ten, Benedict carries massive chips on both shoulders. Having passed from bad foster homes to worse, he dreads the uncertainty of new surroundings and new rules. When he arrives at The Sunshine Ranch, he doubts the sincerity … Continue reading

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