Category Archives: Hope

Poetry Sunday

Poetry guru Katie O’Neil is a Classic Girl wh0 Loves Classic poetry.  Ken Gaertner is a poet with an eye for beauty.  Enjoy both of these “previews” of summer and the lush time of our year!  Do you remember the … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: “In The Footsteps of St. Thérèse – How To Be Single But Not Alone,” by Teresita “Terri” Ong

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Teresita “Terri” Ong’s book, “In The Footsteps of St. Thérèse – How To Be Single But Not Alone,” It has the CWG Seal of Approval. Her book is about the “little way” of … Continue reading

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It’s Perfect – Not!

By Janice Lane Palko It was Father’s Day weekend thirty-one years ago. Married only a couple of years, my husband and I had moved into our first house that previous January. We’d spent that spring painting, wallpapering—the things you do … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: Ornamental Graces, by Carolyn Astfalk

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Carolyn Astfalk’s book, Ornamental Graces. It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner. Teaser: After his duplicitous girlfriend left, Dan Malone spent six months in a tailspin of despair and destruction: … Continue reading

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The Perfect Blindside, by Leslea Wahl

At sixteen, Jake Taylor is an Olympic medalist, a snowboarding prodigy, and a big fish transplanted to a small pond. He annoys Sophie Metcalf with his arrogance. She plans to expose him for the thoughtless egotist she thinks he is, … Continue reading

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Running for the End Zone

By Janice Lane Palko I recently celebrated my birthday. Now that I’m past the fifty-yard line of life and heading to the end zone, I can no longer deny that I am aging. When I was in my twenties and … Continue reading

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When Picking up Your Pen Is Picking up Your Cross

By Janice Lane Palko How do you regard your writing career? Perhaps you’re like me. I’ve been putting words on paper for more than 20 years, and I’ve always regarded my propensity to write as a being a blessing and … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Gospel Meditations, by Louis Evely

Lent invites us to refresh our souls, to refocus our lives, to set things right. Rejoice! by Louis Evely, has a way of growing us out of our comfort zones into the light. It challenges us to lift our crosses … Continue reading

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The CWG Book Blast: Cathy Gilmore and Carol Benoist’s “Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day”

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Cathy Gilmore’s book with Carol Benoist (a Sister duo), “Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day.” It has an imprimatur. Easter’s iconic bunny becomes a beloved disciple of Jesus in this beautifully illustrated hardcover … Continue reading

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Pick up the Orange

By Janice Lane Palko Some people receive profound promptings from the Holy Spirit. Me? I get messages like “pick up the orange.” A few weeks ago, I walked into my local grocery store and saw a woman select some oranges … Continue reading

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