Tag Archives: happiness

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

Posted in Beauty, Catholic Writing and Publishing, Faith, Hope | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Adoption, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Faith, Family Life, fiction, Hope, Mercy, mystery, Novel, Pro-life, romance, Spiritual Life, suspense, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch, by T.M. Gaouette

Turning in Circles, by Michelle Buckman

Within a sleepy farm community along the South Carolina coast, two families coexist. The Thaines and their neighbors enjoy hard work, hospitality, horseback riding, pie, ice tea, kittens, and each other. The Darlingtons favor extortion, white privilege, domination, abuse, dog … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Faith, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, Love, Mercy, mystery, Novel, romance, suspense, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Turning in Circles, by Michelle Buckman

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

Posted in Beauty, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Faith, Family Life, fiction, History, Hope, Humour, Love, mystery, Prayer, romance, suspense, Volunteering, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Book Review, Catechetics, Catholic Theme, Easter, Faith, Hope, Inspirational, Lent, Lenten Devotion, Love, Mercy, mystery, non-fiction, Prayer, Resurrection, Spiritual Life, The Mystery of Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rejoice! Gospel Meditations, by Louis Evely

6 Dates to Disaster, by Cynthia T. Toney

Life can be horribly unfair, especially if you are a teen. Or so you may think. Sometimes parents can be right, but not all adult decisions seem just and reasonable. Unfortunately, adults usually have the last word. In her third … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Editing, Faith, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, Hope, Humour, Juvenile fiction, Love, Mercy, mystery, Novel, romance, suspense, Volunteering, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 6 Dates to Disaster, by Cynthia T. Toney

The End of It All

  In November our Church calls us to remember the remarkable of the Church both recognized (All Saints) and those unrecognized (All Souls). We set up memorial tables, reverence the book of the dead and attend memorial Masses.  All the … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Writing and Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The End of It All

8 Notes to a Nobody, by Cynthia T. Toney

Ten years in the writing, 8 Notes to a Nobody is required reading for any family with adolescents. Cynthia T. Toney packs her pages with humor, realism, and insight. She also deserves an MS degree as a Master of the Simile … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, figures of speech, Hope, Humour, Love, Novel, romance, Volunteering, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Twelve Steps to being a Spiritual Writer

  Step Five- Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Over the past few weeks, we have examined our failings and sins. The purpose has not been to feel badly about ourselves. … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Writing and Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Twelve Steps to being a Spiritual Writer

Hummingbird Feet

I think we sometimes become blasé at the idea of wonder.  You know, the things that so astound us that we just shake our heads and say or think things like:  “Wow, God did that,”  “That beauty is amazing, only God’s … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Writing and Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments