I am a Catholic wife and mother who is a devoted patriot and a selfish, self-obsessed sinner in desperate need of redemption.  For six years I have blogged on the wisdom of the ages as offered by our brothers and sisters in Christ who have shared their hearts and minds for our spiritual benefit.  My commentary has been featured and shared on National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange and Big Pulpit, and I have contributed to study and leaders’ guides for The Augustine Institute, which “serves the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization.” Additionally, I have been a guest on EWTN Live, EWTN Bookmark, The Busted Halo Show, The Son Rise Morning Show, EWTN Morning Glory and On Call with Wendy Wiese, among others. You can find our book club discussions at spiritualdirection.com. My first book is How to Read Your Way to Heaven – A Spiritual Reading Program for the Worst of Sinners, the Greatest of Saints, and Everyone in Between, published by Sophia Institute Press.


  1. Mary Wolf

    thank you! how about creating a reading list for children under 12 yrs old


    1. Great idea – I will get right on that!:)


  2. You are an inspiration! Thank you for your uplifting, loving, and beautiful posts that inspire others to open their hearts and minds about love in all its spiritual aspects! Karen 🙂

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  3. Peggy Haslar

    Thank you for this post! This is my focus for Lent. God bless you.

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  4. Millie

    Just wanted to let you know, I just found your blog and I am looking forward to participating in the book club. I am a recent Catholic convert, homeschooling mom and your article “When your family doesn’t measure up” brought tears to my eyes. You are so right and this will always be a struggle. Once a homeschooler always a homeschooler and I needed the verification today from your blog. THANK YOU.


  5. Nancy McNulty

    I love your inspiring writing. Thank you so much!

    Liked by 1 person

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