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12 Beatitudes for Overachieving Husbands/Dads

by Bold Apps May 05, 2018 4 min read

By Carissa Douglas

A couple of items he's still working on - he struggles with carrying a diaper bag that could be described as pretty or fashionable, but other than that... totally blessed, so without further ado:

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Help for Moody Mamas

by Bold Apps April 16, 2018 6 min read

Do you ever have those days when a dark cloud seems to be hanging over you? Perhaps you didn’t sleep well the night before or health problems are gnawing away at your energy and patience. Maybe your kids are particularly ornery and you can’t get them to stop squabbling, let alone get them to do their school work. Or maybe you had a marital disagreement which has left you feeling deflated and depressed. It sure is hard to be joyful and kind on such days, isn’t it?
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Words To Welcome a Down Syndrome Baby

by Bold Apps March 21, 2018 4 min read

By Mary Cooney

the past six months have been some of the happiest months of my life. The joy Junior brings his siblings and the love he draws from them is beautiful to behold. 

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The Gift I Feared

by Bold Apps March 21, 2018 3 min read

By Thomas G. Mahala

It’s a girl!” The nurse announced. After the birth of seven healthy sons, those words should have brought great joy.

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Screwtape Letter to a Homeschooling Mom

by Bold Apps March 16, 2018 4 min read

By Mary Cooney,

I remembered that a few years ago A Screwtape Letter for the Unappreciated Mom ended up in my e-mail, and I just loved it. And so, since imitation is the highest form of flattery as well as a great technique for developing one’s writing, I thought I’d try my hand at writing a diabolical letter regarding a homeschool mom.

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Screwtape Intercepted, An Angelic Letter

by Bold Apps March 16, 2018 4 min read

By Mary Cooney,

Of course, there is no way I can scale the spiritual heights required, and I have no ‘answerable style’. But since this is just for fun and encouragement, I thought I’d give it a try. Here it is:

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Christ's Love In Instituting the Eucharist

by Bold Apps March 16, 2018 5 min read

By St. John Vianney

O blessed Jean-Marie, pray for us and obtain for us grace to make amends, by a generous love, for the outrages that Jesus receives in the Blessed Sacrament.

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Who Was The St Manuel González?

by Scepter Publishers March 14, 2018 4 min read

By Victoria G. Schneider

On October 16, 2016, the Church of God raised another saint to her altars. The canonization of Saint Manuel González in our day is a timely gift bestowed upon us by the solicitous hand of Divine Providence. We might well describe him as one of those saints of the Blessed Sacrament. All saints are Eucharistic saints, but some are more characterized by their devotion to the Eucharist than others. The life and mission of Saint Manuel was entirely and explicitly Eucharistic.

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How to Deal With Defects

by Bold Apps March 13, 2018 7 min read

By Francis Fernández

The Lord is always willing to listen to us and to give us whatever we need in any situation. His goodness is always in excess of our calculations. But it requires a corresponding response on our part, with a desire to get out of the situation we are in. 

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Our Lives In His Hands

by Bold Apps March 07, 2018 5 min read

By Mary Ann Glendon

According to the famous opening line of Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike while every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Tolstoy’s lack of interest in ordinary family life seems to be widely shared among authors of literary classics.

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