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We all have so much to balance - family, marriage, motherhood, home, career. These stories share ideas and life hacks to help you set priorities on your most hectic days, have fun, and live a life of satisfaction and abundance.
Day-to-Day Battles, Sister Warriors, and The Real Questions Women Are Asking

July 15, 2018

“Following Jesus is not for the faint of heart. The day-to-day battles that intersect the life of a daughter of God make binge-watching Netflix very appealing.” (1)
I love that quote. I love it so much.
This is the first line of the foreword to my newly released book, [...]

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When Our Faith Takes a Hit: My Biggest Lesson Learned from Fearless and Free

June 24, 2018

When my nine-year-old son rode his scooter down a steep hill in flip flops, and took a nasty tumble that resulted in a broken collarbone, the pain and suffering that followed made perfect sense. In fact, too much sense, and annoyingly so, because I had said just moments before the fall, [...]

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The Warrior: Bit by Bit. One Small Step. Let's Do This, Ladies.

June 3, 2018

I am feeling wholly unqualified to talk about The Warrior, the final lesson in Fearless and Free -- a lesson that is all about our supernatural weapons, learning what they are and how to wield them. I do not feel brave enough to talk about bravery, [...]

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The Wrestling - The Battle in Your Mind and Will

May 13, 2018

It happened without my even noticing it; this inner voice that would remind me over and over again about all the things that weren't right in my life. All the things that were wrong with me. And all the things that I would never become. I never even took a moment to ponder when this all began, [...]

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The Gift of Sisterhood, the Blessing in your Brokenness, and the chicken bone in my car.

April 22, 2018

Five years ago I had breakfast with a fallen away Catholic, a lukewarm Catholic, and an evangelical Protestant.  (Sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn't it?) I was the cradle Catholic who had just met Jesus Christ personally, and was longing for a community where I could share this new zeal for my faith, [...]

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Sacred Space and Solitude

April 8, 2018

The best gift I have ever received is a pair of noise cancelling headphones. At the same time, I love my family with every fiber in my being, and am anxious to know all the details of their lives-what they are afraid of, dreaming about, and busy doing. [...]

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Celebrating Easter Monday with all those Marys

April 2, 2018

I always found it to be a little ridiculous that my mother gave all three of her daughters the same middle name, or a variation of it: Mary.  We are Kathleen Mary, Lisa Marie, and Laura Mary. With so many names to choose from, [...]

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Facing my own poverty and responding like the dogs. Lent is getting good.

February 28, 2018

We were living on Carmine Street in New York City's West Village, just between Bleeker and Sixth Avenue, when our first baby was born. It was an incredible spot, a real diamond in the rough, that spilled out into a private courtyard surrounded by brownstone buildings, [...]

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Invisible Fences For Those Who Wander

February 1, 2018

Hello, my friend!
Today I'm welcoming back one of my favorite people to the WWP blog: Laura Phelps. One of my favorite things about Laura is the way she makes me laugh. She also shares my love for Jesus and women, and I know you'll enjoy her writing. [...]

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Starting the New Year Like Mary, the Holy Mother of God

January 1, 2018

“As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:4
It's surprising to find myself struggling to find the right words when it comes to writing about Mary. Not because I have no words, but because I have too many. [...]

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