Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

It’s almost October, and in my planning for classes, this is when I prep for my students to learn about Saint Gianna and for my 8th grade students to begin researching and learning the lives of the saints they will perform on All Saints Day. You can read more about that here. While my enthusiasm …

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Our annual middle school retreat was a huge success! While I have so many amazing things to share about it, first I wanted to post the talk I gave on St. Therese’s little way of holiness. She was the patron and theme for our day and it was such a wonderful time of prayer, sharing …

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When I first moved to the Northwest, I was an idealistic 21 year old fresh out of a huge state school with a vibrant campus ministry. Before that I had attended 13 years of Catholic school in a VERY traditional religious community, and I also came from a family that prayed often at home and …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click on a book title and purchase a book using my link, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks for following along with my summer spirituality series. This will be the last post in the series, so it’s just a recap …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase the book, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. The summer after I had my son, I purchased The Artist’s Way at our local bookstore. My sister Anne, a super talented artist, had recommended the book to …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase the book, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting my ministry in Catholic education. I’ve written before about my small community of women who meet to study God’s word with me. While the …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click my link and purchase a book, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. However, the link about Lectio Divina is just an explanation of what that means. I first bought Ponder last summer, but got side tracked in my attempts to …

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