Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My daughter is leaving for the Thailand Burma border!

I can't believe that my daughter, Jessica is leaving tomorrow for the Thailand/Burma border Yikes! She'll be volunteering and helping trafficked women there. Please keep her in your prayers for safety.

Today, we had to get last minute errands done before we shove off early tomorrow. On our way back home, we had to make one more stop and that was at our parish center so I could pick up my class list and books for this year's faith formation. As we passed the building, Jessica nostalgically said, "There's my nursery school!" I told her we actually needed to stop there for a minute. She wasn't aware that I needed to do so until that moment.

So, it was such a perfect time to stop and get my things (which were at the same building). It gave us an opportunity to pause and reminisce--just for a couple of minutes--what perfect timing, actually. I really couldn't have planned this--I had so many other things on my mind. It just HAPPENED. I mentioned to Jessica that I was picturing in my mind a photo of her on her first day of Catholic pre-school when she was sitting on the steps. Jessica assured me that she knew the exact picture and remembered precisely where she was sitting at the time. She also had the sweet idea to sit on the SAME step and have me take a picture of her. Twenty three years later. Wow!

I still can't believe she leaves tomorrow to help women on the other side of the world. Lord, have mercy. Please! Please take care of my sweet daughter, Jessica with the generous heart.

When we got back to the house I just had to look through our photo albums to find the picture. Here it is!

Not quite 3 years old on the steps of her pre-school on the first day of school.

My sweet daughter, Jessica at 26 years old the evening before she leaves for Thailand.

So hard to believe she's leaving in the morning...She'll be gone for six months...God bless her! Please.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Is Our Lord at home with you? Tomorrow I'll share one of my EWTN TV segments in hopes of inspiring your heart!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

All in one place!

Announcing a SALE AT MY WEBSITE and here:
As the creator and host of the "EVERYDAY BLESSINGS FOR CATHOLIC MOMS" EWTN TV series, I'd like to announce the First edition DVD is NOW AVAILABLE! It includes 25 segments of the EWTN's TV series "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms." It's so nice to have the first 25 segments all in one place. :)

Many mother's study groups are using this DVD along with my books to gather together and learn more about their blessed vocation of motherhood as they share their Faith as a Catholic woman. This DVD is available on sale for only $15.00 with any order of ten or more books from this website to be used for a group study.

From the EWTN website: "Host Donna Marie Cooper O'Boyle shares a variety of parenting experiences with viewers. Topics range from building a strong faith base early in your children's lives, to teaching respect, promoting family values, and schooling issues. A program whose short but meaningful lessons will be much enjoyed, and easy to put into practice, by Catholic mothers, fathers, and grandparents. 1 disc. 2 hrs."

RETAIL Price each: $20.00, but on sale for $18.00 each

INTRODUCTORY SALE: Two for $30.00!

If you would like to purchase this DVD on sale for $15.00 when you purchase ten or more books for group study, please email me at to inquire how it is done.


Stay tuned...I'll be posting one of my EWTN TV segments, sharing it right here tomorrow, hopefully inspiring Moms to be "salt and light" to their households and communities.

View from the Domestic Church: Are your "kids" getting ready to go back to college?

View from the Domestic Church: Are your "kids" getting ready to go back to college?

Back to School!

It's that time of year--sometimes dreaded, sometimes welcomed depending upon your frame of mind! :) What are your plans? Do you have any or are you merely going along with the flow of things? Can you pause to strive to fit prayer into this busy time of preparing lessons for your children or when running around purchasing school supplies and back-to-school clothes?

I'll share a back-to-school radio segment from a previous year here for your listening pleasure. In this segment I discuss with Teresa Tomeo various prayerful strategies and practical tips in sending our kids to school or college as well as for homeschooling. Enjoy it. :) Just click here to listen.

Please feel free to share (in the comment box) what your strategies are to remain prayerful at this busy time. And, please share some of your practical everyday strategies or plans. I'd love to hear from you! :)

And stay tuned. Throughout the week, I'll be posting various pertinent helpful links to back-to-school topics and aids.

Monday, August 20, 2012

View from the Domestic Church: Prayerfully Expecting: A Nine Month Novena for Mothers to Be

View from the Domestic Church: Prayerfully Expecting: A Nine Month Novena for Mothers to Be

Also, here's a link to my chat with Brian Patrick yesterday discussing pregnancy and motherhood. My spot is about 3/4 through the segment. But, if you have time, listen to the whole show. God bless!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Are you called to holiness?

A Mom's call to holiness right in the trenches of motherhood:

Monday, August 13, 2012

RUSE: Say no to Girl Scout Cookies - Washington Times

RUSE: Say no to Girl Scout Cookies - Washington Times

This article was just mentioned by Father Benedict Groeschel on his show Sunday Night Prime. He is interviewing the author of the article and her husband. It's a shame what is going on with the Girl Scouts. I used to be a GS leader for many years and two of my daughters were Girl Scouts years ago. Things started going downhill with the Girl Scouts in about 2002. Graphic depictions of sexual activities as well as advice that abortion can be a good experience was given to ten year olds and up -- all of which came from Planned Parenthood. Deeply perverse and offensive messages were published by Planned Parenthood and given to Girl Scouts. Try to catch the Sunday Night Prime show. Or look for it on EWTN's archives or You Tube (I'll try to post it when it's available).

Here's a helpful website:

Here's another helpful website:

Here's an alternative to Girl Scouts - the American Heritage Girls:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SANCTE PATER: Father Mitch Pacwa: Lack of any Spiritual Depth to...

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