Simply Divine Mercy

"As often as you want to make Me happy, speak to the world about my great and unfathomable Mercy." -Jesus to St. Faustina

When We Were Eve Blog Tour Stop #4


What if we could remember who we were when we were Eve?  What if we could recall that pure innocence, that beauty, that freedom of who we were created to be?

Colleen C. Mitchell’s latest book When We Were Eve calls out to the heart of each woman, inviting her to rediscover herself and to grow in intimacy with God in the process.

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who is this that comes from far?

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Who is this that comes from far?  With his garments dipped in blood? 

Strong triumphant traveler, is he man or is He God? 

I that reign in righteousness, Son of God and man I am. 

Mighty to redeem your race, Jesus is your Savior’s name.  

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3 Ways The Friendship Project will Make You a Better Person

3 Ways The Friendship Project will Make You a Better Person

Authors Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet became friends years ago.  They previously wrote Divine Mercy for Moms, which is a good book, but in my humble opinion, this one is even better.

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Because One Attempted Suicide is Too Many…

Because one attempted suicide is too many.

The Class Period I will Never Forget…

I walked into my geometry class, settled into my seat, and realized that this would be no ordinary class.  My teacher came back to school very quickly after his son committed suicide.  I did not know his son personally.  He was a couple years ahead of me in high school.  Some of my friends knew him well and were deeply affected by his passing.

I didn’t know it as I sat there in class that day, but my life would also be deeply affected by the passing of this boy.

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Quiet your Heart this Season with The Peace of Christmas…

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During this wonder-filled time of anticipation, as we await the coming of Christmas, our souls long for pause and solace from the hustle and bustle.  The cold air and stillness of night make me want to curl up with hot tea, a hand-stitched quilt, and a good book.  Speaking of good books, here’s a good one that I just put down..

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Is there Wiggle Room in Your Prayer Life?


I’ll spare you the boring and highly personal details, but with my doctor’s blessing, I’m eating gluten and dairy free at the moment.  I used to think this gluten stuff was made up.  I mean, gluten-free stuff is highly advertised, widely available, and preposterously overpriced – all hallmarks of the latest fad, right?

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turning prayer into cupcakes…


I am a firm believer in at least these two things: 1. This world can never have too many babies in it. 2. This world can never have too many cupcakes in it. Okay, you can make your arguments that too many people will quickly deplete the world of precious natural resources, forcing us to inhabit Mars and frantically search distant galaxies for a new home.

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Praying the Rosary Like Never Before

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I have found much comfort and peace in praying the rosary in times of joy, in times of anxiety, and in times of sorrow.  Along with my Catholic faith, the rosary is perhaps the best gift my family has passed on to me.

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always scary, always amazing, always BIG news…

We are having a baby!  Yes, I am pregnant with our 4th child which is such a blessing!

And you know what?  No matter how much you plan for a child, pray for a child, plead for a child… I’ve decided it’s always going to be scary.

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our journey to chickens…

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Here’s the lovely “before” shot of our chicken coop.  A little more paint and we’ll have an “after” shot to reveal soon! 


This spring and summer brought our family a whole new adventure.  We had a comfortable, corner-lot home in an HOA cookie-cutter subdivision, and it was a complete blessing, don’t get me wrong.  But something was off.  Something about it started to feel a little like that creepy and super cute town in the movie Pleasantville. 

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