Thursday, February 14, 2013

Becoming A Great Godparent!


This is a great book! 


It's perfect for anyone who will be becoming a godparent or who is a godparent. I've endorsed it: 

"What a beautiful book! Offering a bit of history, explanation, Church teaching, prayers, and resources, this is the ideal, comprehensive guide to godparenting and a magnificent reminder of the vital, lifetime commitment and spiritual influence of godparents who embody the faith to their godchildren. A perfect gift for families and parishes alike—I highly recommend it!”

Here's a book description from the publisher:

The perfect combination of gift book and guide, for every man or woman asked to take on this enormous and blessed responsibility. Lively and informative. Easy-to-read. Explains who is eligible to be a godparent and how to be a great one, offers a brief history of godparenting, reflects on how the whole parish remains involved, suggests prayers and blessings for you and your godchild, and concludes by answering four commonly asked questions, such as “What if I disagree with how the parents are raising my godchild – should I say something?” and “I am a sincere Protestant Christian believer. Why can’t I be the godparent to the child of my best friends, who are Catholic?”

And, for a limited time, and only from my blog you can purchase it for 30% off from the publisher Paraclete Press. Just go to their website: http://www.paracletepress.com/becoming-a-great-godparent-everything-a-catholic-needs-to-know.html

and use the promo code:  dmco30 to receive your discount.


God bless!


Happy Saint Valentine's day!

My husband is SO romantic. This morning he said, "Happy Valentine's day!" to me.

And, he said it again too. He carried a present downstairs for me and as he plunked it down on the floor, he said, "Happy Valentine's Day!"





To which I shot back, "Oh, sorry, Sweetie, I am fresh out of laundry detergent."

My husband thinks he's funny. At that particular moment I didn't think his "expression of love" was very funny though--giving me a clothes hamper overflowing with his dirty work clothes.

I pause and think, I whisper a prayer and recall dear Pope John Paul II's words:

"MARRIAGE IS AN ACT OF WILL THAT SIGNIFIES AND INVOLVES A MUTUAL GIFT, WHICH UNITES THE SPOUSES AND BINDS THEM TO THEIR EVENTUAL SOULS, WITH WHOM THEY MAKE UP A SOLE FAMILY - A DOMESTIC CHURCH."

When my husband came home from work he surprised me with a big beautiful bouquet of pretty flowers and a sweet Valentine's card. I guess that made up for his poor attempt of humor this morning. :)

What's happening in your domestic church? Are you doing anything special to celebrate Saint Valentine's day?

Have a wonderful day!


God bless you and keep you,

Friday, February 8, 2013

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Contradictions, struggles, and God's grace

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Contradictions, struggles, and God's grace: Today is the feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita. Happy feast day! I wrote something about her in my book, Embracing Motherhood regardin...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Are our lamps burning with love?

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Are our lamps burning with love?: My son, Joseph with Blessed Mother Teresa "Joy is love, the normal result of a heart burning with love. Our lamp will be burning with s...