Halo Found Hope A Memoir

halo found hope

Raw and real, "Halo Found Hope," shares the journey of a young woman, who by God's grace and mercy defeats death, seemingly more than once.  Her trying tale of medical triumph over brain cancer, shows God's hand in the actions of her surgeon, intensive care personnel, family, and perhaps most touchingly herself.  The book is laced with scripture and reference to God's presence … [Read more...]

The American Catholic Almanac – Book Review

The good news is that I can officially add The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson to my read shelf on Goodreads, having devoured the entire thing.  The bad news is the book is meant to last an entire year (one entry per day) and I gorged on the entire book in between naps, setting up the crock pot, and sub-par monitoring of my daughter's paint … [Read more...]

The 5 Love Languages for Men Giveaway: A Guest Post By My Husband

The following is a review of Dr. Gary Chapman's "The 5 Love Languages for Men" by my husband.  I'll give you a hint - he liked it!  Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day celebrating those they love!   When I married my wife, the pastor that performed the ceremony gave us a copy of Gary Chapman’s original book, The 5 Love Languages.  My wife and I … [Read more...]

Win a Copy of Team Us: Marriage Together

Reading Team Us:  Marriage Together is a lot like listening to a friend dispel marriage advice; however, this friend (i.e. author) also has specialized training in communication.  She offers very real advice based on vignettes from her own marriage and that of close relatives and friends.  This approach results in the relaying of several entertaining if … [Read more...]

The Feasts – How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina

Growing up I often looked at being Catholic as a "to do list" or a penance.  Tales of Catholic guilt and nuns with rulers were predominant themes in my knowledge of my faith.  This book focuses on the joy of being Catholic and encourages us to recognize that there is cause for celebration in a love so great that Jesus died for us on the cross. One of the earliest chapters in … [Read more...]