Welcome to the CatholicMom.com Sunday Brunch! We're serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads.
Unleashed Book Club: Chapter 5
This week we’re discussing Chapter 5 from Unleashed, by Sonja Corbitt. Jeannie Ewing examines how suffering is essentially an invitation to the desert – to exit our frenzied and often frivolous lifestyle and then to enter into that arid place devoid of purposeless banter and empty sounds. Silence beckons us to learn what lessons suffering offers to teach us.
Give Your Summer a Theme (and maybe even a theme song!)
We've All Been There: Seeking Motivation to Care for my Home when I Feel Burned Out
Current Events: Charleston and Forgiveness in the Home
The relatives of the victims in the Charleston church shooting offered profound messages of mercy to the shooter. Would we have done the same? Meg Matenaer reflects on fostering forgiveness in the home.
Fun with Social Media and Photography in this Tech Talk: Stop Cutting Corners with Instagram
Think about it: Are you a St. Peter or a St. Paul?
Ever wondered what you’d call your conversion experience? Jane Korvemaker shares with us what it’s like to have a conversion experience like St. Peter when most experiences we hear about are more like St. Paul.
The moment has arrived to let go a little, offer him up to God, nudge him toward the edge of the nest so he can learn to fly. These are the birth pangs of the push forward, and birth pangs, like delivery, hurt. Judy Klein muses on letting go as her youngest child moves closer to independence.
Read and Pray the Rosary
Nicole Ernest reviews a fantastic new book called Rosaries Aren’t (Just) For Teething, a compilation of Catholic women’s reflections on the mysteries of the Rosary. This book reminds readers that God is drawing us closer to Him through each and every messy and beautiful moment.
The Lord of All Nature
Desperately Seeking Silence
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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.