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4+ Amazing Advent Ideas

This article is contributed by Leslie Sholly and originally appeared on Life in Every Limb.

Advent Ideas

More than Christmas, more even than Easter, Advent is my very favorite liturgical season.

Part of my affection for Advent stems from my beautiful memories of Catholic school celebrations, but I also love it for how simple it is to incorporate the celebration of this special season into daily life. Continue reading “4+ Amazing Advent Ideas”

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27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Catholics (Plus a Giveaway or 3!)

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

Gift Guide and Giveaway

Jesus’ birthday will be here before we know it.

Our busy lives will get even busier during Advent.  We will see the busyness in our own homes and outside in the hustle and bustle of traffic patterns and crowded stores.

Most of us will do some amount of Christmas shopping.

As prayerful Catholics, it is nice to give a loved one a present that reminds the receiver of not only our love, but God’s love too. Continue reading “27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Catholics (Plus a Giveaway or 3!)”

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The Sweetest Advent Devotional for Married Couples

This post is contributed by the bloggers at HailMarry, Surprised by Marriage, and Messy Buns and Latin Chant.

Waiting Together Advent Devotional

The ladies of Hail Marry have just released a joint project for Advent with their Catholic Sex Q&A coauthors, Hilary and Jennifer! Waiting Together, an Advent Devotional for Catholic Married Couples. Continue reading “The Sweetest Advent Devotional for Married Couples”

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3 Reasons Why You Should Enter That Giveaway

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

Enter That Giveaway

Are you scrolling through social media and seeing “giveaway posts”?

Are you wondering if you should enter one or if it’s shady?

Most giveaway posts on social media are free and totally safe!  Giveaways help bloggers and small businesses market their content and products inexpensively.  Entering a giveaway is a great way to support small businesses, ministries and artists.

Here are 3 Reasons We Encourage You to Enter that Giveaway! Continue reading “3 Reasons Why You Should Enter That Giveaway”

Books, Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer

Are You Listening? A Book To Help You Hear God’s Voice In Your Life

This post is contributed by Christine Canino, Author of Spirit of Catholic Success.

Mediocre Catholic

Do you ever feel like your faith life is mediocre?

Like you are just going through life without really participating, just watching from the sidelines?

Do you find yourself at mass distracted by the kids, or your mind wandering to your laundry and your shopping and your dishes and your mile long list of things to do?

It is easy to fall into the trap of seeing life as mediocre, as just flying by fast and furious without much purpose or passion.

What to break free from mediocrity?
Continue reading “Are You Listening? A Book To Help You Hear God’s Voice In Your Life”

Books

The Perfect Cozy Christmas Read

This post is contributed by Sheila Cronin, author of The Gift Counselor.

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“What father, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone?” Weird she thought, a scripture passage, yet how fitting. And what mother, if her son asks for a dog, would give him a stuffed animal? She shivered from head to toe.

The Gift Counselor

by Sheila M. Cronin

Do all gifts have strings attached?  

Yes, believes Jonquil Bloom as she sets out to counsel gift givers at a local department store. A single mom and graduate student in psychology, gifts fascinate Jonquil. Continue reading “The Perfect Cozy Christmas Read”

Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer, Free Resources, Social Media

21 Free Resources from Catholics Online

Your Ultimate Guide to Free Catholic Stuff from Amy Brooks, founder of CatholicsOnline.net

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With countless websites and resources in this day and age it can be tough for a blogger or a small business to get readers and customers.

One marketing tip to those with websites is to offer something for free in exchange for an email address. Owners of websites encourage visitors to their sites to sign up for a newsletter so they can keep in touch, announce sales and develop a following.

Catholic websites are no exception. Continue reading “21 Free Resources from Catholics Online”

Faith and Prayer

11 Ways to Quit Making Excuses and Pray the Rosary

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

pray the rosary

Confession: I don’t pray the Rosary every day.  I am pretty sure if I did, I’d be happy about it, but I am the queen of excuses.

I am busy.

I don’t have a 20 minute chunk of time. 

My family needs me.  Continue reading “11 Ways to Quit Making Excuses and Pray the Rosary”

Catholic Life

8 Ways to Live the Beatitudes in the Workplace

How to Evangelize in a Secular Work Environment. This post is contributed by Taryn Oesch, author of the blog: Everyday Roses.

Evangelize the Workplace

The New Evangelization calls us to “be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize.”

Most of us don’t spend our days working in religious ministry. So how are we called to evangelize in a secular working environment?

Should we leave rosaries on our bosses’ desks and invite our cubicle mates to Mass? I’m sure there are cases when these activities are appropriate and effective.

But subtler ways to be a Christian witness with non-Christian or non-Catholic co-workers can have more impact.

Here are 8 strategies to evangelize in your workplace. Continue reading “8 Ways to Live the Beatitudes in the Workplace”