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Day 15 :: 31 Days With Mary—St. Teresa of Avila … And a BIG Giveaway!

Day 15 :: 31 Days With Mary—St. Teresa of Avila … And a BIG Giveaway!

Happy Feast of St. Teresa of Avila! I just completed a special Novena to this amazing saint, and I always enjoy reading her quotes and learning about her life. St. Teresa ties in beautifully to my 31 Days of Mary series. Why? Because during Teresa’s life, she loved the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a Carmelite, her specific Marian devotion was to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In history, the Carmelite order has been known as “The Order of the Virgin.”…

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“Stay With Me” Blog Tour Stops Here … And a Giveaway!

“Stay With Me” Blog Tour Stops Here … And a Giveaway!

Today, I am honored to introduce you to Stay With Me by Carolyn Astfalk. And I am grateful to be part of the blog tour that is launching this fabulous debut novel. Stay With Me is a contemporary, realistic, and heart-warming romance that is filled with authentic characters, picturesque scenery, and deep dialogue. It is the next book for your book club and certainly the one you will want to share with friends. It begins in a grocery store. Rebecca is shopping with her…

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Fiction series breathes new life into beloved Gospel stories {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Fiction series breathes new life into beloved Gospel stories {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! In honor of this very special day, I thought it would be fun to host a giveaway! Hooray! Last evening, I had the pleasure of attending the release party for Stephanie Landsem‘s third novel The Tomb. It was my very first book release party, and it was a real treat! Located at the historic Lowell Inn in Stillwater, Minn., friends, family and fans gathered to have Stephanie sign our new books, and to enjoy scrumptous appetizers and amiable conversation. It…

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3 Reasons Why I Love Catholic Family Fun {and My First-Ever Blog Giveaway!}

3 Reasons Why I Love Catholic Family Fun {and My First-Ever Blog Giveaway!}

{Full disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless in exchange for an honest review.} “If it helps, keep a rosary in your pocket and picture Mama Mary walking right beside you as you struggle to look past the domestic imperfections and embrace the smiles and pleasure that await you.” This quote, hidden among the array of wonderful ideas for family fun in Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous,…

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