Wild Blueberry Cheesecake

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Yum! Who doesn’t love cheesecake? You’re certainly no friend of mine (unless your lactose intolerant of course!) This cheesecake has it all – the perfect combination of rich creamy ingredients, natural wild blueberry preserves, and there is no added sugar, only the sugar inside the preserves. So, if you need to avoid all sugar, you […]

Married to a Minimalist

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When I first met my husband and actually visited his bachelor “pad” apartment, it was about as inviting as a dental office. The walls were stark white and completely bare. I mean, there wasn’t so much as a football poster tacked up to any one of them. The apartment contained the bare essentials when it […]

Devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary

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I find it hard to put my devotion to the Blessed Mother into words, especially for those who simply don’t understand. It’s almost as if there exists such a sacred relationship with her, that broaching the subject with those looking to condemn, would be too heartbreaking. What is it about this mysterious woman? “Okay, so […]

Divorce and the Family

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“For I hate divorce, says the Lord the God of Israel” (Mal 2:16). If you are a faithful woman or man, who has somewhat surprisingly found yourself navigating the tough waters of divorce, then you know better than most just why the Lord said this. Why he could find no better word to use than […]

What is the Sabbath?

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The Sabbath Rest by Samuel Hirszenberg The Hebrew Shabbat For those of us who were not raised in Jewish communities, or with close Jewish friends, we have a vague idea of the celebrations of our Jewish brethren, but the vast majority are very much cloaked in mystery. The Shabbat for instance. Although it is a weekly […]

Understanding the Three Days of Holy Week

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The Entombment of Christ ~Caravaggio Trying to reconcile the liturgical calendar can be downright confusing enough to warrant a PhD! If you’re like me, you sit there in the pew each Holy Week going over the math again and again in your head. But, how can Jesus die on Friday, rise on Sunday, and that […]