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What do Saints Anne and Joachim, Our Lady of La Leche and Creighton fertility all have to do with each other? They all play a beautiful role in Melissa and her husband’s journey with infertility and pregnancy. Today we welcome back Melissa Tablada, a marriage & family therapist, an NFP instructor, a soul core leader, […]

S02 E07: NFP & Infertility with Melissa Tablada

Podcast, Season Two

Do you like to be appreciated?  I know I do! Have you ever done something for a sibling or a parent that you thought they’d really like?  Maybe you cleaned the room for them, maybe you did all the dishes, so that your mom came home to a clean house, maybe you vacuumed before your […]

Appreciation

Mind, Rosemary Campbell

“I must not have done enough, but I feel as though I have nothing more to give.” I want to be brief on this topic.  This topic of giving everything but feeling that you have done nothing.  So, I’ll start by observing dried lavender. I highly recommend keeping dried lavender on hand. For starters, not […]

May That Be Enough

Mary Dufresne, Soul

Have you felt growing pains as you transition to a new phase of your life?  I remember being the oldest of 5 and transitioning into high school. We all went to a catholic grade school that had kindergarten through 8th grade. I was the first to make the transition, everyone else was still at St. […]

Growing Pains

Mind, Rosemary Campbell, Uncategorized

My dear sisters, welcome in to this space. It is funny to me how we meet each other here: my words on a page, the result of a heart broken open, and you laid bare, desiring to be filled and nourished. And here, where two or three are gathered, the Lord meets us. I just […]

Intimate Rest

Shelby Hawks, Soul

This is not the easiest topic to talk about, but the more I’ve talked to people over the years, I realize there are many others who share this similar hurt and feelings. What I am referring to is an extreme sense of being repeatedly let down, hurt, or completely failed by our earthly fathers. I […]

When Our Earthly Father Fails Us

Body, Gabriella Gagliano

Today we are joined by Faith Mosher, an incredibly strong woman who has spent years battling an eating disorder and has learned to find God through it all along the way. Faith shares how her healing journey has been a roller coaster of ups and downs and how hard it has been to find God […]

S02 E06: Meeting God in Our Wounds with Faith Mosher

Podcast, Season Two

Fear of the Lord is an awe or a profound respect for God, it is a good fear that helps us live a good life and brings us closer to God and ultimately, closer to Heaven. Pope Francis said it “…is the gift of the Holy Spirit through whom we are reminded of how small […]

Types of Fear pt. 2: Fear of The Lord

Mind, Rosemary Campbell

Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I just lay still and watch the light stream through the windows. It comes pouring in slowly and then all at once. The gentle rays touch the darkness around and bring a golden glow to it—and it vanishes. It washes back and forth, its brightness fighting with […]

A Reflection on Light

Shelby Hawks, Soul

We are called to embrace the cross… Yet we often fight this calling, particularly with those crosses we did not think were meant for us. There are some crosses we are willing to suffer because we expect them and are prepared (to some degree) to suffer andembrace their weight (ex: the work it requires for […]

In the Middle of Acne

Body, Mary Dufresne

So lately I’ve just been feeling yucky. Sometimes I go through periods of several weeks…sometimes months where I spend so much time on social media or on my phone in general that I find myself so dissatisfied with the reality of my own life. A personal goal of mine this year, which quickly turned into […]

A Season of Gratitude

Gabriella Gagliano, Mind

My life is ordinary. In comparison to past seasons of my life and current seasons my friends find themselves in, my life is ordinary.  I am captivated by the idea that, as Christians, our lives should look different, radical, even a little crazy. But here I am, stuck in ordinary time. I don’t mean this […]

Ordinary Time

Megan Byers, Soul

The Devil uses fear to deceive us, he makes us think good things are not good. He can twist our perception to thinking families and children are burdens instead of blessings. He can make us think that money is limiting, or even worse that money is part of our worth. He can even make us […]

Types of Fear: Deceiving Fear Pt. 1

Body, Rosemary Campbell

This week we welcome Laura Tremblay, a Catholic Life Coach for young women and the founder of the Beloved Collective, to share her story with us on Arise, Beloved. Laura has had a deep love for a theology of the body and specifically, the role of women in the Church since she was young. After […]

S02 E05: Finding Peace in Suffering with Laura Jean Tremblay

Podcast, Season Two

Oftentimes I find myself giving people so much power over my emotions.  I allow them to dictate my thoughts and feelings that I lose sight of who I am and what I want to choose in this life.  So much of my time is wasted away in choosing to focus on what others think of […]

We Have the Freedom

Kateri Leonard, Mind, Uncategorized