This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy on my About Me page for more details. "I don't know what is going on, but Our Lady of Guadalupe is stalking me." I said this to my husband sometime in early 2017. I was sitting on the couch, scrolling through Instagram and her image was there . . . AGAIN. It had been something I started noticing months before. At first I'm sure I … [Read more...] about Our Lady of Guadalupe: Her Image Still Appears
Saint Catherine of Siena: Inspiring an Adoption Movement that is Brave, Compassionate and Supportive
This post contains affiliate links When my husband and I met with a young woman considering adoption last summer, we asked her if she had thought about a name for her unborn daughter. She said, "Siena". I had never considered that name for a child, but boy - was I impressed. What a beautiful name and an awesome patron saint a child with that name would have. That young woman … [Read more...] about Saint Catherine of Siena: Inspiring an Adoption Movement that is Brave, Compassionate and Supportive
What is “Prayer Wine Chocolate”?
This post contains affiliate links. Prayer Wine Chocolate is . . . Catholic Fellowship At Prayer Wine Chocolate, we embrace and encourage events that combine faith and friendship! Retreat Days occur once a year - The 2017 Prayer Wine Chocolate Retreat ****THIS YEAR'S RETREAT IS SOLD OUT***** For those of you who can not attend, we offer help in "do-it-yourself" gatherings! For example, How … [Read more...] about What is “Prayer Wine Chocolate”?
Pursuing an Adoption Without An Agency: What We Did Right!
This article contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase by clicking on those links, we make a small percentage. Thank you for your support! In 2015 I began to write at Prayer Wine Chocolate. One of the main reasons I started to blog was to share my husband and I's "road less traveled". It was the beginning of what we thought would be our second adoption journey (it ended up … [Read more...] about Pursuing an Adoption Without An Agency: What We Did Right!
Dancing in the Rain(ing Roses)
In one of Prayer Wine Chocolate's very first posts, Raining Roses, I shared my sincere belief that if you ask them, Saints will pray for you. I talked about how one of my favorite saints, Saint Therese’, once stated, “I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses.” When I pray a novena to Saint Therese – for nine days consecutively, without … [Read more...] about Dancing in the Rain(ing Roses)
Inspiration for Couples Waiting to Adopt
In October, I started writing articles for Adoptimist.com. My main goal is to encourage those who are waiting (and often I am reassuring myself too). Here are a few excerpts and links to the full articles. If you are in the "waiting" phase, hang on! Do not give up hope! Faith and the Adoption Journey Faith is a gift. I remember sitting in religion class as a Catholic school student and … [Read more...] about Inspiration for Couples Waiting to Adopt