This post contains affiliate or associate links with several businesses (which means if you shop through the links, I earn a small commission). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. ***SPOILER ALERT*****SPOILER ALERT*** ***If you have not yet seen THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and you don't want me to spoil any parts of it before you see it . . . read this later.*** Years ago when my … [Read more...] about What Luke Skywalker and Saint Joseph Can Teach Us About Adoption
**This post contains affiliate or associate links with several businesses (which means if you shop through the links, I earn a small commission). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.** Many people who think abortion should be legal, or feel that abortion should be a "woman's right" do not feel or want to believe adoption should enter the conversation. Some pro-lifers or … [Read more...] about Adoption: 5 Myths Every Pro-Lifer Needs to Stop Believing
Dear Beautiful Woman Longing to Be a Mother I feel compelled to write to you . . . because boy, I remember being there. I recall thinking about how I "played house" as a child. I wanted more children than my playmates. They wanted a "boy and a girl" . . .I wanted at least five. I remembered that one year Santa brought me a cradle and a doll and lots of clothes and the baby bottle. It was … [Read more...] about Dear Beautiful Woman Longing to Be a Mother
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
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!
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)