Hope for the Suffering: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle Inspires in Candid Memoir

The-Kiss-of-Jesus

I remember the first time I saw Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle on EWTN. She seemed so delicate, so mild-mannered, so firm in her Catholic faith. Later I met Donna-Marie at a meeting of the Catholic Writers Guild, and her image as a strong faith leader and an inspirational speaker was reinforced in my mind.Her writing is truly inspirational--reading her books, one can't help but resolve to be holier. When, in December 2012, I participated in the blog tour for Donna-Marie's book Rooted in Love: Our … [Read more...]

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You’ll Like This: A Slim Guide to Prayer for Young Professionals

Pocket Prayers

Today I bring news of a helpful little volume, the Pocket Book of Prayers for Young Professionals.I'm not sure where I stumbled across this slender book of 100 simple prayers, but I recognized in it a theme that would be of interest, not only to young people, but to everyone who seeks to follow God while maneuvering in the business world. Author Julie Rattey includes everyday prayers, but also quick little prayers for special circumstances:During a job search, Julie suggests praying a pr … [Read more...]

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Finding Beauty That Isn’t Just Skin-Deep

True Radiance

Lisa Mladinich caught her reflection in the mirrored closet doors in her St. Louis hotel room--and for just a minute, she didn't like what she saw. The declining state of her appearance, she explained, was not really a surprise. She'd seen it already: the skin that had lost elasticity around her eyes and chin, the extra pounds around her middle.... She cut herself no slack as she considered how the years had taken their toll, and the tears flowed freely.But then, God touched … [Read more...]

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