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Michelle is a cradle Catholic, married to her high school sweetheart Mike for the last 24 years. She is an ecletic homeschooling mom of 11 children. In addition to her children on earth she is a mother to 13 saints in heaven. She is active in the prolife community and is dedicated to protecting all children, both born and unborn. Michelle is a regular writer at Catholic Sistas, a website dedicated to sharing the truths of our faith through personal stories and article that stress adherence to the teachings of the Church. She loves Apologetics and learning all she can about our beautiful Catholic faith.

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Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice: I Still Forgive You

September 30, AD2015 7 Comments
Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice: I Still Forgive You

In Christ’s relatively short ministry here on earth, He passed many teachings on to His followers. Often those whom He taught could not commit to following those teachings. His teachings were revolutionary and went against much of what the Jews had been taught all their lives. Still, even when followers would turn away, unable to […]

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Why Bother Attending Mass?

September 2, AD2015 5 Comments
Why Bother Attending Mass?

I hate the Sunday mornings when I am in such a bad mood as we leave the house until it has me questioning why we are even going to church in the first place. Our morning starts off good enough, but then Leo gets into the cereal, spreading it all over the kitchen, while another one won’t […]

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A New Perspective: The Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes

August 5, AD2015 3 Comments
A New Perspective: The Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes

I’ve heard the story a hundred times I’m sure; maybe even more times than that. Jesus tries to slip away. People follow Him. They are hungry. The Apostles encourage Him to send them away. He tells the men to feed the people. T he Apostles inform Him they only have 5 loaves of bread and […]

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Our Lives: More Than a Snapshot

July 8, AD2015 4 Comments
Our Lives: More Than a Snapshot

Have you ever stopped at a stop light and noticed someone on the side of the road, cardboard sign in hand, asking for money or food? Did you think that maybe he should just go get a job? Have you ever caught sight of a mother, little children in tow, dressed in her pajamas as […]

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The Gift of Sacrifice

June 10, AD2015 1 Comment
The Gift of Sacrifice

As you read this, I am in Cincinnati on a mission trip with our parish youth group. Each year we travel somewhere to help spread God’s Gospel through our words and actions. We strive to put what we teach into meaningful experiences both for our teens and for those we help. This year we are working […]

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Called to Deep Waters

May 13, AD2015 0 Comments
Called to Deep Waters

In Matthew’s telling of Christ walking on water (Matt 14:22-33), we hear Peter say to our Lord, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” Christ assures him that it is indeed Him who walks on the raging seas and calls to Peter to join Him. Peter, who was […]

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Does God Still Speak to Us?

March 18, AD2015 12 Comments
Does God Still Speak to Us?

I sat quietly; a little disheartened by a conversation I had just had. The person I was talking to told me that she didn’t believe God really talks to her. In fact, she wasn’t sure that He talked to anyone really. I felt a sadness creep into my heart for her. How could she believe […]

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Ashes: An Outward Sign of an Internal Change

February 18, AD2015 12 Comments
Ashes: An Outward Sign of an Internal Change

The Outward Sign Many years ago on Ash Wednesday, I took my children to Sam’s Club to do some shopping. We hadn’t been to Mass and I wasn’t sure we were going to go. Normally we went to the evening Mass for ashes, but this year I knew we couldn’t go then. There was an […]

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Whose Life Should We Respect?

January 21, AD2015 3 Comments
Whose Life Should We Respect?

While writing this article, many are preparing for the anniversary of Roe vs Wade on January 22, 2015.  Many of us are preparing for rallies and marches for life. We may have our signs ready to go and our buses packed for a journey to stand beside others, shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, in solidarity for […]

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Preparing a Room for Christ

December 24, AD2014 5 Comments
Preparing a Room for Christ

It is like it happened yesterday, even though 4 long years have passed since that fateful December day. If I allow myself, I can see the faces, smell the air, and feel the panic that filled my heart. The nurse’s words echo in my ears, “Sit down, we have no room for you.” Pain fills […]

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In Everything, Give Thanks

November 26, AD2014 0 Comments
In Everything, Give Thanks

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, many of us are preparing our homes for guests, buying food to make a huge meal, and getting ready to celebrate. Maybe our Thanksgiving will be a low-key event with just our little family present; maybe we are traveling to someone else’s home to celebrate. Regardless of how we […]

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Tearing Down Your Altar to Baal

October 29, AD2014 7 Comments
Tearing Down Your Altar to Baal

In the Book of Judges, we read about the Israelites and their struggle to stay faithful to God following the death of Joshua. Many times throughout the book, God provides a “deliverer” to bring the Israelites out of the oppression or danger they are experiencing. The Israelites stay faithful for a while, but then they […]

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Is Christ the Head of Your Home?

October 1, AD2014 18 Comments
Is Christ the Head of Your Home?

My husband called on his way home from work, tired and hungry. He had been in Atlanta since before the sun came up, and now he was stuck in traffic. He still had to go back to his office, which meant passing our house (which was still 25 miles away from where he was) and […]

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The Youth Are Not the Future of the Church

September 3, AD2014 9 Comments
The Youth Are Not the Future of the Church

Perhaps you have heard it said that the youth are the future of the church. I’m here to tell you that this statement is not true. The youth are NOT the future of the church; they are not now nor have they ever been.  Have I gotten your attention? Please, let me explain… We know that […]

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To Lose Sight of the Shore

August 6, AD2014 12 Comments
To Lose Sight of the Shore

I sat quietly in a small room at the hospital waiting to pick up x-rays to take to my doctor. I had discovered a lump in my neck and had tests run. I was nervous as I sat waiting. I observed my surroundings, eyeing everything I could possibly look at, so that I could keep […]

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Vocations: The Elijah\’s Cup

June 11, AD2014 7 Comments
Vocations: The Elijah\’s Cup

At our parish, we have a beautiful practice that our priest instituted when he came five years ago. Each Sunday a family is asked to take home the chalice, place it in an area of prominence, and pray for an increase in vocations and for those who have already dedicated their lives to Christ and […]

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In a Matter of a Moment

May 14, AD2014 5 Comments
In a Matter of a Moment

I was talking to a friend today about her son’s upcoming graduation from high school. Two of my own children have graduated already and so I understand all those feelings that are bubbling just below the surface of her calm exterior- pride, worry, joy, hope, astonishment, wonder, elation, and even sadness. Each feeling filling her […]

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The Joys of a Praying Family

April 16, AD2014 6 Comments
The Joys of a Praying Family

I felt guilty as I told my five-year old daughter that we weren’t going to pray the rosary one night. She had come to me after she had brushed her teeth, ready and excited to pray. But I was tired and overwhelmed from a day that just seemed to go on and on. All I […]

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Evil is Beautiful

March 19, AD2014 0 Comments
Evil is Beautiful

As I was driving home the other day from the store, I looked on in awe and wonder at the signs of spring evident in the flowers that adorned the pear trees and the daffodils that were scattered and blooming all alongside the roadway. I could see squirrels chasing each other and birds soaring on […]

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Dignity in Death

February 19, AD2014 7 Comments
Dignity in Death

As I sat patiently in the airport waiting for my plane to arrive, I quietly watched the people around me.  I wondered where they were going and what they were going to do once they got there. I listened to some laugh, some talk in hushed tones, and I watched as some just slept, oblivious […]

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Every Life Matters

January 22, AD2014 7 Comments
Every Life Matters

Today in Washington D.C. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate in the annual March for Life. They come from all around the country and the world to stand up for the sanctity of life in the womb. They will bundle up to protect themselves from the frigid temperatures; they will raise their […]

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

December 25, AD2013 2 Comments
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay. Remember, Christ, our Savior Was born on Christmas day. To save us all from Satan\’s power When we were gone astray. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy The words from this Christmas song echo through my mind […]

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An Empty Vessel

November 27, AD2013 3 Comments
An Empty Vessel

My young daughter sat quietly at the table eating her snack. Beside her was her plastic cup, Dora the Explorer smiling on the outside, and apple juice poured within. Suddenly her little brother appeared at her side and stuck one of his sticky fingers in her cup. She squealed with disgust. Before she knew it, […]

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Fingerprints and Mud Splatters

October 2, AD2013 2 Comments
Fingerprints and Mud Splatters

In August we celebrated our oldest son’s graduation from high school. You might be wondering why we waited until August to celebrate. Because we homeschool we have the luxury of doing things on our own time. This included our graduation celebration. We wanted to make sure family could travel to be here and that other […]

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