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How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

How To Paper Mache The Empty Tomb ~ Lent

  I made this empty tomb model a few years back, and it has been used year after year! We reenact the Carrying of the Cross, The Passion and lay Jesus in the tomb on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday the stone has been rolled away and we can see He is Risen! Its lots […]

With 6 You Get A Minivan

With 6 You Get A Minivan

  Well, it’s happened at long last. After over 10 years of marriage and being open to life we have just purchased our first…minivan. We suspected that this day would come, although a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) late last year had led us to believe that baby number six may not be a […]

A Glimpse Of A Childless Society

A Glimpse Of A Childless Society

  There’s been one DVD watched on repeat these school holidays, when the mercury too often climbed above 40 degrees, and one I remember fondly from my childhood; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Of course, on the surface it’s a frivolous musical, full of fun, folly and adventure. But as I watch it now, through the […]

The Liturgical Mash-up That Is On Point!

The Liturgical Mash-up That Is On Point!

  It’s a rare occurrence that has many talking – this year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, the day synonymous with roses, chocolates and romance. And certainly, at first glance Saint Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday are not compatible. I mean, romantic love and a day given over to fasting and abstinence? I guess […]

Poppy’s Story Now Immortalised as a Children’s Book

Poppy’s Story Now Immortalised as a Children’s Book

    Poppy Hookway is the poster girl for ‘different is beautiful’ and now her story has been captured in a unique children’s book now available for pre-order. ‘The Littlest Angel’ is a whimsical story that illustrates limb difference in a way that is both beautiful and profound – a link to Heaven. And the […]

Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments

Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments

   A little while back Sarah H posted a great tutorial on making Jesse Tree ornaments here. And while I loved her set, something I have a lot of is fabric, not wood. With this in mind I created a felt ornament set that was true to Sarah’s original painted images. Because the designs are fairly simple […]

The Hidden Life Of Mothers

The Hidden Life Of Mothers

    One of the biggest myths present in our contemporary society is that being a mother is normal, natural and, subsequently, easy. That because of its very commonness, and therefore ordinariness, all women might successfully undertake this role without any relevant experience or education. That this myth fails to recognise the all too common […]

10 Things I've Learned In 10 Years Of Marriage

10 Things I’ve Learned In 10 Years Of Marriage

  On the first day of spring this year, hubby and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. And boy did we celebrate in style, he was exhausted after working a hectic week and I was laid low with a throat infection. We had homemade pumpkin soup for dinner as it was one, a Friday and […]

Feastday Freebies - St Therese of Lisieux

Feastday Freebies – St Therese of Lisieux

  Saint Therese of Lisieux is an inspiring saint – and that’s putting it mildly! Today, October 1, is her feastday and to celebrate we’re giving away some digital images for your devices. And there’s no catch! Read Sarah’s reflection on Saint Therese of Lisieux here and, for more spiritual insight you can’t go past the […]

You Should Be On Team Raoul

You Should Be On Team Raoul

  The Phantom of the Opera is one of those beautifully atmospheric novels, and musicals, that enthrals audiences all over the world. I confess to loving it myself – I’ve read the book more times than I can count and watched the musical, the Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler version, several times. Recently I stumbled […]