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Moms' Night Out Movie

All Moms Deserve a Night Out!  There, I said it!  As a mom, I know we all get to the breaking point where we want to pull out our hair and leave our little ones to scrounge for food at the neighbors house at least once (or twice, or ...)  That's all of us, right?  Or is that just me?  Anyway... While at the CNMC last fall in Boston, Shelly and I had the opportunity to view the trailer, interviews and clips for a new movie coming out this May in time for Mother's Day. Moms' Night Out is a "true to life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting."  Can I just say that I LOVE the term "beautiful mess" paired with parenting.  A great description ... Here is the official synopsis - All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch th

tweet inspiration: Faith in 140 Characters

tweet your faith How do you share your faith in 140 characters or less?  Take a lesson from Mark Hart in his book, " Tweet Inspiration: Faith in 140 Characters (or less) ".  I picked it up for my teen niece as a Christmas gift and fell in love with it myself.  The author, Mark Hart, executive VP of Life Teen and veteran youth minister, shares his faith with his trademark humor, inspiration and insights in this great book of "quotes." Mark embraces twitter as a way to evangelize, share the Good News and offer light in the darkness.  All at 140 characters at a time.  His collection of tweets range from humorous, inspirational, thought provoking, challenging and poignant. A few of my favorites tweets from the book include: Yes, sometimes God does work in mysterious ways - but often he is really, really obvious (Dt 30:11) Stress will either drive you crazy or drive you to your knees.  It depends on who is in control of your life. If your words ar

More Free Pregnancy Sonograms / Ultrasounds in Houston

In 2011, Houston Coalition for Life brought their Mobile Crisis Pregnancy Center  offering free ultrasounds and sonograms to abortion vulnerable women in front of Planned Parenthood of Houston's abortion super center on the Gulf Freeway.  Through the mobile crisis pregnancy center lovingly named the Big Blue Bus, the staff and volunteers at Houston Coalition for Life provide free pregnancy sonograms and ultrasounds, counseling and hope to mothers considering abortion for their babies in Houston.   As we March for Life on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark US Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, the Houston Coalition for Life announces project Baby Blue. Baby Blue, a donated 31-foot RV, will be the second mobile crisis pregnancy center serving the women of Houston. This small mobile crisis pregnancy center will be more maneuverable on the streets of Houston and allow staff and volunteers to reach more pregnant women who feel they have no other choice than

2014: Having a Plan

2014:  A new year.   A new beginning. It’s a time when people make resolutions and plan for the future. But I’m not quite sure what I want from this year. I had plans for 2011 – and then got pregnant and had a baby. I had plans for 2012 – and then changed jobs, careers, and homes. I thought about making plans for 2013, but I didn’t really – and life still roared forward pushing me like a crashing wave comes to the shore.  Dare I make plans for 2014? This past year my lack of a plan taught me that without any plan for your life, even one that twists beyond your control, you don’t really know where you’re trying to go.   This becomes disconcerting whe n your path changes midstream.   Without a plan you wander aimlessly, allowing yourself to be moved with the tide. Zig Ziglar summed up my 2013 problem best when he wrote, “ People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem .” So this year I resolve to find my focus – to iden

Most Popular Posts of 2013

Happy New Year!  2014 is Here! Shelly and I are looking forward to 2014 and continuing to share our faith journey and family with you. But for today, here's a look back at our most popular posts from 2013, just in case you missed them:   1.   The Lord Your God is With You - Zephaniah 3:17 2.   Sisters of Mary on GSN American Bible Challenge 3.   Texas Catholic Summer Camp - The Pines 4.   Finding God in Random MOMents of Grace 5.   How to Teach Children to Pray the Rosary 6.   Are you watching The Bible Miniseries? 7.   Good Sportsmanship and a Soccer Mom 8.   40 Ways to Give for 40 During Lent 9.   Top 20 Tweets from #CNMC 10.   Don't Give Up for Lent May your 2014 be filled with blessings and joy!!  Happy New Year!