Is your cross feeling heavy? Are the burdens of life weighing on you? Do you need a break?
Consider this your invitation to pause and join us for the fifth sorrowful mystery, hosted by the lovely and hilarious Michelle at This Little Light.
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Michelle’s also kind enough to include a review of my book, which highlights something I’m pretty passionate about:
And while it may be marketed toward expectant mothers, so much of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy could easily be applied to other situations in life in which we find ourselves vulnerable, which is probably why I so enjoyed it. I’m not pregnant, but her emphasis on the power of prayer and placing one’s trust in God’s plan fortified me still.
As I was preparing the excerpts from the book for this blog tour, I realized just how much this was true. It has emphasized for me just how flexible and applicable the journey of the rosary is to all of our lives. It meets us where we are, how we are, when we are.
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Want to hear me reading part of A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy as part of an interview with Pat Gohn? Here you go: the very first Patheos Book Club audio version featuring yours truly!
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Tomorrow we begin the last set of mysteries in this rosary and the blog tour. I’m going to be sad to see it go. We’ll have to do this again sometime…there’s something incredibly wonderful about this praying together.
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I’d be remiss not to mention all the great giveaways and chances to win:
- The Nook tablet giveaway continues – you can enter once a day during the tour!
- My October contest
- Giveaway at Rosetta Stone – enter by October 21
- Giveaway at The Practicing Catholic – enter by October 21
- Giveaway at Franciscan Mom – enter by October 26
- Giveaway at Columbus Catholic Women – enter by October 26
- Giveaway at This Little Light
The rosary that’s pictured today is from Trendy Traditions. (Which surprises you, I know.) (No, I’m not getting any compensation or any sort of kickback for my promotion of TT. I just really, really, REALLY love these rosaries!)