Here are this week’s must-reads:
+ This is an awesome way we can support a Catholic wife & family as they fundraise to adopt again. AND, in return, you get an e-bookbook and essay collection from one of my favorite writers, Emily Stimpson Chapman. Her cookbook includes: 77 easy-to-print recipes that are designed to feed a crowd & are simple to prepare. Also noteworthy: a majority of the recipes are gluten-free and every section of the cookbook includes dairy-free, nut-free, vegetarian or vegan recipes. I got my copy this morning — you can get yours here.
+ The St. Rita Novena starts this Friday! St. Rita is a patron saint of impossible causes (alongside St. Jude), difficult marriages, infertility and parenthood.
+ Jesus said to His disciples: “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.”
“At once.” When the disciples were called, they went. They dropped everything they were doing and followed Jesus. We know that we’re called, and so, every moment in our lives now, we’re invited to follow Him.
But are we dropping the less important tasks at hand? Are we recognizing His voice in our everyday lives?” — My weekly newsletter
+ “At the end of it all we must respect life at it’s most vulnerable or the rest of respect for humanity unravels.” — Jeffry McCormick
+ “Before every miracle occurs, you can find Jesus saying “Do not be afraid.” Coincidence? I think not!” — Caroline