Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Short Book Review







Wow...summer has begun.  Kids are out of school and my house is FULL again.  I love the wonderful business that comes with all of us being together...the way I wish it could always be...the way it once was...

And there I go again..always wishing it could be like it once was...but when it was like it once was I wanted it to be like now...so how about I just love where I am now...and I do, so all is good!

But what really has been on my mind is this book ...it is so good.  After reading Something Other Than God, and being super sad it ended, I needed a peek into another catholic moms life.  Pope Awesome was my answer.  I love reading about everyday people.  I love hearing the simple ways God uses other people to open hearts to Him and to the Catholic church.

Last night I felt like I was reading my own story.  Cari found herself a new Catholic and new to home schooling.  Finding the amazing women in her local home school group really brought her heart and home into living her faith with her family.  Laughing around the spread out food, with kids running everywhere she learned to beauty of the churches teaching on being open to life.  Without heavy encyclicals and quoting church fathers she saw what the church taught.  And in her seeing she was convinced .

It is people who show what the church teaches.  I am so grateful for the people who showed me the faith without ever trying to teach me anything.  I think of them ALL the time.  I miss them all the time.  And I hope to be more like them all the time.

I loved living in my very Catholic bubble for as long as I did.  I know how blessed I was.  But now my bubble is no longer filled with fellow Catholics and I have begun to see that God is using me.  He is asking me to show my faith through my life. I am humbled.  I am weak.  I am inspired.

I love these conversion story books.. any other good ones out there?


  1. I loved both of those books! Girl at the End of the World by Elizabeth Esther is another great one.

  2. I just saw on FB there was an eathquake near you. I'm praying for you all and hope you are all okay!!!! I've been MIA since I had surgery but you are in my heart and on my mind. Prayers!!!