Category Archives: Inspirational

Easter 2001 and my First Miscarriage

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The thing each expectant mother dreads:  miscarriage.  It was the year 2001.  I started spotting on Good Friday. What a fearful sight!  This was my 8th pregnancy, but my first experience with a miscarriage.  I was scared, but I started working on an action …

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Rosary Step 1 – Learning the Prayers

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My husband and I started praying the rosary together before we were married.  When we first started having kids we would pray the rosary as a family after supper before the kids went to bed.  When our oldest was not even walking yet, we …

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Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Jesse Tree – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The first Sunday of Advent is the day to start the Jesse Tree. What is the Jesse Tree?  Jesse was the father of King David in the bible.  Jesus was born of the line of David.  So the Jesse Tree is a compilation of …

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Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

source Hi, I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! While praying this morning, I had the distinct impression of me sitting at the feet of Jesus.  I pictured those who sat at the feet of Jesus before me:  His parents, the teachers in the synagogue when He was only 12, His disciples, and …

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Praying with a Baby and Littles

Hi!  I’m Melina, mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I recently encountered the question in a Catholic Mothers’ Facebook group, “What kind of shape does your prayer time take when you have your baby & littles around?” I didn’t have to think long to come up with my answer. We’ve always prayed a rosary …

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Growing up in Christian Community

I was only 10 years old when my family “found” Christian Community and took the first steps to becoming members.  We moved to Ottawa from Timmins in their quest.  There were 2 communities that they were looking at at that time:  the New Jerusalem Community and the Servants of God Community.  They were 2 communities …

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Sound Mind Saturday

as received by Deacon Stan Cor; shared with permission “For this reason I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God bestowed when my hands were laid on you. The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit but one that makes us strong, loving, & wise. (2 Tim. 1:6-7)” Another translation …

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Forward Forward Friday

” I call you forward into good & pleasant things. I also call you into battle, battle that precedes & brings forth victory. Do not fear the battles that I call you to for I AM with you & My heavenly hosts are eager to do battle alongside you. The battles I call you to …

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Set Free Saturday

by Deacon Stan Cor; shared with permission Forgiving is a choice to be free from the hurts & traumas of the past. Forgiving is not saying that it was okay. Forgiving is not a feeling but a decision to set yourself free from the influence & control of the one who hurt you. Forgiving has …

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