Category Archives: walking in faith

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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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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Our Lady of Fatima – May 13th

Click HERE to get your copy of the above colouring page. May 13th, 1917, in the middle of World War I, Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal – Lucia and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco.  Appearing six times, Mary stressed the importance of praying the rosary. On May 13th, 1981, on the Feast …

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Reversing my Prayer Priorities

Hi, I’m Melina, a homeschooling mother of 11, Grandmelina to 1 (and a half!) and Servant of God. Prayer is important.  We can all agree on that.  I’ve tried adding prayer into my life.  I think I do a pretty good job.  I make prayer a priority.  I enjoy my conversations with the Lord.  I …

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Was Mary Washing Dishes When the Angel Appeared?

Source: Was Mary Washing Dishes When the Angel Appeared? This question occurred to me one day as I was about one of my daily tasks:  washing the dishes.  Was Mary also washing dishes when the angel appeared to her?  What was she doing when she was asked to become the mother of the Messiah? It …

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New Year’s Resolution #2

#2 – PRAYER I’m putting this down as number two but really this is my first priority.  I have to get my prayer life back in order!! This doesn’t mean I haven’t been praying but it still feels incomplete.  My best days are when my days start with a walk and a prayer.  As I’m walking …

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Mary’s YES

Source: Mary’s YES During this Christmas season, we are presented with many opportunities to remember Mary as a mother.  Every manger scene we see has Mary with her precious baby Jesus.  This morning as I gazed at the manger scene set up in our church, I saw Mary and Joseph gazing in awe upon their baby …

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Sometimes I get so caught up in the drama of life in a large family that I forget. I forget about the blessings. God’s blessings in my life. There are many. And He gently reminded of that this morning during my morning walk/devotions. I started to list them to myself and suddenly the sun was …

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