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My Easter Letter and a Free Printable

printable poster Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! This year I decided to start the tradition of writing an Easter letter of thanksgiving to my Saviour.  Why not make it part of your Easter traditions too! My Easter letter: Jesus, how can I thank you for all you’ve done for …

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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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A Christian Passover Seder Meal

source source Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The Passover Seder Meal is the same meal Jesus shared with His disciples at the Last Supper before His crucifixion.  The Seder Meal is a yearly reminder of all the great things God has done for us and continues to do for …

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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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Morning Prayer

  Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! I wake up in the mornings and I immediately start thinking of all the things that need to get completed that day.  I’m making lists in my head, then transferring them onto paper…first, so that I can prioritize and second, so I don’t …

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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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A Mother’s Challenge – Letting Go and Letting God

                 

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Interior Practices

Faith is more than our exterior practices.  It is more than the action of saying and of doing.  There is a deeper element – the interior.  Allowing God’s words to wash over us and the meanings to penetrate to our innermost self, allowing it to penetrate our thoughts until it speaks to our heart and …

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