by Lorraine Espenhain I’m reading 'The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity' by Julia Cameron. It's having such a profound effect on my life that I have to share what I am learning!Read More »
The Anger of Cain: Maybe It’s Not You They’re Mad At
by Lorraine Espenhain | You’re not angry at the individual at church who is involved in so many things. You’re angry at...Read More »
Afraid to be Audacious? An Advent Call to Action!
by Lorraine Espenhain | In this holy and penitential season of Advent, the court of Heaven is summoning you to stand up, step out, and dare to become one of them!Read More »
How to Tell if You’re Working for God… or for Yourself
by Lorraine Espenhain | If our motives for working give value to our labors for God, how can we be sure that those labors are done for love of God and not to promote and glorify self?Read More »
Keeping Thanksgiving Simple… Real Simple.
by Lorraine Espenhain | Spending five or six hours in a kitchen preparing food is just not my idea of a good time.Read More »
Let’s Journal Through Advent! Connecting With Your Soul on Paper
by Lorraine Espenhain | Journaling is for technicians, janitors, gardeners, nurses, moms, dads, students, and starving artists! It’s not just for writers.Read More »
“Hello God, Are You Up There?” When He ‘Doesn’t Answer’ Our Prayers… or Does He?
by Lorraine Espenhain | Our prayers will be answered by God, not because we have succeeded in getting God to see things our way, but because He has succeeded in changing our heartsRead More »
Hemmed in by God: How to Tell if Christ is Keeping You for Himself
You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me.” (Psalm 139:5) A little while ago, I found myself tossing and turning in my bed from 10:00 ...Read More »
The Secret to Breaking the Bondage of Fear
by Lorraine Espenhain | Most people believe that courage is the absence of fear. This, however, is simply not true. True courage is doing something in spite of the fear!Read More »
The Joy of Journaling: How My Self-Discovery Surprised Me!
by Lorraine Espenhain | This past year, I have decided to start journaling again, and I must say that I’m loving it! Journaling is a powerful tool that takes you on a journey of self-discovery.Read More »
Digest Your Devotion: Why Skimming Your Spiritual Reading Doesn’t Work
If we want to draw fruit from our spiritual reading, we must make sure that we are reading properly; otherwise, our reading is in vain.Read More »
‘Saved by the Book’: How Sinners Became Saints through Spiritual Reading
by Lorraine Espenhain | Many saints, because of spiritual reading, were induced to forsake the world and give themselves completely over to God.Read More »
You Are What You Read: How Spiritual Reading is The Healthier Option
by Lorraine Espenhain | If you don’t nurture the spirit within you through prayer and spiritual reading, your "flesh" is going to get the upper hand...Read More »
Starving for Answers During the Week? Start a Diet of Daily Spiritual Reading
St. Alphonsus Liguori believed that the reading of holy books for spiritual answers was just as essential in the life of a Christian as prayer.Read More »
The Word of God at Work in You: A Simple Way to Unlock Scripture
by Lorraine Espenhain | When we don't discipline ourselves to read the Sacred Scriptures on a daily basis, how can that Word go to work in us?Read More »
3 Ways to Teach Our Children the Joy of Writing
by Lorraine Espenhain | Writing can be a lot of fun, and it can usher our children into glorious realms which they never knew existed.Read More »
Painting Pictures with Words: Why Children Need Books
by Lorraine Espenhain | So, there you have it, dear reader, the secret to all grown-up reading. Now let’s open up a picture book and paint away…Read More »
Spiritual Discernment: How to Stay *Online* with God
by Lorraine Espenhain | How do we do it? He is the One who teaches us all things and gives us the spiritual understanding that we possess.Read More »
Why did God Take It Away from Me?
by Lorraine Espenhain | Sometimes God allows us to go through seeming seasons of loss in our lives in order to move us into what I call 'greater gains'.Read More »
The Reading Café: Seton’s Online Catholic Book Club
by Lorraine Espenhain | The benefit of this Reading Café is to discuss good, spiritual books so that we can share insights with others, and learn what they've discovered!Read More »