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2020 Books Read

Here's what I read in 2020 (regularly updated throughout the year).

Catechist Resources

This is a listing of catechist resources I've found helpful over the years. Hope it helps you!

    Marian Resources

    My devotion to Mary has grown over the years, and since I've been getting an increasing number of requests for my favorite Marian recommendations, here you go. 

      My Books

      Finished! And what a delightful journey this book was! Not only was the author bio on the back cover (pictured the other day) a sense of the kind of humor you can expect, it was also a taste of the writing. It’s an examination of morality, but there’s not an ounce of preaching in it. This tale of medieval life includes fairies—but not the tiny Tinkerbell type—and royalty and romance. There’s intrigue and betrayal and—my favorite—moments of laugh-out-loud delight. I love it when an indie author presents me with a home run...and wow, do I want her to write more! I’d call this perfect for 11 and older, though your teen may appreciate some of the humor more than your younger kids. Then again, I’d hand this to any adult who just likes a good story. ...

      19 2

      Today was an extra special day, because my Ohio State graduation gown became a family heirloom. So proud of you, Ree, and so blessed to have you in our lives. #ohiostatefamily #howfirmthyfriendship⭕️🙌🏼🙏🏻⭕️ ...

      82 6

      Oh, if the book is like the bio, I’m gonna be up late and enjoying myself a lot! *rubbing hands together excitedly*
      #gettingcozywithabook #fridaynightreading

      18 3


      25 0

      A while back, my brother (who’s a Navy officer) asked me to pray for a sailor of his who found out that his in utero baby had a severe heart problem. That sailor chose life, and now they are facing the difficult decisions that the heart problem poses. Whether you can donate financially or not, please keep this family in your prayers. She has to be on the palm of Mary’s hand and certainly, Mama Mary can’t look away from the beauty of this family’s courage.

      If you’re able to donate, here’s the link:


      33 3

      The second in the Jane Austen mysteries is no less delightful or well crafted than the first, I assure you. Al the goodness of Jane, all the intrigue of a delicious mystery, all the smiling characterization the footnotes can add. I’m not sure you have to be head over heels for Austen to love these mysteries—they’re solid. But wow, the details and the research and...well. I am all amazement and have wasted no time in reserving the next from my friendly neighborhood library. 📚❤️ ...

      19 1

      New antics in the barn.

      34 5

      Because you needed this. #juniebjacob ...

      40 5

      Good thing he left his sweatshirt out in the yard and I went out to get it, because the farmer AND the boy would be 😡 if tomorrow was planting day... #disasteraverted #juniebjacob ...

      29 1

      It’s more than just a pretty cover, folks. Amy smith has crafted a gift of a book that packs a powerful message of hope. I wanna be a 29:11 Girl too! Ok, so this isn’t written for me; I get that. Perfect for the young women in your life. ...

      27 3

      Wait, what?????? ...

      28 3