10 Ways To Feel More Thankful Every Day

This Thanksgiving season, take stock of the good in your life: reflect on your year, and really think about what you have to be thankful for. When you feel that you are truly blessed, you can help others find their way to happiness. Some of us don’t see the great and wonderful beauty in the world as easily as others. If you’re unsure of how to find ways to feel thankful this season, here are ten suggested activities to open yourself to happiness and gratefulness this season. 1. Write in a Happiness Journal- Buy a new journal (or repurpose a pad of paper) and write about one thing at the end of the day that made you feel happy, inspired, blessed, or good about your life. As this list grows, you’ll have more examples to reference to bring you cheer. It will also help you see that there are usually…Keep Reading

How Do I Keep My Child Involved In The Church Community?

Kids and parents both feel the brunt of a busy schedule these days. Between school, your daughter’s dance rehearsals, your son’s soccer practices, homework, and other obligations, you may feel like you have no time to practice your faith with your children. Making time for church is a hefty commitment- however, if you’re serious about getting involved in the church’s community, they will give you a helping hand. Looking for a place to start? Here is our guide to getting your kids invested in the church community. A Word of Advice If you’re going to your kids more involved, you need to get involved too. Take the initiative to start seeking out opportunities to bond with the church community. Whether you bring food to a church potluck, donate clothing to a drive, or dedicate yourself to regularly going to church, others will notice and appreciate your efforts. Showing your children…Keep Reading

Family Friendly Fall Activities

Fall has finally arrived, and with it comes new opportunities to plan seasonal fun with your family. While it may seem like Halloween is the dominant celebratory holiday, there are plenty of other ways to appreciate and enjoy fall with your children. And luckily, there are also plenty of ways to integrate the Church’s teachings into your fall fun. From apple picking to hay rides, here is a list of great activities your family can participate in this fall. 1. Carve a Pumpkin Prayer- Pumpkin carving is an activity loved by children and adults alike. Make yours inspirational and spiritual this year by carving biblical shapes into your pumpkin. Not only will you have a beautiful pumpkin, but you’ll also spread God’s love in your neighborhood. Plus, you’ll have beautiful fall décor for your home. 2. Go Apple Picking- Becoming one with nature allows you to get back to your…Keep Reading

Four Facts About National Prayer Day

May 5 marks the 65th annual National Prayer Day, and while there’s a lot we may know about prayer, there’s always more to learn. The mission of this day is to engage Americans in prayer, and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. Although many of us pray daily, this day is a chance for us to reflect on the importance of prayer in our daily lives. For more information check out our National Prayer Day Infographic


For six remarkable days beginning today, Pope Francis will make his very first papal visit to the United States. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church will visit three cities, tour six cathedrals, speak to hundreds of elected officials and touch thousands upon thousands of lives. His visit comes at a critical time. While President Obama and Pope Francis share similar views on issues that include criminal justice reform, immigration, climate change and economic equality, they don’t quite see eye to eye on other hotbed issues, such as same-sex marriages and abortion. For Republican and Democrats alike, the pope’s commentary and insight on specific political issues may be hard to hear. But for millions of American Catholics, the pope is far more than an influential political leader. To them, Francis is a spiritual leader, a moral compass offering direction in these hectic and confusing times. His visit is a once-in-a-lifetime…Keep Reading