christian summer books

Summer Beach Reads for Catholics

I love to read: Scripture, spiritual reading, lives of the Saints, novels, and my new favorite, narrative nonfiction. Growing up, I was the kid who read the Reader’s Digest front...
May 27, 2022
The Restore Retreat Can Change Your Life

The Restore Retreat Can Change Your Life

You empty yourself for others on a regular basis. You crave intimacy with Jesus. You long for community with other Catholic women. You want to be still for a moment....
February 01, 2020
spiritual retreats

The Need for Personal Retreats

Each week, I fill my car with gas. I refuel my body with food and sleep. I charge my cell phone every night. But my spiritual life? How often do...
March 11, 2019
shine retreat review

Let Your Light Shine: Braving Solo Travel to Attend the Blessed is She Retreat

Just shy of two years ago, I was in my home watching Beth Davis do a Teachable Tuesday talk on Instagram. She discussed letting God know your dreams. The idea...
March 09, 2019
end of year goal setting for couples

How to Make an End-of-Year Retreat

For the last couple of years during the holiday season, my husband and I have carved out time away from our kids and normal routine for an “end-of-year retreat.” Maybe...
December 13, 2018
interview with erica tighe

Bearing Light Advent Journal // An Interview with the Designer

Our social media feeds are lighting up with the sharing of this year's Advent Journal, Bearing Light. We've all been captivated by the beautiful cover design, which will compel us...
November 15, 2018
catholic speakers for women's conference

Catholic Women Speakers | Blessed is She Team Members

When it comes to planning an event, conference, or parish night for Catholic women, there are so many details to handle and decisions to make. At the top of that...
November 12, 2018
missionary to ireland blessed is she retreat

Be a Missionary to Ireland (Without Leaving Your Home)

When The Blessed is She team first discerned and decided that the theme of the Blessed is She retreats for 2018 would be Wild, I had no idea just how...
May 25, 2018
How Do We Continue?

How Do We Continue?

This is it. We have prayed together diligently for the last 31 days. If you have ever been on retreat, you know that the question "How do I keep this...
January 31, 2016
This Year I Will Delight

This Year I Will Delight

This all started with an idea I had, about how I could be really intentional about this year. I kept coming back to wanting to straighten my priorities, to listen...
January 26, 2016
Doing the Work that Matters

Doing the Work that Matters

I want to remind you of something. We, each one of us, is doing His work... whether it be serving our families, babies, husbands, mother, fathers or whether it be...
January 25, 2016
The Opportunity for Retreat

The Opportunity for Retreat

A few years ago, I went on seven retreats every year. I prepared for weeks - buying supplies, designating small groups, collecting permission slips, writing talks, and forming student leaders....
January 18, 2016