A Story of Hope and Courage

No one wants to be diagnosed with cancer, of any type, but to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis is particularly heartbreaking. This kind of cancer, which is most often caused by asbestos exposure, is aggressive, deadly, and for most patients incurable. Sometimes, though, a patient lives through this awful cancer and shares her story with the world. One […]

I Am Not a Syndrome

I was truly captivated by reading Sheryl Crosier’s book, I Am Not a Syndrome…My Name is Simon. Knowing practically nothing about Trisomy 18, I realized through her story more than the often daunting medical diagnosis. I learned about a child who lived only 88 1/2 days on earth, yet a child whose brief life transformed […]

Littlest Suffering Souls

It seldom happens that one discovers a book covering the concept of redemptive suffering in children. In Austin Ruse’s new book, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ, readers glean an important and honest glimpse into the innocence and purity of children who learned deep spiritual truths through their own suffering […]

Mesothelioma: My Story of Struggle and Hope

I was diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of working on jobs that I had no idea were poisoning me. I am in my 50s now and living with this painful, limiting, and terminal disease. I am struggling and will continue to do so, but I also have hope. I know that things are getting better and that […]

Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

I stumbled upon this book when I was at my brief EWTN visit last summer.  It was atop a stack of books and magazines in the great room of the guest house where I stayed, and I picked it up, curious and intrigued.  After a moment, I decided I would swap this book for another […]

Discovering Your Mission in the Midst of Pain

Colleen C. Mitchell knows firsthand what life is like when death and loss become indelible imprints on the heart of a mother.  Within months, she and her husband lost their son, Bryce and miscarried another baby.  In the midst of that darkness, they discovered a call from God – a call that, at first, Mitchell […]

Forgiveness After Divorce

I stormed through the house, took the crosses off every wall, and ran, yes, literally ran, to the back door where I hurled those crosses across the backyard! Where was God, anyway? How could He let this happen? Hadn’t I been through enough? Didn’t He care for my children? What good was believing in God […]

The Joy-Filled Broken Heart

Mary Lou Rosien shares her joy-filled broken heart in this practical and uplifting resource. In each chapter, the reader gleans some wisdom from Rosien pertaining to suffering, loss, death, grief, and special needs parenting. She tackles age-old questions, such as “Why do we suffer?” with such honesty and integrity that the reader is left knowing […]

You Are As You Are: Enough

“How are you doing?” I asked my friend a few weeks ago.

“I’m dying,” he replied, as in saying he was exhausted. Then, realizing what he had just said, he turned bright pink and began apologizing.

“You can’t say that!” I laughed, pretending I was offended. “Some people are actually dead.”

My name is Isabella. I am nineteen […]