Monday Recap: January 2016

Monday recap 2016 edition

Here you’ll find what I’ve been writing in other spaces: my roundup for the month of January 2016.


true radianceBook Notes: True Radiance. I reviewed True Radiance by Lisa Mladinich, a book that helps readers learn to rely upon and cooperate with grace in the second half of life.



50 Million Names for FITech Talk: 50 Million Names. For families looking for simple ways to honor the more than 50 million unborn babies who were never given the chance at life after Roe v. Wade, I found a website that offers ideas for action, prayer and sacrificial giving.

A Single Bead by Stephanie EngelmanBook Notes: A Single Bead. I reviewed Stephanie Engelman’s new novel for teens, A Single Bead, which challenges the reader to lay aside the idea that a prayer or a sacramental can be a “magical” thing.



IMG_0053Bless Your Home for Epiphany. I shared how my parish has continued the custom of blessing homes at Epiphany.


meatless-friday-redesignMeatless Fridays: A Year of Mercy Resolution. Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? I encourage you to consider observing Meatless Fridays all year ’round during the Year of Mercy.

At Cook and Count




beef veg lo mein (1) T C smallBeef and Vegetable Lo Mein



3 Bean Chili Mac small T C3-Bean Chili Mac



Ckn Crescent Casserole (4) T CCrescent Chicken Pot Pie



slow cooker chicken paprikas T C R(2)Slow Cooker Chicken Paprikas

At Mercatornet Book Reviews

A Single Bead by Stephanie EngelmanA Young Adult Novel with a Message of Hope: my review of Stephanie Engelman’s A Single Bead.

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