Monday Recap: May 2016

It’s the first Monday of the month, so I’ve gathered up links to the work I’ve done in other spaces. May was a busy month for book reviews, but I found time for a few recipes and a little spiritual writing, too.


LCLFrontCover-265x400Book Notes and Author Interview with Theresa Linden. Theresa Linden’s novel “Life-Changing Love” released in May from Silver Fire Publishing! I interviewed the author on the subject of courtship as a dating alternative, a central theme in the novel.

Copyright 2016 Barb Szyszkiewicz. All rights reserved.
Copyright 2016 Barb Szyszkiewicz. All rights reserved.

The Chapel Rosary. Using a rosary belonging to someone else brings to mind a unique connection that is made through prayer.




Learning to Love with the Saints -- Front Cover 250 x 400Book Notes: Learning to Love with the Saints. I reviewed Jean Heimann’s spiritual biography, Learning to Love with the Saints, which explores the how and why of those saints’ personal influence on her life.


keep your kids catholicBook Notes: Keep Your Kids Catholic. Marc Cardonarella’s new book guides parents to nurture their children’s faith at home.



joy filled broken heart rosienBook Notes: The Joy-Filled Broken Heart. This small book is packed with big advice for those in the midst of suffering.



talking to GodBook Notes: Talking to God by Julie Cragon. This new book by Julie Cragon helps you turn everyday challenges into prayers.


At Cook and Count

Sauteed Spring Vegetables 1 CSauteed Spring Vegetables turned out to be a delicious seasonal side!


Giant saucepan CC cookies 1Because bigger IS better when it comes to cookies (according to my teenager) I made these Giant Chocolate-Chip Cookies.


Jeanne G chicken with mushroomsChicken with Mushroom Sauce is a great alternative to Chicken Marsala.

At Dynamic Women of Faith

joy filled broken heart rosienMy review of The Joy-Filled Broken Heart is available here.

At’s Reading Matters

blue eyed dollMy review of Deanna K. Klingel’s novel, Blue-Eyed Doll, was picked up at

Monday recap 2016 edition

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