The Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women are specifically designed to help women stay connected to Jesus, their faith, and each other. Each Stay Connected journal explores a different path to spiritual growth via the same format of short, easy-to-complete chapters — perfect for individual and small faith-sharing groups! Each chapter includes reflections, questions, Scripture search, and prayers to provide a complete spirit-filled experience
The Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women are specifically designed to help women stay connected to Jesus, their faith, and each other. Each Stay Connected journal explores a different path to spiritual growth via similarly formatted short, easy-to-complete chapters — perfect for individual and small faith-sharing groups!
Each chapter includes reflections, questions, Scripture search, and prayers to provide a complete spirit-filled experience. Learn more GraceWatch.Media — https://www.gracewatch.media/connected/
STAY CONNECTED: A New Series for Catholic Women — A Book Review by Sarah Christmyer
My corner of the office is festooned with little gifts from women: a tiny pewter teapot that reads “Women are like teabags; we don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Another tiny teapot made of cloisonné. A hand-lettered prayer. A card engraved in red: “We will always be friends until we’re old and senile. Then we’ll be new friends!”
Quirky or serious, each thing reminds me of the woman who sent it. Most bring to mind an occasion when friendship was called for and blossomed. Women are “created to relate,” as my friend Kelly Wahlquist likes to say. And the way we relate, in small daily things as well as in crises and triumphs, pictures the relationship we are invited to have with the Lord.
I’m delighted to see a new series of journals that puts that everyday relationship into practice. “Stay Connected: Journals for Catholic Women” from
“A Gift to Herself” — A Review of The Gift of Invitation by
author, Michele Faehnle (Divine Mercy for Moms)
Everyone likes to be invited to things. We thrive on belonging to others and community. I think that is why social media can be so difficult for some people, especially teenagers, as we see all the things we are “uninvited” to. Even as adults, it can be painful to feel like you don’t belong. The good news is that even if you have felt uninvited or excluded, I’d like to extend a special invitation to you, and that is to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, to whose heart we all belong.
As an author, I get a lot of books to review and endorse; more than I have time to read. Many get skimmed or a cursory glance over, but last month I received a copy of Allison Gingras’ new book The Gift of Invitation, the first in the Stay Connected Journal series. Instead of it being something to “check off my to-do list,” it was a present to myself to spend the last few weeks reading and journaling through its pages. This unique series is part book and part journal, encouraging you to go deeper into the invitations Jesus is offering each one of us, especially through pondering scripture and prayer. What I especially liked about this book, is that unlike most journals I have received, there is plenty of material to digest along with space to journal your thoughts and insights on the scriptures.
While I’m blessed to know Allison personally, I got to know her even better through her honest and open reflections. Her stories were refreshing, real and inspiring. I found myself pondering the prayers from each chapter, laughing and nodding through the chapters and drawn into the scripture verses she selected for each chapter.
While I spend each morning reading the daily scriptures taken from mass, I realized God was calling me to dive in deeper and to read more of His Word, so I could grow closer to him. The Gift of Invitation was truly an extraordinary opportunity for me to grow in my relationship with Jesus. Below I’ve included an excerpt that I hope encourages you to pick up the Scriptures, as well as Allison’s new book and draw deeper into the Heart of Jesus. …. To Read More Click HERE!