March 21, 2016

Hi Lovelies!

We do not have advertisements here on TFG, and don't plan to in the near future.  But sometimes good things come along and it's important to spread the word.

The New Evangelization Summit is just such a thing.

We Christians cannot live hiding ourselves away, hiding what Christ has done for us!  We cannot find the pearl of great price and cover it up with something.  The Church exists to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and about the good news of what he has done for us - which is truly amazing and awesome.  And the New Evangelization Summit helps us get there.

Last year I was not able to go, but I did hear the talks and was struck to the core by one talk in particular.  Michael Dopp, in his talk, asked everyone in the crowd what they were going to tell their co-workers on Monday when they were asked what they did that weekend?

"Are you going to tell them about the movie you watched on Sunday night?  Are you going to tell them about the restaurant you went to on Friday after the Summit?  Or are you going to tell them you spent the weekend learning about how to talk to everyone about Jesus and open up a conversation about the Lord and his work?"

I have so done that.  I've spent full weekends on retreat and then, when asked, I told the person about the one non-religious thing I did that weekend.  I really have work to do - and I don't think I'm alone in this!

So here's my little advertisement.  There is one main venue in Ottawa, Ontario - but the really cool thing about the New Evangelization Summit is that there are 32 host sites around North America that will have a simultaneous webcast.  So if you're in Lafayette, LA or Vancouver or Saskatoon or Michigan Centre, yay for you because there's a host site nearby!

Check out for more information and to buy tickets.

And happy evangelizing my friends!
March 11, 2016

The following is a post written by monthly contributor Alexa.  
(I was supposed to post this in February - and completely forgot!  Sorry Alexa.)

So it's February, which is a slightly better month than January.  However it is still a chilly month. It also is the month of St. Valentine’s day making it a month that sadly does not celebrate the wonderful martyr St. Valentine, nor does it celebrate what love is all about. It’s mostly an excuse for sentimental hoo haw (you heard me - hoo haw) that has nothing to do with the real and rich nature of sacrificial love. Rather it’s all about buying some ugly stuffed animal and some chocolates - because nothing says I love you like a plush polar bear holding a heart?!  

Anyway I digress, if you're a cynic like me and like to see real romance, try these six films that will renew your hope in real love and ditch the sentimental clap trap.

March 8, 2016

For a while now there's been a sign in my town advertising a potluck to celebrate International Women's Day.  I chuckle to myself every time I drive by it.  A potluck says to me, "Women, you only have to cook and clean a little bit less on International Women's Day than you did yesterday.  Yay for you."  And I wonder - will it be followed by a bake sale?  A recipe exchange?  Some spring cleaning?   A quilting bee?  Are men invited?

February 25, 2016

I grimace inside every time I hear a rant about leggings being okay to wear as pants.  I instinctively know that leggings aren’t pants and the more I ponder the question, the more it leads me to think about why we even wear clothes at all.  Not only that, but how do we explain, especially to a teenager, that leggings (along with many other items of popular clothing) might be ‘cool’ or ‘in style’, but are inappropriate to wear as pants?  The following is what I came up with, and might help you in explaining to the kids and teens in your life why we dress our bodies appropriately in order to be classy – and holy.

Why do we wear clothes?    


What is a woman? What does it mean to be feminine? There is softness and hardness, compassion and ferocity. There is contentment and adventure, freedom and service. We're conundrums, especially to ourselves, but we all, in some way, possess beauty, creativity, intuition and love. We were made for love, and we are loved, cellulite and all. Here we aim to show every woman the richness and beauty of her own femininity and explore current issues relating to women in our world. We also wish to share our own experiences - exploring the joys and challenges of stay-at-home moms and single professionals and everyone in between. Welcome! So glad you're here!


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