Family Matters: Patience Is Virtue. It’s also a manifestation of God’s love

May 3, 2023

By Lucia Ferrara
When it comes to money, are your kids savers or spenders? Do they ponder purchases or buy on impulse? Kids handle money as they were taught. Here are some lessons on money management kids can use.

Family Matters: Community Service Builds Connections

January 31, 2023

By Lucia Ferrara
Have you taken your children to volunteer in your neighborhood, church or community? Community service, teaching our children to “reach out,” is important for their growth and development.

Family Matters: Self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit

November 2, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
When you find yourself feeling out of control or guilty for something you are addicted to or struggling with, learn to pause, reflect, and then act. Ask God to help.

Family Matters: ‘A la Tavola’ (At the Table)

September 29, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Pull up a chair and join me at a long wooden table, set with white linens, fresh flowers from the garden, candles, crystal stemware and china and your name card. The aroma of the meal being prepared is capturing your senses.

Family Matters: Please pass the salt and pepper

August 31, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Have you ever been out in a restaurant or anywhere a public meal is served and you see children at the table acting up and do not seem to have any table etiquette or manners in general? I have, and it is very annoying.

Family Matters: Summer trips your family will cherish

July 22, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Does your family take time away together in the summer? Do you all go on vacation? Staycation? Weekend trips? Day trips? These adventures are important for the entire family.

Family Matters: Teach your children to find God through serving others

June 14, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
An early Christian writer, Ephraem the Syrian, once said, “The sign that you love God is this: that you love your fellow human being.” That is an important lesson our children need to learn.

Family Matters: Finding Rest in Jesus

April 26, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Jesus says, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest … my yoke is easy … my burden … light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) Do you want to find refreshment with Jesus?

Family Matters: Honoring Your Inner Wisdom

March 9, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Do you listen to your soul, your heart, that deep down feeling in your gut? We need to learn to channel those feelings and listen for our own inner wisdom and truth

Family Matters: What’s New in 2022? Mindfulness

January 19, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Adding some mindfulness practices to your family’s daily routines can help reduce stress and anxiety and promote happiness and well-being in people of all ages.


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