Meditations

Family Matters: Living a balanced life

April 29, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
As a wife, mother, sister daughter, etc., I play many roles every day. I refer to this as my “juggling act.” Are you a juggler, too? Jugglers need a fine sense of balance. How does one achieve such balance?

Family Matters: Restoring Family Relationships

April 2, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
Family relationships can be tough to navigate sometimes. When expectations go unmet, we get angry, upset, resentful and more. This can strain relationships. The good news is that relationships don’t have to remain in broken conditions. They can be restored; they can be made new again.

Family Matters: Reconciliation in Families

January 30, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
Reconciling with an estranged family member is tough, but approaching that person with respect, humility and positive communication are steps along that path. Beginning with prayer is a good idea, too.

Family Matters: Commitment is the foundation of family

September 13, 2023

By Lucia Ferrara
Commitment is not easy but it is the foundation of family life. It means putting your family first. Family members show commitment by investing their energy and time in each other.

Family Matters: Your Child’s Safety Is Your #1 Concern

July 3, 2023

By Lucia Ferrara
As parents we want our kids to always have fun and safe experiences. We need to teach our children about safety awareness. Read More Here.

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.

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