As a mother, some of my favorite family traditions and memories revolve around snuggling under the covers with my boys and sharing a beautiful book. This year, I'm delighted to share two recent releases from Sophia Institute Press that fall into my "instant classic" library of children's … [Read more...] about Two New Books That Look Like Christmas Classics
Somehow, we are just days away from the beginning of a new liturgical year! On Sunday, November 29, we celebrate the start of Advent. For many of us who have struggled mightily with challenges in 2020, this season of light and hope hangs before us like a beacon. We desire change not only in dealing … [Read more...] about Ready for Advent? Try “O Radiant Dawn”
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as we’re joined by Robert M. Hamma, author of the newly released book Bless Us, O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers. LMH Bob, congratulations on the publication of Bless Us, O Lord. Would you please briefly … [Read more...] about Bless Us, O Lord: 3 Minutes with Robert M. Hamma
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as we're joined by Kari Kampakis, author of the newly released book Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter. LMH Kari, congratulations on the publication of Love Her Well: 10 Ways to … [Read more...] about Love Her Well: 3 Minutes with Kari Kampakis
I'll admit it: I'm hopelessly devoted to planners. After several years of fiddling with my system, I've concocted a melange of both digital and paper tools that serves me well at this stage in my life. But I also love taking a look at new things and considering how advances in planning might help me … [Read more...] about Can You “Plan a Happy Life”?
I should have learned this lesson years ago: be careful when you decide to write a book about living your faith. God will expect you to "walk your talk". My first experience with this came with the writing of my very first book, The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and … [Read more...] about It’s a Book: Update from the Ball Chair for 09/10/20
Today, I'm delighted to invite you to a fancy red carpet premiere! Go ahead and don your fancy dress or suit. Touch up your lipstick and get your best selfie smile worked out. Here's a virtual box of popcorn and some Red Vines (my theater treat of choice!) But seriously, I'm super psyched to give … [Read more...] about I’m a Saint in the Making: Book Trailer Premiere!
One beneficial side effect of our sequestration during the pandemic is the fact that I've found more time to read each day. I've been working my way through a few novels with my parents during our daily read-aloud time on Alexa. At the moment, we're mid-way through Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry … [Read more...] about Your Gifts Matter: Five Loaves and Two Fish
As we flip the calendar to May, many of us are thinking about how we normally celebrate Mother's Day and how this year will be different. The normal masses, brunches, and backyard gatherings will be replaced by zoom calls and facetime chats. To help you celebrate the special women in your life, … [Read more...] about Give Your Loved Ones a “Virtual Gathering Gift” this Mother’s Day!
On Tuesday, 4/21 at 11 am ET (8 am PT) I will be reading my children's book "I Am God's Storyteller" with my friends at Paraclete Press. Now, more than ever, it's time for us to share our stories and savor the stories of our loved ones. When creating this book in collaboration with my illustrator … [Read more...] about Join Me for a Read Aloud!
On this week's show, we meet Katie Broussard, an artist, educator, and illustrator of Audacious Ignatius, a children’s book about the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Katie Broussard: Katie Broussard is an artist, educator, and illustrator of Audacious Ignatius, a children’s book about the life … [Read more...] about Katie Broussard “Audacious Ignatius” – Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode #61
On this week's show, it's storytime with children's author David Dziena who penned I Will Not Let Go, Daddy with his daughter Anya. David Dziena: David Dziena is the Editorial Director for Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc. He has also served as Executive Editor and Parish … [Read more...] about David Dziena “I Will Not Let Go, Daddy” – Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode 60
On this week's show, we meet Rose Rea, Founder of Radiant and Valiant Magazines and author of the beautiful new book Spirit and Life: The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Rose Rea: Rose Rea is the Founder of Radiant and Valiant Magazines, Catholic Magazines for young men and women now … [Read more...] about Rose Rea “Spirit and Life” – Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode 59
I'm excited (and admittedly a bit nervous) to share a fun experience tomorrow on my Instagram stories. I'll be "cooking with the saints"... specifically St. Junipero Serra on his feast day! This culinary craziness is to celebrate the launch of the new book Cooking with the Saints by Alexandra … [Read more...] about Join Me for “Cooking with the Saints” Tomorrow, July 1
On this week's show, we converse with the authors of two important new books. Fr. George Ruter shares about his latest work Grace and Truth: Twenty Steps to Embracing Virtue and Saving Civilization Next, we welcome Timothy J. Gordon, author of Catholic Republic: Why America Will Perish Without … [Read more...] about Fr. George Rutler and Timothy Gordon – Lisa Hendey & Friends – Episode #51