Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Love," a mother's middle name!

Donna-Marie (wearing dress on right) with her mother and four of her siblings

"Mothers are indeed called to love. In fact, as soon as a woman becomes a mother at the conception of her child, "love" seems to become her middle name. She is no longer jut a woman or just a wife, but she is now a mother who is extraordinarily in love with her child. Everything about her is directed to the fact that she has a little person depending on her for safety, nourishment, and his or her very life. Motherhood is an awesome vocation."

From Catholic Mom's Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013

Today's reflection in my Catholic Mom's Cafe book under the section: "Offer" says:

Nature thrills me. One time my friend Tina paid an unexpected visit. She handed me a vase of freshly cut flowers and said that, while gardening, she had thought of me. I was hosting a dinner party that night, and she knew I was feeling a little frazzled. Her gesture of love warmed my heart. A few days later, I was surprised to see that some of the clippings had formed roots, so I planted them. Recalling Tina's sweet gift, it seemed to me that the roots of the plants were like roots of love between friends and family. 
     How do you nurture deep roots of faith and love in your family?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Enter to win plus discount code!

Hey Everyone,

You can enter to win a copy of my book, Catholic Mom's Cafe. I recently chose a winner for the first drawing and I'm starting a new contest already to give out a total of ten books! You can also buy the book from Our Sunday Visitor for 25% off for a limited time. So hurry and use the coupon code below.

 Here's the code. You may purchase as many books as you want for a limited time (until November 13, 2013) You can also share the code with friends and family.

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God bless you and yours!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Win a "Catholic Mom's Cafe" book!

I have GREAT news! Well, I consider it to be great news. :)

I will be giving away TEN copies of "Catholic Mom's Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year"! I am also offering a 25% off coupon to everyone who enters the contest! It's a "WIN-WIN" deal, don't you think? 

Enter to win my book!
So, here's the deal...each person who leaves a comment here on this blog post will receive a 25% off coupon to buy the book. AND, each person who leaves a comment will be entered into a drawing to WIN a copy of the book. Each week for TEN weeks, someone will WIN a copy of Catholic Mom's Cafe; 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year!

Please, one comment per person each week. You can enter each week for TEN weeks! You can use the 25% off for as many books as you'd like to purchase (for a LIMITED time though).

So, are you ready to leave a comment? I hope so. I'd like it to be a couple of sentences about why you or someone you know NEEDS this book! After leaving a comment, please email me at: DMCOBoyle[at]aol[dot]com and ask for the 25% off code if you'd like it. Please put "Sale code for book" in the subject line.

God bless you - I hope you win my book!