A Look Inside Prompt Me to Pray


As many of you already know, I am just two short weeks away from receiving my new book about personal prayer and pursuing a personal relationship with Jesus! While I have created a number of prayer-based craft kits to facilitate fruitful prayer journaling and Sacrament Prep and to bolster family prayer, this book offers some practical tips and insight to make personal prayer a strong priority and consistent habit.

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5 Ways to Mean what you Pray: Jesus, I trust in You

Sometimes, praying “Jesus, I trust in You” feels empty and ineffective, or at best, like wishful thinking. When we pray “Jesus, I trust in You,” all the while coordinating our best backup plan just in case, we’re not actually trusting in Jesus, but in our own feeble strength or attempt to control.

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FREE Catholic Homeschool Conference

Are you NEW to homeschooling too?

Check out this FREE Catholic Homeschool Conference opening tomorrow! SO many awesome speakers who have been homeschooling for years and REALLY know what they’re doing!

This conference brings you inspiration, curriculum guidance, help with fostering a healthy marriage, and tools to teach virtues to your children.

Opens at 9am June 25th and runs until midnight June 27th!

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Arma Dei Catholic Cards, Crafts, Stamps and Books

…for Equipping Catholic Families

Visit the Arma Dei Shoppe and the

Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shoppe
(at Arma Dei)

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Prompt Me to Pray

Prompt Me to Pray by Monica McConkey presents practical tips for prayer that can be easily customized to fit our busy lives, habits, daily tasks, and even our struggles. Recognizing our littleness as an inexhaustible source of Prompts to Pray helps us to reach out humbly in prayer when we need Him most and reminds us that God can use all things for good.

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NEW Catechism Craft Kit! The Cathletics Key Cards are back…this time, in Printable form!

Years ago, we sold 18 different themed Cathletics Key Cards and they were a big hit with Sacrament classes, homeschooling and Godchild gifts!

They were laminated cards, carefully assembled individually or in bulk. The spinning color flap reveals and covers the answers related to each category within the theme of the card.

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The Treasure Chest is Back! …and Our Response to St. John Paul II


The Treasure Chest is back in print!

Twenty years ago, a Mom of two young kids, I began collecting ideas for crafts and activities to celebrate and teach the Catholic Faith at home. Tapping into the Liturgical Calendar of our Church, what I thought would be just a little booklet for my Catholic Mom friends, turned into a 300 page book. When we weren’t quite satisfied with our publisher options, we decided to embark on a brand new journey of self-publishing. My business-prof-husband cold-called our growing directory of Catholic Book stores in North America and we carefully chose our family vacation routes by the Catholic Book Stores we could visit on the way.

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: HOLY WEEK

April 5-11

Quick Bio: St. Rita knew from an early age that she wanted to be a nun, but out of obedience to her parents, she accepted an arranged marriage at the age of 12.

St. Rita’s husband was unfaithful, abusive and domineering. During their 18 years of marriage, St. Rita prayed fervently for her husband and he experienced a conversion. Due to the rivalry between some aristocratic families, St. Rita’s husband was murdered, his mutilated body dumped on the family’s doorstep. Their enraged teenaged sons vowed a vendetta.

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FREE Amazing Catholic Conference / Lenten Retreat from Home this Weekend!

There are TWO awesome ONLINE events with world-class speakers available for Catholics this weekend April 3-5th and they are FREE! Register NOW!

There are TWO Conferences going on at the same time: the Women’s Conference and the Men’s Conference.

My understanding is that registration is FREE through this link: Virtual Catholic Conference 

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: Week SIX

Week Six: March 29-April 4

Quick Bio: St.Gianna was born in 1922. She grew up in Italy and was a pediatrician. Chronic illness prevented her from joining her brother on missionary work in Brazil. She had hoped to work in gynecology, treating poor women. She married Pietro in 1955 and they had their first three children between 1956-1959. Near the end of her pregnancy with her fourth child, she developed a fibroma in her uterus. Doctors recommended abortion, but St. Gianna insisted that they remove only the tumor even though there was great risk to her own life. A week after the baby was born, St. Gianna died from complications in childbirth resulting in infection.

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