Book Club

Want Less Stress and More Peace This Advent?

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited to host the Catholic Mom Advent Book Club! On the first three Monday nights of Advent (Nov. 29th, Dec. 6 & 13), I’ll be discussing how the principles of my new book, Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary, can be implemented so we experience less stress this Christmas season and find more time to sit at the feet of the Christ Child.

Here’s what we’ll talk about during this Book Club:

Session 1 (November 29): In this session, I’ll talk about how God can and is working for our good in the midst of our tension. I’ll walk you through the G-I-F-T acronym to help you see that applying it to the stress of the Christmas season can transform into grace.

Click here to watch Session 1 on YouTube

Session 2 (December 6): In this session, I’ll outline four major ways we can reduce tension so we experience the joy of Christmas.

Questions for Reflection:

Chapter 3 – Drawing Healthy Boundaries:

  • What are my priorities for this Advent?
  • How do I dig those posts into my days?
  • Where is the line between enough with these priorities, and too much?

Chapter 4 – Trimming Back the Extras

  • What tasks have I taken on that aren’t meant for me?
  • For the things I am meant to do, what extras can I cut out as I carry out those tasks?

Chapter 5 – Deferring to a Different Season

  • In what ways am I trying to do it all?
  • What tasks can I defer to a different season?

Chapter 6 – Preventing Comparison

  • How does God see me?
  • What gifts & talents has He gifted me with?
  • How can I honor & be grateful for those gifts?

Session 3 (December 13): In this session, I’ll outline four additional ways we can reduce stress so we find the time to sit at the feet of the Christ Child.

The sessions start at 7 p.m., ET on They’ll run approximately 20 – 30 minutes, followed by a Q & A segment. There is no cost to participate, nor a need to register. If you want to be notified when I go live, you can “Like” the CatholicMom Facebook page in advance.

You also don’t need to have read my book to participate. If you are interested in getting a copy, you can purchase it on Amazon by clicking here. If you’re unable to attend all three sessions, better to show up some of the time, than not at all.

Please help spread the word. I hope to see you then!

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