Grow The Roses

Writing. Reading. Life. Love. Family.



Praying for the Media

This last Sunday was celebrated as “Media Prayer Day” here in New Zealand. It was an initiative of a group of Christian Churches of various denominations. They had a good campaign on social media, with a few local celebrities asking... Continue Reading →


So much time, and so little to do…

“We have so much time, and so little to do… Stop, strike that, reverse it.” - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I have a problem. You see, things are busy. Life with four small kids, a house to clean,... Continue Reading →

Let Go and Let God

Lately I've suffered from writer's block. I have no inspiration for what I'm most passionate about and normally makes me feel better - putting words together. My Catholic writer's block I've found stems from one thing. Spiritual desolation. Part of... Continue Reading →

How is your Prayer Life?

"Accustom yourself to pray this way and, God grant, soon you will nurture true prayer in yourself. Then there will be no need for rules. Labour, or nothing will come of you. If there is no success in prayer, then... Continue Reading →

Keeping Love in Lent

I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We'll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help... Continue Reading →

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