About Me

Short Version:

I’m a Catholic convert, mother, blogger, and  fan of The 3 Big T’s – St. Theresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Theresa of Calcutta. Of course, the Little Flower holds a special place in my heart, thus the name of this blog.
 Amanda Rose little steps

TMI (Too Much Information) Version:

If that wasn’t enough info in the Short version, then you must have far too much time on your hands – go pray a Rosary or something! 
St. Therese of Lisieux is my inspiration to keep walking step by little step along the way to Christ. I firmly believe that all things pass through the hands of a Good God who loves us and who created us in His own image and likeness.

 An Emptying Nest

I am a divorced mother of three, and totally in love with the Good God who has carried me through the hardest times of my life. There’s just one chick left home in the nest, the older two have flown away to spread their wings as young adults.


God lead me to be associate with the Marian Servants of Divine Providence, a public lay association of the faithful. Before I hit my head, I was serving in the music ministry playing the keyboard. Now it’s a good day when I can make it through Mass. Now I can stand some music, but I still carry earplugs just in case.
I’ve completed the coursework for the Spiritual Direction Program at the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in Clearwater, Florida. Now that I’ve mostly recovered from Post-Concussion Syndrome, and if our Good God wills it, I’ll be able to restart my 16 week spiritual direction practicum soon and finally graduate! Please pray for the victim…er, I mean volunteer.. that I’ll be working with.

 And the Greatest of These is Love….

My wonderful bestest of friends  still help me out with driving to my concussion doctor an hour away. They earned a lot of “glory points” driving me to appointments, sitting with me in the ER, helping me get groceries in the aftermath of my brain injury. And my wonderful teenage daughter has cooked and cleaned and knows when the loud music will start on the TV shows and movies we watch and always rushes to turn volume down.  She has endured my moodiness and sensitivities with a smile. God has blessed me greatly and I am immensely grateful to Him!


  1. Amanda, I will be only too happy to pray for you on your success in getting through your sixteen weeks spiritual direction practicum. Also, I will pray that you will soon be on your full recovery.
    Amanda, pray for me, we cannot pray enough for ourselves and for others.
    Holy Mary mother mild always keep Amanda as they child.

    • Thank you, Deacon John! This morning after Mass, I asked a women who God had put into my mind – and she agreed to do the practicum with me! God is so good! I will pray for you, Deacon John – you’re so right that we can’t pray enough!

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