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Bringing Simple to your 2017 Homeschool Year

I love the turn of a new year!  Just like the beginning of the academic year, it gives us a chance to reflect on what is going rightRead more »

Offering My Everything to Him

For a while now my family has been facing a series of crises. From financial issues to suffering through both chronic and acute illnessesRead more »

Plan for the Unexpected

Planning for the Unexpected

“Jesus replied, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.’” -LukeRead more »

Mark’s Questions

I read the gospel of Mark over the weekend, beginning with the historical prologue. I love this information, as the New Testament did notRead more »

Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (2017)

Technically, today is the Epiphany, but for many of us this solemnity is moved to Sunday. So we will be celebrating the Solemnity of theRead more »

Financial Stewardship: Creating A Family Budget

Happy 2017! The new year means that people are thinking about ways to change and fix all the things about their lives that need changingRead more »

Seven Things Your Mentally Ill Friend Wants to Tell You in 2017

A New Year is here, and with it new blessings, joys, sufferings, and opportunities to grow in the Lord. If you are one of the millions ofRead more »

Decorating a Catholic Home: No Cost Hallway Vignette

I have had this space at the top of our stairs on my ‘to do’ decorating list for a while now.  Our upstairsRead more »

Lectio Divina: Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God (2017)

This Sunday we will celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God. It’s a Holy Day of Obligation that falls on a Sunday this year. IRead more »

The Camera in My Mind

I often look at my children and am amazed at how time has changed them… their faces no longer pudgy with baby fullness; their tiny handsRead more »

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Most Christians believe that once they get to Christmas day that they have finished the Christmas race. It’s Jesus’ birthday and as ofRead more »

Advent, Momma Mary, and the {Slightly Messy} Art of Offering It Up

As Advent comes to a close, for me it has not been without a fair amount of spiritual introspection and reflection of the BlessedRead more »

Lectio Divina: The Fourth Sunday of Advent (2016)

Can you believe that we are about to be at the tail end of Advent. And this year we get a whole week for the fourth week of Advent. ThisRead more »

You Cannot Have It All

No, you cannot have it all. This has been such a disappointing revelation for me. I was raised so idealistically, believing that if I hadRead more »

Zacchaeus

At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collectorRead more »