Did you know that faith, hope, and love are gifts from God? Our catechism says of these theological virtues, “They are infused by God into the souls of the faithful to make them capable of acting as his children and of meriting eternal life (#1813).” … Continue readingTheological Virtues
Addie (our five year old daughter with cystic fibrosis) had another clean culture last month: normal respiratory flora and normal vitamin levels. We’re all happy she’s had such good luck. And I do call it luck, not blessings or hard work paying off. I don’t … Continue readingResting in the Blessing of God’s Presence
An acquaintance recently joked, “-slippery slope! The Eucharist started out as ‘snack time’ for the Catholics and look where that went!“ I’m not sure he knows how a slippery slope works. The Eucharist is a Christian teaching that has remained constant for 2000 years. That … Continue readingWas the Eucharist Ever a Little Snack?
Our Alaskan sun begins shining through the windows again in February and stirs desires for planting and prettiness that the still-deep snow squelches. Because I get a little burned out this time of year, I purchase Shiny Things for the children to plug into the … Continue readingBoob Tube Homeschooling
In the twelve years we’ve been Catholic, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) has remained dear to our entire family. Here are five reasons why: 1. It was instrumental in my husband’s conversion. Very early on in our studying of Catholicism, he bought a copy … Continue readingFive Reasons Why I Love the Catechism