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Author Archives: Victoria Kieser

Victoria is a Navy wife who left her beloved Shenandoah Valley for wherever her husband’s chain of command might send him (currently beautiful, hot South Carolina!). Between the Navy and her newborn baby girl, this organized, plan-oriented girl is working to discover joy when the Holy Spirit throws her plans out the window. She writes primarily for the blog Housewife // Savagelife, which presents the eye-opening dialogue between herself and a prison inmate. You can read it here: https://www.housewifesavagelife.com/

Talking About Sin

Endorsing My Sins Do you talk about your sins? I think the gut reaction is, “of course not!” At least, that’s what the gut reaction is forRead more »

The Road to Bethlehem & The Flight to Egypt

Two Incredible Moves Nothing goes together quite like military life and moving.  The longest my husband and I have ever lived anywhereRead more »

The Rosary is Boring (and that’s actually pretty great)

Sometimes people complain that “the Rosary is boring.” And yeah, sometimes I would have to agree. The scripted words. The stanzas ofRead more »

our lady of sorrows

A Space for Grief: A Reflection on Our Lady of Sorrows

A Confusing Feast On first look, Our Lady of Sorrows is confusing. It’s a whole day, a whole “Feast” Day, devoted to sorrow. How does oneRead more »

Community, Detachment, and Military Moves

The military is a beautiful, unique vocation.  We have lots of military Ink Slingers who share beautiful insights of their experiencesRead more »

Social Media is Ruining Social Justice Here’s Why

Social Media is Ruining Social Justice: Here’s Why

If our commitment to social justice is SOLELY based on our social media scrolling, if our activism is SOLELY reactionary, we are never.Read more »

Seven Things Catholics Can Learn from Pride

Seven Things Catholics Can Learn from Pride

Note: This is not an article about what the Church teaches about homosexuality or gay marriage.  I’m just focusing on take-awaysRead more »

REVIEW: Don’t Let the Culture Raise Your Kids

The doctors, therapists, and researchers I’ve interviewed, and the studies I’ve read, all seem to agree on two key points: First, modernRead more »

REVIEW Everyday Evangelism for Catholics Cathy Duff

REVIEW: Everyday Evangelism by Cathy Duffy

Overview Evangelization.  Sometimes a scary word for Catholics.  Lions and tigers and bears and…evangelization.  OhRead more »

“Finding Yourself” - Ven. Fulton Sheen’s Guide to Authentic Self-Love 

“Finding Yourself” – Ven. Fulton Sheen’s Guide to Authentic Self-Love 

The Frivolous Road Trip There is something so incredibly compelling about the road trip.  Not a road trip based in utility, I’ve doneRead more »

The Ten Invitations

Thou Shalt NOT… As a youth minister, I can tell you that nothing is quite as tough as teaching the Ten Commandments.  ARead more »

How to Radiate Awesome (...and still be humble)

How to Radiate Awesome (…and still be humble)

“Be who you were meant to be and you will set the world on fire.”  When we’re being what God made us to be, we’re ridiculously awesome.Read more »

I Did Nothing for Lent

The Year I Did NOTHING For Lent

How I gave up nothing, took on nothing…and left everything to the Lord.   My Plan for an All-Star Lent It was Lent 2014. I wasRead more »

We Want You…. To Take a Sabbath (here’s 5 suggestions how)

Doing Nothing My husband is really good at doing nothing in the best of ways.  In my husband’s mind weekends are for waking up late,Read more »

“A Wrinkle in Time” Is Too Weird For Me (and that’s awesome)

So…spoilers.  You’ve been warned.     It’s too weird… So I’m about to start teaching Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle) toRead more »

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