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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/

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 »

Children Versus the World: Reflections on “It”

A couple of notes before I start. First off—I have recently begun teaching at a elementary school, so my interest in topics pertaining toRead more »

Why Everyone Needs to Read Hatchet (Not Just 6th Graders)

Reading for Work? Heaven. I’ve recently started teaching 5th and 6th grade Language Arts classes (basically English Class, I’m not quiteRead more »

Necessary Heroism: A Reflection on Dunkirk

Disclaimer: This blog post contains spoilers.  Also, Dunkirk contains violence and intense situations.  I cried for half of theRead more »

6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Obedience

Lions and tigers and obedience…oh my!  Obedience. The word makes me shudder. To submit your will to another.  To do what someoneRead more »