Lawn Chair Catechism: Chapter 9: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Welcome back to Lawn Chair Catechism! If you’ve missed any sessions, be sure to check out my page for this series. There, you’ll find links to CatholicMom.com’s terrific resources, as well as links to purchase Sherry Weddell’s book, Forming Intentional Disciples, which is the source for our discussions. Don’t worry, though. The study guides can…

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Novena to Saint Dominic

Today begins the novena to Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers. A novena is a nine-day long prayer, during which you pray for a specific intention. It’s modeled after the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary’s nine days of prayer between the Ascension of Christ into Heaven and the great feast of…

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God Only Knows

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”  ― Corrie ten Boom It’s the last day for Jennifer Fulwiler’s 7 for 7 Challenge, and I was stumped when it came to a topic today. Until I went to Mass, that is. It’s been less than a year since I wrote about our…

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Simple Saturday: Smart, Geeky Kids

I got word back from Seton about my older daughter’s research paper this morning. Is there a stronger word than “proud” that I can use? My younger daughter had a sleepover last Friday night, which was a costume party, too. This was her costume: Don’t be surprised if this shows up again come October. Last…

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Seven Quick Takes: #7for7 Edition

Welcome to the 7 for 7  7 Quick Takes! (Maybe I should have called it Post 343.) Jennifer “The Awesome” Fulwiler hosts this shindig ever week, and I’m hoping her Seven Posts in Seven Days Challenge might spur me to participate more often. Yesterday’s 7 for 7 post was kind of heavy, so this is…

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Loving the Samaritans

There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with…

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Lawn Chair Catechism: Session 9: Looking for Love

Welcome back to Lawn Chair Catechism. If you’re just discovering this project, head on over to this page to learn more about it, order the book, or find the study guides that CatholicMom.com is providing (which allow you to participate without the book, if you prefer). This chapter – “Thresholds of Conversion: Seeking and Discipleship”…

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Learning to Loosen Up

I am such a planner. I really prefer to have a plan for doing things, and rarely just do something off-the-cuff. The absolute most impetuous thing I’ve ever done is go see Singin’ in the Rain on a moment’s notice last Summer. I learned that it would be playing on the big screen – for…

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Well-Meaning, But Wrong

I blogged about my older daughter’s struggle with ADD (and mine, let’s face it!), as well as our decision to give medication a try. It was an agonizing decision, and something I thought about and prayed about and struggled with for about two years before finally acting and taking her in to see about starting…

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Seven for Seven Challenge!

Or: Jennifer Fulwiler has another cool idea! To get her groove back after a grueling schedule of book-writing and baby-having, Jen has decided to challenge herself to blog for seven days in a row beginning tomorrow. She’s inviting her fellow bloggers to jump in and say yes to imperfection & just write! So I’m going…

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