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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Lawn Chair Catechism Session 2: Chapter 1

Welcome to Session 2 of Lawn Chair Catechism! Today, we’re talking about Chapter 1 of Sherry Weddell’s book Forming Intentional Disciples. Don’t worry if you don’t have the book; CatholicMom.com has a study guide here with a summary of the chapter, which is what I’m using today, since I was late in ordering my book.…

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Late, But Ready to Party! Lawn Chair Catechism!

CatholicMom.com is full of awesomeness, and I don’t say that to be self-serving. (Frankly, I’m low on that totem pole, and a newcomer to boot!) Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard have presented a great opportunity for spirtual growth this Summer called Lawn Chair Catechism. Weekly, we can “meet” online for a discussion. But allow me…

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The Brick Wall

I have always homeschooled my children, beginning ten years ago when my older daughter was almost 5. Because she was born in October, she would have missed the cutoff for Kindergarten; in the meantime, she could read and had learned to write her letters and her name. Homeschooling was what we wanted for our children…

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Hyperemesis Awareness Day

  Today, May 15, is Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day. Please take this opportunity to pray for women who suffer from HG and their families, and spread the word on this condition. I’ve written about my own experience with HG, and was grateful to be able to do so on a bigger platform last December, when…

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Inheritance

During Lauds today, I was struck by an idea that humbled me greatly. In the reading for the Thursday after Ash Wednesday, something new sunk in for me about its meaning. READING See 1 Kings 8:51-53a We are your people and your inheritance, O Lord. May your eyes be open to the petition of your servant…

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Bending the Knee

During the Divine Office, I’ve noticed that there are occasionally readings that refer to the idea that every knee will bend for God, and specifically for Jesus, to acknowledge that He is Lord. Not long ago, Father Dwight Longnecker wrote about how many Christians have a view of Jesus that would preclude them from bending…

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