Lawn Chair Catechism, Session 6: Who Can You Trust?

Welcome back to the Lawn Chair Catechism, brainchild of the lovely ladies at CatholicMom.com, in which we’re discussing Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. An introduction to the project and information on ordering the book, as well as the study guide and links to all previous posts I’ve written…

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Gifts I Don’t Deserve

We try to read the Scripture for Mass before we arrive at church. Sometimes this means we’re on the way in the car when it happens, which is what happened this past Sunday. But usually we at least look it over so that Mass isn’t the first time we encounter the readings. It gives you…

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Freely Choosing Love Over the World

My husband and I are on a little getaway while our children vacation with my parents this week. For Lauds today, I had this view instead of my usual altar. It was so peaceful that I easily sailed through the usual 5 minutes of meditation on the reading for this morning with very little of…

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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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Rejected Stones

I swear, you’re going to start thinking this blog is about nothing but the Liturgy of the Hours. Last night, while praying Vespers, I had a bit of a lightbulb moment as I read the New Testament reading: READING 1 Peter 2:4-5 Come to the Lord, a living stone, rejected by men but approved, nonetheless, and…

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Accusing Myself

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, sometimes also called Passion Sunday. At Mass, we read the Passion according to Saint Luke (Luke 22:14-23:56). When I was a girl, I both loved and dreaded Palm Sunday. I loved having palms, getting them blessed, and hearing the Passion read from the Gospel. But at the same time,…

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