About Us

We are Deacon Joel and Lisa Schmidt. One of us is a non-practicing public administrator; the other is a non-practicing biochemist. More importantly, we are practicing Catholics, married (to each other) with three children: Lucy, Jude, and Lydia. We collectively refer to ourselves as Das Schmidt Haus.

View More: http://amazinglifetogether.pass.us/lisaandjoelWe love the Catholic faith. This is our personal blog about living an intentionally, joyfully Catholic life. We’re not perfect, and we don’t profess to be. But we’re trying … practicing, you might say.

We write about faith, family life, culture, current events, media, and pretty much anything else related to practicing the Catholic faith.

Our goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to use in your personal faith journey. If you are a practicing Catholic — or aspire to be — then our blog is for you.

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Cradle Catholic, wife, mother, proud Iowan, foodie, talk radio junkie, wine drinker. Absolutely fueled by dark roast coffee.

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Catholic convert, husband, father, deacon, Ph.D. biochemist, Das Schmidt Haus head chef & cheesecake baker, Wisconsin native.

Oh, but there’s so much more to the man of the house. Head on over here to get the scoop.

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