Filling My Spiritual Tank

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I’m trying something new here and linking up with Five Minute Friday.  Here’s the gist of FMF: a writing prompt is given and then I write about it for five minutes. It’s meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Let me add, I shall not worry about judgment […]

7 Quick Takes: Info on Ordination, Lino’s Visit, Charism Workshop, Speaking Gigs & More!

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Tap tap tap … is this thing on? Let me interrupt our blogging radio silence to share these very important details. 1. Diaconate Ordination! Joel’s deacon stole and invites for ordination arrived two weeks ago. The invites still sit in the box, so it seems we need an office assistant to even get them addressed and […]

Take 5 with Jon Erwin

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With its title Moms’ Night Out, one might think this movie is just for the girls. To that I say, in my best Lee Corso ESPN College Game Day voice, “Not so fast!” But don’t take my word for it; hear it from the director and co-writer yourself in the video here. I am honored to share my interview with filmmaker Jon Erwin about his new movie, Moms’ Night Out, in theaters now. Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a day on the movie set. Now I’m thrilled to help promote the film. And a note to the guys … really, this interview is probably more for you than the gals in our audience. Jon and I even sneak in some football talk. Enjoy the interview and head out soon to see the movie!

Stewardship: Natural Easter Egg Dyes

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My word for the year is Stewardship. One place where that word is really coming alive is in our kitchen. The 40 Days of Soups experiment we just completed grew out of my desire to become a better steward of my family’s nutrition. It’s working! It’s working! And maybe one day soon I’ll find some margin […]

Take 5 with Chris Stefanick

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Ready for some fun? Time for another Take 5! Today we welcome Chris Stefanick — a husband, father, speaker and writer, and founder of the nonprofit ministry Real Life Catholic. Chris and I chat about his latest project with Ascension Press called “Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation,” a preparation program for those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

P.S., I really had fun with this interview, especially the post-production work. I hope you enjoy the new iMovie tricks I’m learning. :)

My 2014 Spiritual Board of Directors

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Here we are marching quickly through the first quarter of 2014, and I’ve yet to host the official-yet-unofficial oath of office for my 2014 spiritual board. So here and now I present to you my 2014 Spiritual Board of Directors: seven saints reaching out to me, inspiring me, and uniquely supporting my vocation as wife and mother.