Pope Emeritus Benedict once said, “We live in a society in which it seems that every space, every moment must be ‘filled’ with initiatives, activity, sound; often there is not even time to listen and dialogue … Let us not be afraid to be silent outside and inside ourselves, so that we are able not […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared photos of our family and kids, so here’s a quick photo dump. — Das Schmidt Haus, Easter 2015 — Okay, it wasn’t really Easter, and Cy, Iowa State’s mascot, didn’t attend church with us. But let’s pretend because I need an obligatory family Easter photo. Maybe I should Photoshop the […]
Joyful spaces, great views, current reads, bone-in chicken and more: a hodge podge of thoughts in my latest Daybook post.
I am a reviewer in the latest book club hosted over at CatholicMom.com. We’re reading The Accidental Marriage by Roger B. Thomas, which is published under the Ignatius Press Novels line. You need not have read the book to ponder some questions with me.
One of these days I’m going to take that fancy camera of ours and spend a few hours simply wandering around our home parish, the Basilica of St. John in Des Moines. For now, the iPhone has done a fine job capturing her beauty, and here’s a few “what she wore” on Divine Mercy Sunday […]
If you follow the popular Catholic-crafty blogs such as Catholic Icing, you’ve probably seen Lacy’s posts on how to paint saint peg dolls and participate in a peg doll exchange. Those posts certainly inspired several gals (some husbands, too!) here in Des Moines to get out our brushes, call on the intercession of some holy […]
They started out bare naked and all. Then were treated to a flesh-colored faces and white robes. Then received a handful of pretty details by the man of the house (my hero!). And came out looking like Scandinavian-inspired St. Lucy dolls with red sashes (a symbol of martyrdom) and candle crowns. Now for the finishing touches. […]
When I received the email with the subject line, “CNN new original series ‘Finding Jesus’ blends science and archeology to offer fascinating insights into well-known biblical relics,” I assumed CNN was the acronym for the Christian News Network (or something like that) squeezed between EWTN and TBN on the basic cable package. Turns out CNN is […]
Video of the CRS Rice Bowl Google+ Hangout with Lisa Hendey, Sarah Reinhard, Jared Dees and me! We shared ideas for bringing Lent alive in the home.
Pope Francis had fun with a Google+ hangout recently, why not me? And you, too! Please consider joining fellow CatholicMom.com contributors Lisa Hendey, Sarah A. Reinhard, Jared Dees and me next Monday (Presidents’ Day – 12PM eastern time/11AM central) as we participate in a hangout and explore ways to bring Lent to life in our […]