7QT: 2 Days Late and Several Dollars Short

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It’s two days late and several dollars short of anything worth value, but hey, here’s another round of 7 Quick Takes Friday. . . . → Read More: 7QT: 2 Days Late and Several Dollars Short

7 Quick Takes: Too Much Feasting?

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I received an email early this morning that read, “Blessed Feast of St. Benedict!” Yay. St. Benedict is my man. Party on, Schmidts! Wait, what? I thought his feast day is July 11. So I turn to my favorite monks’ website and learn there are actually two feasts of St. Benedict on the calendar for Benedictines. On March 21, they celebrate the Transitus of St. Benedict, meaning his death or passing from this life to eternal life. This is the day the Church traditionally celebrates saints’ feast days.

As I suspected, St. Benedict’s feast day is on July 11 according to the . . . → Read More: 7 Quick Takes: Too Much Feasting?

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. . . . → Read More: My 2014 Spiritual Board of Directors

I am Cheating Again: A combined {phfr} and 7 Quick Takes

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As I sat down to the laptop and started to draft another edition of {pretty, happy, funny, real} I realized I had quite a few photos I wanted to share. Then I thought, Well, it’s been several weeks since posting a 7 Quick Takes, so let’s churn out one of those again. (Yes, hyperlinks ALWAYS appear in my thought bubbles.) Then I saw Dwija from House Unseen combined her {phfr} and 7QTs into one post here. If she can do it, so can I, right? And if memory serves, I’ve done it once before and didn’t get arrested. So let’s go for it! . . . → Read More: I am Cheating Again: A combined {phfr} and 7 Quick Takes

Through Our Lens: Love

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The Friday Photo Challenge word for the day is love. How about an “all-things-we-LOVE-right-now-at-DasHausSchmidt” 7 Quick Takes style? . . . → Read More: Through Our Lens: Love

7 Quick Takes: Health Updates, Predictions, and a Special Mass

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Another round of quick takes courtesy Das Schmidt Haus. Highlighted this week: an update on Gigi, insightful birth stories from the 1950s and 60s, a Chinese gender predictor that appears to be quite accurate, sucker prayer bouquets, and updates on our Diocese’s semi-annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Mass. . . . → Read More: 7 Quick Takes: Health Updates, Predictions, and a Special Mass

6 Quick Takes and 1 Not-So-Quick Take

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Another round of Quick Takes courtesy Das Schmidt Haus (although thanks to a not-so-pleasant encounter at the OBGYN clinic, Lisa got a little “ranty” with #1 this week!). So it’s a “6 Quick Takes and 1 Not-So-Quick Take” edition. . . . → Read More: 6 Quick Takes and 1 Not-So-Quick Take

Lord, it is good that we are here

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It’s been an interesting week here at Das Schmidt Haus. As I reflected late last night, I keep ruminating on a phrase from sacred Scripture — a couple of words Peter said after Jesus took him, James, and John up the high mountain: Lord, it is good that we are here. Hornets, homeschooling cheers and fears, an interesting recipe that appeared in our mailbox, an invite to be interviewed on Sirius/XM, and whiskey tasting — all part of this week’s Quick Takes. . . . → Read More: Lord, it is good that we are here

Just who are these Practicing Catholics anyway?

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August 12, 2013, marked the third anniversary of this blog. We’ve grown up a lot in three years time. Well, we’re three years older, anyway, and hopefully a bit wiser. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest followers and formally introduce ourselves. Feel free to introduce yourself; we look forward to hearing from you. . . . → Read More: Just who are these Practicing Catholics anyway?

Our Week at the Abbey, in Pictures

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The week that was! Thanks to all who prayed for a successful week at Conception Abbey for Joel’s deacon formation classes. Job well done, prayer warriors; our week was spiritually fruitful in so many ways. Please know we prayed for each prayer request sent to us, too. There were some pretty heavy issues shared with us; we are honored you trust us to pray for your intentions. Here’s a pictorial recap from our week. . . . → Read More: Our Week at the Abbey, in Pictures