“I grew up Catholic but haven’t always been sure what it means to live out my Catholic faith beyond Sunday.” If this sounds familiar, here’s a resource for you! Even if doesn’t sound familiar, here’s a terrific resource for you: a field guide for the daily acts of Catholic life.
“Enter the Tomb and Wonder!” Here’s Joel’s Easter Sunday 2016 homily and other Easter bits and pieces from Das Schmidt Haus.
“Dichos” is the Spanish word for proverbs or wise sayings used in Mexican culture. One “dicho” I recently read about is “The saints cry over lost time.” It was once a popular expression often said by parents to help keep their kids on task. It’s been a helpful saying, not so much for keeping my kids on task, but motivating me to get rolling on a special project!
“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” A daybook post full of possibilities, including finishing that half-marathon!
I did it! Here are the details of the DIY inexpensive homemade poodle skirts made for the sock hop fundraiser in honor of Mary’s Meals.
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 […]
Let’s consider this post another one in the #WhyILoveMyHusband series. Here’s why. Our oldest child Lucy lost her first tooth one year ago right around Christmas. It almost caused a minor meltdown (me, not the kid) because it was just one more thing to add to my to-do list during a season that can be already hectic with […]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
An ancient history professor went to the hospital to be with his wife as she gave birth to their first child. While the baby was born, the professor’s expression never changed. The child was put in the arms of his mother. Still the professor’s countenance never changed. The family moved from the delivery room to the post delivery room. Still the man’s face didn’t change; it remained bland. A nurse noticed this and asked him to go into the hall while they examined the baby.
In the hall she asked the professor, thoughtfully, “What name will you give the baby?” He replied, “Theophilus.”
Highlights of a Lenten blog series we’ve got cooking here at Das Schmidt Haus called Soup & Stories.
** Disclaimer: Some details may or may not have been exaggerated in the retelling of this story. **
I know I’m not the only one going a bit stir crazy and itching for the first glimpse of spring. I hear people talking about “this crazy winter” nearly everywhere I go. Has it been colder or snowier than normal this winter where you live? It sure feels that way here in Iowa. Because it’s been so cold here, getting out, even to go deposit a check at the bank, requires bundling up kids like this: