So how is Catholic school treating your family? That’s the question Joel and I have received a lot since enrolling our oldest child in Catholic school and not homeschooling this year. Given it’s National Catholic Schools Week, the time seemed right to offer a response to that FAQ.
During my undergrad years, I took class titled Death as a Part of Living. During the first lecture, we took an informal quiz of sorts that had us inventorying life events — a job change, marriage, the birth of a child, a death of a loved one, a move, starting college, etc. The more events a person experienced […]
When we started this journey, I’m not sure that Joel or I would have been able to even defend our choice to homeschool. So WHY, indeed are we even doing this? When the going gets crazy, and it did and does, what’s the overarching goal that we can come back to, to help us reset and regroup rather than prematurely throw in the towel? Well here’s a little behind our WHY, and it’s what I come back to when the going gets tough.
Joel reflects on the process of discerning deacon formation with the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, especially in light of the demands that the formation process puts on his young family.
Have you ever wondered how other people have learned to discern God’s will? George Mueller, a nineteenth century English pastor who was known for his life of prayer and his close walk with God, once shared this simple method for determining God’s will through prayer and the Word: I seek at the beginning to get […]
In honor of National Vocations Awareness Week, a few ideas on fostering vocations.
Editor’s Note: Our weeklong focus on vocations continues in conjunction with National Vocations Awareness Week. Today we feature our friend Mary Pometto who shares a little of her personal discernment testimony. We first met Mary when she worked for our local Catholic radio apostolate, and we are honored that she provided this piece for us. Her joyful […]