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 … [Read more…]
If you’re a listener to the SonRise Morning Show on EWTN Radio, you’ll likely recognize the name of this Soup & Stories contributor, Rita Heikenfeld. Her weekly Bible Foods segments with Matt Swaim always enlighten. Rita shares her recipe for 30-minute spicy vegetable soup and throws in a bonus recipe for easy cheesy garlic bread.
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.
The Church, like families, has Ordinary Time, and in many ways, it’s those ordinary times that are most important for families. I actually started writing this post on the first Sunday in Ordinary Time. And here I am nearly two weeks later trying to finish and publish. My ordinary life has kicked into high gear. Here’s a snapshot of how we’re balancing these first days in ordinary time with prayer, work, rest, and play.
Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan; it’s a requirement of our faith. Here are a few goals for Das Schmidt Haus in response to “Care for God’s Creation,” one of seven key themes at the heart of Catholic social teaching. What are some lifestyle behaviors you practice in the spirit of Care for God’s Creation?