Verily Magazine – all I can say is FINALLY!

Nov 7, 2013 by

I’m not the first to give laud to Verily Magazine, but praise is more than deserved for this refreshingly REAL publication. Established as a women’s lifestyle mag, Verily stands on its own feet high above its checkout counterparts, Cosmo, People, Seventeen, and the like. What makes it...

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Poultry & Devout Catholicism

Aug 8, 2013 by

I’m a chicken. A big one. I’m lately digging into the spiritual readings of the saints. Reading The Rule of St. Benedict and Mother Teresa’s Humility List has been a big wake-up call. Despite the fact that life has been movin’ right along, I have gotten myself into a bit...

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Sit down and serve your spouse

Jul 30, 2012 by

In our house, I’m the yard person. I cut the grass, trim the hedges, spruce and primp, and I’m unstoppable with a leaf blower. My childhood Saturdays were spent on the lawn in some way and in spite of how arduous it seemed then, tending the outside is my favorite household chore now....

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The Humble Queen with the Glorious Crown

Jul 16, 2012 by

______________________________ A goddess wants to be adored; but a humble wife reigns in her home, always pouring herself out adoring God through serving her husband and...

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Frugal February

Feb 1, 2011 by

My favorite bit of wisdom I’ve heard regarding income and being a housewife came from my sister: “Just as it is his role to bring in income, so it is my role to make living as inexpensive as possible.” ____________________________________________________ I was tossing and turning...

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This & That

Jan 25, 2011 by

I couldn’t think of any one topic I wanted to digest, so here are a bunch of little thoughts:  Daily Ritual I have attained the discipline to become a daily-Masser. Andrew has been just wonderful in helping me achieve the motivation to counter any personal hesitation. On the days when I...

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Dusting Off Ambition

Dec 31, 2010 by

A new post is overdue. I’m a big project starter. I LOVE projects – in school I loved them and now I love them in my home; but when it comes to keeping up with a personal project, I’m typically a lit match: quick to flare up, quick to burn out. For years I’ve maintained the...

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Practice makes perfect, but who wants that?

Nov 22, 2010 by

It’s 9:30 the night before our trip to Omaha and I’m the only one awake. Andrew is fighting off a doozy of a cold and Liam has been asleep for a couple of hours by now; so here I sit in my own little vigil, eyeing a basket of whites to be folded, pining for the last few pages of Jane Eyre, and...

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To Hear is To Obey

Oct 25, 2010 by

After going a few years without reading it, I picked up The Rule of St. Benedict again last week. I remembered that it has an entire chapter on humility and because I’ve felt so drawn to that particular virtue lately, I wanted to dive in for more. Chapter 7 of The Rule is on humility. Chapter 5,...

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Second ½ of the Humble Pie Challenge

Oct 18, 2010 by

All right – here goes the 2nd half of Mother Teresa’s Humility List as applied to married laity (For the first half, see my last post). Again, my thoughts aren’t by any means exhaustive and do not necessarily cover all situations, but I think generally there’s a good...

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