Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why use a homily–not a sermon–format for homeschooling?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote briefly about my faith-based method of homeschooling. To recap: I see methods such as Catholic Heritage Curricula, which bring the faith to individual subjects, as using a sermon format. In contrast, our Contemplative … Continue reading

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When you’re too worn out to pray

Prayer takes energy. When you are stressed, you may find you can’t use your imagination to meditate. You may be too worn out to converse with God. This was the case with me last year, when homeschooling three kids with … Continue reading

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3 reasons I love Catholicism: Truth, goodness, and beauty

Micaela at California to Korea is hosting a link-up called “3 Reasons I love Catholicism.” You can submit your link all month.  There are lots of good submissions, so check them out and join up. My reasons (in this post, … Continue reading

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We have a winner for Can You Find the Saints!

Monica from Equipping Catholic Families has won Can you Find the Saints? Congratulations, Monica! Please email me with your mailing address and I will send your book out to you early next week. Thank you to everyone who entered and … Continue reading

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Is your homeschool faith-based?

I’ve read at least a dozen books on homeschool philosophy and gleaned something from every one. But none exactly met my vision of what I wanted our homeschool to be. Some were literature-based (Charlotte Mason/Real Learning). Others were history-based (Neo-Classical/The … Continue reading

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Working for God Means Doing His Will

When I was in grade school, I used to daydream during Mass about being a foreign missionary. I would go to Africa, live in a shack, and serve the poor in a remote desert area. I couldn’t wait until I … Continue reading

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What is Carmelite spirituality?

What is Carmelite spirituality? A couple of readers have asked me this question, and I assume several more have wondered and not asked. So I’m going to write this as a post (for maximum visibility and readership), then make it … Continue reading

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Win a free book for a first communicant or other child!

Update: If you have liked my facebook page to enter, please leave a comment on this post. I have discovered that Facebook contests have strict limits and I will have to investigate that more. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please enter … Continue reading

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