Monthly Archives: June 2013

Books to teach boys virtue

Finding good books for boys as they get older is always a challenge. Lat fall I put together a list of good books for boys aged 10-14 . You will see that the scope of it is limited.  On my … Continue reading

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Trusting God with your future

Last December, I began a quest to trust God more. It started with my reading The Way of Trust and Love by Jacques Philippe. You can read my original post on St. Therese’s trust here. (I know I link to … Continue reading

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“New” homeschool discoveries from the conference

Continuing my reflections on the Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference, I want to share with you some new resources I discovered. They might not all be new to you, but they were to me. God’s Covenant with You: The Bible … Continue reading

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How to love God more

Do you ever sit up and listen suddenly during the Sunday homily? That happened to me this week. Instead of the post I was planning, I am writing about Sunday’s Gospel, as I believe the Holy Spirit desires. You see, … Continue reading

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The power of stories

It’s been quite a week at Contemplative Homeschool! Between the release of my free e-book and my two youngest boys having the flu, there hasn’t been a dull moment. Welcome to all my new subscribers. I hope you will introduce … Continue reading

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Free e-book: Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life

Update: At least one reader has said he can’t see the link on his mobile device. Is that the case for others? Try this link instead: Subscribe to my posts. Update 2: The Nook edition is now available for sale … Continue reading

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Why is spiritual detachment necessary?

In my post last week we defined spiritual detachment as getting rid of our selfish clinging to things or persons other than God in response to His love for us. Today I would like to address why detachment is necessary. … Continue reading

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Homeschooling parents, you can change the world!

This past weekend I attended the Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference.  I heard two excellent talks and discovered interesting materials I had never seen before. I would like to spend the next few weeks here reflecting on what I learned. … Continue reading

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