Monthly Archives: August 2013

4 tips for getting kids to do chores

As I mentioned recently, mine is not the neatest house in the world, so why am I giving tips on cleaning with children? I have tried a few things lately that seem to work. Maybe by the time J goes … Continue reading

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Lord, I am not worthy…

  Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. This response at Mass seems to me to sum up the whole spiritual life. It provides … Continue reading

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4 favorite books for your youngest child

Looking for something to read to your toddler or preschooler while his older siblings are doing there school work? Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite books for 1-5-year-olds. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey was one … Continue reading

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Will you help me with my new writing project?

Readers, I need your help with my new writing project. I’m not asking for your editing expertise. I don’t want you to finance my writing. I’m asking for something much more precious–your prayers. Back in June I published the short … Continue reading

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A fresh start for religious ed at home

Some families are already gearing up to start school on Monday. We don’t start back until September 8, just after our parish festival. But no matter when you begin, here are some ideas to take your religious education to the … Continue reading

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What the Assumption means for you

August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, a Holy Day of Obligation. We celebrate the fact that God took Mary bodily into Heaven. But why did the Church make this a feast? … Continue reading

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Educate your kids for divine union

Through prayer and study, I’ve created a list of the elements of an education that I think best starts children on this road. Divine union comes through living a life of prayer and virtue. So, generally speaking, we want to … Continue reading

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To hear God, be silent

Remember when God spoke to Elijah on Mt. Horeb?  There was a mighty wind, an earthquake, and a fire, but it was not until Elijah heard a gentle whisper or “a still, small voice” that he knew God was present … Continue reading

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