Sometimes a major spiritual battle in your life is over a couch. Years ago, after finding ourselves drowning in debt, we went on the Dave Ramsey plan. About a year into the Dave Ramsey plan, our couch died a miserable death. What had once been a presentable, very comfortable couch had become a smelly, juice- … Continue reading The Couch I Loved and a Small death to Self
My husband has a good job. Well, good in the sense that it pays quite a bit of money. But, as sometimes happens with more money, there is more sacrifice. He has to work long hours and the work is difficult and the environment is pretty uncomfortable. We didn’t foresee this job as a long … Continue reading I Wish God Sent (Notarized) Singing Telegrams
“How do you do it?” Is a question I am often asked. Usually they’re referring to my complete inability to frost a cake. But occasionally, they’re wondering how I keep up with my various projects while having a bunch of kids running wild through my house at all hours. It’s simple. I keep a tight … Continue reading In which I answer a burning question on the minds of so many.
I dove right in to my new icon books (Christmas presents from the hubster). They were filled with very cool information. For instance, I did not know that before most people became literate, icons played a large part in helping to catechize them. Similar to how memes work today, I suppose. I read that Saint … Continue reading What does a Catholic home look like? Part 3
Dina and I were in the same mother’s group and Dina was hosting a get-together at her house. It was a beautiful house, tastefully decorated. I felt like I was walking around on a photo shoot for something like Better Homes and Gardens for this was certainly one of the better homes I’d seen in … Continue reading What does a Catholic home look like? Part 2