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The Little Way

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“Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God.  Do all that you do with love!”  

This is one of my favorite quotes of one of my most favorite saints…St. Thérèse of Lisieux.  I would be amiss if I did not take some time to reflect on this beautiful saint during the week in which we celebrate her feast day, on October 1.   

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Quarantine Life...Part II

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I know some places around the United States still have not been able to venture out of their quarantine life at this point, however, us here, in North Dakota, have somewhat gone back to a bit of regularity.  We are back at church, (socially distanced, of course), we can eat at restaurants, kids have started back at school with a few precautions, people are moving about with a bit more ease.  We are still taking precautions, wearing masks, and not getting too close to large groups of people, but life was starting to feel a little bit better.  Our family was feeling a little bit more at ease.

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Homeschooling Blues...A Journey

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I think it’s’ time to do a check-in!  A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog entitled, “Homeschool Blues,” which got a lot of attention and a lot of support from family and friends.  I have decided I would like to journey this year of growth and development with the homeschool world and all of you, so that other families discerning homeschool can follow a journey of “raw” truth.  If nobody reads it, at least it will give me a great year in review to ponder in May 😊 However, I pray you will enjoy the journey with me.

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Finding Mama Mary in the Rosary...A Journey (Article II)

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As you know, I promised going on a little journey with Mary and some of my favorite mysteries of the Rosary.  This week I want to take us into my favorite mystery of the sorrowful mysteries.  I certainly do not want to overlook the importance of any of the mysteries, but there is certainly one that speaks most clearly to me and allows me to enter in more deeply.  

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Finding Mama Mary in the Rosary...A Journey

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As a Catholic, I have gotten a lot of questions from non-Catholics revolving around my personal relationship with Mary, Queen of Heaven.  There is a great misunderstanding of who Mary, Jesus’ mother, and mine, is in the Christian world outside of the Catholic faith.  If I dare say so, I feel there is a huge, missed opportunity from those of other religions who do not take advantage of the beautiful relationship Jesus invites each of us to while He was on the cross. 

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Homeschooling Blues

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We are brand new to homeschooling!  I have a theology degree, not an education degree.  We are about four weeks into the year and most days I feel I am sinking further and further into the depths of the ocean without any life jacket or preserver.  I am so over my head that I am not sure if I’m still breathing.  

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Hiding from God

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Where are you?

My spiritual director loves to point out when I am hiding from God. “Why are you hiding,” he’ll provocatively ask me. Of course I’ll immediately object: “I’m not hiding! I’ve just been busy with work, family and stuff…” He’ll nod empathetically and won’t say another word about it, but of course the question served its purpose. By the time I’m done with direction, deep down I know that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.

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