Category: Books

A Worthy Reception: Preparing For Communion Old School!

I first discovered ‘The Imitation of Christ’ when a beat up paperback copy was left in the back of our parish, free for the taking. I’m a sucker for free books, and not knowing anything about what kind of book it was, except religious, I took it home.¬†It quickly became a favorite of mine, and Read More

{SQT} EXCITING Summer Reads for the Ten Minutes You’ll Have Free This Summer

Just so you know, this post is littered with Amazon affiliate links.¬† BOOKS! Last weekend kicked off the start of the summer season, so now we like to pretend we have more time to read then the rest of the year. Yessereebob, during those “lazy” summer days of dragging children to the beach and preventing Read More

Focus On Your Head and Heart This Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Lent is upon us, and we’re reminded of our need to fast, pray and give alms. Meanwhile, the secular world is all a flutter over Valentine’s Day, which arrives this Sunday. While the commercials are pushing diamonds, chocolate and flowers, why not invest in a gift that will benefit your marriage, and family, more than Read More

Spiritual Books Too Good to Put Down, 2.0

If I didn’t inflate your reading list enough last week, how about a few more titles to try this Lent, or maybe, sometime within the next five years? All the ladies who generously shared their top picks with me were limited to three titles and only a brief paragraph on each. You can link up Read More

Spiritual Books Too Great To Put Down

I love to read, but to be completely honest, I read spiritual works less than any other genre. The book I started for Lent two years ago is still unfinished, as is last year’s title. I don’t know why I can’t stay focused… via GIPHY Okay, well, maybe it’s some of that, but whatever the Read More

2015 Books and 2016 Considerations

This week is crazy with Christmas prep BUT I just saw Haley’s post about books and earlier this week Goodreads did a “See your year in books!” thing with streamers and confetti and junk AND ANYWAY I decided right now was the perfect moment to continue procrastinating on wrapping presents and share my favorite books Read More

A Bible Curriculum Moses Could Be Proud Of

Was I at the beach again?? Totally. But I won’t dump a bunch of ocean pictures on you and call it a day. Instead, I’m going to introduce you to a great resource that’s right up there with the Bible… mostly because it talks about the Bible. And Catholics heart the Bible right?! Yes, we Read More

Commonplace Books and Journaling: Jumping on the Bandwagon

I am greatly intimidated by a blank journal. On one hand, I love them and all their potential but on the other, I hate the thought of filling one up with anything less than perfectly painted watercolor flowers and calligraphy. Which is why I didn’t think my dollar store notebook filled with scribbles from my Read More

Lessons from Kristin Lavransdatter

Literary nerds, these takes are for you! I finished up Kristin Lavransdatter¬†last week and I cannot stop thinking about it. I can’t decide if it’s my favorite book ever (vs¬†Anna Karenina) or not. Plus I keep picturing Tom Hiddleston as Erlend, which makes it even harder for me to figure out whether or not I’m Read More

{SQT} All the Books, Written by Better People

My brain is still on Christmas / Epiphany vacation but my fingers are typing their way into Friday and another episode of Seven Quick Takes. It’s official: we’re back into the swing of things and if you can’t get your act together to link up, it’s not because of the holidays, you’re just too dang Read More

2014-15 Curriculum or Too Many Books; Act Like You Care

It’s that time of year again where I over share ALL the books and materials we’re using for our upcoming school year. Being the curriculum nerd that I am, I love reading what other people are using and checking out new-to-me materials, so naturally I’m assuming you’re dying to learn everything about the 2014-15 St. Read More

Books I Read Between All The Crazy Moments in My Life

In the ongoing need to organize and analyze every aspect of my life to the point of madness, I’m scanning my Goodreads account and linking up with Haley and Anne because otherwise how will I remember all my favorite books of 2013??? Must. blog. minutiae. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, Stephen Covey I Read More

{WWRW} “Yes, God!” The Book That Proves I’m Not Screwing My Kids Up -GIVEAWAY!

A new friend loaned me Susie Lloyd’s first book,¬†Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water!¬†when I was a mother of only three and trying to find my place in a new state, new home and new parish. I remember reading that book and, between the belly laughs, finding sweet relief that being a Catholic, attending a Read More

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