What Laura Ingalls Wilder Thought About Freedom

Jul 17 What Laura Ingalls Wilder Thought About Freedom

My family recently came home from a 17 day, 2,600 mile road trip to visit relatives. To pass the time on the road, we listened to a couple of audiobooks by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We have been going through all her books on our road trips for about a year now. We sympathized with the Ingalls family in The Long Winter, remembering the harsh winter we just had, and shared their joy in the happier...

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Join Us in a Novena for Your Marriage

Jun 26 Join Us in a Novena for Your Marriage

I have been writing a lot recently about holy families and holy marriages, taking much of my inspiration from the example of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin, who were the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.  As I wrote these articles and after I published them, I realized that most marriages do not have an ideal situation for becoming holy. It takes the desire and devotion of both spouses to...

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8 Ways to Build Unity in Marriage

Jun 19 8 Ways to Build Unity in Marriage

Summer happens to be anniversary season in our family. We just celebrated my parents’ 34th wedding anniversary last Friday and my husband’s and mine on Saturday, plus other anniversaries take place later this summer. I asked my parents about their thoughts on what helps one have a lasting marriage, and from the fruits of that discussion, I have been thinking a lot about the elements that make...

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Seven Reasons Everyone Should Read C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy

Jun 05 Seven Reasons Everyone Should Read C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy

Most people have read something by or at least have heard of C.S. Lewis, and I would guess that of the things read and known it is usually The Chronicles of Narnia. Many people have not even heard of his self-proclaimed, “Modern fairytale for grown ups,” which is a wonderful trilogy of books called, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. I did not know of them myself...

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Book Review: Something Other Than God

May 22 Book Review: Something Other Than God

During the three days it took me to read Jennifer Fulwiler’s memoir, Something Other Than God, my husband made the same joke every time he picked it up. He would skim the endorsements on the back of the book from famous Catholic authors, radio hosts, and even Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and then become extremely impressed when he saw that on the inside of the front cover C.S. Lewis had also...

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