The Most Tear-Inducing Commercials of Super Bowl 2015

Whether or not you were pleased with the outcome of the 2015 Super Bowl (I was not), this year brought some serious tear-inducing commercials. This is one of the first years that I’ve been able to watch nearly the entire game, and I loved being able to really enjoy it. If you missed the game, […]

50 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day Instead of Seeing 50 Shades of Grey

We have all heard the buzz. There was an uproar in Christian (and sane, reasonable, and logical) communities when the books became popular, and now the protestation is rampant again as the release of the first film approaches. Ah, 50 Shades of Grey. The book series that’s got soccer moms so revved up that they […]

Your Builders Outstrip Your Destroyers

“But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.”  “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Your builders outstrip your destroyers, and […]

What We’re Reading (January 2015)

You know by now, based on this post, this post, and this post, that we’re avid readers in this house. So much so that most of the time, I have about five books going at once. This year, I’m making an effort to just actively read only one or two books at a time. I […]

10 Habits of Happy People

Today, we’re channeling our inner Stephen Covey, although, as my father-in-law says, worldly success does not always equal happiness. But I think Mr. Covey would agree with most of the points on this list. We all want to be happy, right? Duh.  But we want to be more than happy, don’t we? We want to […]

Ways to Honor the Sabbath When You Can’t Really Sabbath

We know well and good that, as Christians, Sunday is the sabbath day, the day of rest, the day set apart for God and for family. Ideally, our Sundays would be spent going to Mass, spending quality, focused time with our families, and doing enjoyable tasks/hobbies that bring joy to our hearts and connect our […]

The Total Life Overhaul: Conclusion

Check out the other installments in this series: the intro, how we planned for it, prayer, health, family life, work-leisure balance, and scheduling.  Congratulations if you’ve made it through this entire series! I wish I could give you a major award but we’ll all have to settle for imaginary gold stars 😉 We’ve been chatting about systems and changes and trying to thrive […]