The Chesterton Option Quarterly Check In #1 (AKA So How’s My New Year’s Resolution Actually Going)

The Chesterton Option Quarterly Check In #1 (AKA So How’s My New Year’s Resolution Actually Going)

Since we are a quarter of the way into 2018, (!!) I’m checking in on my resolution to live an intentional life based on the “Chesterton option,” inspired by Dale Ahlquist. For those of you familiar with Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies, I’m an obliger. Yaaaay, another box. I do realize that we can’t be defined … Read More

Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

This post contains affiliate links. For more info see here. Making your own entertainment…do boardgames instantly come to mind? I like the occasional rousing game of Taboo, and recently played a super fun game called Codenames with my brother and his family. But on the whole, my husband and I are not drawn to boardgames. So … Read More

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #3

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #3

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see here. I’ve got three more book recommendations for ya, late as usual. In case you are new here, (yay! welcome!) I’ve been trying to read one fiction and one non-fiction, and listen to one audio book each month, and then share them with you guys. If you … Read More

Samaritan Ministries Review: How “The Chesterton Option” Inspired Me to Join a Cost-Sharing Healthcare Co-Op

Samaritan Ministries Review: How “The Chesterton Option” Inspired Me to Join a Cost-Sharing Healthcare Co-Op

Today I want to share with you why I joined Samaritan Ministries, a Christian, cost-sharing healthcare co-op.  It started with the suggestion of Dale Ahlquist, as one of his guidelines for a life lived in freedom and faith. He called this life “The Chesterton Option” and I wrote about it here. My New Year’s Resolution … Read More

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #2

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #2

This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here. Aaaaand welcome back to Part 2 of my monthly (almost) recommendations for two reads and a listen.  (You can check out Part 1 here.) Just to catch you up if you are new around here, I recently challenged myself to read more, and as part … Read More

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #1

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #1

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero My family celebrates the Feast of the Three Kings with books.  As children, we would wake up on the 12th Day of Christmas to find book-shaped packages under the tree, with tags that read, “from Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar.”  Movie … Read More