Ch. 42: In Which I Realize that the Truism, “Life is a Journey,” Is the Secret to Happiness

Ch. 42: In Which I Realize that the Truism, “Life is a Journey,” Is the Secret to Happiness

I used to give no thought to the old and obvious saying, “life is a journey.” Now it’s my secret weapon for daily contentment. Here’s why. Perhaps its the amount of time I’ve spent in the car recently, or the number of addresses I’ve had in the past 9 months, and the fact that I’m … Read More

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

Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here. I first heard the word “stewardship” back in ninth grade from my math teacher, a religious sister, recycling champion, and ardent Catholic.  The idea of environmental stewardship as caring for the earth because it has been entrusted to us resonated with me. I too became a … Read More

How Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Can Give Your Child a Lifelong Relationship With God

How Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Can Give Your Child a Lifelong Relationship With God

What is the single most important gift you can give a child? Is it an education? or siblings? or travels? or financial stability? I believe that these are all beautiful gifts, but that there is one gift that surpasses all of these. This gift is a relationship with God. This relationship will give true purpose … 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