Keeping Silence: Why and How to Find Daily Stillness

Keeping Silence: Why and How to Find Daily Stillness

One of my goals for this new year is to keep a period of silence each day. Although I have realized the value of daily silence for awhile, this year, based on my resolution to live the Chesterton Option, I want to be really intentional about keeping silence each day. While the inspiration for daily silence … 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

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

How to Wrap Christmas Presents and Save the Planet at the Same Time

How to Wrap Christmas Presents and Save the Planet at the Same Time

Wrapping Christmas presents is one of the most delightful Advent activities. Personally, I have such a hard time finding gifts for people that, when I do find something that I think they will like, I get really excited and feel very proud as I wrap the gift and make the package beautiful. And the hippie/spend-thrift … Read More