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Some babies are allowed to sit on my dining room table. If I'm not careful, I'll be one of those overindulgent types of grandmothers;-). ::outside my window My garden is a neglected mess. Today, we'll see what we can salvage.... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at In the Heart of my Home
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Perhaps you had a childhood filled with Catholic devotions. Your family prayed the rosary together. You marked the nine days before feast days that were special to your family with novenas and you had special celebrations on the feast. Life... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In the Heart of my Home
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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God,” (Mt 5:9). I must say this verse aloud a hundred times a week. To the children squabbling in the kitchen over who gets the last white peach. ***... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at In the Heart of my Home
and they're super comfortable. Here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00E1JRHHA/4reallearning
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2014 on needle & thREAD at In the Heart of my Home
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I planned on beach sewing. I packed all the things necessary to have a little creative fun in the sun. Well, actually, not all the things. I left the sewing machine pedal at home. This was very unfortunate on lots... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Thanks yo for this comment. I'm truly grateful to read your thoughts.
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This week, Leila and I talk about the practical aspects of bringing God's Word closer for ourselves and our families. Leila discusses the very fine points of Lectio Divina and I take an opportunity to talk a bit what scripture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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I'm so bummed. None of the L'Engle ones are on Audible. I have Gift from the Sea at home. Wish I'd packed it. I'm going to try to hunt down an audio version of the Crosswicks journals. Sounds like the prefect suggestions. If not audio, I'll read them;-).
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I can't recommend it enough. It's a really peaceful way for children to tuck in to sleep:-)
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::outside my window We overlook the golf course and a swimming pool and a pretty stand of palmetto trees. Scarcely a moment passes when I am not intensely grateful. I am so sensitive to my environment (my husband says I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Ah! Needle & thREAD! I’m so glad to be back. I’ve saved pictures of this sweet journal cover for nearly a month. I wanted to make something to bring to Sally when I visited. It needed to be light and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Kathleen, I mentioned that in the post for the first podcast, too. Initially, I set the alarms to prompt me to pray each of the hours. About a year or so ago, I changed the prompts to pray for one specific intention for my husband every hour. I know the Liturgy of the Hours times now and they are kind of part of my natural rhythm...It's such a practical, tangible way to remember to pray for someone.
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There will be just as soon as we complete the blog move. I can't do it from Typepad, but I'm moving within the week. I'll make it really obvious just as soon as you can download:-).
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Thanks for clarifying, Marie. In the context of the podcast, we talked about Daria's book and it is linked above. It's too bad that online breviaries post the "wrong" prayers on occasion. I hope that won't keep people from giving it a try. We can be paralyzed in our attempt to pray perfectly. I think god showers abundant grace on our efforts and is well pleased with our attempts to pray, even if the tools we use are imperfect.
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Oh! Thanks for reminding me. Lately, we use Divineoffice.org, but in the past, we've used this one: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0974174831/4reallearning It's beautiful and amazing and sadly, out of print. I'd snatch it up used in a heartbeat.
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Well, that's a huge problem. I see it here. Anybody else?
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When you are a mother of nine children and all those children live at or near home and they are all homeschooled through high school and they all play sports and dance and fully participate in the community, there is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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And my eyes just filled with tears... Just as soon as I nail down this dance schedule, I'll email.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Gathering my Thoughts at In the Heart of my Home
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::outside my window We have been blessed with absolutely gorgeous early morning weather lately. I'm so grateful! The last three mornings, I've started out on my walks wearing a sweatjacket. Crazy! These walks have been really good for noticing the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Tell us all about the Aria, Colleen:-). I had actually thought about doing that when I go back to scales (which I don't necessarily think are bad). I like the idea of having it all together and seeing all the stats.
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Melissa, Katie doesn't have any electronics of her own, so her dashboard is on a family computer. That means she has to be home to check her steps. The Flex does offer her some information, within a thousand steps, by a dot pattern on the bracelet. The iPod would work the app just like a smartphone, but, of course, you'd need wireless. That means you couldn't track as you go (except for the dot pattern), but you could duck into Starbucks and check;-). The One has the steps right on the device, so you could see exactly without wireless.
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Shoes here, because I know you want to know;-) I've been wearing a Fitbit Flex wristband for a little over two weeks now. Since I've posted pictures from various walks on Instagram & Facebook and posted my stats on Twitter,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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. . . ::outside my window Six baby bunnies nursing while their daddy stands guard! Last night, just around sunset, my girls came running. "Mommy, Mommy! you have to see this. It's the cutest thing EVER!" There in our backyard,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Kelsey, What are their names? We might be able to see what saint found them without you even intending it...
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I'm with you! And that's how we do it, too, mostly. We say Night Prayer snuggled *in bed* withe the little girls. I'll ask Leila about this in the next podcast.
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