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The Joy and Dignity of Work

July 18, AD 2017 0 Comments
The Joy and Dignity of Work

No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him. – James Russell Lowell, poet Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure. But the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. [F]ailure means a stripping away of the inessential. […]

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God Can Even Overcome Our Imperfect Parenting

February 27, AD 2017 3 Comments
God Can Even Overcome Our Imperfect Parenting

“Things were in God’s plan which I had not planned at all. I am coming to the living faith and conviction that – from God’s point of view – there is no chance and that the whole of my life, down to every detail, has been mapped out in God’s divine providence and makes complete […]

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Ora et Labora

December 2, AD 2016 1 Comment
Ora et Labora

St. Benedict gives us a remarkable example of discipline. His simple motto, Ora et labora—pray and work—is still relevant to our own lives, so many centuries after his death. We need both prayer and work in order to live a truly Christian life and finish the race. If we were to embrace prayer without also embracing […]

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Writers, Keep Writing

November 25, AD 2016 1 Comment
Writers, Keep Writing

I saw a funny meme about writing, which said, “Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet”: Vanity of all vanities Writing certainly seems like it takes a lot of self-discipline and effort. I type out all my articles and they never get written down so, being at the […]

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Proverbs 31: Woman of Action

September 28, AD 2012 5 Comments
Proverbs 31: Woman of Action

There is a great fear among women that we are being under-appreciated. It’s not that we women want all the power; we just want credit for sharing it! In Amanda Mortus’s “To Be Used or Appreciated?”, she laments how tired a Proverbs 31 woman seems, and wishes more of those holy verses spoke intimately of […]

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Avoiding Burnout – Rediscovering the Sabbath

August 22, AD 2012 2 Comments
Avoiding Burnout – Rediscovering the Sabbath

In a culture always on the go, days, weeks and months blur together. We can sometimes be running so fast on the treadmill of life that we forget to stop and take a break. Sure, we might take a week…

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Why We Need Work

May 3, AD 2012 2 Comments
Why We Need Work

Last week  The Daily Caller broke the news feature about the Labor Department attempting  to ban farm chores. When I alerted my dad who is a life-long farmer about the new rule, he was speechless. As he scanned the news article his first comment was “This is a joke, right” To someone who has lived his life defined […]

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