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By Casey Sprehe There is a tendency, at times, in the spiritual life to overlook venial sins. As one decidedly on the Christian journey, I can think, well I’m not killing anyone. Really? Is that my standard? With a bare minimum approach to morality, I can expect only to bear minimal fruit. Minimal fruit is […]
By Casey Sprehe Holy Week is here. In our family, we see Holy Week as the final push in Lent. It’s the last 1/2 mile of the Crescent City Classic. It’s our chance as a family to recommit ourselves to our Lenten penances and up our sacrificial game so to speak. There are several ways […]
By Casey Sprehe Our family is blessed. Our needs are met. And, if I’m being honest, most of our wants are, too. The pull to focus on our first-world problems is very strong. I find gratitude and giving good antidotes to prevent that. It’s a battle that often, I let the other side win.
By Casey Sprehe In part 1 that posted Aug. 1 , I shared podcasts that my kids enjoy. In this post, I’ll share some audiobooks that have made our car rides more enjoyable! First, there are two, free audiobook podcasts that we use daily. If you are into audiobooks,
By Casey Sprehe Feasts and fasts. Purifications and celebrations. The church’s extremes throughout the year are chances for me to model for my kids what liturgical living looks like. Pentecost – the birthday of the church – is a time we draw them into the celebration more than Sunday Mass.
By Casey Sprehe At the beginning of Lent, I wrote this (Approaching the desert) article. A month into Lent, I’ve already forgotten my own words. God surely did pick my Lent for me. Someone in my house of 6 has been sick since Lent started. Physical and emotional sickness has been at an all-time high […]
By Casey Sprehe As the high time of Mardi Gras season approached, I found myself wondering about Lent. What should I do? What should I not do? Feeling a draw to massive withdrawal and purging probably due to the sensory overload that is Thanksgiving + Christmas + Mardi Gras, I decided to go to adoration […]