What’s the Big Deal?
Posted on May 3, 2020 Leave a Comment
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 […]
In Defense of Adoration
Posted on March 29, 2020 Leave a Comment
By Casey Sprehe If we are affected by the sun, are we not affected by the “one” who made the sun? Just like we can sit outside in the sun on a cloudy day and still get sunburned, we, too, can sit in the chapel and not feel anything and still be affected by the […]
Posted on December 3, 2019 Leave a Comment
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.
Posted on October 24, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Casey Sprehe In our family, we have a routine of sorts when a wrong has been done. The wrong doer must say, “I’m sorry. Do you forgive me?” It’s a pattern my mom taught me as a young girl, and I’ve continued to use it in life.
Kids’ Audiobooks Review
Posted on September 10, 2019 Leave a Comment
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,
Kids Podcasts Review
Posted on August 1, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Casey Sprehe As a mom, one of the titles I wear is chauffeur. The comings and goings of school events, extracurricular activities and church functions have us spending a considerable amount of time in the car.
Posted on June 9, 2019 Leave a Comment
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.
Approaching the Desert
Posted on March 10, 2019 Leave a Comment
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 […]
In the Know
Posted on February 19, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Casey Sprehe School shooting. Ethnic persecution. Government shutdown. Church massacre. Check the news on your phone or TV, and you are instantly bombarded with evil.