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 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 […]
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 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 […]