I'm here, just busy you know.
I wanted to share with you some things on the internet that I have been enjoying lately and I thought that you might as well.
First, there is an upcoming blog tour that I want you all to know about. My friend, Lisa Mladinich has written a book that you really need to read. It's called True Radiance, finding grace in the second half of life. On Monday, October 19th Seasons of Grace blogger Kathy Schiffer will be writing a reflection on one chapter and then the following day I will write one here and so on, so please bookmark the dates and we will have a lovely time reflecting on this time of life.
- 10/19/2015 - Inner Beauty: Seasons of Grace
- 10/20/2015 - Changing Bodies/Sacred Mentality: Tales From The Bonny Blue House
- 10/21/2015 - Brain Health and Changing Spirituality: Cause of Our Joy
- 10/26/2015 - How Our Spiritual Lives Bless Others: CatholicMom
- 10/27/2015 - Friendships: Snoring Scholar
- 10/28/2015 - Maturing Vocations: Sticking the Corners
- 10/29/2015 - Pitfalls to Avoid in the Second Half of Life: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
- 10/30/2015 - Roadblocks to Peace:A Blog by Maria Johnson
Next my friend Dawn is having a planner party. I know, I have a lot of talented friends, lucky me. It began yesterday and it looks like it might continue into the next few days. If you are a paper planning person, as I am, you will enjoy her post about all the different planners and systems that her readers use. Click here to visit.
Meredith has a great post about resources she uses for studying and creating art in her homeschool. I've used a few but many were new to me, you should check it out.
Elizabeth Scalia wrote this lovely bit of prose a few years ago regarding the heartbreak of baseball.
Baseball feeds the life of faith because it is an engagement with eternity that re-acquaints us with a covenant of mercy. In our deepest sense of loss and failure we recall the words of Lamentations: “the favors of the Lord are not exhausted/his mercies not over and done/every morning, they are renewed/so great is His faithfulness.”
Dodger fans in particular will resonate with the article this year (#LGM!).
Regina magazine has published an article by Dr. William Fahey called Restoring a Radical Tradition: The Guilds and Liberal Learning, Dr. Fahey is the president of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire where my Katie attends school. The article is worth your time, it's long..
Traditional liberal learning in our age is stunted by serious cultural deficiencies. Students and teachers lack a clear understanding of what the word “art” in the liberal arts even means and, increasingly, they have no relationship with nature or human traditions. Putting aside the folly of calling so many of the subjects found in the modern academy “liberal arts,” how many—students or teachers—in the modern university give any thought to why the subjects they study are called arts? What should they do with that art?
And lastly, but a lot of fun, have you seen Sarah Mackenzie on Periscope? She's bright, charming, vivacious and a lot of fun to watch. She;s got a lot of wisdom to share for such a young mom and I'm really enjoying her.
I've been considering "scoping" myself but I'm too concerned that I would be alone and talking to myself and that would be sad.
What do you think? I could break up some of my homeschool/marriage/lifestyle talks and spend 15 minutes here and there sharing. Would people like that or would I be a voice/face alone in the wilderness?
I hope you enjoy some of these links as much as I have been, and that your weekend is full of fun, laughter and love.