Book Club Guides

My local Christian bookstore is a wonderful place. Cathedral Book and Gift resides in the former Catholic school building on our Cathedral property. Really, it is a brilliant use of space. The upper floors are used by our excellent religious education program, the first floor is a sprawling book store complete with a sweet and…

The Chosen

“When Mendal was already the far-famed and much-hated rabbi of Kotzak, he once returned to the little town in which he was born. There he visited the teacher who taught him his alphabet when he was a child and read five books of Moses with him. But he did not go to see the teacher…

The House of Wings

My family and I have developed a fun little habit of heading to our local St. Vincent de Paul Charity Resale shop about once a month to donate our excess and rescue books. Sometimes I discover homeschool gold like a 1980s set of Childcraft. Sometimes I find a book set I know nothing about but…

Percy Jackson

“We can at least try to save something of the goods of which we are the common trustees; the legacy of Greece, Rome and Israel, and the legacy of Europe throughout 2,000 years. In a world which has seen such material devastation as ours, these spiritual possessions are also in imminent peril.” – TS Eliot,…

Jennifer’s 2017 Reading Log

Jennifer’s 2017 Reading Log A Part of our 2017 Reading Stack Series Current Reads: On Duties – Cicero, published by Roman Roads Media – one small point per day during the week A Philosophy of Education – Charlotte Mason – one small section per day during the week In Defense of Sanity – G.K. Chesterton…

Sara’s 2017 Reading Log

Sara’s 2017 Reading Log A Part of our 2017 Reading Stack Series Current Reads for my Spiritual & Intellectual Life: On Duties – Cicero, published by Roman Roads Media – one small point per day during the week A Philosophy of Education – Charlotte Mason – one small section per day during the week In…

Garlic Scape Pesto

No summer snacking is complete without Garlic Scape Pesto. It is such a delightful snack because it tastes different every year, makes use of an interesting ingredient, and is so versatile. In Wisconsin, garlic is planted on Columbus Day. The cloves need warm earth and a little time to get situated for a long winter…

Turquoise Table

“The Turquoise Table isn’t about entertainment. Or a big party. It’s based on Romans 12:13 which says, ‘take every opportunity to open your life and home to others.’” – Kristin Schell Four years ago, Kristin Schell attended a conference on living out the gospel in community. Frazzled, feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, and generally world weary,…