Thoughts on Unschooling

Although I never ended up teaching in a classroom, I studied secondary education in college (along with English Literature). My college education has been a good foundation for launching into my own studies of homeschool. For years I’ve pored over seasoned homeschool mama blogs and books, perused resources, and reflected on pedagogy. I’ve read many … Continue reading Thoughts on Unschooling

A blessed Lent to you all!

matt fradd

Let begins tomorrow! Are you ready? Below are 6 common questions Catholics (and non-Catholics) ask about Lent.

1. What is Lent?

According to the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, “Lent is a preparation for the celebration of Easter. For the Lenten liturgy disposes both catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery: catechumens, through the several stages of Christian initiation; the faithful through reminders of their own baptism and through penitential practices” (General Norms 27).


2. Is Lent actually forty days long?

Technically, no. According to the General Norms, “Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, exclusive” (General Norms 28). This means Lent ends at the beginning of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. Count it as you will, that’s more than forty days. Therefore, the number forty in traditional hymns such…

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Can’t Get in Contact With Her? Call the Senator or The Lake Home

August 20, 2011 Today I went the Grand Forks Famer’s Market with Kristi and Rachel. You could say that it was a blind-friendship date. Father Lefor, from UND’s Newman Center, passed on our information to Kristi and Jake, a young couple involved in FOCUS ministry. Kristi gave me a call yesterday and invited me to … Continue reading Can’t Get in Contact With Her? Call the Senator or The Lake Home