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Lisa Schmidt
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But by the grace of God I am what I am. Deacon's wife. Mom. Proud Iowan and Iowa State alum. Founder of The Well www.thewelldesmoines.com
But by the grace of God I am what I am. Deacon's wife. Mom. Proud Iowan and Iowa State alum. Founder of The Well www.thewelldesmoines.com

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Joel & I have already experienced a ton of great "deacon moments." When our 7-year-old leaned over during Joel's homily last Sunday and said, "Dad got that idea from me!" she added another great moment to my list.

This one's on the vocation of marriage.

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In honor of National Catholic Schools Week (‪#‎csw16‬), I share a few thoughts on our family's transition from homeschooling to Catholic school this year. 

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The Right Heart: Restoring Our Fertility to God

Ever say YES! enthusiastically to something and then wonder, “What made me think I ought to agree to that request?!” When the lovely Southern Belle Mrs. Erin Franco came knocking on my door, asking me to chat on The Right Heart podcast, I eagerly accepted…

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My January saint of the month is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Daughter, wife, mother, widow, friend and the first American-born saint.

It’s that time of the year when many of us enlist the help of an online saint generator to randomly select a saint who journeys with us throughout the year. Rather than journeying with one random saint this year, I’ll walk with at least twelve. Think of…

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At the time Israel was being conquered, the prophets were proclaiming the coming of a savior. Imagine the longing of the Israelites to believe this message, which must have sounded too impossible to believe. Deacon Joel shares his homily for the Fourth…

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Two new children's books published by Ignatius/Magnificat by Maïte Roche make excellent Christmas gifts. (P.S., they're good for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atriums, too!)

These two new children's books published by Ignatius/Magnificat by well-known author/illustrator Maïte Roche make excellent Christmas gifts. (P.S., they're good for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atriums, too!)

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"How do you know your dad is in Heaven?" That was the pointed question that helped me understand how praying for the dead is one of the greatest acts of charity we can perform. Today the Church observes the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All…

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The Saints Cry Over Lost Time | What's that mean? Well click on over and take a read!

"Dichos" is the Spanish word for proverbs or wise sayings used in Mexican culture. One "dicho" I recently read about is “The saints cry over lost time.” It was once a popular expression often said by parents to help keep their kids on task. It's been a…

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A little Friday fun thanks to Harry Connick, Jr. | Practice, Practice, Practice

A little Friday fun thanks to Harry Connick, Jr.

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I’ve scaled back on participating in book reviews and blog tours, primarily because I want to safeguard my holy leisure reading time for whatever the current book is for Well-Read Mom. But when I received the request to participate in the blog tour for…
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