Book Review: Berry’s ‘The Unsettling of America’

I first heard of Wendell Berry and his The Unsettling of America when I was a college student struggling to identify a study major. I had enrolled with a plan to study agriculture. I loved animals and was thankful to land a job at the college dairy my first semester. But as I got deeper… Continue reading Book Review: Berry’s ‘The Unsettling of America’

A New Blog: Homestead Sissies

This year, I started a new blog with my sisters -- Homestead Sissies. This blog chronicles our homestead journey, as our family builds a homestead from scratch on our acreage. Getting started on the homestead has been harder than we thought, but things are progressing steadily now. God has been good, and we have learned… Continue reading A New Blog: Homestead Sissies

A Year Without Facebook

I got off Facebook last November. I was tired of the blatant agenda, the in-your-face ideology filtering what felt like every interaction. I am a Christian and unapologetically conservative. My Facebook friends list once ran the gambit of religions and political leanings, and I enjoyed the free exchange of ideas. I wanted to share my… Continue reading A Year Without Facebook

Book Review: Pitre’s “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary”

A collage of images from pop culture made up my earliest understanding of St. Mary – pictures picked up in the childish ways we begin to learn anything. There was the illustrated Mary in my Golden Book. There was the pink-robed Mary in the tiny children’s nativity my mom ordered from Avon. The image that… Continue reading Book Review: Pitre’s “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary”