Lisa Schmidt writes at ThePracticingCatholic.com with her husband Joel. A proud Iowan, the Schmidts reside in Des Moines where Lisa is a full-time at-home mom. Lisa is also heavily involved in supporting Joel as he journeys through deacon formation. At The Practicing Catholic, Lisa enjoys writing about the things that bring her great joy: the Catholic faith, her family, fine arts, and good food.
Lisa Schmidt highlights a Lenten blog series she’s hosting at ThePracticingCatholic.com called Soups & Stories.
When we pray and work for peace, it doesn’t always work out the way we hope. Lisa Schmidt shares some encouraging words for those moments.
Lisa Schmidt wrestles with putting her gifts in service to Jesus in unexpected ways.
Do you struggle to receive gifts graciously? Lisa Schmidt reflects on how a random act of kindness and a “smack” in the face has taught her to receive gifts more graciously.
Lisa Schmidt considers a recent example of “holy leisure” and contemplates its role in our families’ lives.
Lisa Schmidt shares the grace and blessings of the handwritten note — a seemingly lost art in today’s busy world.
My husband Joel is in deacon formation and we travel once a month to Conception Abbey and Seminary, a Benedictine monastery, for
Take a look at this man and the words on his t-shirt. How would you react if he sat next
A few years ago, in the blink of an eye, my dad was killed while working in his backyard. A