Lisa Schmidt Archive
Lisa Schmidt reflects on her husband's journey to the permanent diaconate and how she's feeling spiritually vulnerable since ordination.
Could you live in a “tiny house?” Lisa Schmidt explores a lifestyle focused on living in smaller, simplified spaces.
When God asks you to do something, He gives you what, or who, you need.
Some political issues remain simply political until they visibly impact the lives of those around us. Then suddenly we recognize them as issues of human dignity. Lisa Schmidt revisits one such situation.
Do you have a mentoring relationship that has benefited your life? Lisa Schmidt discusses the importance of inter-generational relationships for at-home moms.
Lisa Schmidt shares one of the best talks on parenting she’s ever heard.
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 theological training. Through our visits, I’ve developed a great admiration for the Benedictine way of life — ordered, simple, and purposeful.
Take a look at this man and the words on his t-shirt. How would you react if he sat next to you at the airport? Would you strike up a conversation? Laugh at his t-shirt? Raise your
A few years ago, in the blink of an eye, my dad was killed while working in his backyard. A section of a big old tree fell and crushed him. Really, it was a horrific way to