Lisa Schmidt Archive
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
I’m on a Pinterest role lately! And all it took was one Dorian Speed to provide the inspiration … or should I call that pinspiration? Dorian designed an awesome blog link-up called ”Pinisher” — an eight-week movement
I’m not quite sure how well Mary Mary Quite Contrary’s silver bells and cockle shells grew, but I am sure I need all the help I can get in order to develop a greener thumb. I’ve been
Dateline: Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Das Schmidt Haus in suburban Des Moines. I’m clapping, hooting, and hollering while tears stream down my cheeks. “What is it, Mom?” my four-year-old asks. I try my best to explain this
Given mine is an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of family, attending a Friday evening Stations of the Cross prayer service is not feasible in this current stage of life. Yet my heart still longs to pray the Stations
Horrified. That’s the emotion I felt after reading Dr. Meg Meeker’s recent post Bang With Friends: The Latest App for Facebook. Let’s not mince words here. According to Dr. Meeker, it’s a brand-new way to solicit sex
Holy Mother Church celebrates World Marriage Day each year on the second Sunday in February. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, which sponsors the day, offers many ideas for churches, groups, and couples. As we gear up to celebrate World
I had so much to say about this “rock star charting app” that I actually said it! I hope you enjoy my video review of the MyFertilityMD charting app. Please note: For purposes of brevity, my review
I need some advice, stat. Let’s think of today’s column as “Ask Lisa,” only in reverse. Perhaps “Advise Lisa” will stick and become a regular topic here at CatholicMom.com. J I have a love-hate relationship with my