Archive - January - 2016
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How We Calibrate the Soul to Recognize Authentic Beauty

How We Calibrate the Soul to Recognize Authentic Beautyfeatured

In my last post, I talked about the importance of establishing a liturgy in the home; one of the ways that our family builds liturgy into our lives is by creating a miniature liturgy, morning time. Morning time isn’t just a one room school house approach for subjects; it is a “musical education” as defined by Plato. “Musical education is soul-craft: carried out Read more

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54 Themes to Look for When Commonplacing

54 Themes to Look for When Commonplacingfeatured

I chatted tonight on Periscope (@betweenthelinensblog) about how to discern what to put in our commonplace books. Before we choose a book, it is important to ask, ” what is the purpose of our reading?” If we are reading to embody or understand the ideal type or a difficult emotion or even just to further our Read more

Favorite Family Poetry :: 7 Books of Poetry for Building a Family Culture

Favorite Family Poetry :: 7 Books of Poetry for Building a Family Culturefeatured

Snuggling up under warm handmade blankets with mugs of cocoa and soft whispers of delight was the scene I pictured in my head when I thought of reading poetry to my children. Let’s just say it’s not quite that idyllic. Our nightly read alouds have been known to have the usual hitting, pushing, bloody nose Read more

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