Prayer Room

Praying the Hours, Hours2, Little Office, Saints and Feastdays, Saints2, Saints3, Saints4, Songs1, Songs2, Liturgical Year1, LY2, LY3, LY4, Shabbat Times, Feastday Cooking , Liturgical Learning1, LL2, Carmelite Perspective, CP2, Clarecian Perspective, CP2, Living the Hidden Life, Parallel Bible , B2, B3, Sacred Hearts1, Sacred Hearts2, Rosary of Tears, Holy Spirit Novena, Holy Cards1, Holy Cards2, HC3, HC4, Fish Eaters, The Mary Page, Mother Church, Chivalry, Ye Devotionals, Patron Saints , Living on Love ,

Music Room


Seasons and Seasonings

Weather, Allergy Alerts, Moon, Frugal Abundance, The Blue Cafe, Lentils and Rice, Hillbilly Housewife, God's Pharmacy, Food as Medicine , Vintage Wisdom, A Simple Table (but minus the veganism), Food Timeline, Gode Cookery, Soup Song, Chinese Soups, Walton Feed, Bread Beckers, Feeding America, Cook's Thesaurus, Kitchen Gardens , Simple Shopping, The Seasoning of Contentment , Setting the Table , Eating Around the World , 'Round the World Pt2, Downsizer

Homemaking Journals

Holy Experience, Et Tu , Tea With Milk, Tea2, High Desert Home, Pursuing Titus 2, Tea at Trianon, Sailing by Starlight, Sometimes, Domestic Felicity, Under the Gables, Northern Skies, Kitchen Madonna, QueenHeroical, Sunshine and Shadow, Abbey of the Arts, Chez Moi, A Path Made Straight, Home Living, Canadian Blogger, Tongue in Cheek, At a Hen's Pace, Primrose Pages, Lily Maiden, Happy Hearts, LLL Simply, Solitary Bird

Favorite Articles

Cleaning as Liturgy, The Blessings of Housework, Home as Inspiration, A Blessing Rediscovered, Order Sweet and Lovely, A Plea for the Hearth, Sudsy Devotions, Mending, Home as Castle, The Healing Hand of Home, The Comfort of Routines, The Joy of Cleaning

Ora et Labora
Love Made Visible, Icon-ic Living, Noticing the Ideal, Learning to Lament, A Circular Life, Our Blessed Mother is the Solution

True Simplicity, Vintage Homemaking Schedule, Truly Timesaving?, TT2, TT3, More Work Series, MW2, MW3 (full series links), Beyond "More for Less" , Precycling, "A Pretty Plate", Accidental Minimalism, AM2, Developing a "Uniform", DAU2, Simplicity and Freedom, Living a Simple Life, Pulse of Life, True Frugality, Dry Morsel Days, On Trusting, A Plea for the Hearth, Material World , Poverty Musings Oct. 15

Simple Contentment, Slowing the Pace, Touch and Mood, Come to Your Senses, Hard Stops, A Journey to Quiet, Why the Push?, Part II, Lie Fallow, Lightening the Load, Contemplation and Holy Poverty, Solitude as Trust, My Only Posession, Inhale, Exhale, Raven's Bread, A Simple Rule

A Praise Walk, Bloom, Choose the View, The Company of Saints, True Revolution, Advent-al Living, AL2, The Tiny Little Bird, A New Song, Choosing Joy, The Singing House , A Peaceful Day , Days Off, Wandering Wonderer, Flower Therapy

Perfect...Compassion, Speaking Kindly, Becoming a Lady, I am a Stay at Home Wife, When Queens Ride By, The Wife, Chivalry of St Joseph, Modern Day Gentleman, Gentleman2,

Living With Limits
Proverbs 31 and Chronic Pain, P31 Part 2, Lessons From a Cat, Rethinking "Normal" Products, RNP Part2, Part3, Part4, But You Don't Look Sick, More Resources, Not by Sight , Ergonomics (video)

Online Books and Audio

CCEL, Carmelite Books, Online Books Page, Buried Treasure, Christian Audio, Happy Hearts

Fairy Tales And Art

Art Passions, Baldwin, Rosetta, Old Time, Stories, More, Endicot, Sur La Lune, Mything, Ashliman, Andrew Lang , Selkies, Snow White, Snow2

Nurture of Nature

Descriptive Science, DS2, Herbs, Herbs2, Mary's Gardens, Flower Theology, FT2, FT3, FT4, FT5, FT6, Nature as Symbol, Symbol2, Snow, Ice Age, Ice Age2, Ice Age3, After the Flood, Mt St Helen's, Nature Journals

The Lamp of History

Women of the 19th Century, The Real Middle Ages, MA2, Beyond Modernism, The Church in Colonial America

Of Hand and Heart


"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. Commend all to God, and then lie still and be at rest in His bosom. Whatever happens, abide steadfast in a determination to cling simply to God, trusting to His eternal love for you; and if you find that you have wandered forth from this shelter, recall your heart quietly and simply. Maintain a holy simplicity of mind, and do not smother yourself with a host of cares, wishes, or longings, under any pretext."---St Francis de Sales

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