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Homeschool Enrichment from Paraclete Press

Homeschool Enrichment from Paraclete Press

September 9, 2020 — To help meet the needs of homeschooling families across the country in these extraordinary times, we are pleased to present Homeschool Enrichment from Paraclete Press.    Together with our best-selling children’s book authors and illustrators, Paraclete Press has...

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Audiobook listening is on the rise

Audiobook listening is on the rise

Audiobook listening is on the rise, and for good reason. It’s one of the fastest-growing segments of the publishing world, as more and more of us are pressing play and fitting reading with our ears into the “in-between” moments of our...

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Have a day full of SMILES!

Have a day full of SMILES!

Recently, I have been reading books on the healing properties of music—music's ability to speak to us spiritually, emotionally, and physically. In addition to being a professional musician, I am also a Certified Nursing Aid and so have some experience...

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The Beauty to Turning to God

The Beauty to Turning to God

To pray is not difficult, nor does it require special learning.  To turn to God to confess limits, to ask help, to thank and praise him is in fact natural for human beings, a spontaneous impulse in women and men...

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7 Ways to Bring St. Benedict into Your Heart and Home

7 Ways to Bring St. Benedict into Your Heart and Home

“Benedict’s Rule, then, is itself a kind of catechism. Even though it’s been the central guidebook for Western monasticism, its vision of life isn’t just for a particular sect of Christians called ‘monks’ and ‘nuns.’ This is a vision for...

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July Fourth—So many meanings, so many paths

July Fourth—So many meanings, so many paths

Growing up in south-central Kansas, I don’t believe I ever heard anyone refer to the date of July Fourth without, in the same breath, calling it Independence Day. I also heard it called “Firecracker Day” or “Family Picnic Day.”  But,...

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