SS #42: Carpe Librum (Seize the Booklist)

If you were bummed that you were unable to attend the Scholé Sisters session at GHC in Cincinatti, and then extra disappointed we were unable to offer you a recording … this is for YOU! Brandy, Mystie, and Pam have redone the whole thing, and you can even get a download of the document handout with all the important details!   Download the booklist   Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by two new podcasts from The … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 5, part 1 – don’t fall for fake leisure

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

SS #41: Living Books Are Books for Life

In today’s episode, Brandy, Mystie, and Pam kick off Season 7 of Scholé Sisters with a discussion about living books. What are they, what is their significance, and how can you identify them? This is a totally fun discussion about reading — and how picky should we be anyway? — that you don’t want to miss!     Thank you to our sponsor: This episode is sponsored by two new podcasts from The Close Reads Podcast Network and the CiRCE … Read More

Want to raise lifelong learners?

Want to raise lifelong learners? Be one. Moms must be learners, too. We want our kids to love learning, to be self-motivated, to not try to fight us through the school day but rather be eager and excited to learn. The question we must ask is are we that way? Do we want to know about history, about mankind, about Creation, about God? Whether or not we want to can be told not by our feelings or words, but by … Read More

Learning Well 2018 Local Retreat Locations

We are so excited to be gearing up for the 2018 online retreat: Learning Well. Mystie Winckler, Brandy Vencel, Pam Barnhill, and Cindy Rollins will be getting together in Chattanooga, TN along with Dawn Garrett so they can broadcast live and with energy and enthusiasm for you at home. To participate in this retreat you don’t need to leave home, much less travel. There will be chatbox discussions so you can still experience community and know you have likeminded companions … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 4 – work is for leisure, not leisure for work

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

The Message of Leisure & Scholé: Chapter 3 – the nature of leisure

As a summer special, Scholé Sisters is publishing a blog series through Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture. This is the book that brought scholé back into our vocabulary. Instead of writing about the book or writing additional commentary, however, we’re taking a thought-by-thought paraphrase approach, chapter-by-chapter. Like The Message is to the Bible, so this series is to Leisure: common idiom, loose paraphrase, with some clarifications and connections and elaborations added for the reader’s benefit. Enjoy! Previously: Chapter … Read More

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