Several years ago, Lisa gave up the career of a family attorney to stay at home to raise their daughter, with the loving support from her husband. She and Brian now have a busy household of three young children and two hamsters. When this cradle Catholic is not blogging with her sister, Lisa can be found sewing, exercising, reading, driving carpool, teaching CCE, volunteering at her children’s schools, and helping out with her husband's business ventures. During the long hot summers in Houston, she can be seen outside by the pool eating popsicles with her family.
With a passion towards her faith, politics, and our country, Lisa writes about family life, conservative politics, pro-life issues, books she loves to read, and her Catholic faith. Lisa's ponderings can also be found at CatholicMom and musing about her favorite OUAT episode with her sister on The Secrets of Once Upon a Time at SQPN.
Shelly is other half of the sisters duo found at Of Sound Mind and Spirit, writing about their Catholic faith, family life, conservative politics, pro-life issues and books they love to read. Shelly recently left a successful career as a Certified Archivist to work for the family communication business. Her publications include the award-winning Through a Night of Horrors: Voices from the 1900 Galveston Storm.
She lives in Texas with her husband and two horse-loving, song-writing daughters, and a "surprise" baby boy. Shelly may also be found writing about being a Working Mom over at CatholicMom and musing about her favorite OUAT episode with her sister on The Secrets of Once Upon a Time at SQPN.
Welcome to Of Sound Mind and Spirit
During the 2008 election cycle, Lisa and I traded emails, news links, and musings on the myriad of issues facing our world. We debated, we reasoned, we traded quips and sarcasm. Although we both keep family blogs, those weren't really the place to share our thoughts with others. Facebook has allowed us to reconnect with friends of all backgrounds, but it's not really the place to do more than link to news items that capture our attention. Here we hope to fill that gap we feel is missing.
A few things about us: we're both Catholic, raised during the late 70s, early 80's era of "lost Catholics". After 12 years of CCE we couldn't recite the catechism or discern the difference between a mortal and venial sin, but we knew that "God Loves Us. " It has been as adults, as mothers, raising our children in the Catholic church, that we are experiencing a return to our faith, a need to delve more deeply into what it means to us. Our Spirit of Love.
We were raised to respect authority, but to reason and think for ourselves. Throughout our lives we were told to be independent, and as grown women with families and children we both call ourselves conservative. We respect life, individuality, and personal responsibility. We believe in education, as both of us have upper level degrees - in History and in the Law. Our Spirit of Power.
So here is our place to contemplate the changes facing our society today. We hope that you will follow us as we discuss issues important to our lives.
2 Timothy 1:7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.