Review: Monks’ Bread Fundraiser for Our Church

In a church, your fundraisers should do more than bring in money! They should teach your values. We used a Monks Bread fundraiser to buy kid-sized furniture.

Daily Readings That Make Me Laugh: Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter

Paul and Jesus just make me laugh sometimes. Enjoy!

How Do I Start My Atrium?

Congratulations! You've decided to start a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium in your school, congregation, or home! You have chosen an experiential, Montessori-based method of praying with children. The atrium is a special place for your beloved children to encounter the Good Shepherd. But where do you start? It takes 3 critical elements to... Continue Reading →

Big Changes Coming to Mustard Seed Training!

tl;dr: Existing Farrell Ink posts will remain for future reference Mustard Seed Training is moving to MustSeed.org Please join my "Catechists' Corner" Facebook group or follow my Facebook page. Hello, loyal friends! It's been 10 years since I started Farrell Ink! Wow! In the past decade, I have encountered thousands of adult education students and... Continue Reading →

2018 100 Book Challenge Update

Where are you in your 2018 Book Challenge? Join me on GoodReads to track your progress. To support Henderson Memorial Public Library, I signed up this year for the ICON 100 Book Challenge. Yikes! Posting reviews on YouTube Live kept getting shut down midstream, so GoodReads is the place to follow along. While nearing the... Continue Reading →

2018 Book Challenge #2: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

What will humans be doing in the digital age? Reading Kevin Kelly's book?

Is Hallowe’en a Christian Holiday?

Short answer: It can be. The word "Hallowe'en" comes from "All Hallows Eve." Hallowed means holy, as in "hallowed be thy name." Thus "All Hallows" is another way to say "All the Holies" aka "All Saints Day" which is celebrated on November 1st.   Since we can't possibly know all of the people who are... Continue Reading →

If I Ran the School: Blended Learning

How would you reach at-risk students who struggled in high school? Consider blended learning to increase outcomes.

Why Do Rainbows Remind Us of the Dead?

After storms, we remember the dead when we see rainbows.

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