Everyone Needs Deadlines (At least Walt Disney said so)

Do deadlines energize you like they do me? 2017 Summer at The Well is two weeks away and today is the last day to register in order to receive a blessing bag. Head on over here to the ticket system. Speaking of that ticketing system, given we changed systems from last year, I ask all Read more about Everyone Needs Deadlines (At least Walt Disney said so)[…]

A Door Prize Extravaganza: A peek at what we’re giving away at The Well on June 24

I am not sure about most of you, but the idea of being spoiled is something that is not a totally familiar concept to me. I mean, I love my life, my family, my friends, etc, and they are amazing and appreciative and generous. But being spoiled? Like my parents do to their grandkids? Lavish, Read more about A Door Prize Extravaganza: A peek at what we’re giving away at The Well on June 24[…]

Fresh, Fun, and Fabulous: A Spotlight on our Craftswomen

You most likely know a woman who has an eye for design and detail. She mixes and matches colors and patterns together throughout her home in such a way generating a “Wow! That’s so creative. Why didn’t I think of that?” type of response from those gathered there. Or there’s the woman who quietly slips Read more about Fresh, Fun, and Fabulous: A Spotlight on our Craftswomen[…]

Like a Farmers’ Market: Fresh and Local

The excitement is building around central Iowa for Saturday’s opening day of the 2017 Des Moines Farmers’ Market. Fresh and Local: urban and rural communities coming together, 300 vendors helping to nourish the community with locally-grown produce and flowers, farm fresh eggs and cheese, locally produced baked goods and Iowa-raised meat. The encounter at the Read more about Like a Farmers’ Market: Fresh and Local[…]

Summer at The Well: Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the June 24 Summer at The Well encounter are now on sale. To purchase tickets, please click over to the Whoozin ticket registration system here. The early bird registration rate is $60 through May 22. After, the price increases to $65. The gathering will be held at Palmer Hall in St. Thomas Aquinas in Indianola; Read more about Summer at The Well: Tickets On Sale Now[…]

Ticket Launch Update | 2017 Summer at The Well

“The bigger the dreams God plants in our hearts, the more easily we can become discouraged.”  I recently heard that quote while listening to a Fr. Mike Schmitz’ podcast. He was paraphrasing St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and it immediately caught my attention because 1) as those who will attend the summer gathering on June 24 will soon Read more about Ticket Launch Update | 2017 Summer at The Well[…]

Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent

Image Credit: Vanderbilt University Library/Sam Chester If you would have asked me a few days ago, I would have told you, “I hate Lent. I dread it.” I have been practicing Lenten observances for a relatively short period of time. I’m a convert to Catholicism, and the other denominations I practiced never made a big deal Read more about Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent[…]