Lisa Schmidt

Closed for Repairs, Do Not Enter!

A plywood sign, the prophet Elijah, and closing down for repairs. Take a five-minute listen and it’ll make sense. We promise!

Then share your good ideas with us. How do you close down for repairs?

Live Well Moment: Two Women and the Feast of Corpus Christi

Who knows what path Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life might have taken had she not been in Italy on the feast of Corpus Christi. Who knows what might have happened had Juliana of Cornillon ignored the Lord’s call to pave the way for the first celebration some 550 years prior. Here are stories of two women and their strong connection to the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Our Long Road to Emmaus

“Feeling ex-communicated and bitter at big tech for driving how we communicate these days, the last thing I wanted to do that Sunday morning was passively watch Mass livestreamed on the Internet … but in between garbled bits of streaming audio, the priest said something I needed to hear AND miraculously heard it.” In her latest post for The Well, Lisa Schmidt invites us to consider how this time in history is like the long road to Emmaus.

What I’m Pondering: Walk-up Songs!

We are launching a new series at The Well called “What I’m Pondering.” Various women will drop by and share what’s on their hearts and minds and invite you to ponder along. Lisa Schmidt, The Well’s founder and executive director, kicks off the series by pondering walk-up songs. Read all about it and share ideas for your favorite walk-up songs!

{Video} A Conversation with Artist Christine Hilbert

“Even when your heart is broken your hands remain open.” Christine Hilbert joins Lisa Schmidt for a quick chat about the original artwork “Reckless Love.” Christine hand painted this image to accompany The Well’s upcoming summer gathering on July 20. Learn more about Christine’s work via the quick video.

Lent Week 5: Peace and Perfectionism

Finding peace when struggling to make decisions, embracing our nothingness, seeking joy in the “hidden years,” and the connection between gratitude and peace. All that and more as we continue The Well’s Lenten series on Searching for and Maintaining Peace.