Faith Without Works is Dead

St. Cyriacus

They're taking it to the streets.  James E. Person, Jr., reviews Street Saints for The Imaginative Conservative, a book by Barbara J. Elliott that chronicles the stories of those who take it upon themselves to love the poor and unwanted as Christ loves us.

Oh, what fun!  St. Louis IX forbid a backgammon-like game because so many people were using it for gambling, says Jenneka Janzen in this Medieval Fragments post on board games, which bubbles over with interesting facts and features oodles of gorgeous illustrations from illuminated manuscripts.

She is choosing less clutter over beauty and using Grandma's teacups every day.  Those are the kinds of decisions outlined in this five-step de-cluttering post on The Art of Simple.