Dane Baird has been a witness member of the Home of the Mother for 3 years. He has two daughters, Jean and Susannah. The newest addition to the family is Halo, wonder-dog! His profession is teaching autistic children and he enjoys acting in several parish and diocesan ministries, as well as supporting the Home of the Mother.Website URL:
Recently, I found myself in front of the house, doing a project. This is a rarity, in that, for most of the past year, I've been renovating the inside of the house. I haven't really had time to do the exterior work. At least not yet. And it was especially rare, on this particular day, to be in the front yard, as I was supposed to be elsewhere. But plans get reconfigured, derailed at times for a reason. And this reason was....Mandi!
The Home provides many formation exercises for all age groups, with a special emphasis on our youth. But even for older singles and parents looking to move forward, deeper into their journey with Christ, the Home provides something like a 'Catholic Think Tank' environment, as they share their study of church documents, theological dissertations and the lives of the saints with anyone interested.
So, there I was, doing what my conscience told me not to do! I knew hanging the television in our newly renovated home was a mistake. There's just too much media content that is not good for me and certainly not good for my children. I had heard once that 80% of all media moguls are atheists and this is easy to believe; just watch recently released movies and situational comedies and the godlessness in the media is very apparent. But there I was, trying to install the television; bad habits are hard to change.