Archive for January 2016

What are you doing for Lent? I'm getting fit!

I probably will.  ;-) Image from <a href="http://dynamiccatholic.com">DynamicCatholic.com</a>
What are you doing for Lent?  I’m getting fit!  Every Lent I look for a new experience and this year I decided to focus on my health. I’m at the age where my rock star idols are dying in bulk.  Though I’m in good health now, as I approach my 64th birthday, I think about... Read more »

Pick one day out of the week when we don't criticize people

Pick one day out of the week when we don't criticize people
May we pick one day out of the week when we don’t criticize people?  Sort of like Throwback Thursday? Whether we are on the internet or in person, I’ve noticed an increase in the need for people to correct others.  Whether it’s grammar, punctuation, the opinion that someone has the wrong facts, a mispronunciation of... Read more »

The five things I will do during the Jubilee Year of Mercy

The five things I will do during the Jubilee Year of Mercy
While browsing through my Magnificat, I came across this quote from Saint John XXIII at the opening of the Vatican Council in 1962: “Now the Bride of Christ wishes to use the medicine of mercy rather than taking up arms of severity … The Catholic Church, as she holds high the torch of Catholic truth... Read more »
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Thirteen Sins That Aren't Actually Sins

It’s January, it’s dark, it’s gloomy and we’re all depressed!  Here’s a little something to cheer you all up courtesy of New Catholic Generation: Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. I also write for Catholic365.com on occasion, so take a moment and check it out. Type your email address in... Read more »

The books I read in 2015

When my daughter and I arrived in New York, we stopped at a Barnes & Noble while we waited to check into our hotel.  On one of the displays, I saw this book and realized I already had it in my Nook.  I started to read it while we were there and I just loved it!  Spanning nearly 400 years of history, this book  kept me reading every morning.  We walked the streets and visited the buildings mentioned in this history/novel.  The characters were intertwined throughout the centuries right up until 9/11.
Inspired by my fellow blogger’s post, B’s Best Books of 2015 by the The Book Whisperer, I took a look back on the books I read in 2015. I hope you find something in this list that you might not have come across before. “I have my room, some books and a nearby chapel.  That is... Read more »

What I love about Mom

For Christmas, my daughter gave me this lovely little book entitled, “What I love about Mom.”  She gave her dad, “What I love about Dad.” My husband and I couldn’t believe how thoughtful she was. Please indulge this proud parent in sharing with you some of the things she loves about me! At some point... Read more »
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