Saturday, March 12, 2011

Books Read in the Past Week

"The Art Spirit"
by Robert Henri
Compiled by Margery A. Ryerson
(non-fiction)

"The Way of a Pilgrim
and The Pilgrim Continues His Way"
author unknown.
Translated by Helen Bacovcin
Foreword by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.
(Spirituality [Orthodox, Russian] Fiction? Non-fiction?)

{Only two books finished this week}

My First Ash Wednesday


I remember my very first Ash Wednesday, my first day of
fasting as a Catholic. For me it was easy as pie; it was
a piece of cake. (Although, of course, I had neither pie nor
cake!)
Remember, I am a Jewish convert, a veteran of Yom Kippur
fasts: From a little before sundown until a little after sundown,
no food, and nothing to drink. Not even a sip of water!
The not eating wasn't all that hard (I'm not saying it was a picnic, but who picnicked on Yom Kippur, anyway?).
What I found hard was the "not even a sip of water" part.
So, my first fast as a Catholic was easy in that respect. What I found difficult was figuring out the "two small meals that
together don't equal a full meal."
It was like a combined one-day-diet and math exercise!
When Fr. Kelly asked me how I'd gotten through my first
fast-day, I couldn't help laughing.
"Father," I said, "you don't know from fasting!"

The Glad Game of Lent

The Glad Game of Lent

As an admitted, unabashed Pollyanna lover, I just HAD to
share this post.
Don't miss Karen's article on Pollyanna's Glad Game

Multi-blogging


I am a multi-blogger, working on several blogs at once.
Thank God we don't have to limit ourselves to just one blog!
Update:I wasn't just multi-blogging. I was over-blogging! I had one blog which was just a collection of advertisements, another that just had posts from various other blogs, including my own... I think I even had a blog about blogging!
Face it, I was a blogaholic. So I finally reduced my blogs to four, and then incorporated them into just one! This one! LOL!