Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks once again to RAnn for hosting every week!

Semper Gaudete!: Writing VS. Posting

Semper Gaudete!: Spiritual Communion

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Spiritual Communion

Not far from my house is a bakery, and when the wind is right,
I catch the scent of cookies when I am sitting on my porch. I sniff the air, the better to enjoy the smell. And I do take great pleasure in the scent of cookies, the spicy, sweet, buttery, vanilla-y scent. Yet with the pleasure is also the desire. I don't want to merely smell
those cookies. I want to eat at least a few of them!
This can, in a way, be compared to Spiritual Communion. I get great joy from an Act of Spiritual Communion, yet each Spiritual Communion makes me long to receive the Body of Our Lord.
The difference between smelling cookies and making an Act of Spiritual Communion is that
my body gains nothing by smelling cookies, but my soul gains much with each Spiritual Communion.

Books Read in the Past Week

"Little House by Boston Bay"
"On Tide Mill Lane"
"The Road From Roxbury"
"Across The Puddingstone Dam"
by Melissa Wiley
(children's fiction, historical)
["Little House: The Charlotte Years"]

"Say Yes To Tomorrow"
by Dale Evans Rogers
with Floyd W. Thatcher
(non-fiction, Christian [Protestant] )

"A Vicarage Family"
by Noel Streatfeild

Writing VS. Posting

I can't begin to count the blog posts I've written that never got published. Then there are all the posts I started to write, which never got finished. Sometimes it's because the post doesn't really say what I want to say. Sometimes, I feel that the post is poorly written. Sometimes, after I start the post, I'm not sure where to go with it, how to finish it.
And sometimes, I just