Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Well, once again it is time to hop over to RAnn's blog for Sunday Snippets, where Catholic bloggers like me share our posts.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.   How about sharing yours?



Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


Sunday books

"Olivia and the Little Way"
by Nancy Belanger
[children's fiction]

(Kindle book]

Weekday Books

"Lark Rise to Candleford
A Trilogy"
by Flora Thompson
[autobiography]

"Accidental Angel"
"Double Dare"
by Sandra Byrd
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, no denomination specified) Secret Sisters series]

"The Wide, Wide World"
by Susan Warner
[fiction, Christian (Protestant) ]
(Kindle book)

"Mama Cat Has Three Kittens"#
by Denise Fleming
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Blatherskite"
by Marian Potter
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carrying over into next week}


A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays
"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis
[Kindle book]

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bible Marking Revisited

A few years ago, I wrote a post about my Bibles, and my Bible-marking systems.  Well, I finally decided that it would be less
confusing to have one system throughout my favorite Bible....
yes, that paperback Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, that I've had for almost 17 years now.  So I've just ordered a
yellow Bible highlighter, one that doesn't bleed through to the other side of the page.  When I get it, I will use it on all the
marked passages in my Bible that aren't already highlighted, and, probably, on some other passages as well.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, once again it is time to hop over to RAnn's blog for Sunday Snippets, where Catholic bloggers like me share our posts.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.   How about sharing yours?




Semper Gaudete! : Fast Day?

Semper Gaudete! : Books Read In The Past Week 

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


Sunday books

"The Story of the Trapp Family Singers"
by Maria Augusta Trapp
[autobiography/biography]

"That Office Boy" #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(free online book)

"The Little Apostle On Crutches" # 
by Henriette Eugenie Delemare
[children's fiction]

(free online book)



"Olivia and the Little Way"
by Nancy Belanger
[children's fiction]

(Kindle book]

Weekday Books

"All The Time You Need, The Greatest Gift In The World" #
by Robert R. Updegraff
[nonfiction]
(The author also wrote "Try
Giving Yourself Away" under

the pen-name David Dunn. )
This book has some good advice, and interesting anecdotes.
{carrying over into next week}

"Lark Rise to Candleford
A Trilogy"
by Flora Thompson
[autobiography]
{carrying over into next week}
(some books really should be read slowly, and this, to me, is one of them.)

"Here's A Penny"
by Carolyn Haywood
[children's fiction]

"Heidi's Children"
by Charles Tritten
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
[fiction]
(Kindle book)

"Heart to Heart"
(Free Kindle book, 2-in-1, also has "Twenty-One Ponies, but I still have my physical copy of that one, and almost all the other books in the series.)
"Twenty-One Ponies" 
"Star Light"
by Sandra Byrd
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, no denomination specified) Secret Sisters series]

A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays
"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis
[Kindle book]

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fast Day?

That question mark at the end of this post's title is not a typo.  It is deliberate.
 Fasting means, in the Catholic Church, having one full meal and
two smaller meals that together do not make a full meal.
Yes.  That is our fast, and, for many of us used to three full
meals plus at least one snack every day, it is a sacrifice, and
it can be difficult.
But I can't help wondering how many people would consider one full meal, and two small meals.... or even just one full meal...
a feast.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival


Well, once again it is time to hop over to RAnn's blog for Sunday Snippets, where Catholic bloggers like me share our posts.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.   How about sharing yours?




Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


Sunday books

"The Story of the Trapp Family Singers"
by Maria Augusta Trapp
[autobiography/biography]

"That Office Boy" #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(free online book)


Weekday Books



"All The Time You Need, The Greatest Gift In The World" #
by Robert R. Updegraff
[nonfiction]
(The author also wrote "Try
Giving Yourself Away" under

the pen-name David Dunn. )
This book has some good advice, and interesting anecdotes.
{carrying over into next week}

"Lark Rise to Candleford
A Trilogy"
by Flora Thompson
[autobiography]
{carrying over into next week}


"Blueberries For Sal"
by Robert McCloskey
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Deer Valley Girl" #
(openlibrary.org loan)
"Puritan Adventure"
(physical copy, replacing
the one lost when I moved)
by Lois Lenski
[children's fiction]




A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays
"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis
[Kindle book]

Daily Heroism

Every day, thousands of cops and firefighters perform an act of heroism. This action will not be mentioned in the news media, because it is not dramatic. It is, rather, a simple, routine act.
And what is this act of heroism? It is nothing more... or less...
than starting another day on the job.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

6th Century Image Added to Collection

I've just added this image to my Rosary Art Collection.  It's the first mosaic in the collection.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, once again it is time to hop over to RAnn's blog for Sunday Snippets, where Catholic bloggers like me share our posts.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.   How about sharing yours?


Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


Sunday books

"The Story of the Trapp Family Singers"
by Maria Augusta Trapp
[autobiography/biography]

"That Office Boy" #
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(free online book)


Weekday Books

"Class-ified Information:  Yaffa"
"Class-ified Information: Baila"
by M.C.  Millman
[children's/young teen fiction, Jewish, series]
These books are companion volumes, each covering
the same time period (a year in 8th grade) from the
first-person viewpoint of a different girl in the class,
and can be read in any order.  Certain incidents which
take center stage in some books may get just a brief mention, or none at all, in others.
Also, each girl's home life is different, of course.


"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction; Christian (Protestant) themes, recipes, 
anecdotes]
(February chapter only)

"The Only One Club" #
by  Jane Naliboff
[picture book]
(Kindle book)

"Mattie Mae"
by Edna Beiler
[children's fiction, Amish]

"Heidi Grows Up"
by Charles Tritten
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loans




"All The Time You Need, The Greatest Gift In The World" #
by Robert R. Updegraff
[nonfiction]
(The author also wrote "Try
Giving Yourself Away" under

the pen-name David Dunn. )
This book has some good advice, and interesting anecdotes.
{carrying over into next week}

"Lark Rise to Candleford
A Trilogy"
by Flora Thompson
[autobiography]
{carrying over into next week}

A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays
"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis
[Kindle book]

Thursday, February 5, 2015

I'd Like To See Fifty Shades of Grey.

That's right!  I'm a Catholic blogger who would really, really like to see fifty shades of grey.
At the movies?
No.
On video?
No.
On television?
So just where would I like to see fifty shades of grey?
In a crayon box!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Image in Collection

I've just added this painting to my Rosary Art Collection.
The original is in the Brooklyn Museum.