Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for  the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back here. Once you publish it, come back here and leave a link below.

We also have a yahoogroup; signing up for it will get you one weekly reminder to post. Click here to sign up.  

This week I reflected on the death of Leonard Nimoy.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy Died Today


Those of you who know me or have read this blog for a while may wonder why the death of Leonard Nimoy warrants a post from me.  I'm not prone to celebrity worship and I'm not really a sci-fi fan (though I will admit to enjoying the old Star Trek series).  Honestly, Leonard Nimoy's death doesn't mean any more to me than the death of random stranges about whom I read in the obituaries.  However, seeing his face all over my facebook feed today brought forth once again something that the Church reminds us of every year during Lent--that we came from dust and to dust we shall return (at least our bodies).  I've reached that age.  The adults of my childhood are dead or very old, and more die all the time.  My parents are dead, my in-laws are dead and it isn't unusual to see on facebook that a high school classmate's parent died.  Last year my husband lost two contemporary friends.  It can be so tempting to think that we and our loved ones will live forever, or at least for a long time, but we aren't guaranteed tomorrow, much less next year.  Mr. Spock said "Live long and prosper" but "remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return".  Have a blessed season of Lent.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for  the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back here. Once you publish it, come back here and leave a link below.

We also have a yahoogroup; signing up for it will get you one weekly reminder to post. Click here to sign up.  

This week I continued my trip through my archives.  I also reviewed a Christian romance novel.  One of these days I'll get back in the writing groove!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

From My Archives--January 2006--And a New Link-Up

I enjoyed my trip down memory lane last week so I thought I'd do it again and invite others to play.

By January 2006, life was a bit more normal in our post-Katrina world.  My firm moved back into our office and went back to fulltime hours.  Things at my kids' schools were somewhat more normal and you could find places open after five.  Still, it was the pos-Katrina year and my blog posts showed it.

I wrote about two different weanings that were happening about that time in my life.

I hate school projects now, and I hated them then.   Katrina was the topic for my daughter' s big project that year.

I wrote about a then-current subject on many Catholic blogs--whether NFP classes should be required of all engaged couples.  

That year when so many things changed was a year we were especially grateful for friends.

I love research and used to use this blog to share useful links I'd find.  One is a website that helps you reach a real person rather than a computer.  

Since I'm enjoying this trip down memory lane, I'm going to invite others to play too.  The rules:  Pick a month at least a  year ago and write a post sharing your best posts from that month (and maybe commenting on how things have changed).  Then, sign the link-up tool so more folks see it.  It is a great way to re-use old content or to bring new friends into the old days of your life.

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