Saturday, February 22, 2014

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.

Our Question of the Week: What is your favorite Bible verse and why (from Colleen).  I like Isaiah 30:15.  Someone gave me a plaque with part of the verse--"In quietness and confidence shall be your strength".  Here is the whole verse, per the New American Bible:
For thus said the Lord GOD,the Holy One of Israel:By waiting and by calm you shall be saved,in quiet and in trust shall be your strength. But this you did not will  
I guess I'm not an "In your face" kind of person, and this verse reminds me I am strong in my own way, the way God made me.    

This week I reviewed a book about the Mass, a romance and a series of children's books about various countries.            


  1. RAnn: Thank you for hosting. One of my favorite verses is Judges 21:25 "In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes." Our failure and sinfulness comes from doing what we take as right in our eyes and not in the eyes of our King, our Messiah, Christ Jesus. To Love and Truth/Michael

  2. Thanks for hosting, RAnn!
    I can't really pick out one Bible verse as my favorite; there are
    so many that I love.
    I'm keeping you, your dad, and your family in my prayers.

  3. RAnn, thanks for hosting! Love the verse you picked. My favorite is - "I am with you always, until the end of the age." It has been my favorite for a long time.

  4. Thanks as ever for hosting, RAnn! "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, 'Abba! Father!' it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him" (Rom 8:15-17). There are two things I like about this passage: 1) "Abba" is actually closer in sense to "Papa"; the love we have for God is full of the same primal affection and trust as a child for his daddy. 2) The passage reminds us that discipleship is no lazy waltz amidst the flowers; if at some point you're not at least uncomfortable or inconvenienced, you're probably doing it wrong.


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