Category Archives: Bookshelf (BOOKS)

Saint Nicholas & Gifts with a Purpose

In many countries December 6th is a special day where children receive gifts from Saint Nicholas, a 4th century bishop who is well remembered in Eastern and Western churches. Although not many exact details are known about his life, the … Continue reading

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15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

“The Lord does not look so much at the magnitude of anything we do as at the love with which we do it.”  –Saint Teresa of Ávila Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Change is Good?

Snapshot: & Whatnot: Last month I read comedian Louie Anderson’s moving book, “Hey Mom.” Composed of letters he wrote to his mom (who passed some years ago), Louie shares the joys and challenges of his life: from winning Emmy awards … Continue reading

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Broken Ways

My sister-in-law Lynn has been huge groupie of Canadian author Ann Voskamp for a long time. After hearing so much about her (for so long) I have recently become a groupie, too. She writes what’s in her heart – straight … Continue reading

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Just as I am: R.I.P. Billy Graham

Billy Graham passed yesterday at the age of 99. With the support of his beloved wife, Ruth, he ministered as an evangelist to countless thousands all around the world. While he’d be the first to admit he wasn’t perfect, he … Continue reading

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Fear-freeing Cosmic Comedic Grooves

A few weeks ago my brother & I watched an episode of Star Talk where astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewed comedian & late night show host Stephen Colbert regarding cosmic ramifications of comedy. As a groupie of both men (& … Continue reading

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Extremists for Love

Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., an extraordinary man who led a movement of change, who dreamed segregated Americans could become a ‘symphony of brotherhood’ working, praying & struggling together in peaceful equality. We commemorate his … Continue reading

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