Category Archives: Bookshelf (BOOKS)

Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

So that’s Latin. Since I (& maybe you) didn’t study Latin, here’s what it means: “To the Greater Glory of God”Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam A noble motto from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits (literally followers of … Continue reading

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..dealing with grief and adversity…

As a Stephen Colbert groupie, I record his Late Nite show every night & binge watch them at some point each week. Sometimes bits get fast forwarded, but I always like to watch his encounters with guests that are often … Continue reading

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Books! Books! Books!

“I cannot live without books.”  Thomas Jefferson Virginia the blogger posted something yesterday & here she is again? But, it’s WORLD BOOK DAY. That’s right, today we celebrate reading, literacy, and BOOKS. As a self-confessed bookaholic (my sister invited me … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures: Inspiring Stars Inspiring Us

I am so very jealous.  Not a good thing to be, admittedly, but still in that green state of envy (as in, green with envy?) Yesterday my brother unexpectedly met Dr. Christine Darden, one of the NASA scientists from Margot … Continue reading

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God loves you (Peter Kreeft says so!)

So the Bible says so, too (that God loves you… & me!)  Virginia (that’s me!) is really looking forward to hearing author & theologian Peter Kreeft speak Friday night @ the College of William & Mary.  (7:00 PM in Ewell … Continue reading

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…twinkling stars & you & me & God!

New Years has come and gone & your humble (ever aspiring to be) blogger (aspiring to be HUMBLE, that is.) Well, she was pooped out after meeting her Advent Challenge which (by God’s grace) she managed a post-a-day (the whole … Continue reading

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Orcs, Elves, Hobbits… and DWARVES!!

“Never underestimate dwarves,” Gandalf tells Bilbo in the last Hobbit movie, “The Battle of the Five Armies.”  It’s NOT a good idea! The dwarves in this segment do get a little off-kilter before they kick some serious orc butt. As … Continue reading

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