Category Archives: Bookshelf (BOOKS)

Books! Books! Favorite Books!!

As many of you know, Virginia likes books and reads piles of them (as posted here previously Books! Reading! Books! Reading!) This week a friend tagged me on Facebook to post covers of 10 favorite books, so here’s my response … Continue reading

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31 July: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam…

So that’s Latin. Since I (and maybe you) didn’t study Latin, here’s what it means: “To the Greater Glory of God…”A noble motto from Saint Ignatius of Loyola whose feast day we celebrate 31 July (today!) I am a groupie … Continue reading

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Courage Grooves: Growing Beyond our Fears

“There comes a time in all of our lives when it’s time to take stock of what was, what is, and what can be. Don’t hold on to stuff that prevents you from becoming who you can be.”  Maria Shriver … Continue reading

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BOOKS! READING! BOOKS! READING! BOOKS!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Suess “I cannot live without books.”  Thomas Jefferson I like books. I really like books. As a self-confessed … Continue reading

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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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