Book Review: Peace Like a River

Such timing, this book entering my life, the landscape shifting and changing around me, just so. Come two more weeks into April, and I could not have abided a story with blizzards and below zero temperatures. Come one week earlier, and I would not have savored strong rivers and spring time like I do this day. ...more

America's First Woman Writer (The Story Behind the Photograph)

(to see the photographs that illustrate this post, click on my blog "A Rolling Crone" below:) One of the categories of antique photographs that I collect is photos of paintings, especially portraits. Photography began in 1839 with the daguerreotype process, and many Americans quickly went to a photographer’s studio carrying a painting of a deceased relative—for how else would future generations remember the face of their ancestor? ...more

Sewing With Camels

One day one of the local officials asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to deserve eternal life?”...more

God Hates....HATE (updated 3/29/2011)

So word on the web is that hate-filled Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas plans to protest at Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral.  Well, of course they are. Westboro "church" member in D.C. - October 2009...more

Jesus take the...pole?

This morning while on the other side of the house, I hear Husband hollering for me to come see something on the tv. This is what I saw. You see, I live in Spring, Texas (a suburb of Houston). Old Spring is less a town, more like an area, with old shops and the like. I've driven through once, but never stopped in. That may change now....more

The way you move on a POLE is very different then the body movements in a normal work out class. ...more

Praying for my enemies.....

Today I struggle with Christ's command to pray for our enemies. I am trying to find it in my heart to pray blessings for someone who continues to spread terrible un true rumors about me, so much so, that it has gotten back to my grandparents and they will not speak to me. This individual has also publically verbally attacked me in attempt to get a reaction out of me. I did not fall into the trap but this person happens to be my boyfriends ex-wife whom cheated on him with another man, left him and her home, and now wants everything in the home I touch given back to her. I don't get it!...more

Kids and God

I am what you would call a lapsed Catholic. My family went to church every Sunday. We sometimes prayed before meals. I was baptized, received communion, and became confirmed. We all went to CCD every week for years. I was part of the youth group, part of the choir. I knew the priests, deacons and ushers by name.At age 18, I went to a Catholic College on basically a full-ride scholarship. Through no fault of the school, or the church, or anything that people would normally blame for such a thing, I woke up one morning and God was gone....more

We Say Don't Judge - But a Paci at 5 Years Old???

Suri Cruise is making headlines again. While we see her in the media because of her clothes that cost more than all the clothes in my house, her lavish trips to countries I didn't even know existed, and her front row seat at Broadway plays when I can't even get my 3 year old to sit still in a movie theater. Today the headlines are about her using a pacifier....more

Walking Out Your Faith: Making God The Project Manager

By Ivory Simone  ...more

Lent for everyone

Today is Ash Wednesday, the day when practicing Catholics start their 40 Day Fast from one thing until Easter Sunday when they can indulge to their heart’s content....more