Spe Salvi:Not Just for Catholics!

Our Holy Father has written another encyclical. Did you know that these are not meant only for clergy, or, really, even only for Catholics? It is address as thus: ENCYCLICAL LETTERSPE SALVIOF THE SUPREME PONTIFFBENEDICT XVITO THE BISHOPSPRIESTS AND DEACONSMEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUSAND ALL THE LAY FAITHFULON CHRISTIAN HOPE And it opens with this: Introduction…

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Playing with the Template (Again)

Soccer Dad is getting a new blog ready (he’ll announce that later), and I created a header for him. It turned out so nicely that I thought I’d make a new one for this blog, too. If you can, come on over to the blog (if you’re reading on Bloglines or some such service) and…

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Feliz Navi-Toss!

It’s a new holiday, just for the retailers with “Holiday” catalogs that come out in November and December! Hat tip to Red Neck Woman for pointing out this video clip. And remember: Please browse my eBay items. Thank you.

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Answered Prayers

I saw this post at Kristine Franklin’s blog, and I decided to make a board for answered prayers. Mind you, I’m doing this when it seems that our prayers for my aunt to be cured are being answered with “no,” but I know that God answers our prayers with “yes,” too. Lots of times. So…

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Golden Compass Conversations

Oh, there have been plenty! But Mark Shea has had some really good stuff on it, including this post from today, where he lets us in on how Pullman, anti-Christian and fervant atheist, could wind up with certain Christian themes sneaking into his novels, such as the beautiful nature of sacrificial love. In the Harry…

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One Last eBay Post … Really!

I promise, this is the last dedicated post about eBay for a bit. But I did finally list the snow pants that Little Girl wore two winters ago. They are pristine, and I was trying to be creative when I wrote about them (as well as the coat you see in the pictures below). Pass…

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A Bit More About My Aunt

(NOTE: I am leaving this post at the top for easy access.) ******************************************** I posted a very quick post the other day, and I wanted to elaborate a bit on it. I talked to my father on Friday afternoon, and he was extremely upset. He’d spoken to his youngest brother, who is visiting their sister…

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Keeping my Florida Crackers Warm

Little Girl is not very little any more. Just a couple of winters ago, this was her: But now that the coat is too small, I’ve done what Weird Al encouraged us all to do in this song: Now, once I get those snowpants in that picture on the list, I’ll be done for a…

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