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A Prayer November 12, 2008

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 Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading 
this. I ask You to minister to their spirit. Where there  is 
pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where 
there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to  
work through them. Where there is tiredness or  exhaustion, I 
  ask You to give them understanding, guidance, and strength. 
Where there is fear, reveal Your love and release to  them  
Your courage. Bless their finances, give them greater  
vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and  
encourage them. Give each of them  discernment to recognize the evil forces around them and  reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it.  I ask You to do these things in Jesus ‘ name.



Been Awhile November 10, 2008

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I have been so busy that I haven’t posted much lately.  I’ve been reading blogs when I get the chance as well as my e-mail but am so far behind on that. 

The election is over and while I am not at all happy about the results and about how apparently many of my fellow catholics voted, I want the United States to be a safe and successful place to live so I will pray for our president.


A Book Meme!!! November 7, 2008

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I found this book meme here at Hello My Name is Alice

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?

Yes, my mother was an avid reader and although I don’t remember her reading to me, she did take me to the library regularly.  We had a good children’s library for a small town.  Every summer I would be in the summer reading program and I always read a lot of books.

I remember when I graduated to the big folks library, I loved mysteries and at first thought I would start at A and read all the way through Z, however I soon discovered not every book is a good book.  I then found the Perry Mason series and I was off. 

I also loved, loved, loved the old card catalogs.

What are some books you read as a child?

All the Nancy Drew books, Mystery of the Green Ghost. 

What is your favorite genre?

Most fiction

Do you have a favorite novel?

Oh my, just one?  No way.

Where do you usually read?

Any place I am sitting.  Reading material is always with me.

When do you usually read?

Whenever I sit down it seems, whenever I’m waiting.

Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?

Not really.

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?

I mostly buy my books.  I try to find them at the Half Price Bookstore, I buy mainly hardbound books.  If I don’t love the book I sell it back.  If I can only find it in paperback, I’ll buy it read it and if I love it I’ll keep searching for the hardbound copies.

I have all of my old Nancy Drew books – I am 50 years old and have sons not daughters to pass them on too.  I hope for granddaughters.

I also use Borders coupons to buy books.

Do you keep most of the books you buy?

Only the ones I love (and I love alot of books). 

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them?

Magic Treehouse, The Little Critter books, The Giving Tree

What are you reading now?

Split Second by David Balduci

Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?

Not really, my next bookclub book is always a next but I have many purchased books I haven’t read yet and I am whittling through them because I am getting some new bookshelves and I want them to look great with only books I love on them except for a few TBR on one shelf

What’s next?

A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva

What books would you like to reread?

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont, Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd are a couple.

Who are your favorite authors?

Phillippa Gregory, P.D. James, Agatha Christie, and so many others


Thanksgiving Ideas

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From Country Living



From Martha Stewart

We are not having Thanksgiving at home this year, but I thought these ideas looked sweet and easy.