Archive | May, 2013

A Potpourri of Links

1. Were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon actually in Ninevah? 2. Bearing writes the post I was going to write, thereby saving me the trouble: The problem’s not that we sexualize breasts, but that we’ve lost the sense that sexuality is ordered towards self-gift. 3. Never say never, and other thoughts on having more kids […]

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Summer Book Club: Forming Intentional Disciples

While I’m dragging my feet on publishing my follow-up post about the second half of Forming Intentional Disciples, I’d like to draw your attention to’s Summer Reading “Lawn Chair Catechism” program: We’ll be using Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus by Sherry Weddell as our basis for this discussion. Every […]

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At the Isabella Stewart Gardner

John Singer Sargent [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons” Isabella Stewart Gardner by John Singer Sargent Today we took a field trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Dom got a Living Social deal and we figured it was about time for our art loving Bella to visit the museum founded by her namesake. […]

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The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom I liked this so much better than any other Holocaust book I’ve read with the possible exception of Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. I wish I had read this at school instead of Anne Frank. But I suspect The Hiding Place is too Christian a book to […]

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Bella’s Birthday Books

The morning of her seventh birthday Bella exclaimed: Oh I just love books! It’s a good thing since they were the bulk of her presents. Because I love to read and to share book lists, here’s what she got: 1. My First Sewing Book: Hand Sewing (My First Sewing Book Kit series) by Winky Cherry […]

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Bella Turns Seven!

For her seventh birthday breakfast Dom made chocolate chip pancakes and bacon. On the way to the farmer’s market Bella exclaimed “Everything looks different today.” Indeed everything does. I can’t believe it’s been seven years since my little wide-eyed wondering child entered the world. Everyone who visited us in the hospital commented on how alert […]

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Newbery Medal Winners Meme

Jumping in on this meme from Brandon of Siris which I stumbled upon via Darwin Catholic. Because I can’t resist a good book meme. And I’m in complete solidarity with Mrs. D. When I’m pregnant I read an awful lot of juvenile fiction. I’ll have to keep this list for future reference. Just in case, […]

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Picture Books: Anthony’s Pick

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander and illustrated by Bruce Whatley This week Anthony has discovered this picture book and has been requesting it every day at naptime. “Sing,” he commands me. This is an illustrated version of the hymn. It follows a girl as she goes about a day on the […]

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