My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II




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Dancing through the pain.

This is inspiring.

Sabrina Bryant and her partner Mark Ballas were crowd favorites on Dancing with the Stars. They are both brilliant dancers and had great chemistry together. Here is a clip of their cha cha performed on ABC's the View. As you watch it keep a close eye on the choreography, particularly on Mark's arms and upper body work.



On Tuesday night, Sabrina and Mark performed their cha cha again. Apparently in rehearsal Mark injured his left shoulder. Professional that he is, Mark determined the show must go on and so the couple performed on life television. During the dance, Mark severely re-injures his shoulder; however, you would never know it by the rest of his performance. Watch this clip. In the beginning everything is fine. Mark does a jump and lands on his knees in front of Sabrina but it's clear that his arm is not the same. Through the rest of the performance you can see him try to snap his arm and shoulder back (very subtly) and he has lost range of motion. Remarkably he has the presence of mind to change choreography on the spot including a two-armed hold of Miss Bryant which he is forced to change to a one arm... and it all worked! The performance looks great and I'm not even sure that Sabrina knew how badly he was hurt.



A couple of notes. Mr. Ballas is only 21 years old. He handled that with the grace of a seasoned professional. He is also smitten with Miss Bryant which was probably extra incentive.

After the broadcast he went to the hospital and some reports mention surgery.
This reports a dislocated shoulder- OUCH!










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