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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My Daily Domestic Diigolet 04/29/2008

  • Clip art for charts, reports, timelines

    tags: homeschooling, history, clipart

  • tags: homeschooling, history

  • Rosemary Radford Ruether, dissenting dinasour of the "Catholic" left is the only person, commentator, or author to say anything about "birth control" and the church's visit! She's so ...1970s

    tags: contraception, NFP, birthcontrol, Catholic

  • A low cost $70 menu for 4 to 6 people for one week.

    tags: financy, budget, grocery, homemaking

  • When I helped moved my mother-in-law out of her home after decades, we took container after container out of her attic filled with dried beans!! I guess I should learn a lesson from her!

    tags: Ho, memaking, food, budget

    • You've seen the TV footage of food riots in parts of the developing world. Yes, they're a long way away from the U.S. But most foodstuffs operate in a global market. When the cost of wheat soars in Asia, it will do the same here.


      Reality: Food prices are already rising here much faster than the returns you are likely to get from keeping your money in a bank or money-market fund. And there are very good reasons to believe prices on the shelves are about to start rising a lot faster.

    • But most foodstuffs operate in a global market. When the cost of wheat soars in Asia, it will do the same here.


      Reality: Food prices are already rising here much faster than the returns you are likely to get from keeping your money in a bank or money-market fund. And there are very good reasons to believe prices on the shelves are about to start rising a lot faster.

    • "Load up the pantry," says Manu Daftary, one of Wall Street's top investors and the manager of the Quaker Strategic Growth mutual fund. "I think prices are going higher. People are too complacent. They think it isn't going to happen here. But I don't know how the food companies can absorb higher costs." (Full disclosure: I am an investor in Quaker Strategic)


      Stocking up on food may not replace your long-term investments, but it may make a sensible home for some of your shorter-term cash. Do the math. If you keep your standby cash in a money-market fund you'll be lucky to get a 2.5% interest rate. Even the best one-year certificate of deposit you can find is only going to pay you about 4.1%, according to Bankrate.com. And those yields are before tax.


      Meanwhile the most recent government data shows food inflation for the average American household is now running at 4.5% a year

    • The good news is that it's easier to store Cap'n Crunch or cans of Starkist in your home than it is to store lots of gasoline. Safer, too.

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