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 07/23/2009

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    • Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a joint resolution declaring Alaska's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution – and now 36 other states have introduced similar resolutions as part of a growing resistance to the federal government.
    • Just weeks before she plans to step down from her position as Alaska governor, Palin signed House Joint Resolution 27, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Kelly on July 10, according to a Tenth Amendment Center report. The resolution "claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States."
  • I have always said that people with very limited vocabularies will persistently use the F word as all parts of speech, but this link almost makes that sound like a good thing!

    tags: fun, language

  • tags: prayer, Catholic, death, grief, cemetery

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    • Smith said he has seen many families go to great lengths to claim their loved ones' remains, despite financial setbacks.



      "We've had families try to have car washes and other little fundraising events. . . . They try to do right," he said.
  • Interesting article to me as we just went through my mother's funeral. Fortunately for us, she had pre-planned her funeral and pre-paid.

    tags: funerals, death, dying

      • She wouldn't have to fly out- ashes can be mailed. My father's ashes were sent via the USPS from New Mexico to Ohio! - post by mydomesticchurch
    • The poor economy is taking a toll even on the dead, with an increasing number of bodies in Los Angeles County going unclaimed by families who cannot afford to bury or cremate their loved ones.



      At the county coroner's office -- which handles homicides and other suspicious deaths -- 36% more cremations were done at taxpayers' expense in the last fiscal year over the previous year, from 525 to 712.
    • Once the county cremates an unclaimed body -- typically about a month after death -- next of kin can pay the coroner $352 to receive the ashes. The fee for claiming ashes from the morgue is $466.



      Christopher Agosta's ashes are among those waiting.
    • "I know that I can't afford to handle all this," Baker said. "I can't afford to fly out there and ask questions."



      Coroners and funeral directors around the country say they are seeing the same trend as cash-strapped families cope with funeral costs. Just claiming a body from the L.A. County coroner costs $200. Once a body is claimed, private cremations usually run close to $1,000, Smith said. Funeral homes charge an average of $7,300 to transport and bury a body in a simple grave, according to the National Funeral Home Directors Assn.



      "No one is immune from this," said Bob Achermann, executive director of the California Funeral Directors Assn. in Sacramento. "The economic malaise we're in is affecting everybody.


    • "Families are making different choices based on the economy, choosing different caskets or urns or holding shorter services," said Jessica Koth, a spokeswoman for the National Funeral Home Directors Assn. "They're cutting back on floral memorials. If they have a funeral procession, they're not having the family limousine."
  • "You're going to destroy my presidency."

    No sir, you're doing a good job of that by yourself.

    tags: obama, areyousorryyet?

    • "Let's just lay everything on the table," Grassley said. "A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn't going to pass if there weren't some changes made ... and the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.' "



      The White House did not respond to requests for comment.

  • tags: catholic, feasts, saints, St., Anne


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