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 Clips 08/25/2010 (a.m.)

  • The 2996 project is a go for 2010

    tags: 911 blogging

    • Sun09/12/101:00pm113Springhill Complex1042G4C110401640a/r1 needed
  • tags: homeschool

    • I have a garden that does very well when I take care of it. So much work goes
      into it at the beginning of each summer, but it has to continue. We can till,
      rake, plant and water to our hearts' content, but if we do not spend the hours
      weeding between the rows, we have a huge mess and sometimes, we lose what we've
      planted. I have to admit that some weeds are actually quite pretty. I like to
      call them "wildflowers", but let's face it. They are still weeds. They are not
      the plants I wanted in my garden. And, so it goes with our children. We can tell
      them about Jesus, read Bible stories, take them to church and try to keep them
      away from the evil influences of the world, but if we send them away from us the
      rest of the time, you know, the 900 plus hours they spend at school and the time
      they spend in Sunday school and youth groups later on, we are going to find that
      our children are overcome by weeds. And, I mean the kind of weeds that if pulled
      may uproot any "good" we have planted into them. No, we cannot keep them away
      from everything. We live in a very dark sinful world. There will be times they
      will make unwise choices as we all do, but home schooling or rather discipling
      our children will equip them for this life more effectively than any school
  • tags: obama areyousorryyet?

    • The meme is simple: The economy is in a shambles because of Bush's economic
      policies and his war in Iraq. As American Thinker's Randall Hoven points out,
      that's the message being peddled by lefties as diverse as former Clinton
      political strategist James Carville, economist Joseph Stiglitz
    • Obama's stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than
      the entire Iraq War -- more than $100 billion (15%) more.

      * Just the first two years of Obama's stimulus cost more than the entire cost
      of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.

      * Iraq War spending accounted for just 3.2% of all federal spending while it

      * Iraq War spending was not even one quarter of what we spent on Medicare in
      the same time frame.

      * Iraq War spending was not even 15% of the total deficit spending in that
      time frame. The cumulative deficit, 2003-2010, would have been
      four-point-something trillion dollars with or without the Iraq War.

      * The Iraq War accounts for less than 8% of the federal debt held by the
      public at the end of 2010 ($9.031 trillion).

      * During Bush's Iraq years, 2003-2008, the federal government spent more on
      education that it did on the Iraq War. (State and local governments spent about
      ten times more.)

  • I'd rather deal with "mild acne" with my children topically or via a dermatologist - not by putting unnecessary powerful hormones into their young bodies.What is wrong with us as a people that we consider taking medications to alter healthy body functions as normal?

    tags: birthcontrol contraception

    • After Yaz came out in 2006, it quickly became America's No. 1 birth control
      pill, bringing Bayer $800 million last year. But now thousands of women are
      suing Bayer because they say Yaz caused them serious harm. Sales have dropped 15
      percent in the past year.

      It's a good time to look at the Yaz saga and see if it has anything to teach
      women and their doctors when they choose a contraceptive.

      Yaz was something entirely new in the long history of birth control pills —
      and not just in its chemical formulation. It was the first pill to be marketed
      for multiple purposes. Bayer promoted it heavily as going "beyond birth

      A centerpiece TV ad
      noted that "all birth control pills are 99 percent effective and can give
      you shorter, lighter periods. But there's one pill that goes beyond the rest.
      It's Yaz."

    • Those ads caught the attention of a 16-year-old in Maryland named Katie

      "I do remember going to the gynecologist and asking for Yaz because I had
      seen the commercials," says Anderson, who's now 19. "That was the one I

      Anderson hoped Yaz would even out her irregular periods. She liked the
      implication that Yaz could treat premenstrual syndrome. And, of course, the idea
      of clear skin appealed to her, too.

    • Katie Anderson learned that the hard way. She began having persistent leg
      pains within a month of starting on Yaz.

      "I started developing this kind of pinching, twinging, numbing kind of
      feeling in my left butt cheek," she recalls. She thought it was a pinched

      Then a couple of weeks later, she was awakened with terrible chest pain

    • She tells me she woke up about 5 o'clock in the morning," says Beth Anderson,
      Katie's mom. "She sat bolt upright in bed — couldn't move, couldn't talk, was
      trying to cry as silently as possible because it hurt to breathe."

      When she didn't leave for school on time, Beth went to check on her. "I found
      her sitting in a puddle of tears saying, 'Mommy, I can't breathe! Mommy, I can't
      breathe! I couldn't even reach my cell phone!' "

      Her doctor diagnosed pleurisy, an inflammation of the chest lining that isn't
      serious, and prescribed Motrin. That helped for a while, but over the next few
      days, Katie developed shortness of breath. And her left leg went totally numb
      and cold.

      "My left leg was completely purple," she says.

      It turns out an enormous blood clot had formed in her leg. A piece of it had
      broken off and lodged in her lung. Doctors call that a pulmonary embolism, and
      it can be deadly.

      At the emergency room, Beth recalls, "the doctor came in and he took one look
      at Katie's cold, blue leg, and he said, 'Wow! That's a big blood clot! You're on
      birth control, aren't you?' "

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