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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Interesting Links of the Week

Hocking Hills Shed by Mark Fresh on Flickr.

Once in a while I'll find one of these movie trailers that just trigger an emotional response that's very deep and painful - this is one of those trailers.  The featured mom in this clip says so many of the things I lived through and felt during my first birth.  It surprises me that now, 25 years later, women are going through the same kinds of problems trying to have their births. It surprises me even more that I still get emotional about it.

Speaking of emotions, Rep. Lummis's sililoquey on C-span this week is heartfelt tinged with anger and a bit of rage.  Behold - the fruits of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is kind of a "Throwback Thursday" link - a debate I participated in, regarding the pros and cons of swearing, via the very liberal Feministe site.

The St. Andrew Novena is very powerful if you have the endurance to get through it every day during this busy time of year.  Here's testimony to that.

St. Andrew novena

I started praying this novena two years ago. That year, my intention was for God’s will in my relationship with Tyler. Tyler proposed 5 days after the novena ended, and we were married within the year. Last year, my intention was for our first year of marriage, and specifically that we’d be blessed with a baby if that was God’s will. Well, you know how that one turned out. :) (And it looks like I’m not the only one who has gotten a baby from the St. Andrew Novena…)

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