Category Archives: Great book
This pattern was inspired by a line in a book I’m reading, Hidden Mountain, Secret Garden: A Theological Contemplation on Prayer. I’ve always found it somewhat difficult to pray consistently. I often read about it, thinking to discover a path to a deeper prayer life. But most of the time needlework serves as the path to my hidden mountain, quieting and separating me from the world. Setting my stitches is somewhat like fingering the beads of a Rosary, a physical meditation leading to peaceful contemplation and a sense of spiritual connection.
I love colors against a black background (must have an Amish gene in the mix!) and inadvertantly left the black background in the pattern directions when I first posted. Here’s what Prayer Seeks … looks like on very dark fields … one black and one navy blue, and also on a pastel ground.
The History of Black Catholics in the United States
by Cyprian Davis O.S.B. Published in 1993 by Crossroads Publishing, NY
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God’s Men of Color
by Albert S. Foley, S.J., Ph.D. Published by Farrar, Strauss & Co., NY in 1955
When I was given a Kindle by my guys I was polite and grateful, but I was a confirmed book person and didn’t think I’d really use it much. Ha! I now LOVE the thing. It goes with me everywhere and I’ve read more than ever since I received it.
Bugs in My Brain, Poison on My Plate by Dr. Frank Springob
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin
Gifts of the Crow by John Marzluff
Unveiling the Apocalypse: Prophecy in Catholic Tradition by Emmett O’Reagan
Blacklash by Deneen Borelli
The Big Black Lie by Kevin Jackson
Lent with Saint Francis: Daily Reflections by Diane M. Houdek
The Magnificat Lenten Companion
Philokalia: Eastern Christian Spiritual Texts
Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat by Greg Kuhn
Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God by Daniel Burke with Fr. John Bartunek
“Faith is the consciousness of a Presence that clarifies for you the aim of life without the possibility of uncertainty.” ~ Luigi Giussani The Magnificat Lenten Companion
I’ve always loved snails and have been reading a wonderful book, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey which relates the sudden onset of a woman’s strange illness, and her relationship with a tiny gastropod. Her sickness forever changes the course of her life, transforming her from an active outdoor woman to an invalid confined indoors. When a visiting friend gives her a tiny terrestrial snail found by chance on a walk, she starts to explore the vast mysteries of a much smaller world than the one she had always inhabited. The book speaks to the power of accepting change without accepting defeat, and of the worlds around us which might never be noticed without a disruption in our “regular” lives. ISBN: 978-1-56512-606-0
The Snail Sampler combines my love of snails with Theresa Heine’s lovely, onomatopoeic verse, and beautiful flosses from The Gentle Art http://www.thegentleart.com/ga/home.ASP It is under my copyright and free for your personal, non-commercial use only. The design contains six special stitches and is 140 w by 188 stitches h.
PS Earlier today 03-15, WordPress gave me a few “possibly related” links to this post, and one of them, Snail’s Pace, http://snailspacepaper.com is definitely a blog worth visiting. The recent post, Slow-Down Therapy is good Lenten food for thought.
The Forbidden Rose is a wonderfully written spy novel and historical romance. Bourne provides fascinating historical detail about the French Revolution, its political intrigues, and a rousing good story.
I love books, and when I come across a very special book, I like to share it. The Help by Kathryn Stockett is such a book. I haven’t even finished it yet, but I love it, and know it’s a classic. ISBN: 978-0-399-15534-5
Finished reading last night, 04-28, and absolutely loved the book … a wonderful read.
Whether you’re an intellectual, or just one of the rest of us, this is a great read. Thomas Sowell writes like a dream. I could read him just for his sentence structures, not to mention that he explains things as easily as a hot knife goes through butter. And he cites my all time favorite quote on the second page of his book … “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting, get understanding.” ~ Proverbs 4:7 American KJV
I love, love, love reading Thomas Sowell. He and Charles Krauthammer keep me sane!
TV: Masterpiece Theatre Mini-Series of Jane Austen’s Emma ~ begins Sunday January 24th on PBS
Books: Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell ISBN: 978-0-465-00948-9
Why Are Jews Liberal ? by Norman Podhoretz ISBN: 10: 0385529198 (free chapter available on Amazon.com)
John Taylor Gatto strikes again! Just found his new book, Weapons of Mass Instruction, in the library. We homeschooled for 12 wonderful, happy years, and he was one of our heroes! The man is a mensch. It’s great to read in print what you know in your heart. Government, government, government … you gotta love it. It’s efficient, trustworthy, ethical, always looking out for us, and educating our children with great new government ideas. Have any of you read Brave New World, 1984, or Fahrenheit 451?