Tagged: lord of the flies

What I read – April 2013

Reading list:

-Finished Lord of the Flies

-still reading History of the Wife

-still reading Heaven’s Song

-Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling

-Why we are made to bear children

-a lot of gardening books

But my reading (and my writing) kind of fell off last month. I don’t have a good reason. I’ve been watching a lot of TV which I hope to quite now that it’s summer.

I’ll be weeding, reading and writing.

At least that’s the plan.

Part of my plan is to join the Daughters of Isabella. I had never even heard of them until I read Sunday’s bulletin.

It’s the women’s auxillary to the Knights of Columbus. It’s just what I’ve been looking for.

I bet most of the women I see at daily Mass are a part of it. I’m especially excited because I never made it to the ‘youth group,’ and it never excited me that much anyway.

I just miss my old parish’s youth minister and activities.

I also have so exciting it’s nerdy plans about my garden.

I was washing the food processer and I realized I’ll be growing everything I need to make pico de gaillo.

You know, the diced tomato, pepper and onion mix. Like a salsa only not liquidy.

Which reminded me that I can make salsa, too!

And I already thought about pickels. Maybe some steamed tomatoes.

What else?

Pestos with fresh herbs!

I also plan to share the extra food I grow with everyone at work. Everyone loves tomatoes and cucumbers, right?

God bless.

Also, I am not taking part in Jen’s quick takes this week because I don’t have anything nice to say… well, not something nice and important enough to warrant a blog post.

I’ll be back in it next week… I still haven’t shared my experience at a new church in San Diego!

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March reading list

Here’s the day-late list of what I read in March, online and in 3-D.

I will not admit to not scanning some of these articles.

And  I know there is more, too. I added the books I read at the end.
God bless.

Pro-life:
Crossing the Most Dangerous Line: How some bioethicists undermine human value: http://www.apologeticalliance.com/blog/2013/03/03/bioethics-human-value/

Amazed by Wonder:
http://ryandunssj.blogspot.com/2013/03/amazed-by-wonder.html

In Francis, the Catholic Church has a Pope for life:
https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/13d69d49e5ae4d42

Discernment:
If Atheists Exist, God Does Not?:
http://www.apologeticalliance.com/blog/2013/03/02/if-atheists-exist-god-does-not/

Hearing God’s Voice:
http://www.ignitumtoday.com/2013/03/25/hearing-gods-voice-a-guide-to-prayer-and-discernment/

Cleaning up the engine room:
http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2013/04/cleaning-up-the-engine-room

Pluralism, tolerance and the Gospel:
http://www.apologeticalliance.com/blog/2013/03/01/pluralism-tolerance-and-the-gospel/

Church fathers/encyclicals/etc.:
Sermon 21:
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/360321.htm

Christifideles Laici:
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_30121988_christifideles-laici_en.html

Summi Pontificatus:
http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_pi12sp.htm

Liberatas:
http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_le13li.htm

Laborem Exercens:
http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_jp02le.htm

Hamanum Genus:
http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_le13hg.htm

Religious books:
Theology of the Body for Beginners – Christopher West
Heaven’s Song – Christopher West (still in the process of finishing this)

Non-religious books:
The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson (this book was so fun to read)

Soon, my boyfriend and I are starting a “mini book club” with The Lord of the Flies.

We’ll see how that goes.

He doesn’t read as much as I do, so I might get ahead of him.

Process on researching and writing about women in the church is going well.

I have broadened it a lot, and I think I may try to publish it as a work of non-fiction.

I think that might be my sticking point in trying to submit to all these competitions. I just can’t get myself to sit down and write fiction, though reading and writing about women in the church is amazing. I could do it all day (and I do!).