From the Bottom of My Heart…

I just received notification of the 23rd subscriber to this blog. Thank you, dear readers. Thank you for your time to read these words, day in and day out. Thank you for your prayers, which have sustained me during those long periods of writer’s block. Thank you for your comments, which always make me smile. And…

Garrison in the Wilderness

Look at this photo: how bleak and stark it seems here! On vacation over the weekend, my husband and I visited this place, and he took the pictures. The buildings are reconstructions on the site of a fort that was built in colonial America, when this area was the untamed wilderness. The British soldiers that lived here…

Tomorrow: Feast of St. Agnes

“St. Agnes’ Eve—Ah, bitter chill it was!” So John Keats begins his poem entitled The Eve of St. Agnes. I will be fasting today on the eve of St. Agnes, in preparation for the feast tomorrow, because ST. ANGES IS MY PATRON SAINT!                         I chose St. Agnes at Confirmation as my patroness because of her…

OWAB=Old Ways Are Best

(Or, Better Living through Time Travel!) The more I learn about the past, the more I think that the way we do things nowadays is pretty much garbage, maybe fully 90% of the time. People were better, happier, and more religious 100+ years ago: we should copy what they did back then, and then we will…

Praying the Joyful Mysteries

Hooray, hooray, it’s Saturday! Today being Saturday, those of us who pray the Rosary today will be praying the Joyful Mysteries (and we will pray them again on Monday and Thursday). As I have mentioned before, I use a German method of praying the Holy Rosary and meditating on the Mysteries. During each of the ten Hail Mary’s…

Prayers for the Sick

Are you sick, or do you know someone who is? A couple different kinds of flu are going around this winter, and I’ve had a nasty one now for more than a week. I need prayers! I am sure the people around you do, too. When you follow the link below you will find all kinds of prayers for the sick:…

Book Review: Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart This book contains four years’ worth of actual letters written by an American widow woman who went West to Wyoming with her tiny daughter. She left a steady job in a developed town to settle her own land and make a new life for herself. With…