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September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 – Luke 7:36-50 How much she loved Jesus! She might have seen him preaching on the mount when He told the crowd that the poor in spirit were blessed. Blessed. No one had ever said that to her before.This vibrant preacher drew her to Him like a magnet. His words shone a bright […]

How does she do it?? Barbra Streisand at 72 with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show

How does she do it?? Barbra Streisand at 72 with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show

There has never been a doubt in my mind that Barbra Streisand is the greatest singer of our time. Now 72, she no longer has that incredible power in her voice but all the control and subtlety remains. Plus the heart. This woman never fails to tell a story when she sings. She has been […]

The reviews are in! Update on the success of The Critter Room Memory Book Volume One

The reviews are in! Update on the success of The Critter Room Memory Book Volume One

Thanks to all of you who have ordered The Critter Room Memory Book Volume One – so far we’ve raised over $900 for the Purrfect Pals no-kill cat shelter (exact figures – 102 books sold, $910.68 USD; £17.20 GBP; €17.28 EUR). Here are reviews from Amazon, : Purrfect fundraiser! I just wanted to let you […]

Prayer for persecuted Christians

Prayer for persecuted Christians

My thanks to Father Steven Labaire from Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA  for passing along this prayer for our brothers and sisters around the world facing persecution. Please join us in praying for them daily. Father in Heaven, you make your sun shine on the good and bad alike. Your Son Jesus Christ died for […]

Book Review: Unsaid by Neil Abramson – the moving story of a husband’s grief journey and how he honors his wife’s life and love of animals

Book Review: Unsaid by Neil Abramson – the moving story of a husband’s grief journey and how he honors his wife’s life and love of animals

Unsaid was recommended to me by a friend whom I know to be thoughtful. We are both animal lovers and she warned me to “have the tissues ready.” While the idea of reading about animals drew me in, I was also curious about the lead character’s grief journey since I have journaled extensively about my […]

Celebrating the birthday of Mary, the Mother of God

Celebrating the birthday of Mary, the Mother of God

Many Catholic and Orthodox Christians around the world will be celebrating a feast day in the Church commemorating the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I attended a lovely Vespers Service yesterday at my husband’s Melkite Catholic Church (an Eastern Catholic Church in union with the Pope and using Byzantine practices); in the Eastern and […]

It’s here! A scrapbook of your favorite kitten cam memories

It’s here! A scrapbook of your favorite kitten cam memories

I am pleased to present The Critter Room Memory Book  Volume One packed with all kinds of goodies! Within its 68 full color pages you will find: tons of color photos from Foster Dad John, “Mr  Ripley” (James Petts) and Tam Woods  including closeups of your favorite kittens and mama cats. Lots of Facebook screen […]

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