Right before my very eyes

Right before my very eyes, poof! The Thursday night post just turned itself into the Friday afternoon post. It’s a miracle!

Well, not quite a miracle. I’ve been fighting off a cold and a headache and it’s been a losing battle. I’m halfway through the post, well, almost. So I’ll finish it and post it tomorrow. I sincerely apologize for having to do that, but there’s no way I can finish it tonight.

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A stray update

+JMJ+ Thank you to everyone who prayed for him and has asked for an update on Major Tom (aka Tom Cat, aka Major Tom Cat Jones). Turns out it was not a BB gun wound after all. Seems something bit him and it had abcessed. I knew he was a fighter (he’s scrappy and he wins, he doesn’t back down, I had to break up one of his fights), but I didn’t know about this wound. It’s not as if I can scoop him up and inspect him the way I can Miss Lucy Dawg. She said he’s been well-behaved for them and has let them handle him. (Edit: The vet said that, not Miss Lucy Dawg. Oy.) Color me amazed. We’ll see how he does for me when he comes home tomorrow.

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More Stray Thoughts

Had an adventure today. I’ve written before here about a stray cat who decided to live on my deck. Major Tomcat has been living on the deck and the backyard and nearby for about a year, probably over a year. As of today he is officially mine. He’s at the vet, getting a physical, getting fixed (hopefully that will cut down on his roaming, but who knows), and getting his microchip and I will officially be his owner. 

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A long-awaited book update and a new cover thingy

+JMJ+ Friends of the Rosary Project know I’ve been working on a Rosary ebook for a while now. I have finally gotten the formatting to work. I’ll spare you the gory details. Suffice it to say that I have at last tamed the wild beast. Sorta. At least the chapters do show up separated into, well, chapters now. But I’m still working on getting images to do right. (Do right, images, stop being bad. Bad, bad, bad images. They’re driving me mad. Mad, mad, mad. Sigh.)

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Rosary Project 3.0 in the works

+JMJ+ You may have wondered, if you’ve wandered through the Rosary Project pages on the blog, what that other phase was that I’ve mentioned here and there for a few moons (maybe more than a few). I’ve been pondering, too, of what that phase might consist. Well, wonder no more because, by golly, I think I’ve got it! 

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(Almost) Mid-Summer 2020 Blog Update

I’ve been trying to keep to a schedule and also keep types of posts separated. I did try, but then somehow I started overlapping. So I’ve thought about it and beginning next week: 

  • Monday posts will often focus on comparing authentically Catholic teaching with various false teachings including (but not exclusively) the New Age counterfeit spiritualities and Christs, but I’ll write about other stuff, too, as it grabs my attention and if I have anything to say. 
  • Thursday posts will be centered on Catholic teaching on the soul. False teachings other than those related specifically to the soul will be shifted to the Monday posts. 
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Tried writing with my eyes closed

+JMJ+ A thousand apologies! I tried writing Thursday’s post with my eyes closed. Oddly enough it didn’t work. My mind said write and my body said sleep. Guess we see which one won. How embarrassing. And annoying. (May have something to do with the migraine that I’ve been fighting.) So I will continue writing the post but it won’t be posted until later, sometime on Friday. I’ll also lead the Live Rosary on Twitter at 7pm CDT, 8pm EDT, on Friday. I begin with some optional preliminary tweets at about 6:45pm, the Rosary itself begins on the same thread at 7:00pm, then some optional closing prayer tweets, ending the thread at about 7:30pm CDT. Check out some of the past threads using the links on the Twitter Devotions page. You have a standing invitation to join us every Tuesday and Friday.

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Verse properly formatted, a post wherein the poet doth rant

+JMJ+ That’s what I get for not previewing the verse before I hit publish on the previous post and also for not putting a Read More link in it. If I’d done that, then no one would have seen the post in their email with the verse improperly formatted before I had a chance to fix it. Sigh. So here it is, properly formatted. I learned how to do this by trial and lots and lots of errors. Now to post this before gazillions of people see it.*

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Announcing the Winners of the Anniversary Celebration Giveaway!

Anniversary Celebration Giveaway 2020

+JMJ+ In this post I’m announcing the winners of the Anniversary Celebration Giveaway. Woohoo!

How winners were chosen

I assigned each entry a number corresponding to the order in which it was received, the first one being number 1, and so on. Then I used the Google Random Number Generator and told it how many numbers I had, then hit the blue button to get a number. Did it three times for three prize winners. Screenshots of each generated number may be seen at the end of the post.

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The Rosary, Divine Mercy, and Coronavirus pandemic

NOTE: This post was originally written during Easter time and while I was doing a temporary daily Twitter thread for the Divine Mercy devotion. I’m not currently doing those, so I’m moving the Divine Mercy Threads section to the end of the Live Twitter Rosary page, Rosary Project Live Archives.

The Live Twitter Rosary In Time of Pandemic and Turmoil

+JMJ+ You’re probably already praying about the Coronavirus. I’m offering two ways for us to pray together via Twitter threads. You can join live or use them later. More details in this post. God bless and Happy Easter, y’all!

I’m continuing to post the Live Twitter Rosary prayer threads on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm EDT, 7pm CDT. I plan to do that until this thing is crushed and over with. (I may change the days at some point but for right now I’m keeping it to Tuesdays and Fridays to keep Mondays and Thursdays open for posting here on the blog.) (See below for how to join in.)

How to Join In and Please Do! 

Follow me or watch for the threads (I usually post the welcome tweet a few minutes early and pin it to my profile) on Twitter and please do join in! You can use the intentions I post or use your own and post them, too, if you like. I’m posting links to the completed threads Rosary Project Live Archives page so you can use them anytime. (And the myriad mistakes I make while posting them live will be immortalized for all to see. Awright. Good stuff. Keeps me humble.)

Thank you for visiting and reading. I hope you’ll join me in prayer—on the threads or otherwise. Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, please stay safe and well. May the Lord bless and keep you and yours, and may His peace be always with you. Amen. +JMJ+

Scroll down the ongoing Rosary Project Live Archive Page (aka the Live Twitter Rosary Threads Page) to see the Live Divine Mercy Threads Archive.

Divine Mercy Novena In Time of Pandemic

Please consider joining me in praying for those affected by, and for an end to, the Coronavirus pandemic. I’m posting Live Twitter Divine Mercy prayer threads daily at 3pm EDT, 2pm CDT, until Divine Mercy Sunday. May post them beyond that, we’ll see. (See below for how to join in.)

EWTN has a PDF booklet you can use for the Divine Mercy novena. I didn’t realize remember soon enough to use it from the start, but now I’m including the novena intentions and a screenshot of the days’ intentions and prayers in the threads. Hey, by the time it’s over I should have the threads all nice and organized. Oy! Sigh. ;)

The other intentions, the ones I included at first (and still do) are modified versions of the ones that Pope St. John Paul II gave us to use to end the culture of death, the ones that you’ll see on the Divine Mercy chaplet pages here on site.

Verbum Catechism Collection Giveaway

When I discovered the Church (as a new ager and Buddhist), many things drew me to her. The Church Fathers, the saints and great spiritual writers. The Rosary and the Mass. The teachings. The answers that made sense, the deep questions that the Church expected inquirers (and members) to ask, and that we are expected to go on to seek answers, true answers, not merely to express doubt and toss off a skeptical doubt disguised as a question (from a doubter disguised as a seeker). What I would have given to have had then what I have now and have been using since 2014 in my studies. (Note: I am not in any way affiliated with Verbum. I just like it. A lot.)

I’m talking about Verbum Catholic Study Software and Libraries, which I highly recommend and part of which I also happen to be giving away as part of my Triple Anniversary Celebration. I’m giving away a nine volume collection containing what you’ll need to study the teachings of the Church and the Scriptures in a deeper way. (See the other giveaways and enter to win.)

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Anniversary Giveaway Page is Live Now

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