(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

+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!

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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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Celebrate with me!

Updated, March 10: The Giveaway entry page is now live!

Hear ye, hear ye! There be anniversary celebrations ahead!

  • Received into the Church, Easter Vigil 1996
  • First blog post on the site, April 9, 2009
  • Registered the domain name, April 15, 2019

Sounds to me like a good excuse to party all week long, from the ninth until the fifteenth of April this year. Woohoo! :)

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Next post on the soul due sometime this weekend

If I ever get this email list stuff squared away, I can get back to writing the next post in the weekly series on the soul.

(Update, Jan 30, 2020: Change of the email service is on hold while I research some things. so the regular sign up form is back in the sidebar. Fascinating, huh?)

I’m in the middle of changing my email list service,* so the next post in the soul series will be out sometime this weekend instead of Thursday night, my usual target. (And I did say: target.) I have to physically go take care of things that I can’t take care of online. (What?! Why?! I can’t even!) I tried for hours to do online what I apparently can’t do, so I give up and will submit to having to venture out into the world instead. Also, you may notice that I’ve temporarily removed the email sign up form from the sidebar while I get things switched over. (This post may not even be sent out via email, you may only see it here on the blog.)

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Checking in

I’m curled up with Miss Lucy Dawg, sipping herbal tea and pondering what’s next for the blog. The series on the soul will continue, but I’ll be changing the way I do it. I’ve quoted about as much as I can of the text we were going through. (See an annotated list of posts in the series.) I’ll pick it back up at some point after the New Year. 

I’m also working on some other posts, hope to have something ready before Christmas, hopefully something for the cuppa series. In the meantime I hope you’re having a blessed Advent season. Christmas is almost here! (And I’m not nearly finished getting the house ready or decorated. Oy!)

Thanks for visiting and reading. Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, may the Lord bless you and yours and may His peace be always with you. Cheers!


Notes

Image credit: The Portinari Triptych, detail of Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem for the census (left panel), by Hugo van der Goes. From Wikimedia. Public domain.

My day began so well

My day began so well. And then it exploded in a million different directions. I’m just now sitting down to do any writing at 8pm. Well, that’s not exactly true. I sat down to write a bazillion times today, but the writing was interrupted every single time. But mostly it was for a good cause. 

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Checking in and an update

Have not yet finished the next post in the Occult Phenomena and the soul series. Aiming now to get it on the site by tomorrow evening, while also getting ahead on my NaNoWriMo word count, so Miss Lucy Dawg and I can go visit my best friend. We’ve been waiting for months to meet her new puppy, Miss Nova Dawg.

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