Joined: Nov. 19, 2011
I am pursuing my Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at DeSales University, while simultaneously home schooling our four children. My husband and I have been married for 18 years. I thrive off of lively debate and discussion, and what better place to find it than right here? In my spare time, I read (I’m up to my 1,877th book since graduating college), write (I have published two novels, and have started my third), lap swim (I stopped counting the mileage years ago), am involved in World War II reenactments, and travel. I love my family, my friends and my God, and consider it a joy and a privilege to be alive
Mar. 25 at 4:36pm | Comments: 5 | Most recent comment: Mar. 28 at 1:57pm
After listening to Katie’s latest lecture, I am left with a nagging question, one I would like to get other members’ honest opinions about. I am not finding fault with it (as you know, I am a fan of all things Katie-and-Jules), so much as I (quite literally) have no point of reference for it in my personal experience, and would very much like to know if others have. But I get ahead of myself. Right...
Feb. 27 at 4:25pm | Comments: 0
Benedict Groeschel, in his Spiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual Development, develops the idea that there are certain attributes of God that resonate with all people. Allowing for some overlap, Groeschel lists (in no specific order) the perception of God as ‘One,’ ‘True,’ ‘Good,’ or ‘Beautiful’ as the ‘Four Voices of God,’ at least one of which should appeal to the individual on a personal level. Under the heading, ...
Feb. 27 at 3:36pm | Comments: 0
As a response to Christ on the cross, the Sonnet to Christ Crucified (sometimes attributed to John of the Cross) is singular in its truly personal resonance: I am not moved, my Lord, to love You By the heaven You have promised me Nor does the thought of hell, so feared, Move me to cease offending You You move me, oh Lord, I am moved Seeing You nailed to a cross Your flesh destroyed Your body injured I am moved...
Feb. 27 at 3:21pm | Comments: 3 | Most recent comment: Mar. 1 at 3:18pm
One of my many quirks is my knack for memorizing catechisms. Being raised Catholic, I had assumed it was only my own catechism I could command with ease. But that was before I started devouring the tracts left by Jehovah’s Witnesses (I once typed up a four-page summary of where our beliefs overlap, and gave it to them on their return visit); or learning the progressive steps of Scientology, now declassified and available on the web ...
Feb. 17 at 8:03pm | Comments: 3 | Most recent comment: Feb. 19 at 12:56pm
Thank you, Katie, for another awesome (in the 'awe-inspiring,' not professional sports sense of that word) lecture this past Tuesday. I had an opportunity to listen to it tonight, and wanted to comment on two points that especially struck me (I limit it to two as my class is responsible for memorizing all the parts of the heart as well as the entire circulatory system by 8:00 am tomorow morning - my comments must perforce be brief). Right off...
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