Saturday, February 23, 2008

A simple song

One of our most favorite of songs isn't a big dazzling one bursting with music, just a simple little song with a piano and a couple other instruments and sung by Point of Grace. They don't have the lyrics over on the official site yet, so here are the lyrics from the CD.

You are Good
When the sun starts to rise and I open my eyes
You are good, so good
In the heat of the day with each stone that I lay
You are good, so good
With every breath I take in
I'll tell You I'm grateful again
When the moon rises high before each kiss goodnight
You are good

When the road starts to turn around each bend I've learned
You are good, so good
And when somebody's hand holds me up, helps me stand
You are so good
With every breath I take in
I'll tell You I'm grateful again
'Cause it's more than enough just to know I am loved
And you are good

So how can I thank You
And what can I bring
What can a poor man lay at the feet of a king
So I'll sing you a love song
It's all that I have
To tell You I'm grateful
For holding my life in Your hands

When it's dark and it's cold and I can't feel my soul
You are still good
When the world has gone gray and the rain's here to stay
You are still good
With every breath I take in
I'll tell you I'm grateful again
And the storm may swell even then it is well
You are good

So how can I thank You
And what can I bring
What can a poor man lay at the feet of a king
So I'll sing you a love song
It's all that I have
To tell You I'm grateful
For holding my life in Your hands

What gift are you giving to our King this Lent?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Something... keep you busy...
sorry for the absence
Don't worry, this blog won't become a ghost town :-)
You can find this on the Pauline Blogs

Saturday, February 9, 2008

More books

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Saint Lenten booklist

If you're a fantasy avid reader who decided to give up reading those books for Lent, well, you're not the only one! :-) (good for you by the way!)
Here's a little list of books

The Little Flowers of Saint Francis
Unfortunately, I'm not sure who the author is
If you have ever read Howard Pyle's King Arthur books, this book is written almost in the same way. The short stories of the companions of Saint Francis range from funny bits of twirling, to the inspiring words of holy friars.

My Life With the Saints
By James Martin SJ
Click here for CT's book review
It's not a book hard to read. If fact, if you read it with a willing mind, it's really funny.
The author doesn't just tell you the saints' stories, he adds a bit of his story along with theirs.

The Imitation of Christ
By Thomas a Kempis
CT says it's marvelous. I believe her.
Even Saint Therese said it's marvelous!
Might as well read it...
(No, I haven't read it yet)

The Interior Castle
By Saint Teresa of Avila
With a reader's imagination, this one is not hard at all. If you like reading classic books, even better! Saint Teresa is a very good writer!

Spiritual Childhood
By Vernon Johnson
If you've wished for a greater understanding of Saint Therese's little way, read this one!

...and of course everyone particularly loves Louis de Wohl's books!
The Living Wood (about Constantine and Saint Helena)
Throne of the World (about Atila the Hun and Pope Leo I)
The Restless Flame (about Saint Augustine)
Imperial Renegade (about Julian and Saint Athanasius)
The Quiet Light (about Saint Thomas Aquinas)
The Golden Thread (about Saint Ignatius)
Lay Siege to Heaven (about Saint Catherine of Siena)
The Last Crusader
The Joyful Beggar (about Saint Francis of Assisi)
Set All Afire (about Saint Francis Xavier)
The Spear (about Saint Longinus)
Saint Joan: The Girl Soldier
The Glorious Folly (about Saint Paul)
Citadel of God (about Saint Benedict)
Not sure which are still in print, that list was from an older book...

Some saint autobiographies:
Story of a Soul - Saint Therese
The Book of my Life - Saint Teresa
Confessions - Saint Augustine
(umm, can anyone think of any more?)

whoops, blogging too much
Time to get reading!


Found this at a really good blog called No Walls
Even though it's no longer being posted in, the archives have many wonderful posts.

Mahalo nui loa, Ms. Cathy!!
(wish i could nominate you too!)

1. Use Ukok’s ‘You make the world a better place’ image in your post.
3. Award 5 bloggers.
hmm..who hasn't been nominated yet?
Well, in any case:

Meme Marathon!

Wow. Amazing what a week of absence does...

K, first meme is another book one! Thanks Aunty Esther! (sorry it's taken so long!!)

1. What book have you read in the last six months that has really stayed with you? Why?
The Little Flowers of Saint Francis
Is this cheating somewhat? It was finished two days ago...(couldn't remember what else was read) Will tell why on a later post

2. What is one of your favorite childhood books?
Matilda or The Witches
both by Roald Dahl
Most likely because my Dad introduced them

3. Do you have a favorite book of the Bible?
No, not yet...

4. What is one book you could read again and again?
This question pops up a lot!
Anwering differently now: Matilda

5. Is there a book you would suggest for Lenten reading? What is it and why?
My Life With the Saints
by James Martin SJ
It's fun and funny

And because we all love bonus questions, if you were going to publish a book what would it be? Who would you want to write the jacket cover blurb expounding on your talent?
If it's short stories, CT
If it's a fantasy novel, Pueo

Book meme #2, and tagged by Kaila! Thank you!!

Book Meme Rules
1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

The Story of a Soul
Saint Therese

"I myself found only one which filled me with delight, Our Lady of Victories! Ah! what I felt kneeling at her feet cannot be expressed. The grace she granted me so moved me that my hapiness found expression only in tears, just as on the day of my First Communion."

And the last one is a Lent Meme! Thanks again Aunty Esther!

1. What’s been your best Lenten-effort-idea ever?
Same as Aunty Esther's, no normal book reading

2. And your worst?
Almost the same here too..
Trying to give up computer altogether
CT and I spent a lot of time on it, but the only places we go are Catholic blogs
So you see why it wasn't a very good one :-)
We learn much from reading all of the blogs!

3. What Lenten advice would you share?
sorry, not much of an advice giver

4. And what will feature this year?
We haven't done a family Lenten meeting/discussion yet so can't really answer this one...

...And haven't tagged anyone yet!
but everyone's probably done them so if you'd like to be it, go right ahead!