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  • book lists
  • Catechist Resources
  • Marian Resources

2020 Books Read

Here's what I read in 2020 (regularly updated throughout the year).

Catechist Resources

This is a listing of catechist resources I've found helpful over the years. Hope it helps you!

    Marian Resources

    My devotion to Mary has grown over the years, and since I've been getting an increasing number of requests for my favorite Marian recommendations, here you go. 

      My Books

      Welcome Baby Jesus
      Welcome Risen Jesus

      Oh, as much as I enjoy Hamilton (the musical), this book fanned the flame. And I learned so much, which was worth its weight in founding fathers. Also appreciated the viewpoints that challenged the musical and its approach, that dug deeply into America and opened a discussion in my mind. This is a gem of a book, indeed. ...

      14 2

      Thankful (and reminded that laundry never takes time off)

      32 3

      Cat in the hat...or is it hat on the cat?

      31 2

      A prayer for 2020, indeed. ...

      20 1

      I think watching #naughtycornercomedy will be a weekly exercise, and then I can update this post generator. But I think I fell far short of the Wen is dance @_shadetreee_ was doing with @jenniferfulwiler on a recent episode... ...

      40 5

      I meant to read this one chapter at a time, but the weekend came and I binged. The journey through the chapters is well worth it. St. Faustina is a friend of mine, and now I’m digging out her diary and going to dip into it again. What reading has inspired you lately? ...

      20 4

      Finished. It’s a classic for a reason, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Writing is excellent, yes. Imagery is amazing, true. Story is hard and solid, I *know* because I read it. If you don’t sob and writhe, reading this, we’ll, ok. I don’t understand how, but ok. There are issues with issues, and there’s value in discussion. But I stick with the fact that this is one I’m glad to be done with. What are you reading? ...

      20 10

      I love thar I live with a stress baker.
      #shespeaksmylovelanguage #kindergartenicinghelp

      49 1

      Here we go again...with style. ...

      35 0

      A portrait of life. ...

      14 0