Sunday, July 22, 2012

From the Inbox: Stuff to Be Shared

A great little book: Sense Nonsense, by Francisco J. Garcia-Julve -- full of aphorisms, and sometimes seemingly paradoxical musings from the author.

A few examples from the book (and some of these remind of some of my favorite quotes from George Macdonald):

Apart from all others, the problem with wanting to be ourselves is that we don’t really know who we are.
You need not strive to be yourself. You can’t help it! If you don’t believe it, try to be somebody else.
We cannot help being ourselves, but we can renounce ourselves. If we don’t, it’s only because we renounce renouncing ourselves (and very gladly too).
Each of us has three different personas: the one we think we are, the one others think we are, and the one we really are. Maturity is bringing them to coincide.
If we are parted with God, it’s because we prefer ourselves to him.

If you like sense that sounds like nonsense but isn't, you'll love this.


My friend Karl sent this video: What Happens When You Take Your Kid to Schola Practice.


From pal Sarah Reinhard: 

We are looking for writers for the New Evangelizers blog.
If you're interested in sharing your faith and specifically things that tie into New Evangelization, especially how to Know Your Faith, Live Your Faith, and Share Your Faith, we'd love to hear from you. 
Contact Sarah Reinhard at blog @ snoringscholar(dot)com or leave a comment on this post at her blog.

Celestial Magazine, an online Catholic magazine with the tagline, "Fortifying the Hearts of Women" has launched. It looks lovely! Find out more here

~~~~~ offers an app for making a Total Consecration to Mary. Find it at their website.


If you haven't read any of the conversion stories at Why I'm Catholic, you should head over there. I hope to get my story added there one day soon. 


Finally, have you checked out the new webcomic from Melissa Wiley and Scott Peterson? Into the Thicklebit reminds me that my life has often felt like a webcomic. 



Apostle said...

It's a scary proposition to be parted from God with only yourself to rely on. I would be terrified to live in a world apart from God. This earth is complicated and dangerous enough with God beside you, I can't imagine it without him!

Karen Edmisten said...

Apostle, having lived both ways (in atheism and in faith), I agree that it's a scary proposition. Faith wins. :)