Ok, first things first. I know you want to know who’s getting a copy of Jen Fulwiler’s book, Something Other Than God. And the lucky winner is Shaina Purves! I’ll be in touch soon about mailing your book to you, Shaina.
Here’s what’s been happening in our little corner of the world…
On the Homestead:
Summer is here in our garden! All of Daniel’s hard work is paying off now that the tomatoes are turning red.
Of course he does have helpers. (And yes! That is a PONYTAIL my baby is sporting. Good grief!)
And he wrote a couple of posts recently on gardening: How much money does gardening actually save you and How to get the most out of a small garden. So hop on over to the Bearman’s blog if you’re interested.
The Quotable Lucy (age 2):
This little gingersnap loves to tell stories these days. Here’s a recent gem:
“Once upon a time der was a widdle fwower. His name was Paul the Patsy. And what happened to him was that he met another widdle fwower. She was named Letter da Letter. Paul the Patsy is a boy and Letter da Letter is a girl. And what happened to them was that they met another widdle fwower. Sunflower the Sunflower. And what happened to Sunflower is that she died. So they had to get some other yellow flowers for the birthday.
So I’m currently reading three books and only one is from my reading goals list for 2014: True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort. I’ll be honest, it’s not an easy read and I’ve been at it for a couple of months. But I’m past the halfway mark!
And then continuing my habit of reading books that AREN’T on my list, I’ve delved into The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home from Leila Lawler of Like Mother, Like Daughter and it is wonderful. I’m excited to finish it and share a full review. And I’m also in the middle of my third (fourth?) re-read of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited for the first round of the Carrots Classic Book Club.
If you missed the announcement, we’re going to start discussing Brideshead on Tuesday night at 9:30pm EST in the event on the Carrots FB page. There’s already a little bit of discussion happening, so feel free to jump in and start chatting. We’ll officially talk about the Prologue and the first section, Et in Arcadia Ego, on Tuesday.
Links I’ve Been Loving:
Loving Your Inner Book Nerd (The Bookish Mum): fountains of home
A Summer Reading List for Tweens: The Art of Simple
A letter to my mule of a son: Daniel Bearman, Acts of Idiot Praise
Isn’t NFP just Catholic “birth control”?: Mama needs coffee
An Everyman Saint: St. Isidore the Farmer: Catholic Exchange
Can I ask you for prayers for some dear friends? One friend’s baby has been in and out of the hospital for several weeks with a mystery illness. The doctors are still struggling to figure out what’s causing him to be so sick. They should start getting some test results back today. Please pray that they find answers and rule out anything serious. And pray for comfort for this sweet baby in the hospital undergoing so many tests and peace and grace for his parents. Another dear friend is facing her third miscarriage (the fourth child they’ve lost as one pregnancy she carried twins). Please pray that Our Lord would remain close and comfort her whole family in their grief. And a special intention for another friend. My heart is heavy for these sweet families.
Thank you in advance for lifting up my friends in prayer. Thank you for reading and for making this tiny little corner of the internet into such an amazing community!
Lots of love,
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