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The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz

Posted by Sherry on 7/7/2014 in 2014, Children's Fiction, Christian Life, Community, Summer reading |

Thirteen year old Nina Ross is feeling at loose ends this summer. Her best friend, Jorie, is changing into a boy-crazy clothes horse. Her beloved grandmother, the only person who really got Nina, died last year. Nina’s parents, divorce lawyers, work all the time. And her brother Matt is consistently either holed up in his […]

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The 21st Gift of Christmas, Everywhere, 2013

Posted by Sherry on 12/21/2013 in Christian Life, Community, Poets and poetry |

It’s Christmas now… whatever the weather, Some soak in the sun, some huddle together. But fair days or foul, our plight He embraces. Real Christmas can shine in the darkest of places.

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A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk

I have a thing about books set in other countries, especially African countries. Africa fascinates me for some reason. A Girl Called Problem is set in Tanzania in the early 1970’s when President Julius Nyerere encouraged Tanzanians to participate in his program of ujamaa, a socialist strategy emphasizing family and collective farming, to improve the […]

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KidLitCon: What There Was and What I Learned

Posted by Sherry on 11/10/2013 in Blogamundi (Links), Community, General |

KidLitCon in Austin was smaller than it has been in the past, but since it was my first time to be able to come, I didn’t really notice until it was called to my attention. It was also a great weekend for connections and friendships, old, new, and renewed. At first, since I believe most […]

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Lost in a Walker Percy Cosmos, Part 5

Posted by Sherry on 10/31/2013 in Adult Fiction, Community, English Language, General, Literary fiction |

The conference, “Still Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy & the 21st Century,” that I attended in New Orleans along with Eldest Daughter was a very Catholic conference. I would guess that most, not all, of the speakers at the conference were Catholic. The conference was held on the campus of Loyola University, a Catholic […]

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Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community by Christopher L. Heuertz

Posted by Sherry on 9/11/2013 in Christian Life, Community, General, Nonfiction |

This book was an unexpected gift. I was in the mood for something nonfiction, inspirational, and thought-provoking. And Mr. Heuertz delivered. I know nothing at all about Word Made Flesh community, the community that Mr. Heuertz lived in and among and from which he takes his examples in the book. I know nothing of the […]

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What Is Human?

Posted by Sherry on 6/14/2013 in Community, Current Events |

I really, really have no words. God have mercy on us all.

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There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene

In case you hadn’t noticed ther is a LOT of controversy going on these days about international adoption, especially adoptions by U.S. parent of Ethiopian, Liberian, and other African children. Lots of agencies and groups involved in these adoptions are being accused of child-trafficking, stealing children from their parents and extended families to feed an […]

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Encouraging and thoughtful links

Posted by Sherry on 3/11/2013 in Blogamundi (Links), Christian Life, Community, General |

On humility. I wonder what people will say about me after I’m dead and gone to be with the Lord. I pray that my story will glorify Him. On fearlessness in life and parenting. I Come to Bury Keats, Not to Praise Him by Doug McKelvey at The Rabbit Room. An excellent essay on truth, […]

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A Light Shining by Glynn Young

I thoroughly enjoyed Dancing Priest, Mr. Young’s first book about Michael Kent, Olympic cyclist, Edinburgh student, Anglican priest, and orphan with a mysterious past. Of course, it’s also the story of Sarah Hughes, American artist and also a student in Edinburgh, whose lack of faith throws a kink in the developing romance between her and […]

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