May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Say a prayer today for those who have fallen, and those who were left behind.

May 28, 2010

When your basement becomes a drain

for the window well full of water, 'tis very, very helpful to have LOTS of towels on handy.  And a few buckets to catch the water in, or at least re-direct the falling water into via a towel.  (That works well, by the way!)  And if the previous residents of your home left a HUGE fan almost as tall as you and one of those commercial, yellow bucket mops with a ringer in the basement... well, you'll probably find out why sooner or later!  =P
The only damage I believe, was to an empty cardboard box and the piece of carpeting we had under the computer desk.  We saved everything else!

May 10, 2010

Happy Feast Day!

Today is Father Damien of Molokai's first feast day as a Saint!  A fact, I believe, worthy of mention.  So Happy Feast Day... SAINT Damien!

Prayer to St. Damien
Damien, brother on the journey,
happy and generous missionary,
who loved the Gospel more than your own life.
who for love of Jesus left your family, your
homeland, your security and your dreams.
Teach us to give our lives
with a joy like yours,
to be in solidarity with the outcasts of the world,
to celebrate and contemplate the Eucharist
as the source of our own commitment.
Help us to love to the very end
and, in the strength of the Spirit, to persevere in
for the poor and forgotten
so that we might be
good disciples of Jesus and Mary.

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

 A Prayer to Mary
Mothers Day is a time to stop and reflect on all the love
our mothers have shown us through our lives. Sweet and
Blessed Mother, guide our mothers that they too may lead us
to Your Son, just as you show us. May they imitate Your
love and devotion. May we in return also be loving,
patient, understanding and supportive to our mothers.

Blessed Mother, we pray for all mothers - our own mums, our
aunts, our grandmothers... the living and the departed.

Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed art
thou amongst women, Blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now
and at the hour of our death.

May 6, 2010

Are YOU Regina Doman's Biggest Fan?

It's time to prove it!

Promote Regina's books, and you could win some cool stuff - and have fun doing it!

You have the entire summer to chalk up all sorts of points doing things like writing reviews, wearing FTN T-Shirts, asking your library to carry the books, and many other ways!

Find out all the rules and differant ways you can earn points here:

There are also some pretty cool prizes, including signed copies of "Alex O'Donnell and the Forty-Cyberthieves" and the film of "The Shadow of the Bear" when it is released!

Not only is this your chance to show how much you love Blanche, Bear, Fish, Rose and the other FTN Characters, but this publicity will also really help get the word out about the amazingness of our favorite author, Regina Doman! 

So join in the friendly competition today!