Church Fathers by Pope Benedict XVI

Yes!!! It finally arrived!

One guess as to what I will be devouring this evening. Heeheehee.

I am particularly eager to hear what the Pope has to say about St. Augustine, because as you all know (because I haven’t been very quiet about it), I have been having some difficulties with some of his writing. A lot I found to be very good and helpful. I even found one book that had a different translation than mine, which helped to give more meaning (to me anyway) of what he wrote. (In the same way that Psalm 102 made MUCH more of an impact on me when I read it in the RSV, as opposed to the NAB.)

Reflection for the Day

“If you were going to die tomorrow and had only one phone call to make, whom would you call? What would you say?

Would you start talking about your sadness, or would you be grateful for all the gifts you received in life?”
— From “Uplifting Thoughts for Every Day

I would have thought that this would be a hard question for me to answer.  But, surprisingly, it wasn’t.  I would call one of the people that I really feel that God has specifically given to me.  I can only hope that I would not make the phone call about my fears or sadness or anything like that.  I would hope that I would be able in that phone call to be able to express to the person how much he or she is loved by me, and how I am always praying for him or her, and how I will continue to do so.

Okay, Randomness for the Day


There Are 0 Gaps in Your Knowledge


Where you have gaps in your knowledge:

No Gaps!

Where you don’t have gaps in your knowledge:

Philosophy
Religion
Economics
Literature
History
Science
Art


The Castle Personality Test


You have no problem diving into new experiences. You’re so brave that you don’t even notice how courageous you are.

You don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how people see you. You’re kind of scared to know what they think.

You are a very romantic person. You can’t help but see the world as it should be.

Right now, stress occasionally makes you feel trapped in your life. You usually have a clear perspective on things though!

Overall, your life is very peaceful – if not a little solitary. Much of what goes on goes on in your head.

You aren’t optimistic about the future. You worry about what will happen to the world and if we’ll be able to clean up the messes we’ve made.

Just in Case You Needed a Suggestion…

I know all of you are agonizing what to get me for Veteran’s Day.  I thought that I would give a suggestion, so you won’t have to wander the store for hours in indecision.  🙂

A new monitor for my computer.  I find myself stuck.  I want to post the rest of my World Youth Day photos, but I need to color correct the majority of them.  However, my current — and really old — CRT monitor is already cranked up to 100% brightness and 100% contrast, and it still shows everything as really dark.  So when I go to correct my photos at home, any person looking at them on another computer gets blinded and wonders why this girl always takes high-key, blown out pics.  And I am so anal, that this really disturbs me.  So, I don’t want to correct while it is all messed up.  Yet, alas, I do not have the funds to get a new monitor right now.  You see my dilemma.

Just in case you needed a Veteran’s Day present suggestion….  A new LCD monitor would be great.  🙂

Go Navy!!