Monday, November 29, 2010

Chinese villagers may be descended from a lost legion of Roman soldiers

Really fascinating article about a village in China where people have blue and green eyes and fair hair, and are believed to be descended from Roman soldiers from 2,000 years ago.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Six Things Every Christian Blogger Needs To Know

Beautiful thoughts. I especially loved this point:
Jesus Himself had only 12 followers.
And He lost one.
So if Jesus had only 12 followers… how many followers do we really need? If God Himself had only 12 followers and He lost one — would you blog for even one follower?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What families REALLY want after they have a baby

A refreshingly honest list of the way friends and family members can really help moms with new babies.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Love and laundry

This post about Abigail's grandfather asking a neighbor to help with his laundry brought tears to my eyes. Lots of lessons about humility and how letting others help us blesses them as well.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Photos of NYC home libraries

Wow! Some beautiful shots.

The duty of the moment

I thought this excerpt from the Wikipedia article about Catherine Doherty was inspiring:

A central theme in Catherine Doherty's spirituality is the duty of the moment. As she herself put it: "The duty of the moment is what you should be doing at any given time, in whatever place God has put you. You may not have Christ in a homeless person at your door, but you may have a little child. If you have a child, your duty of the moment may be to change a dirty diaper. So you do it. But you don't just change that diaper, you change it to the best of your ability, with great love for both God and that child.... There are all kinds of good Catholic things you can do, but whatever they are, you have to realize that there is always the duty of the moment to be done. And it must be done, because the duty of the moment is the duty of God."