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On March 20, we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph


Source: On March 19, we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph

Struggling With a Bad Habit? This Lent – Give It Up Forever!


Andrew Murphy suggests a new approach to Lenten penances. Instead of giving up a bad habit or something like chocolate for 40 days, give up it up forever!

Source: Struggling With a Bad Habit? This Lent – Give It Up Forever!

THE AFTERS: LIVE ON FOREVER


From Moses to Job to Jesus, the most intrepid heroes in scripture knew times of trouble that multiplied like a plague-—but always led, in the end, to mighty celebration.

It’s easy to assume such stories of trial and triumph are for the Bible’s books or the history books. But miracles happen, even when adversity hits hardest. Just ask Josh Havens, guitarist and lead vocalist of the Afters. He relates how the band’s latest effort, Live on Forever began during a season of tragedy read more via their site under ABOUT

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The Afters are a great US-based Christian band with a positive and powerful message. As well as the usual places like iTunes, Amazon and their own site you can also purchase their cd via Koorong

KINGSTONE – A Novel


51xN38O4IbLI am very excited to announce the publication of my first ever novel, Kingstone, a short fantasy story in the style of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Hobbit. It has been some time in the making, and I am very proud to say that it is now available for purchase on Amazon, worldwide, as an eBook or paperback.  Please get yourself a copy and let me know what you think.


Synopsis

Elross believed that he was just an ordinary boy, no different to any other in the secluded valley of Anibar. But one night, an encounter with a mysterious stranger, who saves his life from a ferocious beast sets his feet on a path of discovery, about himself and the wider world outside. His whole world is soon turned upside-down, and he quickly finds himself surrounded by creatures he had only known from the bedtime stories his father had read to him as a boy. It is among this new world of marvels that he comes to learn of an enchanted stone which holds within it the possibilities of immortality…the Kingstone.


Get your copy on Amazon today;

Paperback: Amazon.com

eBook: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, GermanyIndia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands,  SpainUKUS

Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday


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From the bulletin of St Gerard’s Catholic Church

Janette Oke/Book Reviews


Janette Oke is one of my favourite authors at the moment,  and is a “bestselling Christain author of over 70 books, 32 of which have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books have sold over 22 million copies.

The most recent book I  have read by her is:    It is part of a 3 book series, and am looking forward to reading the others.

    Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist’s perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity…- via https://www.bookdepository.com 

 

Another one of her series I’ve read recently is the “Return to Canadian West“. The TV series “When Calls the Heart” had been based off them.

  

“Where Courage Calls” :Her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she never expected… Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind……  – via https://www.bookdepository.com

I would definitely recommend them both, for around ages 13 up.

I have also enjoyed reading numerous other books by her. (the links as to where you can purchase the books are embedded in the pictures)

 

 

Happy St. Valentine Day!


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Facts:

Feastday: February 14

Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages 

Death: 269

-Via http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=159 

To learn more click here.

A St. Valentine audio drama by  Adventures in Odyssey is available to purchase here. Which I would highly recommend listening to. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

Dutch Braid Fishtail Combo


Items you will need: hair brush and comb, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a few bobby pins. Optional:(hairspray)

  1. begin by dutch braiding the top section of the hair..
  2. continue braiding until you reach the back of the head..
  3.  and secure with a hair tie..
  4. once secured in a ponytail, begin fishtail briading..
  5. when you reach the end of your fishtail braid secure with an elastic..
  6. and finish with hairspray as desired..

For a different look put the fishtail braid up into a bun.

As always, feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think. 😉

A Brief History of Australia Day


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The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date….-Via http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/

Image result for Australian Flag PrintableHappy Australia Day!

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