Thursday, January 27, 2011


I knitted this giraffe for Macy for Christmas. She has named him Torgo.

I'm really happy with the way he turned out. And I have heard that Macy really likes him! That was the goal, so I am pleased!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister

The Liturgical Year is meant to be an informative piece of non-fiction on the liturgical year in the Christian's spiritual life. The first several chapters are devoted to what the liturgical year means to a Christian and how it is played out in their everyday lives. The bulk of the book deals with feast days, such as Advent, Lent, and Holy Thursday.

First, I would like to say that I am writing this review from a Protestant perspective. This book uses a Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. I was looking forward to learning more about the feasts and Holy days that I know so little about. I did learn many new things from this book, but I must admit that I was left wanting a little more history and background behind the feasts and Holy days. I also found it to be a bit repetitive, but I know that was intended to drive the point home. I was challenged by this book in a way. I was challenged to remember that in our traditions and our celebrations, to always be aware of why we are celebrating and why we are remembering; to not let ourselves just go through the motions.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”