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Five Favorites (August 29th)

Five Favorites, hosted at 

1. Lino Rulli, the Catholic Guy - his new book is being released on Sept 3rd and I'm sad I didn't pre-order because it might be here tomorrow! But I need $2 more in my cart to get free shipping so... What I really need is a recommendation for a great book I wan to purchase for under $5, which probably doesn't exist!
If you've been waiting for a saint that cries like a schoolgirl, was once an aspiring rapper, is a really good kisser, and rode an elephant in the circus...then your prayers have been answered!
Lino Rulli is hilarious, brutally honest, and ready for his canonization. Saint picks up where Sinner left off. Lino's stories of triumph and failure suggest that you might not be as big a sinner as you think. And that, with God's grace, you might just become a saint.

2.  This documentary!  I found out this is free on Hulu this week (and for a while) and it changed my perspective on the holocaust and abortion when I watched it.  We used it in youth ministry for lessons on that - to make an impact!  Watch it!

3.  Paige Kellerman posted about coffee this week and it was HIL-AR-ILOUS!  If you need a laugh stop on by!  Excuse Me, Waiter

4.  I feel like a stalked, but I cannot get a enough of Grace's blog because I'm in love with her son Theo (and the others).  I enjoy reading her crazy antics because I think she will be considered calm when I write about when I'm a mom!  If you don't read Grace over at the Camp - your life is not complete!

5. Wednesday - it's gotta be a good day today!  Working on our new website (hopefully the domain transfer will be complete today)!  And ready for the weekend - it's a long one!  And we've got plans to watch Pride and Prejudice and have a pool party!  Plus St. John Neumann is opening up their newly renovated sanctuary!

See you next week!  Check out Hallie and friends for more favs!


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