Happy Thanksgiving — a little early!
Welcome to our new and improved site. We are so grateful for the creativity, smarts, and good humor of our superb web designer, Dorian Speed. She’s just the greatest, and we appreciate her so much.
I’d also like to thank one of our columnists, Ellen Gable Hrkach, who did several hours’ work helping us move columns over from the old site, and who is always, always there to help whenever I need her, often before I think to ask.
Columnist Marc Cardaronella also graciously pitched in (in the eleventh hour when decent people were sleeping), and moved a substantial load of columns as well.
Thanks so much, dear friends. I can’t imagine doing this alone. Poor Dorian would have been comforting a woman in nervous collapse.
A special tip of the hat to our wonderful donors, who generously contributed and got this project off the ground! My fondest thanks to: Christian LeBlanc, Mary Lou Rosien, Janet Olesen, and Marc Cardaronella. Thank you so much! We could not have gotten here without your help!
- Our beloved Evangelization columnist, Steve McVey, has offered to become a major sponsor of this site, taking on our full, monthly hosting package costs! In exchange, we will permanently feature a link to the Lighthouse CD-of-the-month website! Steve, you’re truly a life-saver and a God-send. And I personally endorse Lighthouse CD’s. They are excellent and a bargain. We’ll have that link up on the home page when Dorian returns from her holiday travels.
- We are very proud and excited to welcome two new columnists, as well. Please stop back at the home page and enjoy first postings by author and blogger, Sarah Reinhard, and blogger and web-designer, Dorian Speed, both wonderful human beings and sparkling catechists. Ladies, we are thrilled to have you aboard. Thank you for your generosity. We are so happy to have you join our efforts! I’m just grinning ear-to-ear.
Well, it’s coming together! So, here we go. Off to the races!
We’ll be having a lot of fun in the coming weeks, with giveaways and guest posts, so for those of you visiting our new digs for the first time, please subscribe to the site for updates. If you’re already a registered user from the old site, we’ll have your email addresses uploaded soon, but you should still “follow” us via RSS or email feed, to stay posted on all the exciting news as things develop. If you stop by and leave comments at our giveaway posts, you’ll have chances to win wonderful books by some of our columnists and friends. More details on that very soon.
There will be a few minor technical issues for the coming week while Dorian is away for Thanksgiving, doing what we should all be doing – spending important time with her loved ones. Please pray for her safe trip. We will be holding you all in prayer and thanking God for your friendship and loyalty to our site. Thank you for your contributions to our mission to do God’s will and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
I’d like to close for now, by sharing a snippet of scripture that really touched my heart as I was contemplating writing this post. As we plan our Thanksgiving feasts, lets plan on feasting Jesus-style, with God at the center of everything.
God bless you all!
“My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest. He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” John 4:34-38 (Catholic RSV, Ignatius)
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