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Author, mother of four, seeking skyward, fixing light sabers and negotiating peace treaties between every word.

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Kathleen M. Basi I'm splitting my time these days between promoting A SONG FOR THE ROAD and drafting a new novel set in California wine country. In it, two women--a mo…moreI'm splitting my time these days between promoting A SONG FOR THE ROAD and drafting a new novel set in California wine country. In it, two women--a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law--working to reopen their family business after the man they shared (son/husband) burned down the winery with himself in it.(less)
Kathleen M. Basi I'm fortunate to have many irons in the fire at all times. If I get stuck on one project I usually just switch to something else--from music to nonfic…moreI'm fortunate to have many irons in the fire at all times. If I get stuck on one project I usually just switch to something else--from music to nonfiction, from fiction to nonfiction. If I'm on a deadline, though, the best thing for me is to stand up and walk around...and, ahem, talk to myself.(less)
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The summer of discontent

I actually debated quite a while about which of my blogs was the best place to publish this. So I decided to reblog it here today.

Intentional Catholic

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At the beginning of this year, I set myself a spiritual goal to focus on contentment.
I have not been incredibly successful.

Honestly, I didn’t expect to be. Some goals are set knowing they are beyond reach—kno

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Flannery O'Connor
“I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe. I know what torment this is, but I can only see it, in myself anyway, as the process by which faith is deepened. A faith that just accepts is a child's faith and all right for children, but eventually you have to grow religiously as every other way, though some never do.

What people don't realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross. It is much harder to believe than not to believe. If you fell you can't believe, you must at least do this: keep an open mind. Keep it open toward faith, keep wanting it, keep asking for it, and leave the rest to God. ”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

C.S. Lewis
“What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects--with their Christianity latent.”
C.S. Lewis

Thomas Merton
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

Criss Jami
“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”
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“When I was a little girl, everything in the world fell into either of these two categories: wrong or right. Black or white. Now that I am an adult, I have put childish things aside and now I know that some things fall into wrong and some things fall into right. Some things are categorized as black and some things are categorized as white. But most things in the world aren't either! Most things in the world aren't black, aren't white, aren't wrong, aren't right, but most of everything is just different. And now I know that there's nothing wrong with different, and that we can let things be different, we don't have to try and make them black or white, we can just let them be grey. And when I was a child, I thought that God was the God who only saw black and white. Now that I am no longer a child, I can see, that God is the God who can see the black and the white and the grey, too, and He dances on the grey! Grey is okay.”
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Kathleen Basi Sally wrote: "Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Kathleen!
Blessings,
Sally
P.S. I really enjoyed your blog!"


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message 1: by Sally (last edited Nov 03, 2014 05:00PM)

Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Kathleen!
Blessings,
Sally
P.S. I really enjoyed your blog!


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