Words of Encouragement


Lord, You are the potter, we are the work of Your hands.  Isaiah 64:7

Reflection.  If you feel useless, discouraged, or ugly today, remember this:  “Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.”

Prayer.  Lord, keep my faith alive, especially when I’m blue.  Your wonderful promises give me hope.

~  Father John Catoir


He cast out the spirits with a command and cured all who were sick.  Matthew 8:16

Reflection.  Even if you are frightened and slow to recover, maintain your trust in the Lord’s power.  Put your fate in His care.  Faith is as important to recovery as good medicine.

Prayer.  Lord, You are my Divine Physician.  In You I place my trust.

~  Father John Catoir

A Frustrated PolitiChick’s Letter to the National Organization of (Some) Women


Dear National Organization of Women (N.O.W.),

I felt it necessary to write to your organization because you consistently announce in media interviews that your organization represents “all women”.

I want to correct that misstatement on my behalf by telling you that although I am a woman, you do not speak for me. As a matter of fact I would go one step further to tell you that your organization has never spoken for me as a woman.

Therefore, I would like to request that you change your name to N.O.S.W. or National Organization of Some Women.

While I admit it’s not as catchy as N.O.W., your organization only caters to a small group of women who believe government is the answer to everything and represents women who take feminism to a radical level—aka liberal or progressive women. Perhaps you could come up with another acronym to include just that group—like National Organization for Radical Progressive Women (N.O.R.P.W.); at least that would be a more accurate portrayal of the women you actually represent.

On MSNBC this week (which by the way is a wonderful choice for your group to appear since their small viewership appreciates your radical views), you equated the recent Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby as comparable to Jim Crow laws and Apartheid. You also went so far as to suggest that the “five men on the Supreme Court took away a woman’s right for basic health care”.

All those statements are flat out lies. Basic healthcare is still available to women; it has been for many, many years and will continue to be that way for many more. Unfortunately, progressives (like your group) continue to rewrite history in order to sell your ideology to the uninformed—and this does a disservice to the individuals who sacrificed greatly throughout time.

I would also like to request that in future media interviews–whether in print or on cable and before speeches, protests, etc.–that you begin your segment with this disclaimer:

“I represent an organization called National Organization for Some Women (N.O.S.W.) but we do not represent the views of all women; only a certain number of women who think Government is the answer and view men as dogs.”

This would be a much better characterization of your group, and while it is a bit long-winded for an introduction, it would be a more sincere way to begin spewing your ideology.

Unlike your organization, I am only speaking for myself in this letter and would never go so far as to suggest I have the authority to speak for the entire sexual orientation of half the human race. I respectfully hope you will do the same.


Michele Holt
Conservative, Christian, Mother, Woman and PolitiChic


Jesus the Shepherd

Sometimes you may feel alone and abandoned.
It doesn’t matter because feelings are not facts; the Lord is closer than you know.
Learn to live by faith, and not by feelings.  In that way you will rise above the misery of this life.

~ Father John Catoir ~

Are Your Nursery Plants Being Treated With Bee-Killing Chemicals?


Unless you’re buying certified organic transplants this spring, you may be introducing persistent neonicotinoid insecticides into your garden — and thus into your food.

As MOTHER EARTH NEWS has reported, neonics are one of the factors known to be contributing to colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon linked to the deaths of a vast number of honeybees over the past several years. These pesticides are also suspected of reducing many bird populations, as widespread use of neonics means fewer insects, which means less food for birds.