Frankly, On Faith: Faith is Not Magical

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

Magical Thinking. It’s creating the dots that connect “A” to “B”. If I wake up at 5:38 exactly, it’s a sign I should buy a lottery ticket. Or Because I drank two cups of coffee, the tree sprouted new growth.

Magical Thinking, based on superstitions, is faith gone awry.

Faith believes things will happen due to God’s sovereignty,
not because of our own actions.

Magical Thinking removes God from the equation. Miracle Thinking (Faith) understands that we don’t understand, but still we know it’s going to be okay. Magical Thinking says we … read the rest. . .

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Social Media Saturday: The Day the Internet Broke

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Earlier this week, the unthinkable happened. I couldn’t get into Facebook. Or Instagram. Not terribly heart-attack inducing, until my cohort Irene messaged me “Please tell me your Facebook account wasn’t deleted!” So of course, I did the only thing I could: I panicked.

I Googled “Facebook broke” and whoa-hoh. The ensuing disaster happened before my internet eyes. There in digital black and white was confirmation that both sites were down, and had been for a few hours, worldwide.

Now, my peeps are often scaring warning preparing me for the apocalyptic EMP that will someday … read the rest. . .

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Five Things Friday: My Favorite Ghost Stories

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Five Things Friday

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Five Things Friday

It’s late. It’s always late when I blog. And for the last few nights, Catford Manor’s hallway has been the feline focal point of things unseen.

You cat lovers, y’all know what I’m talking about. The furfamily pricks their ears, squints, and scurries into the shadows to meow at . . . nothing. At least I hope it’s nothing. Every night, I hope it’s nothing. When we first moved in so many years ago, the cabinet doors and drawers liked to open on their … read the rest. . .

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Photoblogger William Kendall: The Haunted Chateau Laurier

by William Kendall @WilliamKendall1

Ghost stories abound throughout the world, from isolated homes in the countryside to small towns and even large cities.

Especially when October comes around and our thoughts turn to ghosts, goblins, and jack-o-lanterns. Such is the case in Ottawa, which has a wealth of ghost stories in some unexpected places, and even a tour company, the Haunted Walk, with several tailored tours of the city’s core and spooky stories that go along with it. One of those locales just happens to be our most prestigious hotel.

Chateau Laurier in winter

Chateau Laurier in winter

The Chateau Laurier is right downtown, … read the rest. . .

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Streaming vs. Cable vs. Live TV

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

I’ve been having a discussion, or rather, several mini-discussions, on Facebook this week.

I’m a huge fan of live TV, especially from October through September. I mean, you have your World Series, your holiday fare, the series season enders, the summer afternoon movies, and the series premieres. And then the whole thing just starts all over again.

But I’m not a huge fan of the big bill that comes with my TV viewing each month. Forget about the FCC and the never-ending fight to pay for cable a la carte. I’ve been researching things like … read the rest. . .

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