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Gleanings -  Objects or ideas that have been gathered or amassed over a period of time, especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!
No compensation received for these listing, except an occasional link exchange.


November 26, 2021

November 23, 2021

November 22, 2021

  • Stories to Grow By: Bedtime Stories, Fairytales & Folktales. Kid-Tested, Moral Short Stories in English FOR FREE.
  • “Repentance”, The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Joseph P. Healey & A. Boyd Luter, Jr., D. N. Freedman, ed., (1996, ©1992), New York: Doubleday, 671-672 (download PDF).
    • “Repentance”, Catholic Bible Dictionary, Scott Hahn, ed., (New York: Doubleday, 2009), 762–765 (download PDF).
    • “Repentance”, Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Walter M. Dunnett, Walter A. Elwell, ed., Copyright © 1996 Baker Book House Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan (download PDF).

November 19, 2021

November 15, 2021

  • The Gift of Christmas: The First Christmas, Teach the Children, Christmas Reflections, Christmas Quotes, Carols/Lyrics, Christmas Traditions.

November 12, 2021

November 11, 2021

  • EthicsFinder (Australian Catholic University): expertly curated ethics search engine database gathering and displaying thousands of links to existing high-quality articles, books and videos from across the web, it is a comprehensive and continually updated 'one-stop shop' for anyone interested in a broad range of ethical, philosophical, cultural and social issues and, in particular, Catholic approaches.

November 5, 2021

  • Writing Is Thinking, Steven Mintz | November 3, 2021 (InsideHigherEd): “Writing is not simply a matter of expressing pre-existing thoughts clearly. It’s the process through which ideas are produced and refined.”

November 4, 2021

  • World Religions and Spirituality Project (WRSP): The mission of the WRSP is to provide objective, reliable and comprehensive information about the world’s diverse array of religious and spiritual groups. The central feature of the WRSP website is, therefore, profiles of contemporary religious and spiritual movements, established world religions, and historical religious and spiritual movements.

November 3, 2021

  • Historical Documents of the Franciscan Orders: These include any document regarding any of the Orders founded by St. Francis and any person’s or affairs related. These are provided both for the purposes of historical studies into the life of St. Francis and the Friars Minor as well as the utility of Franciscans and Poor Clares the world over.

November 2, 2021

November 1, 2021

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October 21, 2021

  • Children and Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?: When it comes to children…Their brains are still developing, and they are also learning a whole host of other skills vital for them to succeed in this world. Therefore, it's critical that we understand the risks of too much screen time, how much is too much, and what we can do to keep things reasonable.

October 17, 2021

  • Why Confession Isn’t Helping Your Porn Problem Part I & Part II by Fr. Sean Kilcawley | Integrity Restored.

October 15, 2021

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October 7, 2021

October 6, 2021

  • Writing Center (Pasco-Hernando State College): Brief explanations of the rules of grammar such as how to use commas and apostrophes under the Grammar section. The section on Writing reviews organization and development of content of an academic essay. The section on Research covers finding and evaluating sources (Critical Analysis) and the various types of sources for writing a research paper. The MLA and APA sections give the basic rules of these citation systems to avoid plagiarism. Each section has exercises to help reinforce learning.

September 30, 2021

September 28, 2021

  • College Students & Addiction: How to Help Students Overcome Drug and Alcohol Use.
  • "What is Franciscan Spirituality?" Brother Chris Garcia. St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic Church.…While much has been written on the Poverello, there are still many lessons that can be learned from him. His life and teachings help us strive for holiness.

September 25, 2021

  • NCR: Conscience, COVID Vaccines and the Common Good. The Church helps us to find a common ground between the good of each and the good of all. Msgr. Charles Pope | 9/24/2021 | National Catholic Register. "We have come to a new chapter in the COVID-19 crisis and conflict that has gripped our Church, this nation and the world. The new chapter involves vaccinations, and the increasing mandates to receive them ‘or else.’ The price of refusal ranges from the irritating weekly testing to fines, and all the way to job termination and banishment from places of trade and restaurants."
  • Our Best Apple Recipes — Food Network: "You’ll find that this sweet and delicious fruit is perfect for perking up everything from sandwiches and salads to breakfasts and baked goods."

September 24, 2021

  • ManualsLib — The Ultimate Manuals Library. Lose that manual for whatever? ManualsLib is here to help you save time spent on searching. Database consists of more than 5,117,832 pdf files and becomes bigger every day! Enter keywords in the search field and find what you are looking for! Search results include manual name, description, size and number of pages. You can either read manual online or download it to your computer. Moreover, documents can be shared on social networks.

September 22, 2021

September 20, 2021

September 19, 2021

  • How Do Natural Disasters Affect Mental Health? "Though the physical effects of natural disasters may fade within weeks or months, the psychological toll these events take on individuals and communities can linger for years. There are strategies that individuals and disaster-prone communities can use to build resilience ahead of traumatic events and combat the mental health impacts of natural disasters when they strike."

September 17, 2021

September 11, 2021

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