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“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” - G.W. Carver

Monday, March 06, 2006


Well it's been a while!

Time to seek solice in writing and reflecting!
Been busy for the past few days. Been doing a lot of
studying to get my Assignment finished. It's going
quite well. Right now though I need a break! Didn't
sleep so well last night. The cat jumped on me at
about 4am. Couldn't get to sleep properly after

Hmmm well...
Haven't done anything to my other site for a while.
I've been reading up on Catholicism and been
continuing a journey. The more I find out, the more
I feel like I may convert. The thing that attracted me
in the first palce was their love of God, the drive to
find out more about God, to get deeper in a
relationship with him and to grow in understanding.
From there I've been hooked. Truth is, I have been
so desperate for more of God that I have opened up
to possibilities. I had never before entertained the
idea that the Catholics might be right in their
doctrines (the ones that differ from Protestant ones).
You can't knock them unless you delve deeper and
find out what their arguments are. It also takes a
degree of faith I think. Just like in Christianity
generally. You don't understand everything
about it but you're willing to give it a go.

I'm certainly in that place with Catholicism. I'd
like to read Story of a Soul by St Therese of
Lisieux next. If only I had the money...

I went to Mass on Sunday and it was pretty cool!
I will check out other denominational churches
as well. Seeing if God wants to move me from my
current church and seeing if he's leading me
towards Catholicism. The church I went to is defo
an option on my list.

A few days ago I found a poem on here that I
wrote ages ago! I was really suprised that I
managed to write it and even more suprised was
that I wrote it quite quickly. I'm going to post it
again because I love it! I did change the very last
line though because I thought it sounded right.
Here it is:

As I look into a window called fantasy,
Wisdom glows bright.
The light shimmers from her eyes,
And tells of delight.

Understanding and over-ruled by love,
She glides over the surface,
Guided by one true love.

Peace and serenity are in her eyes,
And experience,
A tale of many woes,
Spoken from a past life.

Now complete happiness guides her eyes,
And they speak,
They tell of truth and born majesty.

A crown is placed on her head,
And jewels glitter on her robe,
But all the more powerful and potent,
Is her fire within.

Inspired by Galadriel.


At 12:29 am, Blogger postliberal said...

You might want to check out Anglo-Catholicism as well, from what you said there. As part of the Anglican Church, it has many of the inspiring spiritual, ritual, and liturgical elements of Catholicism, but without some of the rather stolid retrograde conservatism you might sometimes get with official Vatican Catholicism.

At 10:27 am, Blogger Alanna_Halfelven said...

Cheers for that idea. Do you know much about it?

At 12:24 pm, Anonymous Matt Stone said...

Hi Alanna,

Thought I'd pop in for a visit after reading some of your posts on the Pagan and Christian Moot forum. You strike me as someone on an interesting journey.

As such I'd be real interested to hear some of your thoughts on my own sites. I blog on meditation and mystically inclined stuff at and emerging church related stuff at

I'd love to hear more of your thoughts on Norse Paganism and mythology in particular.

At 3:21 pm, Blogger postliberal said...

I know enough to be sympathetically inclined towards that stream of the Church – as I tried to indicate, it offers the appeal of the inspiring religious elements (sacramentalism with a good regard for communion, high Church theology and a real place for mysticism, ‘bells n smells’ and other aesthetic delights) without so much of the worrisome official baggage (ecclesiastical chauvinism seems to be a speciality of some Catholic Bishops and representatives). Having said that, there are some riotously conservative Anglo-Catholics around, solidly opposing women in the priesthood and soforth. So it's pot luck, with them!

At 7:26 pm, Blogger Moneybags said...


I found your blog through the Catholic Community Forum. I'm glad you are considering the Roman Catholic Church. I converted 2 years ago and have embarked on a journey. I am closer to God now than I could have ever hoped to be before. I have even decided to become a priest.

I hope you do convert one day to the Catholic faith. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me.

God Bless


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