Two for Others Tuesday, the Sunday Edition: Help a Convert and A.S.K.

The good news is that I’ve been very busy with good things: namely, with fiction writing, which is my favorite kind of writing to do! Alas, this blog has gone neglected. Here’s my first Two for Others Tuesday in… well, in longer than I care to admit.

 

I <3 free clip art!

I ❤ free clip art!

1)  I met Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary at CNMC last August when she gave the keynote at the bloggers’ summit.  I try really hard to be realistic when I am in the presence of famous people:  I met her, but she met a bazillion other people that day.  The only thing she might remember about meeting me, maybe, is that I was the lady working on the “NFP murder mystery with every chapter title being the name of an ’80s song.”  Nevertheless, she was one of the few bloggers I met and heard that day whose work I’d already read, so meeting her was a pretty special thing.  Hearing her backstory made the meeting even more special.  She was born and raised…. atheist.  Yep.  This revert loves that. Anyway, Jennifer is pregnant with #6, and I just found out last week that she has been hospitalized with blood clots in the lungs.  She is being sent home from the hospital because she’d be safer away from all the flu cases coming in.  She needs prayers, and so does her family.  If you want to make a sacrifice of prayer for her family, hugs to you.  If you can make a sacrifice of PayPal for her and her family (immobilized mom=family in need of takeout, maid service, and madeup lost income), Hallie at MoxieWife has set up a PayPal donation button, going right to the Fulwilers.

2)  Ask.Seek.Knock.Domestic Violence Awareness:  another ministry I discovered at the CMN trade show last Summer.  A.S.K. was started in memory of a woman who suffered death because of domestic violence.  Her abuser is now in jail and her children are basically orphans.  A.S.K. is a CATHOLIC ministry that provides scholarships to children who have suffered loss because of domestic violence.  Their aim is to start a camp for children in this awful situation.  As a domestic/child abuse survivor myself, I am particularly moved whenever people who weren’t the victims themselves (not directly) stand up and say, “NO!”

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About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

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