Five things to know about emailing me

December 31, 2007 | 12 comments

I love all the emails I get through this blog (my address is on my profile here). Due to some recently technical difficulties, I thought I’d post this little email policy:

  1. I will reply to all emails within three weeks…because of recurring issues with people not receiving my responses to their notes, I’ve decided that I will reply to all emails within three weeks. Depending on the volume of emails I have in my inbox (and the volume of chaos around the house) I may only be able to reply with a quick note, but I will at least let you know I received it.
  2. Emails from me often end up in people’s spam filters. I don’t know why this is, but I assure you it is no small source of frustration. So if you email me, check your junk mail folder for my reply.
  3. I get 500+ spams per day. So if you email me and the subject like is “hi” or “question” (or “CHEAP V-I-A-G-R-A”) I will probably miss it. Descriptive subject lines are helpful.
  4. If you are emailing to ask a detailed question about religion or theology, it may take me longer than usual to get back to you. I love emails like this, but unfortunately I have limited bandwidth to properly answer them. If your question is about anything related to Catholicism, you may also want to try asking the nice, welcoming folks at the Catholic Spitfire Grill email list. I am on that list too so may be able to help there as well.
  5. If you are emailing to ask me to mention something in a post (an event, organization, website, blog post, question for readers, etc.), you are more than welcome to do so and I will do my best to mention it. But please understand that I receive many requests of this nature and am unfortunately not able to honor them all.

Please feel free to email me! By posting this I don’t want to discourage anyone from contacting me, I mainly just wanted to make it clear that if you contact me and get no response for more than three weeks, it is either because I didn’t receive your email or because my response got caught in your bulk mail folder. 🙂


  1. Anonymous

    Hi Jennifer- I have just discovered your blog and I cannot even begin to describe how similar my thoughts have been during my journey from completely content Atheism into Catholicism. I just want to say thank you for taking the time to write this. It feels amazing to know there are others out there who understand!

  2. Emile James

    just discovered your Blog, besides its good looks, i find it inspiring, as well i have a similar journey as youyrs, though i have been in the Catholic Chucrh for 10 years now.

  3. Myrabeth

    Hi Jennifer–
    Just found your blog and really like what you’re doing!

    Might you be interested in submitting your blog for the upcoming blog carnival on engaged spirituality that I’m hosting? It’s officially closed, but I’m still getting entries, and would love to have your site in the carnival!
    Here’s the permalink for the post on my site that gives info about the carnival:

    The name of the site is Virtual Tea House

    Thanks, Jennifer, and God-speed!

  4. Kim

    When I click on the email button, it is not working. I was wondering if you have written a book. I heard you on the radio and wanted to get something that you wrote for my friend. You have summed up just how she feels and I so badly want her to embrace our religion. Thanks!!

  5. Writerly Whimsy

    Thank you, Jennifer, for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. It was a nice and considerate surprise! Come back any time.

    Your site is very pretty, by the way.

    Take care

    P.S. I got to your site without any redirect, FYI…so hopefully our technical issues are coming to a close!

  6. Writerly Whimsy

    P.P.S. I did take note of your ‘no comments for Lent’ clause, but when I clicked on the e-mail button, it took me here.

    A thousand apologies 🙂

  7. Anonymous

    You probably hear or rather see this comment all the time: you are a gifted person with a wonderful blog! I love reading your blog. And I feel the Holy Spirit is definitely moving in you. Your writings are so profound, and when I read them, it seems like you have the “wisdom” of a cradle Catholic, or even more. 🙂
    from: Jennifer, a reader of your blog

  8. Les

    hello dear and thanks for encouraging me to try Catholicism….. I have been searching and thinking for many years…… and got nowhere very fast… I’m about to give it a try… a quote I read was
    “I decided to take Pascal up on his wager, to follow St. Augustine on his advice to believe so that you might understand, and to just live my life for a while as if God did exist.”
    I believe I think that’s an attempt an honesty and anyway I can’t think of an alternative. There’s not much encouragement in the media and the culture to be positive about.
    I also think that the catholic Church has the backup of catechism and the magesterium. No way could I interpret the bible for myself.. I need learned wise advice.
    So I’m gonna give it a go. that’s the most I can promise myself.

  9. Jennifer F.

    Les – you will be in my prayers. Feel free to email me any time.

  10. 7catz

    Hi jennifer, I tagged you re; “Manifesto for Church’
    I love your writings anf I thought it would be neat to see what thoughts you have on the subject.

  11. kursten schwarz

    hi Jennifer, I feel a little odd about leaving this in comments but when I clicked on your email link it didn’t work.

    I wanted to let you know that I have created a “must read” button in my blog linking both to your “Why I believe In God” and “Why I became Pro-Life” posts. Not only are these posts relevant to my blog’s topic (politics, religion and American culture), they are thoughtful, thinking and well-written. Thank you. Thank you. It was such a blessing to me to come across these, and I am confident that they will be a blessing to others as well. By placing these links I sincerely hope to help increase traffic to your site, traffic to the Church, and traffic into heaven all three. 🙂

    Anyway, if for any reason you would like me to remove the link let me know.

    Many blessings, Kursten Schwarz

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