Psalm 51: A prayer of penitence

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; in your great compassion blot out my offenses. Wash me through and through from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you only have I sinned and done what is evil…

Monday Thanksgiving

Spring seems to be taking a vacation in our neighborhood, but there are still reasons to rejoice… soft snow falling fresh pumpkin rolls warm blankets jobs to return to the promise of warmer weather soon garden plans handwritten letters clean laundry What are you giving thanks for on this Monday?

Quick and Delicious–Donna’s Taco Seasoning

I must be on a taco kick.  This is a recipe from a woman my dad used to work with.  I think it’s just as delicious as any store-bought taco seasoning packet, and you should be able to mix it up with ingredients you already have on hand. Donna’s Taco Seasoning 1 tsp. minced onion…

Thoughts on a Friday

from The Eternal Goodness by John Greenleaf Whittier ~~~ …Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? Who talks of scheme and plan? The Lord is God!  He needeth not The poor device of man…. ~~~ I see the wrong that round me lies, I feel the guilt within; I hear, with groan and travail-cries, The world confess…

To Live No Longer for Ourselves Alone

Through Jesus Christ our Lord; who was tempted in every way as we are, yet did not sin.  By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer for ourselves alone, but for him, who died for us and rose again. The Preface for Lent Find the Daily Scripture…

The Meal Record

This inspiration for this idea comes by way of Thrift at Home and her Supper Notebook. I used to plan my meals for the week on ridiculous little scraps of paper. (No recycling compulsion at work here!) 😉 But, honestly, this method wasn’t terribly efficient or effective. And certainly not inspiring. Handy as a reminder…

Quick and Delicious–Taco Casserole

I don’t know about you, but I seem to have trouble using up a complete bag of tortilla chips.  There are always some left in the bag that get stale.  This recipe is my solution to that problem.  It’s a modified version of the Taco Casserole recipe from Ortega.  (Their original recipe calls for using…

How to Hide Jesus

from the poem by Steve Turner There are people after Jesus. They have seen the signs. Quick, let’s hide him… *** We’ll build a house for him, somewhere away from the poor. We’ll fill it with brass and silence. It’s sure to throw them off… (For the rest of the poem, continue reading here…)  …

St. Patrick’s Prayer

I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the threeness, Through confession of the oneness Of the Creator of Creation. ~~~~ I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism, Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial, Through the strength of His resurrection…

‘Nuff Said

Find the Daily Scripture Readings for Lent here.

Global Day of Prayer for Burma

I wish I had photos to go with this post. But I don’t. You can get some here, but they might break your heart. But isn’t that at least a bit of what Lent is really all about? This Sunday, March 13, is an interdenominational Global Day of Prayer for Burma, home of Aung San…

Thoughts on a Friday

Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face, By faith, and faith alone, embrace, Believing where we cannot prove; Thine are these orbs of light and shade; Thou madest Life in man and brute; Thou madest Death; and lo, thy foot Is on the skull which thou hast made….