Ash Wednesday and What’s Wrong with the World

According to the Book of Common Prayer: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were…

What We’re Reading

The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith I enjoyed The Good and Beautiful God, so I was happy to finagle a copy of the follow-up book from my sister. I’ve only just begun, but it looks like it will be focusing on the Beatitudes . I’m taking a hiatus from reading another book…

Quick and Delicious—Fried Rice

If you enjoy Chinese food and have never made fried rice at home, you might try this next time you have some leftover rice.  My recipe is based on lots of experimenting after making the fried rice recipe from my mom’s original Joy of Cooking. It really is best made with leftover rice; freshly cooked…

Thoughts on a Friday

Might this be your prayer this weekend…? O Lord, seek us, O Lord, find us In thy patient care; Be thy love before, behind us, Round us, everywhere: Lest the god of this world blind us, Lest he speak us fair, Lest he forge a chain to bind us, Lest he bait a snare. Turn…

Preparing for a Change of Season

Spring is just around the corner, but there’s also another change of season that’s coming upon us. Ash Wednesday is one week from today. In the Church Year it marks the beginning of the season of Lent, the 40 days before Easter.  Although not mentioned in the Bible, it mirrors many of the other famous…

Tuesday News

A random collection of  what’s going on in the world… In Pictures: Landslides in La Paz, Bolivia Conflict and Education in Africa Reaching Afghanistan’s War Widows A Visit to Yemen Saving Afghan Treasures   Do not fret because of evil men, or be envious of those who do wrong; for like grass they will soon…