New in the morning

I hope you’ll indulge me today.  🙂  I went a little overboard one morning looking at the dewdrops in the garden.  I know it all has to do with cohesion and adhesion and surface tension and more physics than I understand, but they are still marvelous. The book of Job barely makes mention of the…

Ha’ we lost the goodliest fere o’ all…?

I spent time when I should have been sleeping verifying that I don’t own a single anthology containing this poem.  I don’t know if people don’t like poor, crazy, Ezra, or if it’s just not considered one of his better poems, or if the copyright holders want too much money for it, or what. I…

On the road…

There are those hours, days, weeks, and seasons when it seems that all in you is chaff and dross, when you long for the grain to “lie, sheer and clear” but you begin to doubt that there’s any grain under there at all.  And yet  day after day Jesus calls us to take up our…

Lenten Thanksgiving

Thankful for… good chocolate sunshine daffodils, hyacinths, and dwarf iris travel safety the marvels of air travel the amazing mystery of how checked luggage arrives at the same destination that you do frozen leftovers a job seeing far away family the church lettuce and radish sprouts

Lenten Thanksgiving

Thankful for… chocolate!  (and Chocolove)  😉 an unexpected visitor leftovers examples of faithfulness being able to share a pay check

Lenten Thanksgiving

Grateful for… these words this song spring flowers Girl Scout cookies corn and potatoes the U.S. Postal Service snow sprouting bulbs a walk to the library taxes done!

Lenten Thanksgiving

Grateful for: homemade blueberry pie listening ears the Bible study ladies time to rest fresh water free books a new perspective prayer Saturday morning coffee in the sunshine back porch weather line drying laundry freedom church history

Lenten Thanksgiving

grateful for… spring on the way vending machine Oreos sleep good books more grapefruit the U.S. Postal Service phone calls from brothers water a nice chai sunshine! cherry jam

Super quick and delicious

I’ll just give you the link to this one because I followed the recipe, just doubled everything and sprinkled some fresh cilantro on top, which was a nice touch.  This Curried Broccoli Couscous is really quick (chopping the broccoli takes the most time), and it’s made for great lunches all week.  I probably didn’t really…

Ash Wednesday and What’s Wrong with the World

An old post re-worked a bit and re-posted again… The Book of Common Prayer tells us that: 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. …the whole congregation was…

Ash Wednesday: A reminder of what’s to come

There’s nothing like old tombstones to remind you of what’s coming!  Lent is almost upon us, and Ash Wednesday is an annual reminder that we are but dust and will someday return to it.  Or, as the letter of James puts it, “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” …