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 Advertisements

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.” …

Torta Pascualina my way (aka “spinach pie”)

So, unlike my last recipe (which was so long ago!), this one is more seasonally appropriate if you’re observing Lent.  😉 The recipe I started with comes from The More with Less Cookbook, but, as is not uncommon, I’ve done a number on it, and it’s significantly different from the original… The first change, was…

The Rule of St. Francis

In Donald Spoto’s book Reluctant Saint, on the life of Francis of Assisi, he includes the text below and indicates that it is the essence of the Rule Francis proposed for his community.  I’m not sure of Spoto’s source of this information, but it’s worth sharing nonetheless, and Lent seems as good a time as…

Thoughts on a Friday

…God not only commands hospitality to the stranger but promises and even offers to pay the price, if the covenental relationship between God and the people of God goes wrong. … This God would be known as generous Host and merciful Judge and go to all means within reach to be so known and experienced….

Thoughts on a Friday

The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow.  Happiness lives where sorrow is not.  When sorrow arrives, happiness dies.  It can’t stand pain.  Joy, on the other hand, rises from sorrow and therefore can withstand all grief.  Joy, by the grace of God, is the transfiguration of suffering into endurance, and…

Ash Wednesday and What’s Wrong with the World

An old post re-worked a bit and re-posted… 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. …the whole congregation was put in…

Good Friday Thoughts

I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great…