1. Wow. Tomorrow the forecasted high is 72 and low is 25. Oh, and severe weather too. (Duh!) This reminds me of a time about 12 years ago when a cold front was coming through. The meteorologist was saying "you have got to go outside and feel this thing come in." Oddly, there was no rain to … Continue reading 7 Random Things
"The Lord has taken all of our sufferings and cares upon Himself, and He has said that He will provide for all our needs; yet we hold on to our cares so tightly that we create unrest in our hearts and our minds --- in our families and all around us." -Elder Thaddeus (h/t Fr. … Continue reading Something I really needed today:
One of my favorite books is That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis. If you've read it, then it is probably one of your favorites too. If you haven't, then that's your next assignment. (Take notes; there will be a quiz later.) The same goes with 1984 by George Orwell. The books are at once strikingly … Continue reading C. S. Lewis and George Orwell
Istok, 4.7 inches high Father pulled into a local drive-through today. He was wearing a cassock and pectoral cross. When he pulled up to the first window to pay, the woman leaned out and said, "That'a be...Oh, Ah loves yo' neck-less!" While he was floundering about, trying to think of something nice to say … Continue reading "Jesus Piece"
The tears still come easily, even today. Nasa Images Twenty-five years ago, I sat in a classroom, like millions of other children, eyes glued to a television screen at the front of the room. The principal and other front office staff were in our room too since we were closest to their offices. Ignition... … Continue reading 25 years ago…
I love learning. I want to go back to school like I want a hole in my head, but that has nothing do do with learning on my own. Learning something new, unexpectedly, is such a delight. It's like walking down a hall full of doors, some open and explored, some hidden, some locked, and … Continue reading Wonder
I'm praying for two children right now. Mariana, who survived a liver transplant as an infant, is doing so well now except that she won't eat. Won't even allow food to be put in her mouth. She has a severe oral aversion from the months and months of naso-gastric tube feeding. As her mother noted … Continue reading The importance of eating…
Flopsy got a dollhouse for Christmas. The girls already had a dollhouse, a four-story, stacked level dollhouse that they received for Christmas before Flopsy was born. It was made by Plan Toys and is wooden and sturdy. Flopsy was ready for something a little more "grown up". She has taken a huge interest in miniatures … Continue reading The Dollhouse
And, ok, this has nothing to do with grass, but it's still funny: All can be found on Engrish.com.
I am unable to travel to Washington D.C. to march with the other Orthodox Christians and scores of other pro-life demonstrators. It is too far away for someone who has (1) five little children and (2) a duty to have them in Vespers on Saturday and Liturgy on Sunday. I do what I can from … Continue reading Sanctity of Life Sunday: statement and resources