(FYI: The video does not show on Google Reader.) http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=politics/2011/06/30/bachmann.miscarriage.cnn Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann revealed to a town hall audience Wednesday that she once suffered a “devastating” miscarriage. Bachmann, a congresswoman from Minnesota, told the story in the course of answering a question about her position on abortion. … Continue reading Michele Bachmann on Abortion
Sorrows are allowed so that it will be revealed who really loves God. Without enduring sorrows, even a grateful soul is not fit for the Kingdom of God. The steadfast endurance of sorrows is equal to martyrdom. Sorrows are insignificant in comparison to spiritual blessings. --St. Nikon of Optina (1920)
Or Fasting, Festal Dessert. Feasts that land on a fast day are always a little anticlimactic. I try to have something special for dinner and made this yesterday afternoon for dessert. Fasting Coconut Cream Pie 1 can coconut milk 1 lg pkg instant vanilla pudding 1 container whipped topping 1/2 - 1 cup shredded coconut 1 no-bake … Continue reading Festal, Fasting Dessert
For a dear little girl... Approximately 24 inches square
Joyous Feastday! Troparion - Tone 4 First-enthroned of the apostles, teachers of the universe: Entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world, and to our souls great mercy!
No, I haven't gone off the deep end and I know I have no one in diapers, but I still retain an interest in cloth diapers. I wanted to do it for years but with working full-time I had to take into account the preference of my husband. Finances were also a concern because there's … Continue reading Cloth Diaper Flats
Please pray! (link to news on fires and link to church) "Dear Brothers, I just want to ask for the prayers of all of you. This is Hieromonk John at St. Dimitri's in Los Alamos, and currently there is a uncontained 6000 acre wildfire in Los Alamos. Voluntary evacuations are underway. The fire is half a … Continue reading Wildfire threatening parish
For Baby Leo, whose extensive cranial surgery is this morning...lasting all day... For the Child Noah, who is having multiple procedures under general anesthesia this morning... For Svetlana, who is having all the hardware removed from her ankle (remember the horrible fall and compound fracture when she was heavily pregnant?) this morning. She has been … Continue reading Morning prayer requests…busy day! [Updated…again]
"Christians are not differentiated from other people by country, languages or customs; you see, they do not live in cities of their own, or speak some strange dialect, or have some peculiar lifestyle. This teaching of theirs has not been contrived by the invention and speculation of inquisitive men; nor are they propagating mere human … Continue reading Who are Christians?
(and, because he got left out of that icon, our beloved St. John Maximovitch...) Kontakion (tone 3) Today the choir of Saints who were pleasing to God in the lands of North AmericaNow stands before us in the Church and invisibly prays to God for us.With them the angels glorify Him,And all the saints of … Continue reading Synaxis of the Saints of North America