Found in my email spam box today: Hello! I'm so glad that someone else reads books 🙂 I found Chronicles of Narnia in your profile, it is one of my favorite ones! By the way, I do not know if you read etc., I can recommend it to you, I think you should like it. I … Continue reading You may have already won!
Death with DignityCompassionate ChoiceSelective ReductionPro-ChoiceGenetic Counselling Words get tossed around, bounced back and forth from political group to citizen's group to medical board to national news. Words have power, they're not merely words. The obvious example is the dichotomy between "pro-choice" and "pro-life". Any first grader will tell you that the opposite of "life" isn't … Continue reading The Devaluing of Life: Part I
1. Father is off to Dallas for Archbishop Dimitri's funeral services. He'll be home Thursday night. We're together so much it's bizarre when he's not here. We'd prefer to be with each other over anyone else. I made a good move marrying my best friend. 2. Homeschool officially started yesterday. Pickles loves kindergarten in theory, … Continue reading 7 Quick Takes
From a parishioner of St. Seraphim’s Cathedral, who was with Vladyka when he reposed. ———————————————————————— The Liturgy today, August 28th, 2011, at St Seraphim’s Cathedral in Dallas culminated for me an amazing and transformative week in which I was blessed to be able to witness the repose of Archbishop Dmitri, who having set an example … Continue reading Experiencing Archbishop Dmitri’s Last Week and Hours
1999 (That's Ribby) at St. Symeon's in Birmingham 2006 at St. Symeon's in Birmingham From an email this morning... Our beloved retired Hierarch, His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas and the South, fell asleep in the Lord at 2am Sunday Morning, August 28, 2011, at his residence in Dallas, TX. Information regarding the funeral arrangements … Continue reading +Archbishop Dmitri 11/2/23 – 8/28/11 Memory Eternal!
This is something we used to have on occasion growing up. It's SO easy and good for a quick dessert. Simply use canned refrigerated biscuits. [Note: if you check labels you can find some that are vegan and thus usable for fast days.] Separate each biscuit into two or three layers.* Heat oil (I use … Continue reading Comfort Food: Doughnuts from Biscuit Dough
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much. --Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
It sounds like such a nice, sweet name, doesn't it? Of course, Camille, Katrina, Rita and Elena all sounded that way too. I guess you can't tell much from a name. While I'm concerned for the safety of those on the Atlantic coast, particularly NC and the low-lying areas north of there, I'm sorry to … Continue reading Irene
...or your Bible might cost a whole lot more! How so? Apparently, the companies that produce the really thin paper Bibles are printed on would never make it if that were their only product. They are kept afloat by making paper for cigarettes.* So you owe a debt of gratitude to the legion of smokers … Continue reading Support Smoking!
And it goes to... Rebeca! For her post, "Dare to Not Compare". She's illustrating the whole concept of 'keeping it real' perfectly. Thank you, Rebeca, for your post. Here's a short excerpt to encourage you to read the whole thing: I recently read an article about how social networking is making people miserable. The premise was that people … Continue reading "Keepin’ it Real" Award for this week