Southerners like pie. Not that people from other parts of the country don't like pie, but we do seem to have the corner on it: Pecan pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, buttermilk pie, rhubarb pie; and that doesn't even get into the area of cobblers, which to me is just a rectangular pie with … Continue reading All this and PIE?
British Humor: Are You Being Served?, Black Books, Keeping Up Appearances, Jeeves and Wooster, Yes, Minister., Monty Python, Vicar of Dibley, Father Ted Reading - almost anything (no violence and happy endings preferred) Being in the same room with Father Fall days when the wind is blowing, the air is dry, it's not too cold, … Continue reading Things that Make Me Happy
I am a total convert. I will never (fingers crossed behind back) buy a cake mix again for the purpose of making it into a cake. I have made many chocolate cakes from scratch - the fasting kind - and I have made several red velvet cakes from scratch (Father's favorite) and I may have … Continue reading Cake Convert
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. -Isaiah 40:26 While I know that my sons don't need forgiveness for their … Continue reading He calls them each by name.
How long is 20 years? Long, if you're talking about the age of your child, short if you are talking about the age of your country. What about the time needed to turn an entire country around? Impossible? Obviously not. Russia suffered under Communism for 70 years, from 1922 to December of 1981. You may … Continue reading 20 Years
The memory of this luminary of the Church is celebrated on November 13 and January 30 but, on this date, the Church celebrates the translation of his honorable relics from the Armenian village of Comana, where he died in exile, to Constantinople, where earlier he had governed the Church. Thirty years after … Continue reading Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom
I just finished writing and publishing Andrew's birth story on Lost Innocents. Such a hard thing to do. I feel like I'm coming up for air after having been underwater for the last 90 minutes. Poor little soul.
"Just as wood causes a fire to flare up, and if we do not throw enough of it on the fire, it goes out, so also does it happen with the passions; that is, there are certain causes, which - if cut off - no longer activate the passions. For example, the causes of anger … Continue reading
(updated) Sometimes you have to take your happiness where you can find it.* Maybe we'll get severe storms. Goodness knows with a high of 76 in January we're ripe for some. Afternoon update: Hmm... Slower moving than they thought: Oh, and Carlyn, be careful tonight. You're in for some rough weather. Morning update: Sheesh. It … Continue reading