I was dreadfully sick yesterday and got behind. Not feeling a lot better this morning but I've gotta get these letters up here! Cross made by one of the children a few years ago. My cross over the sink. Floor. Hurricane lamp.
Fr. Benedict has a wonderfully succinct post on participation during great Lent so the whole thing doesn't go by "in a purple haze" (and he notes that he wasn't aware of the Jimi Hendrix song of that name and I wasn't either). Here is a short excerpt but be sure to go read the whole … Continue reading Make this Lent a productive one.
Only one photo today but it's appropriate: an "S" from the auditorium where the regional science fair awards were given out today.
As Orthodox Christians we don't observe Shrove Tuesday and we certainly don't observe Mardi Gras (both names for the day preceding Ash Wednesday), however, pre-Lenten traditions are similar around the world and in different faiths. For those in the West Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, for those in the East, on Clean Monday. "Shrove" refers … Continue reading Shrove Tuesday and Dutch Babies
Fr. Benedict posted a wonderful post about the mystical nature of communion - truly the body and blood of Christ. Many people ask, "If this is really the body and blood of Christ, why does it still look like bread? How do you know it's not just bread and wine? It's nothing more than a … Continue reading The Mystery of Communion
(I may do "S" later in the day to catch up.) Being sick really takes it out of you so I asked for help today. I caught three children and had them draw "R"s for me. All I said was, "make it big and colorful." (Found this later and added it:) Key.
This is amazing: The Montana Standard reports that a 55-year-old man was charged this week with reckless driving after he led police on a high-speed chase early last Thursday morning. Police said the man tailgated a police car for about seven blocks and then pulled past it and drove away at more than 70 mph. Officers … Continue reading Funny, this has never been on my list.
Ok, first, this is not one of those instant gratification posts. [groans] Yes, yes, class, you're going to have to work for this one. And there will be a quiz afterward. (: First, how many of you have watched the Britcom Black Books? Anyone....anyone...? Voodoo economics. Oh no, wait...that was Ferris Bueller, wrong lecture. Ok, … Continue reading Music Monday: Bill Bailey
Also called Meatfare Sunday (as it is the last day to eat meat before Pascha), the Sunday of the Last Judgment is the fourth in a group of five pre-lenten Sundays readying us for Lent. The first is Zacchaeus Sunday in which we remember that our first move toward salvation is to seek out Christ … Continue reading Sunday of the Last Judgment
Orange Juicer Kitty, still window-stalking the bird feeder this morning.