This is a test of the Emergency Comedy Broadcast System. The bloggers of your area in voluntary cooperation with federal, state and local authorities have developed this system to keep you informed in the event of a comedy emergency. If this had been an actual emergency, the Attention Signal you just heard would have been … Continue reading "Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep…"
We have been asked to pray for a young Orthodox woman by the name of Dmetra. She has just had surgery and been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Other details are not yet known but this is a serious situation. She has two very small children. Please pray for healing for her and also for peace … Continue reading Prayer Request
Joyous Feastday! Christ has Ascended! (Holy Protection Monastery, PA Troparion for Ascension, tone 4 O Christ God, Thou hast ascended in Glory, Granting joy to Thy disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. Through the blessing they were assured That Thou art the Son of God, The Redeemer of the world!
(From Seeking the Kingdom:) To a person whom we find tiresome and troublesome, love needs to be offered in a subtle manner without the person being aware that we are striving to love him. It shouldn't be given much outward expression, because then the person will react. Silence saves us from all evils. Restraint of … Continue reading Dealing with Troublesome People
I saw a post by Anna (St. Theophan Academy) the other day in which she displayed her find at a homeschool conference: a set of Childcraft books. They're full of crafts, poetry, explanations of how things are made, etc. We have a set too, the 1975 edition (I know that sounds old but it's still … Continue reading Vintage Children’s Reference Books
I saw this idea for crock pot baked potatoes on Pinterest (yes, yet another) and wondered if it would possibly work. The million comments on the original article seemed to suggest it would so I went out on a limb and gave it a shot. It worked! Beautifully! I will never bake potatoes in the … Continue reading Slow Cooker "Baked" Potatoes
I saw this on Pinterest some time ago and have been wanting to try it. Tonight seemed like a good time. (: [Things I did differently from the linked recipe: I have a 12 inch skillet, not a 10 inch skillet. The cooking time was 30 minutes even. I also omitted the nuts (we have … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Yesterday we took a little road trip to see some friends for lunch. We'd never been out to their house before and it was about an hour and a half drive. We were WAY out in the boonies. Just before we got to their house we realized we were in a little town called... Yes, … Continue reading Hot Coffee
Reading Joseph's post on Byzantine TX about the pro-choice Catholic nuns (sounds like an oxymoron, but I guess it's becoming more common...) I was struck by something. Have you noticed that people who hold a stance on something that is not in accordance with Tradition, abortion and gay "marriage" being the most common, are always … Continue reading Legitimacy and Conscience
"Plarn" is a neologism meaning "plastic yarn". I've been wanting to try this for a long time but some pins on Pinterest gave me a little nudge. I save plastic bags. I have these beautiful canvas holders my mother gave me...hold on...let me grab a photo... Shove the bags in the top (yes, we like … Continue reading Plarn Tutorial