Poor Indiana, he's just not enjoying this. Smokey is young and kittenish and just wants to play. Indiana isn't and doesn't. Smokey tries anyhow... Oh yeah, and there's the more elderly Genevieve who was sleeping on a cushion the whole time, not disturbed in the least:
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Note: When Elder Porphyrios refers to illnesses, consider things beyond cancer and other obviously serious, painful things. Consider also more "invisible" illnesses. I had previously read this (multiple times) and felt like it didn't really apply to me because I wasn't suffering from an acute, serious illness. This morning I realized my error, and also … Continue reading Illnesses and Prayer
Make that two hats, actually. The first ones ever! It took me three days off and on to do the first one. The second I did tonight in about 90 minutes (not working straight). Hooray! The first hat was made using yarn a sweet reader sent me a few days ago. Thanks, Misty! (: First … Continue reading Hey! I knit a hat!
This afternoon we were driving to a house blessing. We got off the interstate and were on a divided four-lane highway for a good while. At some point I noticed that there seemed to be a few cars pulled off the road on the opposite side. I took a good look at the road ahead … Continue reading Respecting death; Valuing life
Driving home from the store, the temperature in the mid 70's, sunny (but not in my eyes), short sleeves are perfect. The windows and my hair are both down but I'm driving at a dignified 30 so they aren't arguing. Listening to Boston's More Than a Feeling and singing along, doing the percussion parts with … Continue reading Perfect
I can't march tomorrow in Washington. In fact, this post is about all I can do to participate in the March for Life. I've talked many times about abortion over the years. No one can be in any doubt of where I stand. I've prayed. I've cried for the victims: not only the babies lost … Continue reading Silent Tears
One trendy idol of our day that has beguiled many people is the idol of social fashion, as Scripture refers to it. It draws in hordes of people-pleasers who will do anything to appear "reasonable" to others, and "accepting" of everyone's beliefs. It tells us to accept whatever others believe as being as true and … Continue reading Don’t go over the cliff with someone…
Pickles had begged and begged and finally gotten what he'd been begging for: Lucky Charms. Father got them when he went to the store the other day. I personally don't eat Lucky Charms. I like Grape Nuts. Pickles was ecstatic. Father was looking at the box yesterday and pointed to the claim saying it was … Continue reading ‘Magically Delicious’
The wild kingdom still reigns in the house, especially when the felines are hungry. Children still have to be fed, clothed, entertained, educated, separated. Grief finds an outlet in reaching out to other hurting people. The house is like a 24 hour factory: it keeps churning out laundry, dishes and clutter. While the sun sometimes … Continue reading Life, it goes on.