Advent always seems to be a particularly busy season. This is easy to explain: it's the busiest time of year for my shop, we're beginning preparations for Christmas, there is a lot of hand-made work going on by multiple family members which requires my help, and we're still doing schoolwork, of course. This year we've … Continue reading Preparation

…and flying birds.

From this morning's kathisma: Praise the Lord from the earth,     you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist,     stormy wind fulfilling his word! Mountains and all hills,     fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all livestock,     creeping things and flying birds! [Psalm 148:7-10]


(Copied from my Facebook post) GLORY TO GOD!!! Julie and her two babies are alive and well! I don’t want to be too detailed just for privacy concerns but Julie was doing well enough that her aneurysm repair was put off and she was awake for the birth. In addition, Anne, who had been estimated … Continue reading UPDATE