Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter ~ Alleluia, Alleluia!!

Many blessings this Easter Season to you and yours!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Holy Saturday: Ready for Silence

Ready for Silence
Madeleine L’Engle
Then hear now the silence
He comes in the silence
in silence he enters
the womb of the bearer
in silence he goes to
the realm of the shadows
redeeming and shriving
in silence he moves from
the grave cloths, the dark tomb
in silence he rises
ascends to the glory
leaving his promise
leaving his comfort
leaving his silence
So come now, Lord Jesus
Come in your silence
breaking our noising
laughter of panic
breaking this earth’s time
breaking us breaking us
quickly Lord Jesus
make no long tarrying
When will you come
and how will you come
and will we be ready
for silence
your silence

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Holy Week thoughts

As Lent comes to a close I'm taking a few moments to take a wide view and acknowledge what worked and what didn't:

- I did well on my fiction fast, but to tell the truth not much reading of any sort happened.
- Over halfway to the 40 bag goal and motivated to keep going till I reach 40.
- Never made it to Stations of the Cross, was able to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

A tougher time this year getting in a Lenten mode; feeling as I though I was journeying through these forty days towards something (a metaphor that has work well for me in the past) but ready or not, for better or worse, tomorrow begins Triduum.

May I have ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to take hold.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Quick Takes Vol. #78

  1. Lifting my head up after a couple of tough weeks of illness and traveling to point out some highlights and make sure to document some of the hints of light and laughter amidst the darkness.
  2. Guess who is sitting up all by himself; he also decided a couple days shy of officially being 7 months that rolling is also something he is interested in.
3. Heard from my brother a couple of weeks ago that he would again be walking by: Having been asked by another hiker and having really enjoyed his experience last year my brother is again hiking the Appalachian Trail and will hopefully be stopping for a night or two some time in July.
4. Good weather has allowed for some gardening and introducing a little one to grass on his bare feet.
5. I have had the opportunity to again pick up my prayer journal on a couple of occasions (children napping simultaneously ~ praise) and sit quietly and reflect the graces and mercies which surround me.

6. A certain someone turned 7 months!!
7. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and Blessed Holy Week!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ten on Tuesday: April 11th

1. If you work, do you drive to work or take public transportation?
Currently a SAHM, so I largely walk to work.

2. How often do you get your haircut? Do you go to the same person every time?
About every 4 months, same place though not always the same person

3. Do you read the newspaper? If so, a hardcopy or the online version?
Check the headlines of my local (hardcopy) paper most days, enjoying reading more when time allows

4. What is the best book you have read this year?
Small Steps for Catholic Moms

5. What is the best movie you have seen this year?
Secretariat (at home, have not been out to a theatre in a couple years)

6. Do you tend to crave sweet or salty foods?

7. Do you eat breakfast every day? If so, what do you have?
Yes, weekdays ~ E. muffin/toast with peanut butter & Nutella.
Weekends: Eggs

8. If you celebrate Easter, what Easter treat/candy are you most looking forward to?
My husband's marinated Kielbasa

9. How late is “sleeping in” to you?
9 am

10. Where are you going on your next vacation?
Outer Banks (North Carolina)

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Small successes:April 7th

  1. Children's clothes for Easter/Confirmation/Communions bought
  2. 2 of 3 Student recommendations due written and sent
  3. Carload of recycling taken to recycle center
Bonus: Shout-out to the little boy of the house who is sitting independently!

Thankful this Thursday:
Young friends making their Confirmation
My snuggly happy munchkins
A roof that DIDN'T leak during the last thunderstorm
Tulips in the yard
A loving husband to A-frame with
God's everlasting and ever-new love and forgiveness

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