Archive | December, 2006

Merry Christmas to All

  * The twenty-fifth day of December.   * In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth;   * the two thousand nine hundred and fifty-seventh year after the flood;   * the two […]

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Reflections on Job

A new blog on the Catholic blog scene, Heirs in Hope opens with a bang, a thoughtful series of posts looking at the book of Job. Here’s an excerpt from her first post, titled Everybody’s Favourite Victim: . . . For Job, God is cruel and exacting, lying in wait for him to err, lying […]

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Reflection for today

Saint John of Damascus (around 675-749), Monk, Theologian, Doctor of the Church 1st Sermon on the Dormition “Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” “Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb.” For all generations will call you blest, as you said (Lk 1:48). […]

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Christmas meme

No one’s tagged me yet. But I wanna play anyway. 1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Yes, please. I’m just glad I can have them this year the way I like them: hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnappes; egg nog with bourbon, naturally. 2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under […]

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New photos of Isabella

Dom has finally uploaded some more photos. (See them all here.) Please note, there were more than 150 on the camera, I’m a bit of a shutterbug. The ones online are just a fraction of what I’ve taken. Here’s a sampling of my favorites: Whenever I’m blue, all I have to do is look at […]

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A Well-Armed Child

From Linda Fay at Higher Up Further In, an inspirational story that rather nicely illustrates a point I was trying to make in the comments of a previous entry about formation of the imagination: My seven-year old daughter and I are reading Pilgrim�s Progress together this year. Yesterday, we came to the part when Christian […]

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A Great History Visual Aid

This is cool: Imperial History of the Middle East, 5,000 years of history in 90 seconds. Yeah, I must be a geek. This kind of stuff gets me excited. I kinda knew most of that stuff, but to see it overlaid on a map like that. Really gives you a sense of perspective. I wonder […]

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The Dark Side of Christmas

An excellent article by Amy Welborn, who reminds us of the sword of sorrow that hangs over the virgin’s head as she gazes lovingly at the babe in the manger. Excerpt: The message is clear and hard: Following this baby, as he reaches to us from the resin manger, looking out at us with the […]

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