Archive | March, 2008

Toddler Prayers and Prayer Books

Bella now says “Amen” at the end of prayers and regularly (though not always) folds her hands during the blessing before meals. Or at least during the first part, discipline often breaks down and she reaches for food before we get to the end of the prayer. She has started to make some attempts to […]

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Seven Stanzas at Easter

by John Updike Make no mistake: if He rose at all it was as His body; if the cells´┐Ż dissolution did not reverse, the molecules reknit, the amino acids rekindle, the Church will fall. It was not as the flowers, each soft Spring recurrent; it was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddled […]

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Every Eye in the Place

I don’t think I’ve ever before walked through a room and literally had every eye turn to follow me. Guess that’s what happens when you bring the three week old baby out to dinner. Taking her to the bathroom to change her diaper at the end of the meal (she slept blissfully in her seat […]

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Shepherds Pie

I’ve never been a big fan of shepherd’s pie; but last night I decided to make it for dinner to use up the last of the lamb leftovers from our Easter dinner. It was an amazing success, almost better than the original lamb roast. I’m going to record what I did so I have a […]

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Fr. Dwight Longenecker on Brideshead Revisited

Poking around the internet, I found a great series of posts that Fr. Longenecker wrote back in February after watching the British television production of Brideshead Revisited. Though I’ve never seen the production, I’ve read the book a couple of times and love it. His reflections, mostly focusing on character and theme, stand apart from […]

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More Parenting Perspectives

I haven’t been up to writing substantive posts recently. Not that I’m lacking sleep, not really when Sophia sleeps five hours at a time every single night; but my brain seems to still be on vacation anyway. Fortunately, there are many other great mom bloggers out there writing wonderful things. Here are a few of […]

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Urgent Prayer Request

Reader Amy left a comment in a previous post, asking for prayers: I read about your cancer scare last year and was glad to find out that it ended happily.  But, I need you to please PRAY for me.  My children are 4,3,18 months and I’m 12 wks pregnant.  I am to be scheduled for […]

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