Archive | April, 2008

Reflection for Today

Saint Silouan (1866-1938), Orthodox monk Spiritual writings “When he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth” If you want to pray in your heart and are not able, be content to pray with your lips and keep your mind attentive to what you are saying. Little by little the Lord […]

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Pregnant Women Urged to Eat Chocolate

Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, was the one thing I craved during my last pregnancy. I hoarded candy bars in my nightstand drawer, especially Ritter Sport marzipan and nougat flavors, and ate at least one square a day, often more. I did hear somewhere that eating chocolate at bedtime could help with insomnia. Now a study […]

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“This Is My Body”

Great thoughts on breastfeeding and the Eucharist from Philangelus: I got back at the consecration just in time for Kiddo#4 to decide pooping had made room for more milk, and therefore it must be my responsibility to put more there. I�m a discreet nurser-in-public so I just slipped K4 around in the Mayawrap, and at […]

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“The Mother of All Plot Twists”

This blog post, Sunday’s on it’s way is a beautiful reflection on the meaning of Easter. (Or one of the meanings at least.) And how it relates to The Sixth Sense: God is, of course, the Author of the human story, the Dramatist who created this world that famously is all a stage. Most monotheists […]

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Sophia Smiles

Sophia smiles from Domenico Bettinelli on Vimeo. It’s hard to capture that elusive baby smile with a still camera. She moves so quickly, it’s there and gone before the flash can go off. So I finally gave up and took a short video clip of the most beautiful smile in the world. Can you see […]

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Spring fever

Spring is here. We’ve had the windows open, warm breeze blowing through. Isabella is begging to play out on the back porch. Bella in the sun. Green things are poking up everywhere. A vine growing up on the porch. The bush outside the kitchen window is a surprise. Yesterday it started popping out pink blossoms. […]

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The Emperor Has No Clothes

If 96% of the people walking past an “art installation” on a busy public street don’t take any notice at all is it because they need to become more educated or because it’s just bad art? In this documentary, “The Tuynmans Experiment,” the artist, Luc Tuynmans, called “the most important Belgian painter and one of […]

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Spring is here. The trees are turning green. The bush outside the kitchen window bloomed today with delicate pink flowers. I want to be out and about. I want to take long walks and spend the morning in the park. I want to soak up the sunshine and take pictures of all the springy newness. […]

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