Archive | June, 2011

Sleeping Ben

This morning I really wanted to make a coffee cake with the rhubarb from our CSA and some berries we had on hand. But Anthony was not interested in napping so it took forever. I’d get one step done and then had to go nurse him. Another step and I had to fix a snack […]

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Be like a little Upper Room

Thanks to Lydia for the link to a recent talk by Pope Benedict in which he gives a wonderful exhortation about the role of the family in catechesis of children: The Christian family has always been the first way of transmitting the faith and still today retains great possibilities for evangelization in many areas. Dear […]

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Prayers Requested

Can I beg your prayers for my 95 year-old grandmother? My dad just sent me a message and she seems to have taken a turn for the worse. At her age any illness can be serious. Updated: She has been admitted to the hospital with fluid in her lungs and the fluid in her legs.  […]

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Forming the Religious Imagination

Part 3 of my series on the catechesis of infants/toddlers/preschoolers is up at Barefoot and Pregnant: Forming the Religious Imagination. Where to begin? First, with an idea rooted in Montessori: Children learn through play. Thus a child�s play is work and his work is play. So too children�s worship is also play. A child�s relationship […]

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Sunday Afternoon

Time to revel in the glory of God’s creation. Bella knew what it was before I said a thing: “A robin’s egg!” My little naturalist! And then thee was the unexpected iris blooming in the wild edges of the yard. Not one of the ones we transplanted from my parent’s garden in Texas. They won’t […]

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Prayers Requested

Y’all, can you say some prayers for Calah and her family? During their cross-country move her husband got walking pneumonia and Calah and baby Liam both got bronchitis. I think they could use some love and prayer support right now. Thanks.

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Pakeen Farm

We just joined a CSA for the first time this year. (CSA is an acronym for community supported agriculture, also known as a farm share, where you pay a set amount and get a share of the farm�s output for the season.) Today was the say to pick up our first share. The farm had […]

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