Contemplating Good Friday

The Cross casts a dim shadow on this day. A shadow ~ absence of light ~ has a meaning only in the context of light and contrast. When I find myself in the shadow of an object, I know that light shines beyond this object. If the object had any degree of translucence, the light would shine through it, diminishing the shadow. I spent the afternoon and evening contemplating and considering this today. I longed to explore this train of thought, this seed of inspiration. A seed for a blog post, I thought, to express the fruits of my contemplations of Good ...more

Easter - Resurrection, eggs, the bunny and lamb cakes

All around the global blogosphere, many people are buzzing with Easter plans. From cooking to creating eco-friendly Easter baskets, to teaching about the Resurrection, women are at the heart of Easter celebrations. ...more

Well, when I was a kid, I grabbed the butt!

~~ Contributing Editor, Mata H. also blogs right ...more

Semana Santa Sights

Even though Easter is not my holiday, I love love love looking through the Semana Santa -- Holy Week -- posts and photos every year at this time. The processions, the pageantry, the celebrations, it's my sincere hope to find myself curbside during the parades, preferrably in some Catholic/Spanish speaking nation at the height of this, stunned by the costumes and the somber weight of religion. Until then, I have to rely on luckier eyes than mine to see the sights. ...more

Rain or Shine

It's Friday! I don't what day it is where you are but where I am today feels a lot like Friday. It's feeling Friday here because North Carolina holds on to its past as a theocracy and since Friday is Good Friday, I and the rest of the State Employees have the day off. So today is my  Friday. Ha. ...more

Heal Dogger, Heal!

Another Tuesday I think Dogger walked a few halting steps on all four feet!! She was limping but she had weight on both hind legs. Of course, then she wanted to get where she was going and she was back to hopping . I prefer to think of it as warming up for her role in our Easter pageant. ...more

Sun-Day

Sunnyside Up We finally scored a pretty weekend! And I despite the fact I had about six hours of Curb Appeal banked on my T-Faux, I actually went outside. Thanks to the many hours of CA I've been watching I started to notice how little of it my house has. It's cute, but not really appealing. I got up early  Saturday and mowed the yard, which helped, but not enough. ...more

Homeschooling Religion

Faith is very important to me.  I get a lot of peace and strength from my relationship with my Maker.  I'm not doing as well finding a church home, and that bothers me a little from a parenting perspective.  I want my daughter to understand my faith and my beliefs and be familiar with the Bible, but I also want her to be open-minded about the rest of the world. I can't seem to find a church that gives me everything I want.  They all seem to full of human beings, who are often motivated by things other than the Lord. ...more

I'm just not sure I believe in the organizations of man right now.

 I ...more

Charge the Archbishop with Attempted Murder

In Brazil, a nine year old girl who weighs 79 pounds and is under four feet tall was raped by her stepfather. She became pregnant with twins. The New York Times reported that medical treatment was sought after she complained of pain. Doctors at a state clinic 140 miles miles away from her home examined her and found that "the girl's uterus was was too small to support one baby, let alone two." They performed an abortion that saved her life. ...more

As I read this, I became more and more sickened. How can this man possibly think that saving ...more

Stressing Out

Post Operative Anxiety Hi, My name is Diana Hi Diana! My name is Diana and I am an over-protective Dog mommy. Let me explain, as we all know Dogger had surgery on Friday. Sur-ger-y. A surgeon cut into her leg and rooted around.  I've been a lucky girl, I've never had surgery and I have never lived with an incision. And? If I had,  there is a very good chance that the incision would be covered up! I would not be looking at the wound. The wound would be hidden from view. ...more

Dogged

Tuesday Good Morning Children! How was your weekend? Mine was good. Mine was busy but good. I got my lawn mowed. I got to watched baby nephew join the Church and I got to watch Dogger take her first post-operative steps. All in all, a good time was had by all bipeds. Dogger, I would be willing to bet has had better weekends. She's more of a tri-ped at present. ...more
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