Moments of Gratitude
::Chris and the kids having a GREAT time camping
::spending some time with my sister and her family while they were gone
::finding a binder size that may work out well as a planner (5.5 x 8.5)
::smoked pork butt from my brother in law
::a new school year
Beauty in the Ordinary
Although I would not get rid of my husband and children, it was amazing this week-end how long it took Leo and I to fill a trash can and the washing machine. My kitchen looked way different when it was just me eating verse 8 other people! (On a side note, this made me think of Emily. Her menu plans always sound so good and healthy, being by myself I opted for bagel sandwiches, salad from a bag, cereal with milk, soup from a can…I couldn’t imagine actually cooking a meal for just myself.)
From the Kitchen
Tomorrow, our first day of school, we are having Farmer’s Market Breakfast Casserole. This is delicious! I made up 4 and then froze them. My plan is to thaw them in the fridge on Sunday and cook and eat on Monday mornings. Breakfast always seems to be the hardest because it comes…so early! But it is one of my favorite meals.
I’m praying for a great school year.
Oh my goodness, if you could see all the ponderings running sprints, marathons, and hurdles in my mind! I am pondering how best to use the time God has given me to love my husband and children, educate my children at home, make a home, work on a scriptural resource for parents and children, be a good friend and sister, live my faith joyfully…
I am also pondering why, when I went to purchase a new Bible (because the cover came off my paperback and I don’t think you rebind a paperback?) there were words left out of the RSV verse the RSV 2nd Edition? Thankfully Leo needed to nurse int he store and we were the only ones back in the book corner. When I sat down to nurse him, I started comparing the Bibles I had pulled off the shelf. I really wanted to purchase a large print edition because I’m thinking some day I will need large print (plus it’s easier to read in a dimly lit bedroom while nursing a baby) and if I’m buying a new Bible, might as well make it a keeper. I prefer the Revised Standard Edition, although I own and hear at Mass every Sunday the Douay Rheims. The RSV is just easier for me to understand, thus, I read it more. But the RSV 2nd Edition does not come in large print, only the RSV…how big of a difference, if any can there be I thought. Well, take a look at Sirach 24:1
RSV: Wisdom praises herself, and tells of her glory in the midst of her people.
RSC 2nd Edition: Wisdom will praise herself and is honored in God
Douay Rheims: WISDOM shall praise her own self, and shall be honoured in God, and shall glory in the midst of her people,
Why the difference? Needless to say, I purchased the regular print RSV 2nd Edition.
**In September and maybe even through October, we’ll be reading the The Imitation of Christ together. This is a spiritual classic, easy to read, lots to ponder, full of meditation prompts…just a great book to own.
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