Monday Sunday Night, in Lent, I am…
Thanking God For
::dancing wind chimes on the front porch
::reading aloud to Chris, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
::“Cold Coming On” soup for kids and daddy with colds
::recliner in front of the fire place to sit up with a stuffy baby
::a friend who lives near by calling with an offer to pick up something…anything to help us out
“It is the Bible that provides the best book for private prayer. The best way to feed prayer is to ponder the words of Scripture. Carmelites (in fact all Christians) make the great mistake in trying to practice “the presence of God” without sustaining it by the Word of God.”
Lectio Divina and the Practice of Teresian Prayer
I am learning to crochet, again. Obviously I never really learn how to crochet or I would not need to “relearn” each time I feel the need to crochet something. My very sweet and super patient neighbor is teaching me to crochet Granny Squares. (Since my house has been down with a cold, I have been watching videos on the internet). I have this very grand idea. I do not want a long term commitment project like a scarf or blanket…boring. But I want to make something. Granny Squares seem like the perfect project. I can make a couple a day, theoretically; the girls can make some too, and once we have a substantial pile of Granny Squares, we’ll connect them to make a blanket.
It’s March! This month we will be memorizing the traditional Prayer to St Joseph. I hope to get our memorization helps posted this week. My plan was this weekend, but a house full of my people with a cold changed all that.
Obviously we have already started praying for the Conclave of Cardinals and our next Holy Father. And I’m just praying as the needs come: a friend here, a child there, an urgent request for health, a quiet request for peace.
Tamar Adler–a friend gave me this link, she said the roasted veggies are amazing so I have her book on hold at the library
40 Breakfast Casserole Recipes–I know we need a great breakfast every morning, so I am going to make up a bunch of breakfast casseroles and freeze them. Put them in the fridge the night before and then put them in the oven first thing in the morning..Breakfast!
In the Garden
Chris went and got a truck bed full of free mulch on Saturday (obviously before he realized the kids had shared their cold with him). Can I say it was lovely? It was warm and smoky, earthy and woodsy scented. We got the idea from that movie I linked to, Back to Eden. We’ve always heard how important mulch is, but never thought much about it. But that movie is so convincing!
How I Spent My Weekend
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