January 30, 2014
January 25, 2014
St. Gerard, pray for us!
January 24, 2014
Love the cassock!
(ok, a friend said it as a scroll saw... is there a difference between a jig and a scroll? Probably)
January 16, 2014
January 7, 2014
January 6, 2014
Happy Feast of the Epiphany! May we be so blessed as to walk in the Light.
Son, thou oughtest not be turned back, nor presently cast down, when thou hearest what is the way of the perfect; but be drawn the more onwards towards its lofty heights, or at least aspire ardently for their attainment.
Thomas á Kempis
The "way of the perfect" is heroic virtue. I was just thinking yesterday how the saints of old (and new) aspired to heroic virtue and how easy it is to be "cast down" by how difficult that is to attain in this world today. Probably it was always difficult, but we tend to think our little world is the be all and end all. Virtue, not to mention heroic virtue, in this worldly world seems almost unattainable with so many distractions and complexities. This quote is a reminder to simply be drawn onwards... in the battle for the Lord. I think the key is to spend some quiet time in prayer each day... alone, where no one sees but the One who sees within.
January 4, 2014
For my warm-climate family and friends, please,put a jacket on before you even read this....
A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect ....
* Timing... wind chills of 20 to 25 degrees below zero are expected
late Saturday night and Sunday... then dropping to 45 to 55
below early Monday morning and again Tuesday morning.
Yeah... it's cold and getting colder... The comical part is that we just got out our ice cream maker to use up some of our excess milk... the excess milk we had before greedy calves and other bovine sizes decided to suck it all up without permission.... we are working on that issue. Anyway, Ice cream during this kind of weather is like having hot cocoa when it is 30 degrees. Kinda warms the innerds.
* For Lady M who is going sugar free please note those 3 bits of sugar laden, corn syrupy tidbits on the top, when in the shape of a shamrock, they become a green-leafy vegetable...! :D
January 1, 2014
Buddy ol' pals