Monthly Archives: December 2007

On Feeding the Christian Imagination

Sorry for the pomposity of that title. I am sick today; Ds17 is at work, Scott is struggling with a terrible toothache; the new kitty is recuperating from her little operation. I have a pot of delicious turkey soup on … Continue reading

Posted in churchy stuff, Family & Friends | Leave a comment

Church History Podcast

Dr. Maxie Burch, professor of religious studies at Arizona State University, former Dean of Christian Studies at Grand Canyon University, enthusiastically, if not maniacally, teaches a worthwhile series on Early Church History from Christianity’s emergence from Judaism through Augustine. Scroll … Continue reading

Posted in churchy stuff | 2 Comments

DS17’s Christmas Present

This is Butterscotch…she is about 12-16 weeks old.  Ds17 picked her out at the animal shelter yesterday.  She’s beautiful and her fur is so soft!  She’s also very affectionate and sweet.  So far he is keeping her in his room … Continue reading

Posted in Family & Friends | 2 Comments

Fourth Sunday in Advent

The series of special Sunday school classes for Advent continued with a presentation by Father Kevin’s wife, Caroline, who is an artist and has done a series of paintings inspired by the Magnificat and by the Annunciation. At left is … Continue reading

Posted in Family & Friends | 1 Comment

Childhood Christmases

After my chores were done today I was poking around on the internet looking for a Christmas picture to decorate my desktop with and bumped into Senses Working Overtime, a blog that (among other things) collects retro-ish Christmas book covers … Continue reading

Posted in Family & Friends | Leave a comment

Bring on the Shopping!

Yesterday was Scott and my annual tradition of filling up the sleigh in the big city.  We are spending a record “low” on Christmas but thanks to my mother’s generosity the pennies don’t have to be pinched as hard as … Continue reading

Posted in Family & Friends | Leave a comment

We have a priest

The word “priest” strikes medieval fear in my heart. Can the rack or the plague be far off? I was happier to refer to “the vicar” which sounds no more dangerous than teacups. This morning we attended the ordination service … Continue reading

Posted in churchy stuff, Family & Friends | Leave a comment