Monthly Archives: February 2009

Amazing Mothers and Newborns

You could take it as an insult, but God does not rely on our capacity for rocket science when it comes to seeing that the next generation is cared for. Instead he evidently front-loads the system to make a few … Continue reading

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A Thematic Flow to Sunday’s Hymns

Looking at tomorrow’s worship service leaflet, my first thought is that there is a lot of music for us in the service.  Elaine, our organist, is going to be busy!  A prelude, a postlude, 5 hymns, the chanted psalm, and … Continue reading

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Part 4: Hang in There…The Gobbler

The Grooviest Motel in Wisconsin is bound to cheer anyone up, even in February.   These photos and drawings of an apparent actual motel, plus the appreciative captions of humorist James Lileks always tickle my funny bone.  Find the “Start Here” … Continue reading

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First day of Spring Training

My high school senior has his first day of “spring training” with the baseball team today. He’s been looking forward to it greatly! It’s a very cold but sunny day and I can’t wait to hear how it went. The … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Won’t You Bee Mine?

Red hearts and silly puns…my Valentine’s Day expectations were shaped in elementary school. I like this example of “bee mine” Valentine sentiment, a sub-genre of the ever-popular child-intelligible pun genre.  I used to love to bring my collection of Valentine … Continue reading

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Chicken Fajitas for dinner

My family jokes that if something is delicious, inexpensive and easy to fix, chances are they’ll never see it on the menu  again.   This fajita dish could be all three, but bell peppers are pricey this time of year, especially … Continue reading

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Blossom Dearie passed away

Blossom Dearie was a jazz singer who passed away this week at the age of 82.  In the last months of his life, my father got a lot of pleasure from listening to her unique voice and piano playing. She … Continue reading

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Prayer for Families

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true … Continue reading

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Part 3: Hang in There…Would You Like Anything to Read?

This is part three in the “Hang in there…spring is coming” series! And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim’s Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim … Continue reading

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Part Two: Hang in There…Have a Little Bach

This is part 2 of the “Hang in there, spring is coming” series.  Bach is cheerful, and this is a cheerful version of a movement from the 3rd Brandenburg concerto featuring Punch Brothers and multi-instrumentalist Rob Moose on violin.

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Part One: Hang in There…Spring Will Come.

I don’t know what the Groundhog said, but regardless of how many or few weeks of winter are left…I am thinking about my garden more and more these days. Stay warm, people.

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