Monday, April 13, 2009
I know he is out of pain and in heaven. He doesn't suffer anymore. It is those of us left behind who will miss him everyday that suffer. I am certain that Baby Stephen is in heaven with my baby Luke and together they are with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and they are eternally happy.
To see a picture of this sweet baby go here.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
1. One way we can prayerfully live the mystery of the salvation of mankind is by immersing ourselves in the gospels. I suggests reading the Passion of Our Lord during Holy Week in the following manner:
- Wednesday of Holy Week- the Passion according to St. Matthew
- Holy Thursday- the Passion according to St. Mark
- Good Friday- the Passion according to St. John
- Holy Saturday – the Passion according to St. Luke
2. Because it can be very challenging to enter into the spirit of the Triduum with the constant noise of our world around us, you may also voluntarily choose to abstain from media ( TV, radio, internet etc… unless the subject matter is related to the mysteries the Church is celebrating) from Holy Thursday until Easter Vigil, and avoid the distraction of social or entertainment engagements, to create a climate of quiet reflection in which it’s easier to hear God’s voice more clearly.
3. Find out when your Church is holding Holy Week services and attend all that you are able, bringing your children with you.
4. Fasting and abstaining from meat on Good Friday, in remembrance of Christ's suffering.
5. Not quitting your Lenten resolutions until Sunday, even though "technically" Lent ends on Wednesday.
6. Offer prayer for those entering the Church this Easter.
God Bless, ChristyI pray that you have a Holy and Blessed week and that on Easter Sunday you will be filled with the joy and hope of our Risen Lord.
Monday, April 6, 2009
2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup butter (original calls for margarine - but I never cook with it - gotta love butter)
1/2 cup Crisco (imagine that!)(I use coconut oil)
4 Tbs cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 slightly beaten eggs
1tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine sugar and flour in bowl. In a saucepan combine butter, shortening, cocoa, and water. Bring to a boil. Add boiled mixture to sugar and flour. Add remaining ingredients. Beat well. Pour into greased 9" cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
And if it doesn't turn out the first time -check here to see why.
It must be called Mother-in-Law cake because it is so stinkin' good and you can butter her up with a piece!! Duh!
From the marvelous little book: Food Wonders Common and Simple, Fort Wayne Christian School
"I haven't talked about this much in public, and I'm not going to for at least six months or a year, but I will say that I found myself deeply comforted, and a deep sense of belonging and of finding a peace in my soul
in a way that I just found very, very powerful," he explains.
I think it is wonderful. More than wonderful, it is a powerful Easter Miracle for Newt and his family.
Happy Holy Week Everyone!
I don't bake a lot of cakes but when I do I want them to turn out.
Cake too brown
1. Baked too long
2. Oven too hot
3. Too much sugar
Not brown enough
1. Too big a pan
2. Too little baking powder or inactive baking powder
3. Not baked enough
4. Too little sugar
Holes in cake
1. Too little mixing
2. Too little liquid or shortening
3. Too cool in oven
1. Too little mixing
2. Too much shortening or sugar
1. Too little shortening or sugar
2. Too much baking powder
3. Over baked
1. Too much shortening or liquid
2. Wrong proportions of sugar and flour
Cake humped or cracked in the center
1. Too hot an oven
2. Too much flour
3. Or a combination of the above
1. Too much sugar or shortening
2. Under baked
1. Under baked
2. Substituting self rising flour and not reducing leavening
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Father Jonathan Morris provides an update on how Catholics across the country are responding to the Notre Dame commencement invite to President Obama and the honorary law degree he will be receiving there.
It saddens me to know end the the University of Notre Dame would so blatantly honor the most Pro Death President we have ever had.
I want to go on record as thanking the over 13 Bishops who have come out against it. Especially Bishop D'Arcy of the Fort Wayne South Bend Diocese. It is too bad he can do little more than boycott - unless of course he takes away their Catholic status.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
- Because it is right.
- Because it is good.
- Because it is part of being a good steward of this earth we have been given.
- It often supports my local economy -which I care a lot about.
- To reduce, reuse and recycle is also using the gifts God has given me wisely.
- And I love how often being green and living frugally overlap - which I Really Really like!
I wanna be green, but only after I have acted in accordance to my Christian beliefs.
I wonder what others are doing?
check out this link: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-best-way-to-wake-up-the-world-to-the-obama-deception.html