And meaner than ever!
Discovered yesterday that a freelance project I thought was due later is due sort of…now. I must get cracking, because it’s a big ‘un! Please pray for me; I cannot pull it off without God’s help!
But let me give you a few reads to keep you ravenous readers going!
First up, how about a little music?
More of a pop-Christian vibe here: Tony Rossi profiled Audrey Assad at Patheos a while back and she said God was “a relentless pursuer of my heart.” And now, her Christian album is #1 at Amazon. Not bad. But then, we should never be surprised by what happens when we consent to let God love us, as He wants to.
Washing the feet of the homeless: Maybe if we want a better world, small, humble actions like these, are a place to start, and a way to grace.
Christmas Baby: left in a baby box;
The baby box is a joint project of Einsiedeln Regional Hospital and Swiss Aid for Mother and Child (SAMC), a pro-life organisation. It was opened on May 9, 2001, as a service to women who either cannot or do not want to keep their babies – and wish to give them away anonymously.
“The baby window is there to help prevent child abandonment and infanticide. If a woman places her newborn in the hatch, she is not punishable by law. However, if she abandons the baby, she could face up to five years’ imprisonment,” . . . For the first year and a half, the box remained untouched; then the first child – a newborn boy – was deposited there in September 2002. The baby dropped off on Sunday was the second in 2010.
Integrated into the outer wall of the hospital, the hatch opens to allow a baby to be placed in a small crib. Once the baby is settled, the mother closes the window – which then locks to prevent any passers-by from removing the child.
How difficult for the mother. I believe God will bless her for saying “yes” to life, and bless parents looking for this child to love.
Congress should be subject to Obamacare: I think we need to make a stink about this. Why should lawmakers be exempt from their own laws in a Democratic Republic? Let’s all embrace this sort of thing!. Isn’t “equality of outcome” what Obama wanted?
After all: it’s for the children!
Instapundit gathers links on liberals sense of betrayal
Victor Davis Hanson: The Destiny of Cities
Bookworm: Reads Michael Gerson on the DREAM act and comes to her own conclusions. Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that I am with Gerson on this one. I just wish I had time to write about why that is!
This is surprising. Lawrence O’ Donnell is one angry dude! But this time…pretty justified.
Chris Matthews: in extra-normal land
Constitutional Landscape: the yearly issue
Elizabeth Edwards and Sarah Palin: I would never have put ‘em together but Sissy Willis Does!
We’re not number one! We’re not number one!
Francis Beckwith: Was Thomas Aquinas a Proto-Protestant?
If you have ever wondered why Advent wreaths have that pink candle, and the vestments are “rose” colored, this week, Pat Gohn has the answer
Fr. James Martin has more on the Wisconsin apparition that has been declared “worthy of belief.” More things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies, and so forth.
Montana gets its first married priest
Fr. Peter John Cameron: reading a bit of his book
Answered prayers: The Dominican Nuns discovered that no one could hear mass on the public side of their chapel, because the sound system was shot, and began a capital campaign to raise $18,000. Lookee here! Soap and hand creme sales are busy, so get your Christmas order in now! The sisters are also offering a new book called 16 Sisters, 16 Journeys that looks interesting!
Don’t forget the Jingle Bell Java!