polls are closed…

... you will have to wait one more day in eager anticipation for the winner's announcement on Monday. I have temporarily removed the category posts so the poll results will not be visible... to maximize dramatic tension. oooo. ahhhh. … [Read more...]

fruits of the spirit …

... the Cannonball Awards are winding down to the last day. With one day left to vote I thought I would take a moment in defense of my creation; the anti-award. It would seem many are confused about the Cannonball Awards purpose with wild speculations flying about the spirit in which they were created. My intent has always been, first and foremost, humor. It's the anti-award, absolutely not to be taken seriously... at least not as seriously as those other "real awards". Why people get all worked … [Read more...]

damn…

... i miss you. … [Read more...]

to thee do I come, before thee I stand…

Correggio c.1524...fly to the protection of your Mother, in the times we are desperately in need of Her patronage. … [Read more...]

symantics can be revealing…

... the liberal media knows that people can be brain washed swayed towards their agendas if the right rhetoric is used. If your views oppose what the author is writing about the wording can be delicately tweaked just so to paint the image that any one who disagrees is dissenting and dangerous. The most notorious example would be the pro-choice advocates referring to pro-life supporters as "anti-choice". Next came the governments concern for a "right-wing extremists" uprising. These past weeks I … [Read more...]

Thou hast ascended in glory…

Troparion Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, bringing joy to Thy disciples, for Thou didst reassure them through Thy blessing of the promise of the Holy Spirit. For Thou art the Son of God, the redeemer of the world.KontakionWhen Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes, and united the things on earth with the things in heaven, Thou didst ascend in glory, O Christ our God, in no way divided, but remaining inseparable, and crying to those that love Thee ‘I am with you and no o … [Read more...]

At the end of His earthly life Jesus ascended triumphantly into heaven…

... the I.C. is so cute. … [Read more...]

example for all mothers…

unknown Flemish master, C. 1550My son wails and moans every time he's punished for misdeeds. Once he accused me of being mean because, as he put it, "I bet Mary never spanked Jesus!". The first thing that came to mind in reply was "well, if you can turn my water into wine we'll call it even." "Mothering like Mary" is a common phrase I used to hear tossed about in my mommy circles. Before my divorce I was a good stay at home wife and the only pressures of the world I shouldered were the judgments … [Read more...]

today I smiled …

... I caught myself singing in the shower this morning for the first time in over a month; it made me smile. I lost 16 lbs this month; that also made me smile. Kids love punk rock; it's good for burning off all that extra energy... mine especially loves minor threat and operation ivy. ...speaking of music; Firefox has an add-on call fire.fm. … [Read more...]


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