Wednesday, September 17, 2008


If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no indifferent place.
- Ranier Maria Rilke
I've been trying to live into this.  But it's hard!  We Americans (maybe others, too, I'm not sure) really like to blame other people.  But I'm trying to be grateful for every little good thing that happens.  I think it has to be a lifestyle.  One that you practice all the time.  So I'm working on it.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

To achieve an ordered society, we have to eliminate the root cause of crime - all the people.
Stephen Colbert

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pray for my cousins. Their youngest baby died on Wednesday about 1 1/2 hours after she was born. I can't imagine their pain.

O God, you do not willingly grieve or afflict your children.
Look with pity on the suffering of this family in their loss.
Sustain them in their anguish;
and into the darkness of their grief
bring the light of your love;
through Jesus Christ we pray.
Amen. BCP

Monday, September 08, 2008

Anne's tickling me!

At least I think that what's she's trying to do.  She's grabbing at my shirt and laughing.  :)  How fun.

Friday, September 05, 2008

The Spiritual Seduction of Eloquence

I always enjoy reading Rabbi Gellman's editorials in Newsweek, but I thought I'd post a link to this one:  The Spiritual Seduction of Eloquence.  It's just a nice reminder to "stop and think not about how the words made us feel but what the words really mean."

And have I mentioned how much I really dislike election season (or in this case, years)?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Fall, here we come!

I admit to being shamelessly biased, but Anne's so cute! Today is the first really cool day and it's raining, so I put her in this raincoat and shoes before we walked to the church. And she was just too cute to pass up taking a picture. :) And on the fall note - it's so exciting! raincoats! yay!
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