I have an inner blizzard going on inside of me today. I am starting to go through my room full of photos and realizing how out of control I was and have been and probably continue to be, but now that they are on my computer I don't have to lift boxes of them so.... I also saw so much snow beauty outside and wanted to grab some of cute grandkids there, and it didn't happen so now I decided to look back a year or so. Well, I found this beauty of Pat's mom with two of our families in late December. Maria now has a new baby in her arms and she will be here in January so that her grandmother can meet Evangeline Mary!
A few months ago standing in the kitchen Mary said; "Grandma your bed used to be here (pointing to the sink) and your we used to watch movies here ( pointing to the eating island)." "Yes, and I used to take a bath there (pointing to the other side of the eating island)."
From the earliest days until the present, the community of Jesus Christ has been the focus of the world’s violence. There is the old principle: “kill the messenger.” And it applies here. The church will ann...ounce, until the end of time, that the old world is passing away, that a new world of love, non-violence, and life is emerging. This announcement always infuriates the world of sin. Always. The twentieth century was the bloodiest on record—and the one with the most martyrs.
What do we do in the meantime? We maintain a detachment from the world that is passing away, our eyes fixed on the world that will never end. And we speak. Confidently, boldly, provocatively. The message of the Gospel, the dying and rising of the Lord.
Our good friend with a wonderful Thanksgiving thought!
Some new beautiful pictures on Maria's blog today of Em's baptism!
A work of art!
Finally a wonderful family picture to celebrate Nancy and Bill's 6th anniversary in August! A picture of being open to LIFE and raising LIGHTS!