26 March 2010

Look to the sky. . .

because Jesus is a comin' soon!



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23 March 2010

Mmmmm. . .

I love food and on Tuesday I made a delicious chicken parm lasagna. I wanted lasagna but I also wanted chicken and the result turned out much better than expected. It could have been a bit saucier and a bit cheesier but it was still delicioso! It is my own recipe and I will make it again. Anyone want to share some yummy food stories of their own?

18 March 2010

Lewis on religion

Listening to God in the Dock and this particular bit was extremely interesting to me. Actually, who can not relate to this at some point in life?

The question was asked of Lewis: Which [religion] gives to its followers the greatest happiness?
Lewis: . . .While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is the best.
I [know a man] who has lived a life of unbroken selfishness. . .and is, more or less, I regret to say, one of the happiest men I know. From the moral point of view it is very difficult! I am not approaching the question from that angle. As you perhaps know, I haven't always been a Christian. I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity. . .

The world would certainly have us believe that happiness is the ultimate goal in life. Of course, Christians should know better. I do not think God wants us to be unhappy per se but I do believe that He gives us challenges in life that make us "unhappy" but grow our faith. I would like more faith any day of the week.

17 March 2010


I have been listening to Chopin a lot lately. It is so amazing how much music has changed over the centuries and yet we are still able to appreciate Frederic Chopin. I thought a small history listen might be fun. He was born 1 March 1810 in Poland. He became a published musician at the age of six and began studying composition at twelve. He lived most of his adult life in Paris and was a contemporary of Liszt. Chopin had a love affair with the novelist George Sand for approximately a decade and still adored her even when they parted ways a year before his death. He died at the young age of 39 from complications relating to his TB but not without leaving us some of the most beautifully composed piano music of all time.
That concludes my short lesson on Chopin. Now go, listen and enjoy his music for yourself!

16 March 2010


I became a Lostie after watching the first few seasons on dvd and I was hooked.

Any other Lostie's seeing the spiritual applications? I will not reveal any plot points for those of you who may decide to watch it later on dvd. I have seen stories of faith abandoned, faith found, redemption, grace and that is only what I can think of right now. I know there have been others. I will be sad when it ends this season but I hope I am not disappointed by how it ends.


If grace perfects nature it must expand all our natures into the full richness of the diversity which God intended when He made them, and Heaven will display far more variety than Hell. . . a Greek Orthodox mass I once attended. . . seemed to [have] no prescribed behaviour for the congregation. . . the beauty was that nobody took notice of what anyone else was doing. ~c.s. lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

This is one book I am currently reading. This quote leaped off the page at me. I have been in a place where I wanted to be the person who could ignore what was going on around me and worship so fully. I have also been the person who wanted others to ignore me. Communing with my Heavenly Father in a church setting seems to have distractions no matter how I pray. I am so thankful I am able to do it anyway. . .