"Listen, my faithful children;open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters; send up the sweet odor of incense;break forth in blossoms like the lily." (Sirach 39:13-16a)
This is one of the readings from the Office for the feast of the Visitation. In the RC and Anglican traditions we honor the visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
For some reason I love this reading. Its in the Office of the Blessed Virgin, a set of readings set aside to be used along with the…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 31, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments
Inspired by the ladies of the civil war, no fooling it is too hot to bake, good thing for ice box pies. Here is my salute to all those fallen in service to our country.
Rhubarb Lime Pie –from Cara Dafforn
1/2 cup butter ( melted)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cups finely crushed pretzels
¾ cups Graham Crumbs
2 limes, at room temperature
1/4 cup lime juice
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened…Continue
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on May 28, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments
This spring I did something I have always wanted to do. That is to make beads out of my rose pedals!
I am a rose addict! I admit I am powerless over this! Each year when plant catalogues come through the mail in the cold of winter, I look first to see if there are any roses. THEN I look at the others.
Roses have been around millions of years. Fossils exist from that time period. I have seen them and they look like -roses. I would like to think in the garden of Eden they…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 28, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments
Just thought I would let people know what good time I had giving an Aquaponics Workshop for the Save Maumee watershed group in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and share some of the resources I presented with everyone. We had a great time and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing how I am using Permaculture Principals and…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on May 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"And the land shall enjoy its sabboth years as long as it it lies desolate, while you are in the land of you enemies; then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabboth years. As long as it lies desolate, it shall have the rest it did not have on your sabbaths, when you were living on it." Leviticus 34-36
This was part of todays readings from morning prayer. It kinda struck me off balance. The reading is talking about the devastation the children of Israel will receive if they do not…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 16, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments
"On either side of the river grew the trees of life which produce fruit twelve times a year, once each month; their leaves serve as medicine for the nations." (Revelation 22:1-9)
As I read this reading for morning prayer(office of readings) I thought how odd for this to be in the book. After all the gloom and destruction of the earth and her inhabitants this pops up!
If I recall this in the book of Genesis after God created the plants and etc, I thing he actually said "be…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 11, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments
Tuesday, May 15 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219
This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing you Lane Ralph, longtime Aide to Senator Richard Lugar and…
Added by Jeff Echols on May 7, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
"What is this new earth? A good heart, a heart like the earth, which drinks up the rain that falls on it and yields a rich harvest." From a sermon by Saint Gregory of Nyssa, bishop
In the cycle of the church the days following the resurrection of Christ is a series of readings. Usually you read the whole book of Revelation maybe the Acts of the Apostles.
Personally of all the books in the bible I find this one rather strange and bizarre. Rather scary, everything is judged no…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 7, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments
"Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord." (Daniel 3: 57-88, 56) "All praise be yours, my Lord through Sister Earth, our mother, who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs."(Saint Francis of Assisi)
In the daily office, Sundays are devoted to the canticle of Daniel. I say it almost each and every Sunday. And when you pray the office sometimes you simply do that say it. Prayer comes last sometimes. Its very difficult at times to "pray"…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Need a unique, original Mothers Day gift for that special Mom in your life for Mothers Day? Multipure has a perfect gift for any Mom on your list! Whether she is an avid gardener, or just likes to be healthy, the perfect gift is just a click away.Continue
Added by Katrina Oakley on May 2, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
"As the earth brings forth its plants, and a garden makes its growth spring up, so will the Lord God make justice and praise spring up before all the nations"
I sometimes forget the beauty of creation. I read and hear much on conservation etc. But I forget the healing that creation provides us.
Daily I attend meetings with parents struggling with children of depression, anxiety, and simply stresses of life. And not just children adults as well.
Creation has been…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 2, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments
So last weekend Megan and I had an awesome weekend full of activities. It started out with our usual trip to Stelle, Illinois (where we are moving to in June) where the first mission at hand was to put her new bees in their new home.
After placing their bees in their new home we had a lovely dinner and evening with some soon to be neighbors in Stelle, followed by a wonderful sleep…Continue
Added by Ernest Rando on May 1, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Today is the feast of Saint Joseph the worker. In the Roman church its a time to reflect on work. He is patron of workers.
You may wonder what does this have to do with the creation.
"It is clear, then, that the Christian message does not deflect men from building up of the world, or encourage them to neglect the good of their fellowmen, bur rather places on them a stricter obligation to work for these objectives"(From the pastoral constitution on the Church in the modern…Continue
Added by David Gladding-Vanderipe on May 1, 2012 at 7:55am — No Comments