Monday, 25 February 2019

25 February

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the good:

Hopie and Abigail

She is starting to wake up and laugh and I see myself in her 

it's such a surreal experience. 

I love her so much.

the fun:

I took Verne, Abigail and Bonnie to the Wenham museum a few weeks ago.

It's all about model trains! He kept tapping a lady nearby and saying,

"I'm having so much fun!"

the random:

 Broccoli and cheddar frittata, sliced pears
leftover winter squash lasagne
French lentil bowl with creamy mustard vinaigrette

smoked salmon and avocado English muffin, sliced pears
leftover French lentil bowl
Pasta with roasted vegetables and feta

Spring frittata, strawberries
leftover pasta and veggies
Chicken with roasted vegetables, salad

smoked salmon and cream cheese English muffin, strawberries
leftover chicken and veggies
work meeting/dinner provided

Irish steel cut oats with pistachios and fruit
Irish boiled chicken dinner in crockpot

scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese
Lemon chicken soup with dill and orzo, fresh bread, salad

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Keeping Sabbath

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And David said, "The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness,

and his faithfulness, for the Lord gave you into my hand today,

and I would not put out my hand against the Lord's anointed. 

Behold, as your life was precious in my sight, 

so may my life be precious in the sight of the Lord, 

and may he deliver me out of all tribulation.

1 Samuel 26:23-24

But I say to you who hear, love your enemies...

Be merciful even as your father is merciful

Luke 6:27, 36

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Friday, 22 February 2019

19 February

Verne and the LEGO trains

it was a pretty fun day!

Family Friday

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I didn't get here last week...I had a rough week

some weeks are like that.

So here is a compilation from the past two weeks. 

We went to Joey's basketball game.


The Patriots won the Superbowl...again.

On Tuesday the parade went right past the building that I work in...again.

It's pretty exciting and pretty crazy!

So many people!


 I took my daughter, Bonnie, and my two grandchildren to a LEGO train exhibit

at a small museum nearby.

They have model trains set up everywhere and Verne was in absolute heaven.

He was shaking he was so excited!


I also got to play with sweet little Abigail Rose!

She is smiling now and so darn cute.

Bonnie tells me she still doesn't sleep so well at night...

but she sure is cute during the daytime!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

make me an angel

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O God, who teaches us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, 

grant, that I may be so fashioned by your grace

as to become a dwelling pleasing to you.


Tuesday I wasn't feeling well so I took the day off.

By afternoon my tummy began to feel a bit more settled

so I did some much needed housekeeping. 

When, at dusk, I sat down to my devotions

I read this collect.

And Mark, where Jesus says to his disciples,

"Are your hearts hardened? 

Do you still not understand?"


soften my heart with your grace

open my mind to your understanding

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Keeping Sabbath

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Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
Whose trust is in the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by the water.

Jeremiah 17:8

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Seeking Sabbath

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"Woe is me! for I am lost; I am a man of unclean lips,

and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips,

for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!"

Then one of the seraphim flew to me,

having in his hand a burning coal

that he had taken from the fire with tongs from the altar.

And he touched my mouth and said: "Behold,

this has touched your lips;

your guilt is taken away, and your sin is atoned for."

Isaiah 6:5-7

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Monday, 4 February 2019

a rhythm of home

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Do not let your hearts be troubled.

Believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14

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February brings the rain
thaws the frozen lake again

Sara Coleridge

she lived in Cumberland, England, where it is quite possible

that February brought the rain

but here on this rather tiny island on the north shore of Boston

while February may bring rain, it also brings snow, sleet and ice

lakes will not be thawing till the end of the month ... at soonest.

even the Atlantic tide is rolling up slushy and almost frozen.


Winter continues to lay it's siege upon us

we encircle our home with warm cozy blankets, movies on the telly,

piles of books upon the nightstands, music playlists at the ready,

scrumptious suppers filling the house with heavenly aromas

hearty soups on the burner and cat naps in the low light of an afternoon.

Our cat, Tucker, is curled up purring on my lap as I type

and the dawn has not yet begun to fill the sky with colour

though I can see the it turning from black to dark indigo

just outside the window now.


Of a late afternoon we went to Joey's basketball game 

came home at dusk

 spaghetti for dinner at the kitchen table

 beeswax candle at the center and the sun setting low over the Atlantic

 just outside the window

Saturdays are the colour blue and the scent of frankincense

 cornbread in the oven 

laundry was folded and put away earlier in the day

floors were swept and washed

beds made with fresh linens

errands run


she looketh well to the ways of her household

Oh...and I should mention that the Patriots won the superbowl lastnight...again

That's 6 for those who are counting.

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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Keeping Sabbath

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Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,

for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away

and the sea was no more.

Revelation 21:1

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