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Showing posts from May, 2011

A prayer for our nation

Poster designed by my daughter for my parents' church

A fortunate series of events

You know how you can start one project that leads to another project and then another and then another? This is most common when I am trying to do home improvement projects. One bedroom needs painting but if I am going to paint I might as well see about putting a ceiling fan in like I've been meaning to do and if I am getting the handyman in to do one ceiling fan I might as well get him to put ceiling fans in the other two bedrooms and if I am going to put ceiling fans in the other two bedrooms I might as well paint them as well.

We had a chain reaction this morning with absolutely scrumptious results. On Saturday I went to the farmers' market for the first time this season and picked up a couple of quarts of strawberries. I meant to make a pie with them. However, by the time I got around to making a pie today, I didn't have that many strawberries left. My usual recipe requires a pre-baked pie shell, filled in the bottom with cream cheese that has been thinned with a little…

Unknown Saint

I am in Houston helping my dad sort through many of my mother's belongings. I ran across this statue. Can someone help me identify the saint? It is a female saint, wearing a crown, holding a book and a sword. At her feet it looks like the head of satan since he has ram horns. Any idea who this might be?

Aha! I think this is St. Dymphna, a 7th century Irish martyr.