My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Friday, March 6, 2009


Okay, I really didn't intend to do a whole series on Lent. And I'm certainly NO EXPERT. But as long as y'all keep asking questions I'll keep searching for answers.

And Linda, you're right we always need to remember the reason behind the actions. Hence the "Keep Christ in Christmas" among others. This is the job of the pastors and parents. The pastors of each church need to teach the meaning behind the traditions...and the parents need to raise their children, not only to follow the tradition, but also the history of and meaning of the tradition. Every single tradition. I have to say, though, all of the people that surround me, while they may not be able to quote you chapter and verse for each detail of the traditions of their church (I'm not talking just Catholics here) most folks have a good idea of WHY the tradition is part of their practice. As in, most people know that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birthday....but they may or may not make His birthday the FOCUS of their Christmas celebrations. Again, fixing this is the duty of the pastors and the parents.

What I have found over and over is the perception that "it's a Catholic thing and isn't in the Bible anywhere" about many Christian traditions. I held the same belief myself till I started to learn about Catholicism. I held that belief because that is what I had been taught. So, what other questions do you have? Doing the research to come up with good responses to your questions helps me probably more than it helps you!!

Now, in other news. I have 5 nights off starting tomorrow! yipee!! I will do Thesaurus Thursday sometime tomorrow morning as I need my dictionary from home :-)

I also have a Friday Fragments post that I'm working on which is going to be almost entirely pictoral. teeheehee.

So far my LAPS and goals are going well.

We're even getting to where we can understand about 2/3 of what Gator says!

And I found wrinkles!! I'm so happy about that! I'm gonna try to get hubby to take a couple pictures and I'll put up a post next week telling you all about them and why I love them so.

Never forget....... I LOVE COMMENTS!


HalfCrazy said...

Well, I'm pretty new to your blog so I can't wait to see a new Thesaurus Thursday and Friday Fragments lol.

Who or what is wrinkles? :)

Much Love,

Heidi Hess Saxton said...

Congratulations ... you won an AWARD today!

Not only do you write well, I get a laugh each time I open your blog and the music makes my dog jump through the roof.

Blessings, Heidi

Jungle Mom said...

I just wanted to let you know that I have been enjoying reading your answers about Lent. My Paraguayan internet has not allowed me to leave comments on any blogs for several days now. But I think I can today!!!

Finn said...

Hi, Just wanted to pop over and where you blog and thank you for stopping by at Pieces. It's always nice to see a new face. Hugs, Finn

Mrs4444 said...

Happy Good Friday :) Just had my fish and it was interesting to read your Lent posts. Thanks for taking the trouble.

diana said...

why are you happy about wrinkles?! wrinkles don't really bother me but i don't think i've ever heard a woman state that they're happy that they're finally getting wrinkles.