Spiritual direction, February 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOL3T0jM8Jk Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church New Ulm, Minn., 2012 Editor’s (admin’s) note: Lightly edited copy of email I wrote in advance of this month's appointment with my spiritual director, giving her a heads-up on what I’d been journaling on since our last meeting and, more to the point, helping me focus over time by archiving the … Continue reading Spiritual direction, February 2022

Nun jauchzt dem Herren alle Welt

d r a f t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqa9ga7Hlwo Ev. Wiesenkirche, Soest, Gottesdienst, zum Reformationsjubiläum, 2017 "Nun jauchzt dem Herren, alle Welt" (Now rejoice to the Lord, all the world) is a German Christian hymn, a paraphrase of Psalm 100. The text was written by David Denicke, based on a metered paraphrase of the psalm from the Becker Psalter, and published in … Continue reading Nun jauchzt dem Herren alle Welt

Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Pie

d r a f t This has casserole possiblities (imho) ... Marzia's Little Spice Jar recipe at https://littlespicejar.com/roasted-tomatillo-chicken-enchilada-pie/ Enchilada Pie:  1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see notes) 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 6-8 (8-inch) corn tortillas garnish: chopped cilantro + cotija cheese + lime wedges Dirty little secret: "I know, it’s tempting to use a … Continue reading Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Pie

Laudato Si’, climate change and intersectionality: Not really somebody else’s problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d51EtDceF38&t=106s An ongoing discussion of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' is changing the way I think about intersectionality. It first came up several weeks ago in a Zoom dialog on the Laudato Si' Action Platform. The dialog, conducted by the Springfield Dominican Sisters' action program committee, would have been held at the motherhouse. it was … Continue reading Laudato Si’, climate change and intersectionality: Not really somebody else’s problem

Electronic filing cabinet: Turmeric-roasted cauliflower recipes

d r a f t This recipe by Maria Lichty, a blogger at https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/turmeric-roasted-cauliflower/, looks especially good -- it's posted here because I've always treated my blogs as a place for "organizing and archiving some of this clutter [on my desk] on the World Wide Web in a forum that doesn’t necessarily require the extensive … Continue reading Electronic filing cabinet: Turmeric-roasted cauliflower recipes

tallis evening hymn

d r a f t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6qUR6vtggM xxx Harmonia Sacra, 333b (26th ed., Goshen, Ind., 2008). Melody in tenor. xxx Lord Jesus Christ, to Thee We Pray (Tallis' Evening Hymn) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_bpz6k0IgA Lord Jesus Christ, to Thee We Pray (Tallis' Evening Hymn) Text by: Martin Luther Translated by: William M Reynolds 1849 Tune: Tallis' Evening Hymn by: … Continue reading tallis evening hymn

From the first days of the pandemic! A couple of monkey-see, monkey-do tutorials for Zoom classes I can understand

d r a f t I'm not sure how much of this applies to an adult bible study group, but a self-described "classroom teacher turned curriculum developer" put a primer up on Facebook at the end of March and beginning of April 2020, when teachers everywhere had to adapt to online instruction in a hurry … Continue reading From the first days of the pandemic! A couple of monkey-see, monkey-do tutorials for Zoom classes I can understand

Our Christmas letter, 2021

Copied from Debi's blog Seriously Seeking Answers (while you're there, take a look around -- she explores "religion, personal choices and the meaning of life with fellow travelers," interspersed with recipes, nature photography around Springfield and cat pictures). Picture at the top of the post shows our sunroom decked out for the season with a … Continue reading Our Christmas letter, 2021

Notes & quotes: Heather Cox Richardson

Verbatim quotes from interviews with Heather Cox Richardson of Boston College pointing up parallels between the 1850s and the crisis of American democracy today ... also the parallel between Christian nationalism and "illiberal/Christian democracy" in Hungary today Mass Humanities (interview) "What Was at Stake in Our History," interview with Michelle Wilson, Mass Humanities, Aug. 24, … Continue reading Notes & quotes: Heather Cox Richardson