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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

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St. Patrick’s Day Things

Friday, April 19th, 2019

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Our St. Patrick’s Day “weekend” began on Friday, cuz why should you only celebrate St. Patrick one day a year?

From Patrick’s BreastPlate:

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.


Little Love

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


A quick Valentines Day photo shoot with my wrinkly kneed little smooch.

Our Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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Our day began with Love Potions one of Mercy’s favorite things to make though she calls them “Volcanoes.”


Preparing for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day approaches. I knew before Abel was born that this could get tricky for us. Me being in newborn fogville and all. I had gone to the store last week to buy some cards for the kids to take to school but the price was adding up and I wondered if there was a better way to do this whole exchange thing.

Lily told me she was supposed to make a box this year to hold her Valentine’s. I knew I was not going to be able to get to the store before Thursday for cutsie paper and stickers but Sunday afternoon we raided my fancy craft paper bins and some appropriate wrapping paper then downloaded some funsie Valentine fonts to use for printing. Lily found an Eggo waffles box in the garage and got to work on her card exchange box.