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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.



Thursday, April 18th, 2019

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The season of Lent began on March 6th. Here we are at the end of the season just about to enter Easter and finally a blog post on it. I had pretty low expectations for how we would observe the season in our home this year and I met those low expectations spectacularly.

The Transfiguration of Christ

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

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On the Sunday before Lent begins we remember the Transfiguration of Christ on the mount.

“We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” John 1:45


Martin Luther – February 18

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

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For the commemoration of Martin Luther, February 18th, we ate Schnitzel and Spätzle. I doubt Luther ever ate these foods, as German as they are, but I was happy to have an excuse to make them…if I even need an excuse. Mmmm.

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