Today I wanted to share a whole mishmash of things with you.
I know that it was Sacred Life Sunday
Magic vs. Mystery (Faith): Father Groeschel said that magic was something that we can perceive with our senses that isn't really there, like a woman being cut in two---it seems like it's happening, but it really is not. That's Magic. Mystery or Faith (he uses the two terms interchangeably) is something that is really there but we cannot see it. Again, we are being fooled, but the opposite way. I don't know why this has stuck with me so strongly, but it has, and I can't stop thinking about it.
Next, here is a cartoon from David Hayward, a progressive pastor from Canada, with the blog nakedpastor:
I am a big fan of "The Secret" in many ways, but I think that sometimes we can take things too far and end up not being loving in our application of what we think of as truth. I absolutely believe that we attract things into our lives; however, I believe that there are many, many things about this process that we don't understand at all. Blaming others for their misfortune is never loving, and even when true, isn't useful at all, imho.
Keeping with the general theme of miscellany, I'm including this wonderful article on blanching from Start Cooking.com. What I love about this blog is that there are pictures for each and every step, making following them easy for people who struggle with cooking, people like me. Later this week, I am hoping to tackle Chicken Marsala, an uber-favorite of mine. Another wonderful food site to visit anytime, but especially this post on rice salad lately, is Gluten-Free Girl. I ordered the rice. I'm making the rice salad...soon.
~Photos by LoveHubbie Mark