Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Posted by Miska at Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
i chose to give up chocolate for lent this year. since chocolate is one of my four food groups, i thought it would be an appropriate choice. but my experience so far has been rather anticlimactic.
it occurred to me this morning, after participating in some of my favorite obsessive behaviors, that perhaps i need to adjust my lenten fast. instead of chocolate, maybe i need to give up (1.) re-playing conversations over and over again in my head and (2.) looking at my ass in the mirror a thousand times a day to make sure it's still in the same zip code as the rest of me.
Posted by Miska at Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
on monday morning, we awoke to find that a lovely thick blanket of snow had fallen during the night. the boys were ecstatic that school was cancelled and hurried outside with winn as soon as they could to get some use out of those sleds of theirs.
Posted by Miska at Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
"I am a sinner, and the Presbyterian church offers me a weekly chance to come clean, and to pray, along with others, what is termed a prayer of confession. But pastors can be so reluctant to use the word 'sin' that in church we end up confessing nothing except our highly developed capacity for denial. One week, for example, the confession began, 'Our communication with Jesus tends to be too infrequent to experience the transformation in our lives You want us to have,' which seems less a prayer than a memo from one professional to another. At such times I picture God as a wily writing teacher who leans across a table and says, not at all gently, 'Could you possibly be troubled to say what you mean?' It would be refreshing to answer, simply, 'I have sinned.'"
Posted by Miska at Monday, March 02, 2009