Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

The Collect: Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us, we beseech thee, the liberty of that abundant life which thou hast manifested to us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth … Continue reading

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Preschooler Cooking: Making Cooked Carrots

Monday night is Su’s night to help in the kitchen and she chose to make cooked carrots as one of the vegetables. Here’s a brief summary of what she did and the things she learned: She opened the fridge and … Continue reading

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Preschooler Projects:Easy Needlepoint

Su has been asking for a while if I would teach her to sew. S and I talked about it and decided to get her a few things for Christmas: some plastic needlepoint canvasses, four different colors of yarn, and … Continue reading

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Teaching First Grade to a Four Year Old

As I mentioned the other day, F started First Grade a few weeks ago. Intellectually he is quite ready for the challenge, but there are a few places where I make some allowances and accommodations for his age. Writing: First … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Prayer

As I am preparing to pray through and blog about praying through the Psalms I am reflecting on the nature of prayer and the way that our lives and prayers intertwine. Perhaps as children we grew up with a concept … Continue reading

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Gardening:Desperate for Spring

Several weeks ago I read a post on Making Light about sprouting seeds for adding to salads etc. This reminded me how much I like sprouts and I thought I would do a little experimentation on my own. Accordingly I … Continue reading

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Baffling Food Myths

Some of the things that consumers think about food and the health properties of specific foods are just strange. For instance many people think that brown eggs are healthier than white eggs when actually shell color simply indicates that the … Continue reading

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Preschooler Cooking:Garlic Bread

F and Su take turns being my “kitchen helper” in the evenings. They set the table, fetch and carry and F is now beginning to make some simple dishes. The other day we had Mexican Chicken with Garlic Bread and … Continue reading

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