I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

Retirement plans.

The thought of getting old as a “difficult woman” is freaking terrifying.

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He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me.

~John 6:57-58

(art: The Last Supper, by Gary Ernest Smith)






Trying to get my 10,000 steps a day.



Trying to get my 10,000 steps a day.















why is “Gospel” so smal

why is “Reason” bigger than “Eucharist”

why is “coffee” even on here

Why is “Reason” bigger than “Tradition”

Can we redesign this?  I also really hate that words are starting with capital letters when this has different size fonts — it needs to all be upper-case or all lower-case.  Also: does it really need “inclusive” and "inclusivity"? "Welcoming" and "welcome"? There are so many problems here, design-wise and theologically.

Also, can anyone see the word “Jesus”?

Of course not.  But I do see “Bishop Spong”

"Acceptable". Not like all those unacceptable churches you wouldn’t want to be seen dead in. You know the ones.

Ok then whatever.

I hadn’t even seen that. Wow…

Is this “bring your own beer”, “bring you own bees”, “bring your own bombs”, or what?

Activity time!

1. Find God in this word jumble. 

2. Find 10 words bigger than “God” (it won’t be hard!) 

3. (Extra credit 11th grade math question) Calculate the ratio of exactly how much larger than “God” the words “accepting,” “inclusion,” “affirming,” and “reason” are.

4. (Extra credit Christian Ethics question) Figure out why I became a Roman Catholic.

And this is potentially part of the reason my dad left the Episcopal church in his teens. Priorities… Yikes.

That and it was the same thing every week.

I mean, experience being the best teacher, just the fact that “inclusive,” “inclusivity,” AND “inclusion” are all on this chart is reason enough to stay far, far, away. It’s one of those words that has stopped meaning what it means in the dictionary. In this case, they have to say it in huge font three times, protesting too much, because they know it’s not true—they do NOT “include” they very carefully exclude and cultivate a certain milieu of demographic types who they wish to favor. The “here comes everybody” of James Joyce’s Catholic church is not what we’re talking about here, this is rich white folks’ political parlor games.

Edit: Oh wait there’s also “all-inclusive.” Four! Four times!

But let’s see, if “Jesus” or “Christ” or “Redeemer” or “Savior” are on here, they are in font too small for my eyes. However “BYOB” and “coffee hour” come through fine. So bevs are covered at least. And “via media,” “3-legged stool,” and “Anglican chant,” too, which begins to suggest that this is more of a mutual self-admiration club for fellows with certain sorts of peculiar interests and esoteric hobbies than anything to do with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I wasn’t aware there was “hype”. Who knew? Don’t see Jesus but I see Spong? That is just odd… Is this official or fandom generated?

A reverse image search shows it is up on a couple church websites, yikes:

No idea if it came from TEC main office but it is being used officially on the parish level I guess.

(Source: notalwaysluminous)

My grandmother, who had a stroke on Christmas eve, is doing better health-wise, but is dependent on the help of others. Unfortunately  the relatives who have been legally placed in charge of her care are being insensitive to her, unkind, and not terribly responsible. They are throwing away belongings she wants to keep, trashing her stuff, being rude to her, and acting like she’s already dead even though she has improved. She is now suffering at least as much emotionally as physically. I have tried sending cards and so forth and Mom and I aren’t even sure if they are getting sent through by these relatives. We feel completely powerless. (Mom is her DIL so no legal standing to speak of compared to blood relatives with POA.)

Please pray for Violet Maxine, that the peace of Christ will be with her, and for her caretakers, that Christ may melt their hearts and let them see their loving matriarch who always provided for their needs deserves tender care, not disrespect and cruelty.


Gopher tortoise or dinosaur?

  1. Camera: Nikon D7100
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/800th
  4. Focal Length: 55mm


Somewhere - Black Forest, Germany

(Source: 4thiess)