Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Be Here Now

Enjoy this little drop of amazing. It's so beautiful in it's simplicity.

It's songs like this that inspire my musical side to express itself.


I fear, my beloved girl, little happiness remains for us on earth; yet all that I may one day enjoy is centred in you. Chase away your idle fears; to you alone do I consecrate my life and my endeavours for contentment.
-Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.

-G.K. Chesterton


Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Better Way To Eat Your Crispy Rice

My Grandma told me that these are the "everyone brings them to the church potluck because their easy" dessert; I disagree. Maybe it's something that is more common in Montana, but these babies seem to be virtually unknown around here. And since they are a favorite of mine I thought I'd share them. They're easy and amazing.

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup butterscotch ships
1 cup milk chocolate chips
6 cups rice crispies

Bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until blended then stir in rice crispies. Spread into a buttered pan (We usually use a 9x11) Melt the chips together and spread over the top. Let it cool before cutting it into squares.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Some Reformation Cheer

This is absolutely amazing! It made my day and is well worth your time. Favorite line "Now let's raise our steins and Concord books together in this place, and spread the word that catholic is spelled with lower case."


Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Beautiful Reminder

Psalm 13
How long, O Lord? Will you forget
me forever?
How long will you hide your
face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my
soul and have sorrow in my heart all the
How long shall my enemy be exalted
over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep
of death,
lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed over him,"
lest my foes rejoice because I am

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully
with me.

This is probably one of my favorite psalms. Not only do I love that it is short and sweet, but the last two verses are so powerful to me. David is crying out to the Lord in distress, yet he still see's God's goodness and grace- trusting in his steadfast love, rejoicing in his salvation, and realizing how bountifully the Lord has blessed him. What a beautiful reminder of how blessed our lives are, how much joy we have in our salvation.