“God walks among the pots and pans.” St. Teresa of Avila Two years after converting to the Catholic Church at the age of forty-one I began my journey with an OCDS community in Dallas, Texas. OCDS means literally Order of Carmel Discalced Secular. The Discalced Carmelite Order was founded in the 16th century in SpainContinue reading “Why I Am Content”
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All is OK
All is well at Blankenship Acres and we are fine. I’m working on my knitting and reading, as usual. I simply don’t have much to say lately and I’ve stepped back from my usual social media sites for a break. My favorite site has had more than a little anti-Catholic stuff going on and I’llContinue reading “All is OK”
May is Here!
April has passed and here we are beginning the month of May. Everything is very green and lush after all the rain we’ve been having. Today was a quiet day here in our little corner of Texas. I’ve started another series of books, this time by Ellis Peters, The Brother Cadfael Chronicles. First up isContinue reading “May is Here!”
Jesus is Risen! The Light has returned to our world and our lives. We look to our future with Faith and Hope. Evil will not prevail. God is with us.
Holy Week tends to find me in a reflective mood, grateful for our Savior and the sacrifice He made for us, striving to be a better Catholic and follow more closely in His footsteps. It’s so easy to whine and complain about the small stuff and to think that the big stuff is the endContinue reading “Good Friday”
Happy Texas Independence Day, Ya’ll
It’s a gorgeous, sunny morning in NE Texas. The forecast was for the low 40’s…we woke up to 35°…had a hunch that it would be best to put the heat pump on emergency before going to bed. Turns out we were right! I didn’t sleep well last night, gave up about 3 am and wentContinue reading “Happy Texas Independence Day, Ya’ll”
Taking it Easy
Allergies are kicking my butt this weekend and I had to get my Relief Band out and charge it. Sure helps with the nausea from sinus drainage until my allergy meds can kick in. At least I’m able to enjoy my knitting and reading. Brad’s back down at his shop cleaning and sorting. He’s gotContinue reading “Taking it Easy”
First Sunday of Advent
There is something comforting about the beginning of the Advent Season in the midst of all the BS and nonsense going on in the world today. In spite of what is thrown at us we still have Our Lord, we still have our devotions. We are lucky living where we do in our little cornerContinue reading “First Sunday of Advent”
Cozy Saturday Afternoon
It’s in the 50’s and sprinkling rain today. Good day to stay in and catch up on chores and do some reading. Brad went out and tied some streamers to the chain at the road to make it more visible. This is how it looks from our perspective. I stood out in the yard northContinue reading “Cozy Saturday Afternoon”
Don’t Forget To Vote!
Texas has some amendments on the ballot, a list of eight propositions: Proposition 1: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.” Proposition 2: “The constitutional amendment authorizing a county toContinue reading “Don’t Forget To Vote!”