the joy of the cross

the joy of the cross

Do not run away from poverty or sorrows such things lift our prayer to Heaven Evagrios of Pontus   your sorrow will be turned into joy John...

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refuge

refuge

  Your name is permanently engraved in the palms of His hands… and no man shall pluck you out! Isaiah 49:16 & John 10:28 Embrace the counter-intuitive and be of good cheer. In the midst of this world’s tribulations and chaos – He is mindful of you and has you always in His sight – your refuge in Whom you may trust. HE will deliver you through struggle and carry you on the breath of the...

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onions

onions

“The onion and its satin wrappings is among the most beautiful of vegetables and is the only one that represents the essence of things.   It can be said to have a soul.” Charles Dudley Warner – ‘My Summer in a Garden’ (1871) “Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” Carl Sandburg   I am not sure if an onion can be said to have a soul, however, there are times when I’ve definitely felt...

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freedom

freedom

The Lord commands us to love our enemies, not for their sake, but for our own good.   For as long as we wallow in the remembrance of an insult we have suffered from a friend, a neighbor, or a relative, we will have neither peace nor rest.  We must become free from such thoughts.   This means that we must forgive from the heart. Everything must be forgiven.  The peace we feel afterwards brings a sense of well-being, joy, and comfort not only to...

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weeknight salmon cakes

weeknight salmon cakes

Maryland is for Crabs is the motto, but not if you are on a budget!  If you are from the Maryland / Virginia area then you already know the sky high price of a bushel of crabs and crab cakes. Well, lately I have been purchasing wild canned salmon, it’s mild and tasty.  With a little tweaking, we have taken the canned salmon, fixed it up like a crab cake  for a pretty fantastic alternative to the crab cakes that we love.  The trick is the...

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