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on this Solemnity of the Annunciation…

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on on this Solemnity of the Annunciation…

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I was going to inundate you with a million stained glass window pictures I’ve taken over the years. But then I thought better of it. Then again, I might change this to a slide show later.

It’s an important day, after all. This picture, taken on a wintery visit to the Boston area a few years ago is a favorite because of the teal colors. It shows the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary with the message that she will bear the Son of God.

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,* and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. Luke 1:26-38

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WPC: Life Imitates Art

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I didn’t exactly take this picture. Exactly. But I framed it. Does that count? My life is imitating art.

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Traveling Exhibit

I had the pleasure of going to the Vermeer exhibit at The High in Atlanta last year. The Girl with the Pearl Earring was the big draw, so they had this cut out in the lobby. I’m not sure this necessarily promotes seeing great pieces — but hey, it was there, why not pop in the picture?

The exhibit was lovely — as I appreciated Vermeer’s other works, as well, but this is what drew the crowds. Like the Mona Lisa, it was much smaller than I thought.

More Art — Imitating Art

Also, it occurs to me that the model resembles the actress Laura Carmichael who plays Lady Edith Crawley from Downton Abbey. Follow the links and tell me it ain’t true!

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Doritos are of the devil

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

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It occurs to me that eating Doritos is like my pathetic and woeful concupiscence. I don’t even mean that in a funny way, though it is a rather over-the-top analogy.

I stared at an open Dorito bag for about 5 minutes, circling back to where it was as I was putting away things in the kitchen. It kept calling to me. I don’t even like Doritos all that much. The salt, I suppose, is the draw.

The problem is, once I opened that bag, I couldn’t eat just one. And before I knew it, I had gobbled up a quarter of the bag. I didn’t feel at all satisfied, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. For all the wiping on a napkin, my fingers still carry the faint stain of processed cheese and fake ingredients.

Just like sin. Its ugly allure, my powerlessness to resist, and the mess. It leaves a mess.

I’m so grateful for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the availability of it time after time.

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a prayer for peace

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

  

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My last meal in Cuba

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

  
Hey!I thought I’d share a picture of my last meal in Cuba: a ham and cheese sandwich. 

In the U.S., it’s called a Cuban sandwich. 

In Cuba, it’s called a sandwich. 

Think about it. 

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A little more with the roses

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A little more with the roses

Played with Enlight, the photo app, and enhanced this rose. I think I’ll enjoy this! What do you think?

  

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