Friday, December 21, 2007

Be a Hand-Bell Hero!

How's your co-ordination? Try your hand at hand-bell ringing here

I hope you can do better than I did.

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...

Here are the O Antiphons for the rest of Advent:

December 21st:
O Rising Sun, you are the splendor of eternal light and the sun of justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

December 22nd:
O King whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes all one. O come and save man whom you made from clay.

December 23rd:
O Emmanuel, you are our king and judge, the One whom the peoples await and their Savior. O come and save us, Lord, our God.

For more information on the O Antiphons, go here.

Friday, October 19, 2007

What kind of candy are you?


They call you sticky fingers for a reason!

What Kind of Candy Are You?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

How do you view Heaven?

I found this quote from Chesterton over at the Blue Boar web site:

"G.K. Chesterton occasionally depicted Heaven as an inn, the Inn at the End of the World, as it were. As he wrote in the last paragraph in his biography of Charles Dickens:

The hour of absinthe is over. We shall not be much further troubled with the little artists who found Dickens too sane for their sorrows and too clean for their delights. But we have a long way to travel before we get back to what Dickens meant: and the passage is along a rambling English road, a twisting road such as Mr. Pickwick travelled. But this at least is part of what he meant; that comradeship and serious joy are not interludes in our travel; but that rather our travels are interludes in comradeship and joy, which through God shall endure for ever. The inn does not point to the road; the road points to the inn. And all roads point at last to an ultimate inn, where we shall meet Dickens and all his characters: and when we drink again it shall be from the great flagons in the tavern at the end of the world. "

Sunday, October 07, 2007

My First Post

Hey all! Amanda finally got on the blog! Yeah! Anyway, things are really busy with school right now. Not much to say, things are going well. I'm really starting to feel like a teacher, and I haven't had a class of my own yet! Until next time.....Amanda

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

School Buzz

Hello, Kopffs! It's Caroline very first post! exciting, no? (well, maybe not to you, but I think its cool) It's the very first day of school for me, and I'm excited. I FINALLY got my desk put into my room (MINE AT LAST!) and I couldn't be happier! I just came back from a great long weekend with Laura, which you can see the pictures from (I think dad posted them...). anyway, i'm just killing time, so I think I should just get back to work. Toodles! ^_~
Caroline, Emily, and I had a great time in Madison over the weekend. The campus is beautiful, and Madison is quite the large city. State Street has enough stores and restaurants to keep you busy exploring for a long time. Laura's apartment is really nice, and it looks like she is all ready to go!

You can see some pictures of our trip here .

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Good advice from Auntie Lillie

"My Auntie Lillie had a few words of advice for me, growing up. One was to tilt a glass 90 degrees before pouring the lager, and to let a Guinness “build” before drinking, another was to talk to St. Michael the Archangel when dodging nightmares, and the third was to “pay attention to anything that keeps being put before yer eyes; it’s the Holy Spirit calling you to prayer or action. Pray to know which.” - - The Anchoress

I would suggest, though, that you tilt the glass 45 degrees. It seems to me if you tilt it 90 degrees, all the beer will spill out--

Monday, January 08, 2007

The power of commitment

I saw this quote last week--and then re-found it in Wikipedia, under the entry for W. H. Murray .

but when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money— booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!

I heard Mother Angelica say in an interview, when asked about starting EWTN, that once you take the first step God supplies the grace needed to keep going. There is also a similar quote from Dorothea Brande, "Act boldly, and unseen forces will come to your aid." Those of us who tend to be timid should take this seriously.