Thank you Alicia @ Fructus Ventris for the link. I love Veggie Tales!
Tough Aspects of Our Faith
I was reading This is The Faith by Canon Francis Ripley. On page 82, in regard to the Fifth Commandment, it says:
Abortion,which is willful murder committed before a child’s birth. Often disguised as “termination of pregnancy,”it deprives a child of heaven forever.(emphasis added) It is punished by the Church by excommunication.
Before I go on, let me add this disclosure, the purpose of this little blog isn’t to dispute whether or not unbaptised babies do or don’t get to heaven(EENS). Just to say I read this and thought “whoa”.
When I read this to my husband and later to my brother, they were both aghast. “I do not think God would deny little babies heaven when it is not their fault…” I am wondering if it may be dangerous to say otherwise. I mean we cannot begin to understand how far reaching the consequences of abortion is (or any sin for that matter). I think the point is it is prudent to weigh all the consequences of one’s actions before they take place, and to teach that this could be a very real consequence-not just the obvious consequence of death.
Well, my husband worked today, but came home at supper time which is unusual-we are blessed. He came home armed with Spongebob Valentine chocolate bars for the kids, a card, a bottle of chardonnay and J.R.R Tolkein’s The Book of Lost Tales 1 as a surprise.
I made marinated grilled salmon, baked potatoes and brussel sprouts (and chardonnay). I also made the easiet, yummiest chocolate pie.
On Saturday mornings, I make waffles, Peony. I thought it was funny that you made them for your pseudo-Saturday.
Now, I am going to go watch some rented movie.
Thank you Alison for the recipe!
Hot Fudge Pie
Melt one stick of butter in a pan.
Remove from heat. Add a beaten egg and one cup of sugar. Then add 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of cocoa. Then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
I buy the Pillsbury pie crust (from the refrigerator section)that you fold out. When you put it in the pan, take a fork and punch holes about two inches apart. Pour in the mixture and bake at 350 degrees for one half hour.
The pie is good hot or cold. It is great with either whipped cream or icecream. It takes only about 5 minutes to make if you by the pre-made pie crust.
My husband stayed home today (previously planned, just for a break) so we had a nice family day together. Slept late; made waffles for breakfast. First time I’ve ever made them, so I was pleased when they came out edible. Hambet seemed to like them, even though he called them “awfuls.”
Took Hambet to his “tiny tots” class; tears through the first half of the Hello Song, and clinging through the second song, but afterwards cheerful participation. He seems to be growing to like the class. Lunch, and then a trip to the grocery store, where the sample lady was cheerfully offering bites of chocolate cake while the pre-snow panic swirled around her. Back home. Puttered around the house. A nice dinner (steak, twice-baked potatoes, sorbet for dessert.)
Hambet came out with a couple of sentences today, his longest ones yet. When he woke up this morning, I had already gone downstairs, so he asked his daddy, “Show me Mommy?” Later, he told us, “I want draw picture.” “I want juice.” At dinner, when daddy asked him what he did in class, Hambet was able to tell him, “Kids! Trudi [the teacher]. Songs.” This is the first time he’s had an answer to “tell daddy about class” (or about whatever we did that day.)
Hambet’s first word was exactly one year ago today: “Daddy.”
Ha! I took one look and closed the page. I’m not even going there.
Who is a bit tipsy on Valentine’s wine and who often has to utilise a dictionary when chatting with Peony to begin with…