And long simple love reveals truth of who we are more than flashy spectacle, too! I agree!
Coffee in morning, crusty whole grain toast, sitting, thinking, dressing, beauty everywhere, outside and in, bodily functions all working well, sky, walking, jewelry, helping struggling learners, flowers, birds, cooking, colors of vegetables, learning history of a cultures food and recipes, reading stories, Narnia, Capon’s…[Read more]
Isn’t Father Capon so so good in communicating this delight to us again!!! Screwtape taught me about the beauty of enjoying things and pleasures for the sheer gifts from Jesus to us and it transformed my life! Pilgrim’s Regress topped it off when he develops the Son taking on our flesh. Jesus sanctified every flesh and blood thing for us by…[Read more]
Lori Morrison replied to the topic John, ideas on how to make coffee, first of major food groups?? in the forum Week 4: Chapters 13 – 16 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Oh my! Yay! I’m not a snob in it, I pray! I just really enjoy it! Yes, I use filtered water and try to fresh grind. I’d thought lighter roasts had more acid, so were more bitter? That’s why I try the dark all the time. I’ll try the Ethiopian. I try to get the ones where they are kind and fair to the workers and organic if affordable. 1 or 2…[Read more]
Lori Morrison started the topic John, ideas on how to make coffee, first of major food groups?? in the forum Week 4: Chapters 13 – 16 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Dear John, I love your ways of teaching cooking! So reachable!! And pleasant! Thank you!!! I am not a perfectionist and cannot do 100 details well. I just feel coffee is one if the most healing gifts Jesus ever made for me! I drink it with a crusty, hard piece of hearty toast every morning. Like a lord’s supper, almost. But I’ve tried aero…[Read more]
Lori Morrison started the topic About the arc of hoy, vinegar, and incarnation of Jesus in the forum Week 4: Chapters 13 – 16 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I was thinking of the week 3 discussion I just heard and the vinegar idea and joy and John speaking of it at the end. G.H. Morrison said this most beautiful thing:”He touched nothing that he did not adorn”. I thought of Jesus receiving vinegar on the cross to moisten his lips so he could speak final words of life even in his death. He adorned even…[Read more]
Thank you so much, Bethany!!! I didn’t know you were in this group too! Like seeing an old friend! I’ll hit this link and perhaps tomorrow it will work. How did Jonathan tell you the details of it Thursday norning… by email or on the forum? Or another way?
Jonathan, I’m sorry I’m still not understanding how to navigate this site very well. How and where do I hear at least the recording of the zoom session from tonight? I didn’t receive an email today about how and I can’t see where info to be given Thursday morning would be. Thanks so much.
Robert is so gifted with his insight and exquisite sense of weaving them together! When cell phones were first coming in on us, a man told me, “Now watch how people will choose virtual reality over reality”. I didn’t understand so he explained it was answering your phone when a real live person was sitting in front of you. I promised myself never…[Read more]
when you touch bread.
Let it not lie
Uncared for, unwanted.
So often bread is taken for granted.
There is so much beauty
Beauty of sun and soil.
Beauty of patient toil.
Winds and rains have caressed it,
Christ often blessed it.
Be gentle when you touch bread.
This is my old hippie recipe, back when whole wheat was good and we bought extra gluten to lighten our loaves! I still love grinding my wheat and the touching and forming of bread is like divine to me!
2 @1/2 cups whole wheat flour or half and half
1 package yeast
2 TBSP. Butter melted or oil
1cup warm water
Thank you!!! I’ll try it! Can you use whole wheat?
P.S. Smallness, to me, is wonderful. To see the miracle of life in tiny ways in one little person’s struggle or joy, is something I can almost grasp and winder about. To think that the same miracle happens in gigantic ways is usually too high for me to wrap my mind around. Learning that Jesus delights in my little moves forward and understands why…[Read more]
Actually, the pages in my older, hardback book, p. 98-100, caused me the greatest wonder! I never knew that was why and how a sauce thickened! I thought it was just magic of some sort. Isn’t that beautiful how the individualizing of each particle makes the best sauce? The unique, individual tiny self. Each one must be anointed with fat, then…[Read more]
This blew my mind!!! I’d never thought of this before!!! What a profound truth! It reminded me of God’s invention of sex too, and then, his “scandalously” comparing the oneness and beauty and intended joy of it with our relationship with Himself! In Pilgrim’Regress, one of the most hysterical lines is one about accusing the Landlord of being…[Read more]
Wasn’t this excellent? To transmit the delight of my own encounters with my lovely realities? It reminds me if Jesus always speaking of imparting his own joy to us! In Tennessee, a friend and I were eating lightly steamed fresh garden picked okra, heavily salted and peppered at our poor country table. A few of our kids rushed by, inquiring what…[Read more]
It is scrumptious!!! Thank you!!! I’ve always craved a cornbread that was corny, not cakey! I cut my slice in half and toasted each in an iron skillet again and put butter on it. My kids used to like honey too for sweet but it’s great! Thanks so much!!
Lori Morrison replied to the topic Attention & Love in the forum <em>The Supper of the Lamb</em> by Robert Farrar Capon 2 months, 1 week ago
I love her logic!!! Haha!!! I’m the same way with silverware, too! I only wash the tops not the handles! I love the idea of loving the beauty of the onion, not rushing to the use. I was thinking even in the garden of Eden, at first, they were being overwhelmed by the Giver permeating all his gifts but then fell because their eyes changed to see…[Read more]
I finally was able to hear the rich discussion y’all had on this and haven’t stopped thinking about it. Especially the gentleman who spoke so thoughtfully of him butchering his chicken and thanking for its sacrifice. I loved that. There’s some deep, beautiful mystery here with God’s creating meat in this manner requiring sacrifice, death, for us…[Read more]
Perhaps our made up word inefficiency reflects our “use” oriented mindset. God’s purpose is so much more grand, deep, and beautiful than ours. He’s teaching us to become lovers, like him. I’m sure His ways that seems so long in time to us are accomplishing his own purposes the best. From food preparation, bearing and raising children, teaching s…[Read more]
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