Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yum! Pancakes!!

Did you have a wonderful pancake dinner Tuesday??? We sure did! Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday celebrates the beginning of Lent (pre-Easter Season) and refers to a day when a thrifty housewife would use up certain food items in the house to prepare for the Lent Fast (which would start the next day). Pancakes are a great way of using up those items. I just love to have the pancakes to celebrate the beginning of Easter season.

Here are some "Lent Facts":

  • It lasts 40 day’s from Ash Wednesday to Easter (Sundays aren’t counted)
  • "Lent" comes from a old Anglo-Saxon word meaning "springtime"
  • 40 day's came from the 40 days Jesus fast in the wilderness.
  • The color for Lent is PURPLE ( the color of royalty).
  • A time for repentance, scripture reading, & self-examination.
  • A time of commitment (or recommitment) to Christ.
  • Lent was originally a period of fasting & scripture study prior to a person's baptism which occurred on Easter weekend.
  • Lent is mentioned first in history by Irenaeus (180 AD)
  • Lent is not mentioned in the Bible. Christians use it as an opportunity to strengthen their faith.
  • Instead of a Fast, some people give up something they enjoy, like “chocolate”.

How about you? Are you giving up anything for Lent???

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Working at Pebble Beach, CA

After a week of working and rainy weather . . . my workshop came to an end and the sun decided to shine. I'm flying home tomorrow!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

California Here I Come!

I leave Saturday for business at Asilomar Conference Grounds, CA (which is near Pebble Beach). It's quite beautiful there. Here's a photo from my last visit.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

First Ski Trip & 6 Randome Things

Her first ski tri. . .My dear friend tagged me for "6 random things". So, here goes!


  1. I love taking pictures! So the only blogger I know, told me about Wordless Wednesday. It's exciting to get comments back about my pictures from people all over the world.
  2. I don't like cold weather!
  3. I just like plain things. Plain burgers and sanwichs- just meat and bread.
  4. I have 3 crazy kids ages 4, 11, and 20, who keep me mostly nuts.
  5. God and I - I've always had an inner calling to serve Him.
  6. I recently messed up my blog. I did have it set up so you could just see a pic and a few words. Then you could click "read more" IF you wanted too. But I did something and now the "read more" button isn't working. Where is the magic wand to fix it???

So who should I TAG? My most recent visitors!

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