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Friday, October 31, 2008


I keep saying to myself that we were part of something great today. Something that 1000,s of people have waited nearly 30 years for. Something that may be a once in a life time experience. I am not a sports person at all. But I do love Philly. And one of the things that I love about it is how passionate the people are, whether it be about sports, politics, or bettering the city. This is a fabulous city!

After the Phillies won, Chris rushed out to Cottman and Frankford, where thousands of people poured out into the streets within seconds of the win. Even in the midst of the drunkenness, there were only 76 arrests. Not too bad considering. So there were some cars turned over, some bottles thrown through windows, and at cops...you could focus on those few incidences...or you could focus on the folks that were high fiving, hugging, dancing together, and revealing more of themselves than should be done in public. Philly is what it is. It's people are who they are.
On the train, on the way to the parade today, there were a bunch of folks downing the beer at 9am. I thought, "Good Lord, that is gross." But then I thought, "only in Philly." It's true. It is what makes us unique and I love living in a city that stands on it's own.

We walked for MILES today, and stood for HOURS in a crowd just to see a few ball players and scream. And then we tried to get on the subway to come home and quickly realized that there was no way to even get to the entrance of it. So we walked miles to find a subway stop that we could get in. But we made it home, and decided that we would be happy next time just watching it on tv. I am glad we did it. I love the excitement. But I also love my space.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Please don't be like this guy!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

heirloom tomatoes and good nutrition

I am thankful for good food. It is funny how simple things in life can bring joy. Eating raw makes you realize this more. This was actually a meal from a few weeks ago. Lately I have been eating squash, eggplant, potatoes, apples, pears... so i am not eating all raw now, but mostly. I am happy to say that a cold that I was sure was going to turn into a respiratory infection cleared up on its own! I think it is the good food. And Alexa asked for a green smoothie for dessert tonight!! And India downed two servings of our raw dinner! Moriah...we are still working on her:(

Friday, October 17, 2008

Resting in the womb

I have been meditating a lot on the womb of God. A wonderful man by the name of Bill Reed showed me this analogy and it has stuck with me for the past several weeks. Have you ever thought about what it was like in your mothers womb, or if you have been pregnant, just how amazing it is that this life is growing inside you, depending on you. Everything was taken care of for us while we were in the womb, from our food to our temperature to our oxygen supply. It was a perfect life of contentment and swimming around in amniotic fluid. Our mothers didn't think much about it either.
So it is with our Mother God, who holds us in her womb, providing every need when we stay connected to Her life source. Somehow this view of God has brought me to a new place with God... and in that I have found such peace and joy. Yes, my Father God is strong and mighty and will stop at nothing to bring justice on this earth. But She is also nurturing and gentle and meets our every need. The Hebrew word rechem means the "womb" and the plural form of that means "compassion." In Isaiah 46:3-4, God speaks to Her chosen people saying that they were born from Her womb but she still carries them into their old age. (The translation into English loses so much of the meaning).
If we believe that God carries us, and we are in Her womb, then why is it so easy to allow fear or worry to come into our lives. We live in a world that is in crisis. This is without doubt, but "those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty." (psalm 91)
May the blessing of the God of Abraham and Sarah,
and of Jesus Christ, born of our sister Mary, and of the
Holy Spirit, who broods over the world as a motehr over
her children, be upon you and remain with you always.
(Supplemental Liturgical Texts-episcopal church)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

we love fall!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A mother's journey...

I love hearing from other moms about their birthing experiences, whether disappointing or perfect. I was inspired by this mom who is artistic enough to create something that helped her work through that journey. I am reminded how wonderful it is to be part of this community of mothers in our world. We all have our own unique stories but are linked by something indescribable.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I have a dorky husband!

he was the one who put that last post on if you saw it. if you didn't see it, i deleted it.