A Butter Tart is a Beautiful Thing

One of the best things about being Canadian is eating butter tarts. They are kind of like mini pecan pies, although my favorite ones are the ones with raisins. Nothing is better than a cup of tea and a couple of butter tarts. They aren't that hard to make but I don't like to bake, especially pastry. I know, I'm lazy.

Anyway, our friend Jacob flew in today from Canada and brought me a package of butter tarts. I'm getting ready to have a cup of tea and I don't have to share them with anyone :)

If you want to try your hand at making them, you can find a recipe here.


Mind Your Head

Last night, we were on the metro going home after Kelly's delicious birthday dinner.

We got to *Wonder Boy's stop, and at the last minute were arranging a phone call to figure out when he and Troy could meet.

As the doors slid closed, Wonder Boy began leaping alongside the train in Lord of the Rings fashion.

Then, without warning, he dropped from view like a stone.

The train glided into the tunnel, and Troy and I looked at each other.

"He was acting," Troy said.

"I don't think so," I said.

Fast forward to the end of the metro ride when we are on the street and have reception on my phone. I call Wonder Boy.

"Are you on the metro platform with a broken leg?"

"No, but I have a really big lump on my head."

Hysterical laugher (and a little sympathy) from the pastor and his wife.

"Did you black out?"

"I don't think so. But I laid there for a little bit."

After we had established that there was no permanent brain damage from having bashed one's head on the digital readout display (see above) because you were leaping through the air, we hung up, came home and proceeded to draw attention to said incident in as many ways as possible.

The end.

*Name has been "changed" to protect the dignity of the down-fallen.


Happy Sunday Morning

I stopped by David Crowder's blog the other day and found out that they are releasing a new album in a couple of weeks!!! Kelly and Troy tease me all the time because I am a huge fan of David Crowder Band after seeing them a few years ago in the UK at a Worship Together conference. Troy and I don't buy much music these days but you can bet I'll be saving my pennies for a download!

I mentioned that we have been doing morning and evening office from Celtic Daily Prayer with the kids. As we say these words together every evening, this has been a real comfort (and challenge) to me. I hope it blesses you too.

"Lord, You have always given
bread for the coming day;

and though I am poor,

today I believe.

Lord, You have always given

strength for the coming day;

and though I am weak,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always given

peace for the coming day;

and though of anxious heart,

today I believe.

Lord, You have always kept
me safe in trials;

and now, tried as I am,

today I believe.

Lord, You have always marked
the road for the coming day;

and though it may be hidden,

today I believe.

Lord, You have always lightened

this darkness of mine;

and though the night is here,

today I believe.

Lord, You have always spoken
when time was ripe;

and though you be silent now,

today I believe."