Saturday, March 29, 2003

I Am Madame X: A Novel

Among other things,

I am reading

this good book.

by Gioia Diliberto (Author)

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Chocolate Chip Pie

2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, melted & cooled to room temp
6 oz chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 9" pie shell, unbaked

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat eggs until foamy. Add flour and sugars, stirring until well-blended. Stir in melted (soft) butter. Add chocolate chips and nutes, blending gently. Pour into pie shell. Bake 1 hour.

Serves 8

Another easy, elegant dessert....

Bake a brownie recipe in a pie pan. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. The raspberry sauce is made by putting frozen sweetened raspberries in the blender.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

I Am His, and He Is Mine

Loved with everlasting love,
Led by grace that love to know;
Spirit, breathing from above,
Thou hast taught me it is so!
Oh, this full and perfect peace!
Oh, this transport all divine!
In a love which cannot cease,
I am His, and He is mine.

Heav'n above is softer blue,
Earth around is sweeter green!
Something lives in ev'ry hue
Christless eyes have never seen:
Birds with gladder songs o'erflow
Flow'rs with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know, as now I know,
I am His, and He is Mine.

Things that once were wild alarms
Cannot now disturb my rest;
Closed in everlasting arms,
Pillowed on the loving breast.
Oh, to lie forever here,
Doubt, and care, and self resign,
While He whispers in my ear--
I am His, and He is mine.

His forever, only His;
Who the Lord and me shall part?
Ah, with what a rest of bliss,
Christ can fill the loving heart!
Heav'n and earth may fade and flee,
First born light in gloom decline;
But while God and I shall be,
I am His, and He is mine.

George Wade Robinson (1838-1877)

Saturday, March 15, 2003

Today I visited this gallery with my second daughter. It was exquisite and on the way home we daydreamed about being able to spend an entire day gallery-hopping.
Come Back Soon, We're Changing Our Look to Serve YOU Better!
Part of the "daydream" included a weekend trip to New York, so we could take in this show.
accessatlanta | events | theater | 'Gospel of John' opens off-Broadway

Monday, March 10, 2003

'Hidden art' is the art which is found in the 'minor' areas of life. By 'minor' I (Edith Schaeffer) mean what is involved in the 'everyday' of anyone's life, rather than his career or profession. Each person has some talent which is unfulfilled in some 'hidden area' of his being, and which could be expressed and developed.

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun

Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run:
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.

All Praise to Thee, who safe has kept,
And hast refreshed me while I slept:
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake
I may of endless life partake.

Lord, I my vows to Thee renew;
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill.

Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Thomas Ken (1637-1711)

Saturday, March 08, 2003