Jeff and I spent last week with my family in Saskatchewan. Somehow, the weather forecasters got it wrong and the lovely autumn days we thought we would enjoy turned, overnight, into this:
The snow stayed much longer than anyone guessed so plans to finish digging the carrots in my parents’ garden were replaced with other indoor adventures. This yield made us feel rather productive one morning and made for a great end to Thanksgiving dinner.
Hope your Thanksgivings were as full of fun surprises as ours was.
A young boy from Norway is coming to international prominence with the upcoming release of his first recording. The voice of 12-year old treble Aksel Rykkvin is astoundingly clear and pure- perfectly suited to early music.
I have shared this piece here before but this version, sung by Austin, Texas choir Conspirare under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, is too great not to pass on.
Most North American churches will be a buzz of activity today with fall kick-offs and attendance surging after summer vacation. While I love the ‘back to routine’ feeling that these early September Sundays bring, the introvert in me longs for something quieter and more reflective… something along the lines of Palestrina’s “Sicut Cervus.” Ironically, this piece is a setting of Psalm 41:2 which is all about longing.
This is fascinating.
You can watch individual stories here.
involved pears, fresh off friends’ tree. It’s surprising how many fit into just a few jars.
10 hours of nonstop floor sanding MUST qualify as an Olympic level sport, right? Getting rid of the orange stain on our bedroom floor and adding fresh new wainscot = gold medal-esque happiness for us.