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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Last night was the last boiling of the season. Tomorrow it will be one year since our barn burned down. It's ironic because there were a lot of memories associated with that old barn. Now all of the memories are being made in the sap house. Harold is talking about ceasing operation of the Sugar Bush. I really hope he doesn't. I have come to enjoy the impromptu pancake dinners out in the sap house. The culture of family farm life is slowly slipping away to be replaced by corporate farms - probably more efficient, but not rich in tradition and definitely not material for family memories. Sometimes the bottom line isn't the most important consideration.



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Word of the day:
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Gospel
Lk 1:26-38


The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
of the house of David,
and the virgin's name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said,
"Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you."
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his Kingdom there will be no end."
But Mary said to the angel,
"How can this be,
since I have no relations with a man?"
And the angel said to her in reply,
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child to be born
will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,
has also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God."
Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word."
Then the angel departed from her.


God bless our troops!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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