Friday, April 18, 2008

Good dialogue this week. Good to let simple thoughts settle into our bones, to let simple ideas take on great value. And perhaps that's the key to making things more simple at your house this weekend: give simplicity value. Make simplicity more important that acquiring or impressing or having, and soon you won't have to launder so much or dust so much or de-clutter so much or schedule so much. Interesting, huh?

Another interesting thing is that we're nearing our May 1 deadline for recipes! Lacie says that we're doing really well in the dessert arena but could use more recipes for sides/vegetables and appetizers. So ... calling all nibblers and side dish lovers! Do you have a fav way to prepare veggies for the kiddos? What is the never-fail snack that you take to the office or Bunco night to share? What side dish do you take to family & church potlucks? If you have something you'd like to share, please send to Jan Munroe at

(A little butterfly told me that Kyrie's great nana and my mother-in-law are submitting some of their yummy recipes to the cookbook. Lucky us!)

Oh! Found this--a nice way of explaining our ever-present Do Good philosophy, and something to ponder this weekend ...

We are here to do;
and through doing to learn;
and through learning to know;
and through knowing to experience wonder;
and through wonder to attain wisdom;
and through wisdom to find simplicity;
and through simplicity to give attention;
and through attention to see what needs to be done.

From the 'Pirke Avot'

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