Chartreuse Ova

scrambled lamentations, psalms, parables and ramblings of a Christian mommy

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I Finished Harry Potter!

Harry Potter fans have no fear, no spoilers here.

Loved the book, and read it less than 2 I can't figure out why I waited so long.

"So long," you ask?

Yeah, I just finished Book 1, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.

How's that for procrastination?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Five: Floods and Droughts

Thanks to Sally and the RevGalsBlogPals!

1. Have you experienced living through an extreme weather event- what was it and how did you cope?

Not really. I was leaving Puerto Rico and made it out on the last flight before Hurricane Hugo hit in 1989. Experienced a few major, but not extreme weather events.

2. How important is it that we wake up to issues such as global warming?

Extremely. I believe that many of the world's environmental, poverty, health, social & family issues are intertwined. Many of the things that we could do to decrease global warming would impact the others. Even if someone could prove to me that global warming is nonexistent, I think we still need to make many of the same changes in our lifestyles, individually, corporately, nationally, and internationally. This would make the world, our communities, our families, and us as individuals stronger. I doubt I'll ever become "No Impact Chartreuseova", but I'm quickly becoming a fan of No Impact Man.

3. The Christian message needs to include stewardship of the earths resources agree/ disagree?

I think stewardship is of critical importance. Too many times I think we, Christians, just equate stewardship with giving money to the church. God cares about creation. That's us and the earth and all its resources. When we disregard/plunder the gifts of creation, we disregard & dishonor the Giver.

And because it is summer- on a brighter note....

4. What is your favourite season and why?
Summer. [ Chanting C-S-A, C-S-A,...] I love the fresh organic veggies we get each week from the local Community Supported Agriculture farm of which we are members. I like hot weather too, although this year I've been spending more time in the air conditioning.

5. Describe your perfect vacation weather....
Perfect summer days of cool mornings to enjoy the outdoors, hot afternoons to lounge in a pool or escape to a cool place to read or maybe just take a nap, an evening thunderstorm to clear the air.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's Time

Kievas posted his all time favorite music video to balance all the heaviness that has been weighing on his mind this week.

In contrast, I woke up this morning at 4 a.m. feeling lighter and more peaceful than I have in weeks. The decision has been made to leave the local church which I attended for several years.

There is so much to say, yet I don't have the words. So here's a video...