It is a Sin to Complain about the Weather

  Image via John D Sirlin / Shutterstock It is a Sin to Complain about the Weather By Martha Tatarnic June 21, 2019 I have taken on a new spiritual discipline: I am trying not to complain about the weather. As you might imagine, this is very difficult, mostly because of how anti-social it feels. Everyone … Continue reading “It is a Sin to Complain about the Weather”

Fighting with Phone Companies, Pt. 2

  Image via Shutterstock/Gelpi Fighting with Phone Companies, Pt. 2 Martha Tatarnic May 28, 2019   & a Baptismal Alternative to “Meh…” This is not my first blog about this particular frustration. Every time that I have to deal with one of them, I vow to myself that I’m not going to get upset. I don’t … Continue reading “Fighting with Phone Companies, Pt. 2”

The Lavender Fields: Living with Cancer

By Martha Tatarnic April 15, 2019 Living with Cancer Musicians Dann Mitton, Zhenya Vitort, Ariana Chris, Christina Haldane with composer James Moffett.   Canadian composer, James Moffett, begins the first song of his Lavender Fields song cycle with these words: Before you’ve even thought about it Or anyone has named it for you, Your cells have been … Continue reading “The Lavender Fields: Living with Cancer”

This is my Church

Photo by: Marc Pether-Longman (own work) [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr This is my Church By Martha Tatarni “This is my church,” she said to me, waving her hands to indicate the majestic canopy of trees, the forest floor, the glimpse of blue sky beyond, and the streaming sunshine giving our surroundings the look of an enchanted … Continue reading “This is my Church”

Wicked and Ungrateful

By Martha Tatarnic Wicked and Ungrateful Because of the way that our vacation travel plans have panned out this past month, it had been a while since I had been able to attend a Sunday worship service. This past weekend saw us able to take a true family Sabbath. We looked up the Anglican church … Continue reading “Wicked and Ungrateful”