“May you be children of God, pure and unblameable, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (cf. Phil. 1:15): and may you never be entangled in the snares of the wicked that go round about, or bound with the chains of your sins. May the Word in you never be smothered with the cares of this life and so make you unfruitful: but may you walk in the King’s Highway, turning aside neither to the right hand nor to the left, but led by the Spirit through the narrow gate.”
From St. Gregory the Theologian (The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Second Series Vol. VII; Eerdmans pg. 229)
This weekend we made a trip to see our first Nephew. He was born on September 20th. The first baby in the family. This weekend has been filled with snuggles and new baby smell. We were overjoyed to be able to spend the weekend comforting baby and making meals for the new parents. Speaking of meals, I made my first homemade lasagna, freshly grated Gouda cheese, and garlic dug up from the garden that morning. It was a success.