Category: holidays

Advent Introduction

Starting Four Sundays before Christmas and Lasting until Christmas Eve  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  Isaiah 7:14  Happy New Year!  Advent starts the Christian New…

Advent Activities

Prepare Yourself The best way of preparing yourself for Christ’s coming is to pray, re-enforce your connection with God.  Spend some time each day praying to and listening to (meditating) God.  Start simply, talk to God about your day, your hopes, your dreams, what…

Advent Recipes

Gingerbread Houses ½ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 ½ cups molasses 2/3 cup apple juice 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon allspice 6 ½ cups flour Mix all adding flour…

Halloween Activites

Bonfire Halloween bonfires dates back to the start of this ancient celebration.  It symbolizes the Light of the World and the fires of the Holy Spirit.  As we light it we remind ourselves to live in the Light of God’s presence.  Trick or Treat…

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the best time to serve up old family dishes or make dishes that those who have went before us loved as a way of remembering and joining the past and the present.  While you eat it is nice to talk about the…

Halloween Introduction

October 31  “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many homes. If it weren’t so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. If I go and…

Autumnal Equinox Activities

Balance Yourself At this time of equal parts day and night, neither cold nor not, it is good to reevaluate our lives.  Are we working too much and sleeping too little?  Are we eating too much and exercising too little?  Watching TV too much…

Autumnal Equinox Recipes

Blackberry Pizzelle (Michaelmas Waffles) 3 eggs ¼ cup oil 1 teaspoon blackberry extract 1 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ cup sugar Preheat the pizzelle maker. Beat the eggs smooth.  Blend in the extract and oil.  Mix the dry ingredients and add…

Autumnal Equinox Introduction

September 21 – 29  Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this,” says Yahweh of Armies, “if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a…

Lammas Introduction

August 1 “You shall observe the feast of weeks with the first fruits of wheat harvest… Exodus 34:22 Lammas or Loaf Mass is the wonderful Holy Day of the First Fruits of the Harvest.  Summer is ending and the harvest has begun.  Although all…

Lammas Recipes

Struan Bread (Celtic Harvest Loaf) Makes 1 large loaf or 2 small loaves Soaker 3 tablespoons polenta (corn meal) 3 tablespoons rolled oats 2 tablespoons wheat bran 1/4 cup water Dough 3 cups unbleached bread flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt…

Lammas Activities

Feeding the Poor Giving food to the poor is a wonderful way to start this Holy Day off right. for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you…