Category: holidays

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…

REJOICE!!

Rejoice always. 1 Thessalon 5:16 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me.  You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my heart may sing praise to you, and not be silent.  Yahweh my God, I will…

Summer Solstice Recipes

Pineapple Upside Down Pound Cake Preheat oven to 325. 2 Tablespoons butter ¼ cup brown sugar Mix. Pineapple Rings Maraschino cherries, halved Place pineapple rings on the bottom of a greased and floured cake pan.  Put the cherry halves in the center of the…

Summer Solstice Activities

Jump the Bonfire I know.  It’s always with me and fire!  Whether it be a huge bonfire with family and friends or a small candle for yourself, fire was always used to symbolize the light of God in the darkness of the world.  Ancient…

Summer Solstice Introduction

June 21  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow. James 1:17 Happy Summer Solstice!  Summer Solstice or Midsummer, was also known as Summer Christmas.  Why…

Pentecost Activities

Make a bonfire Kinda obvious and as you’ve surmised by reading this blog, I think every holiday could use some fire!  Fire of love, fire of life, fire of the burning bush, the sacred purity of fire! Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed…

Pentecost Introduction

50 days after Easter  Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak. …