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Brothers and Sisters: what we value
Good evening, everyone... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional ...
mommyof3 02/01/2015 6 11 - -
This line...
"If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments – but let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country. " This line gave me some tingles--I've long been done ...
mommyof3 01/20/2015 3 4 - -
Brothers and Sisters: with whom I am well pleased...
In my faith tradition, today commemorates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk ...
mommyof3 01/11/2015 15 15 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Twelfth Night
Christmastime is almost over... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses ...
mommyof3 01/04/2015 11 14 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Mary's Song
Good evening... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious ...
mommyof3 12/14/2014 12 10 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Let us see your kindness
Good evening... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious ...
mommyof3 12/07/2014 14 11 - -
Brothers and Sisters:the least of these...
Good evening, everyone... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses ...
mommyof3 11/23/2014 6 9 - -
Brothers and Sisters: All Souls...
Today is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* ...
mommyof3 11/02/2014 20 14 1 -
Brothers and Sisters: How to Treat People
Today's readings at Mass said some pretty important things to me about what is really important in how we treat people... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and ...
mommyof3 10/26/2014 9 12 - -
Brothers and Sisters... Peace, please...
Peace... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious ...
mommyof3 10/05/2014 9 15 - -
Brothers and Sisters: a place to rest...
This is a place to rest... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional ...
mommyof3 09/07/2014 9 10 - -
Brothers and Sisters: justice and peace shall kiss...
There has been this Facebook/Instagram thing lately where folks share their favorite verse and then call out other to do the same. To this point, no one in my circle of friends has called me to do ...
mommyof3 08/10/2014 6 10 - -
Brothers and Sisters: of loaves and fishes and stone soup
From the first time I heard the story of the loaves and the fishes, it reminded me of the story "Stone Soup". I have never been able to separate the two, because they both have always spoken to me ...
mommyof3 08/03/2014 19 13 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Blest are they
A hymn from Mass this morning has stuck with me all day... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge ...
mommyof3 07/27/2014 15 14 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Suffer the children...
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at ...
mommyof3 07/13/2014 12 16 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Corpus Christi
He became man... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious ...
mommyof3 06/22/2014 12 12 - -
Brothers and Sisters: the Spirit changes us...
... and the Spirit changes us... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses ...
mommyof3 06/08/2014 32 14 - -
Brothers and Sisters: a space to meet
Welcome... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious ...
mommyof3 04/27/2014 8 10 - -
Brothers and Sisters:Prayer...by the hand
This image caught my attention two weeks ago: Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not ...
mommyof3 04/06/2014 11 11 - -
Brothers and Sisters...
Peace to all who find their way here... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses ...
mommyof3 03/23/2014 13 7 - -
Brothers and Sisters: #informedfaith
I am a teacher... I believe strongly in education as a means out of poverty and as a force for change in the world. Education is a big component of social justice for me. I also believe that ...
mommyof3 03/16/2014 7 6 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Come to Me...
We come to this weekly gathering for lots of different reasons... from lots of different faith traditions (or none)... to share our needs, petitions, wants, wishes, wounds... We also come here in ...
mommyof3 03/02/2014 10 10 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Humility
Merriam-Webster defines humility as "the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people." It is, in my estimation a quality or state that is lost on far too many people in the ...
mommyof3 01/19/2014 21 11 - -
WAYWO: Pulling out old projects!
I have a tendency to bite off more that I can chew... for everything. Work, school, life, projects... The good news... I do always finish what I start. Sometimes I just have to start again. What ...
mommyof3 12/08/2013 24 12 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Blest are They...and Blessed be
Video of "Blest are They" Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional ...
mommyof3 11/17/2013 11 10 - -
Brothers and Sisters... maintaining community
This community is important to many of us... we count on this opportunity to come together to share our trials... our woes... our joys... and each other's company and fellowship. Welcome to ...
mommyof3 10/20/2013 28 16 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Giving Thanks
Sometimes the only prayer or blessing that is needed is... "thank you"... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* ...
mommyof3 10/13/2013 17 15 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Hope deferred...longing fulfilled
This was on my twitter feed this morning from DoSomething.org... Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. -Proverbs 13:12 It struck a chord with me for some ...
mommyof3 10/06/2013 25 16 1 -
Those who see light...Brothers and Sisters
Those who see light... Can walk in the dark... Those who see love...
mommyof3 09/01/2013 44 14 1 -
A look at poverty...
The Brookings Institution is holding a roundtable this weekend in Aspen Colorado. The focus: Global Poverty. While I am wholeheartedly in agreement that this is a topic that the Brookings ...
mommyof3 08/03/2013 26 51 1 -
Brothers and Sisters: What does community mean?
I live in rural Appalachia... It is a place where to put it plain and simple, place matters. Neighbors know neighbors, and what your relationship is to that place kind of defines you. I have not ...
mommyof3 07/07/2013 33 22 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Scattered thoughts on fathers...
Father's Day is today... and for me it is one of those bittersweet kind of days. My dad is still alive, and I've called him to say "Happy Father's Day!" I love him... but our relationship is... well,
mommyof3 06/16/2013 27 13 - -
WAYWO: Organizing Life (and the stash!)
What Are You Working On? is for all things hand-made, home-made, and creative in a variety of mediums. I had big plans for the month of May...fluffy white baby afghan for a newborn baby girl who ...
mommyof3 06/02/2013 10 12 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Love one another...
This has been a week... a frightening week... a trying week... and we are left with more questions than answers (as is often the case for us humans)... But we are here together in this place--...
mommyof3 04/21/2013 52 31 - -
Brothers and Sisters: The Message I Wanted
I am writing the message I wanted to hear today... but didn't. I am pondering the real meaning of the word "reconciliation"... and what it should mean in terms of our current place in time. ...
mommyof3 03/10/2013 65 18 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Community
Good evening... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious ...
mommyof3 02/17/2013 32 14 - -
What Are You Working On? Flowers...
Good evening, everyone... This is your weekly WAYWO diary; a place to share and promote your creative projects. Whether your creativity is expressed in clay, yarn, paper, ink, paint, writing, cloth,
mommyof3 02/17/2013 33 10 - -
Brothers and Sisters... You are Mine
Good evening, my brothers and sisters... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone ...
mommyof3 01/20/2013 91 20 - -
WAYWO: The Next Generation
Good evening, everyone... This is your weekly WAYWO diary; a place to share and promote your creative projects. Whether your creativity is expressed in clay, yarn, paper, ink, paint, writing, cloth,
mommyof3 01/06/2013 34 14 - -
Today's Sandy "Aid" bill is NOT aid...
The bill passed today was not "aid" in the sense that Republicans seem to think about aid. The money approved in this legislation (9.7 billion dollars) is not a handout for nebulous "others" who ...
mommyof3 01/04/2013 93 102 1 -
Brothers and Sisters: the Good News
Good evening, my friends and neighbors at Brothers and Sisters... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to ...
mommyof3 10/14/2012 23 15 - -
Brothers and Sisters: the dignity of work...
Tomorrow is Labor Day, a day that Wikipedia tells me celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers in the United States. "Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for ...
mommyof3 09/02/2012 60 17 - 144
Brothers and Sisters: stand-in
Good evening... the scheduled diary for tonight has not appeared. Consider this a place to express needs, wishes, prayers, joys and thanks... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for ...
mommyof3 07/01/2012 35 18 - 103
Trapunto Quilting
I have long been fascinated with trapunto quilts-- as a child I called them "marshmallow quilts"-- because parts of them were puffy like marshmallows. Trapunto, from the Italian for "to embroider,
mommyof3 06/10/2012 16 29 - 104
WAYWO: Too many projects...
I am quite certain that I am not the only one finding myself with WAY more to do this weekend than time to work with. Real life stuff...and the cool stuff I would rather be working on.
mommyof3 05/06/2012 48 17 - 108
Brothers and Sisters: Structuring the Divine
I was planning to write about a few specific plant and tree symbols from a religious viewpoint for this diary, and so I googled “planting metaphors in religion”. I got some specific ...
mommyof3 04/29/2012 31 15 - 107
Brothers and Sisters: Care for all...
UPDATE: memiller's excellent diary is here... This is a substitute diary... the scheduled diary for this evening has not posted. As it is Earth Day, let's take a moment to think about the ways we ...
mommyof3 04/22/2012 77 14 - 121
Educational Testing with a Survivor Theme?
Yes, you read that title correctly. In some ways I suppose many students and teachers really do see getting through the yearly push to "perform" on test day as something to survive. Actually, I ...
mommyof3 04/14/2012 10 10 - 89
Brothers and Sisters: Unless...
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~from The Lorax , by Dr. Seuss Amazing words of wisdom- from a children's book classified as Science and ...
mommyof3 03/11/2012 47 22 - 134
Crowd Sourcing Love...Holding Hands
I love holding hands with my husband... it is a pure, simple way to say "I am connected to you... I love you."
mommyof3 01/26/2012 4 6 - 71
Brothers and Sisters: On Forgiveness and Redemption
Most of us need to admit that we love a good redemption story—there is a reason we root for the underdog in so many situations. Not one of us is perfect… we make mistakes, we withhold ...
mommyof3 01/22/2012 62 19 - 203
Adding my small voice...
to the choir of folks who are forwarding the cause of lifetime subscriptions to the wonder that is Ye Olde Orange Satan here... Seriously--this is an AMAZING thing (yea, I know that that word is ...
mommyof3 12/31/2011 12 24 - 102
Brothers and Sisters: Wisdom of a Woman...
The fact that Wisdom is personified as a woman has fascinated me my entire life... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an ...
mommyof3 11/06/2011 30 18 - 126
In Rand Paul's World...
We should all want more rich people... We all will probably work for a rich person-- we need MORE rich people. Rand Paul said this out loud today in an economic forum in ...
mommyof3 10/24/2011 42 53 - 493
Brothers and Sisters: Looking out for one another
I am in the mood to talk about possibilities... I am in a mood to talk about motivation... Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. ...
mommyof3 09/25/2011 82 25 - 169
Tell me what you do...
I get it-- we're all in shock. Meteor Blades has left the site. It's a big effing deal. ...
mommyof3 08/10/2011 29 17 - 176
Brother and Sisters: Faith and Justice
I am a Christian... a Catholic Christian to be precise. I take my faith pretty seriously, and I try to live what I believe. Allow me to share some of that with you... Welcome to ...
mommyof3 05/15/2011 105 26 - 159
Brothers and Sisters: 10 moments of your time...
Do you take time for reflection? For prayer? For centering yourself? For meditation? I imagine that many of you who stop into Brothers and Sisters do. I have a confession to make: I have not ...
mommyof3 03/20/2011 88 26 - 187
Teacher's Lounge: Small Grant Writing-YES!
Remember this old bumper sticker? What if the schools had all the money they needed and the Air Force had to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber? This idea has been ...
mommyof3 04/10/2010 8 11 4 46
Teacher's Lounge: Positive Spring Thoughts
Happy first day of spring! I had planned to write a diary about how the budget cuts really seem to have education budgets at a tipping point. Many states are planning to cut public school teachers ...
mommyof3 03/20/2010 10 3 - 18
Teacher's Lounge: The State of Music Education
mommyof3 is also known as Dee Crescitelli (her "Real Life" name) I am currently a middle school teacher. When asked what I teach, I usually respond that I teach 6th ...
mommyof3 01/30/2010 63 35 - 287
Change Doesn't Come from the Middle
mommyof3 is also known as Dee Crescitelli (her "Real Life" name!) I have been thinking about this all day. It started while ...
mommyof3 01/06/2010 25 8 - 170
Teachers' Lounge: Instructional Time vs. Testing/Other Time
How many instuctional days do you have with your students? I know that we cannot reasonably compare those across our assorted disciplines and levels of teaching by using numbers of days. Let's ...
mommyof3 12/12/2009 41 15 2 77
Teachers' Lounge: H1N1 impacts?
How has the current wave of seasonal flu plus H1N1 affected educational instutions where you live? I teach at a public middle school in Virginia-- in very rural Virginia, actually. I wasn't ...
mommyof3 10/24/2009 49 11 - 67
Teachers Lounge: Getting a grade vs. learning
I am really interested in what the response will be to this diary, because this is uncharted territory for me... I teach "regular" 6th grade math and Advanced Math. I enjoy teaching both ...
mommyof3 10/03/2009 67 14 2 37
Teachers Lounge: "What's the problem?"
"What do I do with the numbers? What problem do I write down?" These are the question more of my students than I like ask each time they are confronted ...
mommyof3 09/05/2009 73 19 - 52
WHEE: Portions...it's all about portions!
I am NOT a good "dieter"... by that I mean that I am not good at eating special foods or cutting all of some foods out of what I eat. I REALLY enjoy food-- REAL food. So... no meal replacement ...
mommyof3 08/12/2009 64 15 - 5
Priorities: Public Schools vs. Public Mega-Churches
This diary started as a comment in an midday open thread... Bake sales... expressing my frustration over the fact that ...
mommyof3 08/08/2009 26 15 - 70
WHEE: little things that make a BIG difference...
Want to gain weight? Take in more calories than you burn. Want to lose weight? Burn more calories than you eat. Simple, huh? Actually, NO... because each person uses calories differently.
mommyof3 07/30/2009 38 21 1 24
WYFP- Time? What time?
Oh dear! It really is March 21st already! I had no idea! Actually, I know what day and date it is... but man, is this year flying by at speeds I have never imagined. My problem:
mommyof3 03/21/2009 314 57 1 17
I'm asking you to believe...in Virginia (action)
"I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about change in Washington... I'm asking you to believe in yours." Barack Obama This is a simple Obama yard ...
mommyof3 09/27/2008 21 21 - 14
WYFP--warfarin sodium edition
Any vascular surgeons out there tonight? I have a subclavian vein story for you...it goes like this: my right one keeps occluding and stenosing which is a fancy way of saying that it is f@#$ed up. ...
mommyof3 05/17/2008 285 78 - 15
Coal is used for 86.9% of Virginia power (AEP)!
I paid my electric bill today... I found it a little high, but that is a separate story. What interested me most about this bill was the insert American Electric Power is required to provide to its ...
mommyof3 03/26/2008 20 13 - 39
Saddam & Terrorism: IDA Summary (Part 4)...Last One!
Hurrah! We've reached the final installment of my summary of the IDA Saddam & Terrorism report. You can find Part ...
mommyof3 03/20/2008 6 12 2 137
On this sad anniversary: Saddam & Terrorism (part 3)
On this anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, I offer this, the 3rd installment of a summary of the IDA report on Saddam and terrorism. Part 1 ...
mommyof3 03/19/2008 5 6 1 16
Saddam & Terrorism: I read the report- summary (part 2)
Yesterday, I posted a summary of the first part of the IDA's Saddam and Terrorism report that the administration was originally going to release with a little fanfare, but then ...
mommyof3 03/18/2008 9 10 - 159
Saddam & Terrorism: I read the report, so you don't have to...(Part 1)
No, actually you should read this report. You can find it here... (it's on the right hand side- BIG pdf!)
mommyof3 03/17/2008 19 18 1 159
I REALLY miss John Edwards...
Let me start off by saying that I am dedicated to electing Democratic candidates for office from my local school board all the way up to the President of these United States. I will vote for the ...
mommyof3 02/23/2008 93 57 1 17
Live Blog VII: Dodd filibuster on telecom immunity
Please do not recommend this diary, please recommend the LiveBlog Mothership here. The Senate Intelligence Committee ...
mommyof3 12/17/2007 303 8 - 11
The Flying Spaghetti Monster Hits the Bigtime!
You know it's big when an anti-religion is being discussed at the American Academy of Religion... The Flying Spaghetti Monster, a fabulous pseudo-deity, was created to... An Oregon ...
mommyof3 11/16/2007 43 21 - 25
What have you got to learn (or teach)? Substitute edition
A lot of good teaching goes on at dailyKos. But a lot of it doesn't get read by everyone who wants to read it, because diaries scroll by so fast. This series is about diaries that teach and about ...
mommyof3 08/25/2007 35 15 1 7
190,000 guns lost in Iraq- have we armed the insurgents?
This little article caught my eye a little while ago. The US government cannot account ...
mommyof3 08/01/2007 40 14 - 15
"Evangelicals"- some reclaiming spirituality over politics
I am heartened by E.J. Dionne Jr.'s Piece in the Washington Post today... It is not perfect, but ...
mommyof3 03/16/2007 17 9 - 7
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