I call upon You, Lord, God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob and Israel, You who are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God who, through the abundance of your mercy, was well-pleased towards us so that we may know You, who made heaven and earth, who rules over all, You who are the one and the true God, above whom there is no other God; You who, by our Lord Jesus Christ gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit, give to every one who reads this writing to know You, that You alone are God, to be strengthened in You, and to avoid every heretical and godless and impious teaching.

St Irenaeus of Lyons, Against the Heresies 3:6:4

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Bless her heart; today Mom was so proud to tell me on the phone that she had finally visited the blog and even made several comments. When I told her that they never appeared, she was surprised and gave that pause which indicated that her next comment would be something about blaming the computer she was on, or my computer, or some Internet conspiracy for the interruption in the transmission—anything but her computer savvy. I was not disappointed in my expectations.

“I hit ‘enter’ after typing in the little comment box! It must have been something else!”

I was disappointed that we lost her contributions until, that is, I discovered that the one she felt was most important was her attempt at an editorial criticism. She, in her mothering instinct, wanted to publicly announce that I had miss spelled “Biography” in my sidebar. Her reference was to my “Blogography” above my blogroll!

When I figured this out, I found some relief in the loss of this and the other comments ;) However, that her typo-critical remarks were limited to my sidebar was sufficient reason to believe she didn’t actually read anything else.

Aren’t Moms awesome!

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