Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Thursday, September 21, 2006

eureka!...and a few other things.

When I was a little girl, I occasionally watched a show called Eureka's Castle (possibly spelled 'Eureeka's Castle'...?). I don't remember much at all about the show, just that Eureka was a really weird looking creature with big ears and multi-colored hair, and I'm pretty sure there was a dragon involved. Does anyone else remember this? Anyway, it was an embarrassingly long amount of time between my days of watching Eureka's Castle and the day that I realized that "eureka" was actually a word, and not just the name of a strange television character.

Anyhoo, the original reason the word "eureka" is involved in this post at all is that I have found what could quite possibly be the recipe for the best bread I've ever had in my life, and you should make it...or, just get someone to make it for you. Here's the recipe. I've made mine without a bread maker, using warm water and twice the yeast for a quicker rising time. I also omitted the semolina flour in the sponge, though I'm sure it'd be good if you actually followed the directions, too...

In other news, for anyone using Rhapsody, I just listened to the Decemberists' "Picaresqueties", which consists of 5 songs that didn't make it onto Picaresque. It must have been a recent addition to Rhapsody, because I had absolutely no idea that this existed. It's totally awesome. The newest Barenaked Ladies album is great, too.

9 weeks to go until the baby's due.

As for an update, Matt's dad is doing really well, all things considered, and arrived home from the hospital this afternoon.


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