Skip to comments.Word for the Day, FRiday, April 18, 2014 - Cross
Posted on 04/18/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT by tioga
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day.
2. Contrary or counter; opposing.
3. Showing ill humor; annoyed.
4. Involving interchange; reciprocal.
5. Crossbred; hybrid.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Perhaps the least famous usage is the expression on MO's face.
Good FRiday Ping. Class is in session...homework on the blackboard, apples on my desk.
“I lay every burden down at the foot of the Cross”
Excellent practice. A+++
oh, look. it blocked MO’s sour face....wow.
To sanctify Christ on The Cross
Americans seem at a loss
Easter’s now about money
Some Peeps and a Bunny
Though not as crass as Santa Claus
Excellent summation. A+++
Good morning! A sunny 40°F here already.
And though there are times I wonder if He hears our pain, understands our frustrations, I know they are petty compared to all He took upon himself that day.
So I will bear my cross, and I will try not to be bitter over my little woes.
My youngest son, now a PhD in materials engineering and a high ranking researcher in nuclear materials, almost “flunked” kindergaten over the word “cross”.
The teacher (must have been a preceeder of Common Core) asked the children to draw a “cross” on a pre-reading test. My son (good Catholic) drew a Roman cross. She wanted something akin to a Red Cross. So she didn’t recommend him for a regular 1st grade, but a “special”, all boy, first grade where the children would not be forced to learn to read. Books and papers would just be left around the room and they could teach themselves to read while they played games, if they felt like it.
Needless to say, I enrolled him in a Catholic school with a nun who taught phonics, and he was reading the San Francisco Chronicle classifieds by Christmas.
But I’m sure that look is a cross she will bare.
Yes, we all make those pledges, but then we get weak and whine. A+++
I got fouled up the other way coming out of St Thomas More in San Antonio after 1-8 there. Mom was enrolling us in the local high school, and the counselor asked if I had algebra yet while she wasn’t at the desk. I didn’t recognize the name “algebra” but I knew i couldn’t lie about anything.
So I asked, “What’s algebra?”
Ooopsie. They stuffed me back in the regular/catch-up classes, rather than the advanced science and math. Yep - I had all of Algebra I already, and a running start at geometry - but the nuns didn’t it “algebra.” Long story short, I did some substituting and fixing in the sophomore year, and got Algebra II, geometry, physics, chemistry caught up with the other AP classes so I could get to Trig, calculus,chemistry II, physics II in the senior year.
But mom learned her lesson too.
All 7 following brothers and sisters got registered “right properly” by HER rules each following year!
Wow. I just shared it on my FB page. Don’t put much up there, but it’s so perfect for today.
The interesting thing about this “test”, that the teacher admits she had devised herself, is that the other skill that my son flunked was using scissors to cut a circle out of construction paper freehand. Apparently, my son’s circle was lopsided and crooked. He was 5.
I asked the teacher what kind of scissors did he use. Were they “left handed” scissors? No. Turns out that 11 out of the 13 boys chosen for this “special” class were/are left handed. Several moms pulled their kids out, like I did, and when the “left handed boys’ class” assembled in the fall it had only about 9 of the original 13 left.
One of the boys almost died in a horrific house fire in his second year in the class. We had moved to TX (this crazy educational experiment was in CA) and didn’t learn about Scott’s tragedy until a couple of years later. After 12 operations and a year of home tutoring, he rejoined his class. It was then that the other mothers “woke up”. Scott (despite months of horrifying pain) was way ahead of his classmates. The other mothers complained and demanded that an end be put to this ridiculous experiment.
BTW, my son won the top Science Fair prize at his Catholic School when he was 6. His older sister copied his experiment at her school in TX when she was 10 and won a blue ribbon there with the same experiment. LOL.
LOL Nice play on the WFTD. A+++
the story in the other link about Pope John Paul 2, being found alone and cradling the tabernacle in his private chapel, crooning a Polish lullaby, distraught at not being able to comfort the Lord, just totally moved me to tears.
The Cross is the sign of God's great Love for mankind,
and the seal of our Redemption on Easter Sunday ...
Yes, it was touching.
Yes. Beautiful picture. A+++
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (left) prepares to pour water on the feet of Yamile Cruz, 10, with the help of Bishop Marc Andrus during a Holy Week foot-washing ceremony at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.
Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship."
The Democratic leader's ceremony coincides with Pope Francis' similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week. As he did last year, the pope broke with the tradition of washing only priests' feet during the Mass for the Last Supper - this time, washing the feet of disabled people.
Remember DH’s brother with stage 4 prostate cancer? He has just been dropped by the drug study he was in. His cancer appears to have spread to his liver with several spots found there. I heard he is hoping to get chemo next. I fear for him, this is not a good turn. His youngest son is getting married this summer and he is looking forward to it. This will be the first of his four children to marry.
My own DH, had a biopsy scheduled to check on his prostate cancer. It was less than a week after my scheduled knee surgery so I told him to move his biopsy up, instead he moved it back to July. RME He has a volleyball tournament and can’t miss that.
I am having a sad day here. Appropriate, considering it is Good Friday.
Sadly, your poem is nicely done
When you have adoration do they not expose the host? Last night, they did not, but they called it adoration. I had asked Fr. Brian how it would work and he evaded my question, I see why now.
Note that this foot washing ceremony occurred in the EPISCOPAL church and that is an EPISCOPAL Bishop. I wonder how far Bp. Cordileone will allow her to stray?
I glossed right over that, how appropriate. Is this a branch that embraces gay marriage I wonder.
My son had an old school kindergarten teacher as well. Lots of tears and hurt feelings that year, but I survived... no wait, I meant him. I helped a lot that year in her classroom - and almost all of those kids were reading before Christmas, the highest level of booklets in her room were on a 3rd grade level and 7 children, including my son, reached that by May. Did I mention there were a lot of tears that year?
Interesting. I had a bad 3rd grade year with a teacher who would not let you go home at night until you corrected every single mistake you made in any classroom work, homework, or tests. I can recall walking out of there crying one night. I had a headache and was too miserable to deal with it. On the front sidewalk I puked my guts out. Turns out I had a fever when I got home. My mother was furious.
Oh, that was heart wrenching and beautiful
Oh that makes me sad, even though you are no longer that sick little girl.....
sorry about your sadness, but yes, it’s appropriate. will continue to pray about your husband and his cancer.
I have seen that before - might have to try one this summer for our patio! lol
Yes they had adoration last night, but the host was not exposed. At other times they have used a reliquary which does expose the host, but they didn’t use it last night.
It should be in a monstrance for adoration.
WHAT is she doing in an Episcopal church, this self-proclaimed devout Catholic? i suppose i am relieved that it was Episcopal rather than to hear that her bishop permitted her.
Because ambivalence about God’s existence is the ticket to heaven.
OMG my friend Cheryl dropped off her mom’s Cross Buns at my door a bit ago. I had completely forgotten about them, though her mom has generously given us a dozen each year for as long as i have known her [and that’s as long as i have been married, sooooo 29 years] Her mom is 96 years old and makes them by hand. i think her daughters mix the dough for her and she sits and forms them by hand. they are the best things on earth! very plain just very slightly sweetened and with raisins, they are like manna to me!
exactly! i didn’t know how to word that, but that was exactly my reaction to that statement.
xsboy texted that he was leaving just about an hour ago, so i guess we will see him in time for dinner.
I’m always amazed at those
Who think that free speech
Means they are the only voice
That gets a venue to preach
They shout there is no God
And no Jesus on the cross-
It is their right to say so,
And I believe, their loss
But they don’t respect anyone
Who doesn’t think the same way-
So who is really “tolerant”
Of what all others have to say?
What a thoughtful thing to do! I am going to make cookies for afew neighbors
Nice! I am texting with my daughter to discuss Sunday dinner. I’m thinking of not going with ham and instead steaks - we don’t need an entire ham and it would just end up in my freezer
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