February 24th, 2013

Jesus, Bible


I took this picture at the Canterbury Cathedral in 1991 during a European road trip when my roommate and I changed permanent duty stations from Shierstein Kasern, Germany to RAF Moslesworth, England.

Christ in Glory welcoming children of all nations

But this post isn't about Europe, or even about Jesus. And while I wouldn't go so far as to call a brother an amateur feeding 5000 men with "no more but five loaves and two fishes" I will detail my own similar deeds during Winter Storm Q.

Having little else in the kitchen during the GREAT HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (with no way to get my car on the road) and needing to feed myself, my two children, and their four friends, I put on Mahler's 8th Symphony (Symphony of a Thousand) and manifested an entire platter of pancakes with a single egg borrowed from a neighbor kid's mom, the last of the flour, six teaspoons of baking soda, a quarter-cup of EVOO, a tablespoon of brown sugar, half a cup of heavy whipping cream, some water, and a quarter-cup of homemade vanilla.

Its not every day my children sing songs of praise in my name, but this time they were even joined by their friends.