Thursday, March 18, 2010

Copycat!


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That sure sounds better than "Copycat!"

I have found that reading all your wonderful blogs out there in Cyberland has been a springboard for ideas for me.

Take yesterday for example: I saw on Auntie Cake's blog that she had thrown a fun St. Patrick's Day party for her young children. Was I that ambitious? Afraid not. I did however note her Rice Krispie Bars decorated with green sugar sprinkles. Guess what I made for my family for dessert last night? Yep, you guessed it: Rice Krispie Bars with green sugar sprinkles. For the record, the entire pan was devoured in about 45 minutes. We don't mess around with chewy Rice Krispie Bars!

Then there was a wonderfully thought provoking post on the Songs of a Freebird blog about Ebenezers. She pulled this information from an informative site at http://www.revneal.org/ which is written by Dr. Greg Neal, a Methodist Reverand. He states: "Literally speaking, an Ebenezer is a "Stone of Help", or a reminder of God's Real, Holy Presence and Divine Aid. Spiritually and theologically speaking an Ebenezer can be nearly anything that reminds us of God's presence and help: The Bible, the Sacremental Elements, a cross, a picture, a fellow believer, a hymn - those things which serve as reminders of God's love, God's Real Presence and God's assistance are Ebenezers."

I went to his site because she so thoughtfully included a link to it and read more. Then I had a great discussion with my family about it.

Thanks to my blog friends, my life is richer and I hope my fellow bloggers don't mind that I'm using their ideas. I'm just sharing two examples here but to be honest I'm frequently touched and challenged by the posts of the great blogs I follow. If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery then you all can feel very flattered indeed.

4 comments:

Auntie Cake said...

I love it! We can't have St. Patrick's Day around here without green rice krispie bars or green jello. It's a tradition! Hope you had a great day, and hope it continues to be warmer down there. It was beautiful here yesterday, 60's and sun, today is 32 and cloudy. We are all running around without jackets and freezing!
Kate

emilia. said...

Loved the Rice Krispie Bars mom. :) And I really enjoyed when you shared with us about the Ebenezers.
Xoxo.

Leah Marie said...

I don't care if you copy other blogs if we get the goodies! =]
The ebenezer was very interesting. I think I'll always think of Christmas Carol though.
Love ya ma.

Lexy said...

I am flattered!! But, I think it especially cool that you had a discussion with your fam about it. Even if Leah will always think of old Mr. Scrooge. But then, maybe Dickens picked the name Ebeneezer to add even more depth. Anyway, thanks for reading and commenting! It's great!