Happy Reformation Day!

Dear Friends, I hope you are having a good day.  On this day my thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered heartbreaking losses from Sandy.

If you were visiting Ivory Spring around this time last year, you probably read that I remember this day more as Reformation Day because of my background.  Click here to read if you are new at this blog.

[image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Church,_Wittenberg%5D

In light of Sandy, I feel the first two lines from “A Mighty Fortress is our God” ring truer than ever: “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:…”

[image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Church,_Wittenberg%5D

On the home front, I will be pretending to be a German housewife trying to make a few German-liked dishes for dinner tonight.  I hope the Phyllo dough won’t give me too much trouble for the apple streudels.  I have never made them before.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a blessed day!   Come back for a Miss Baby Funny tomorrow. :)


12 thoughts on “Happy Reformation Day!

  1. Another interesting part of the Reformation story is about those who felt the Church of England and sought refuge in Holland. Eventually this was the group who came across to our country on the Mayflower and were the inital settlers of the colonies. Two books by Gilbert Morris tell the story of escaping the power of the Church of England and the voyage to freedom. First book is Honorable Imposter and second is Captive Bride.
    The part of this story that has effected me the most is the fact there were only about 25 adults and quite few children who survived the first winter at Plymouth Rock. They had the choice of going back to England or Holland but decided to put their faith in God to help them establish the colony. What would we be today if they had not placed their faith in God despite all that they had suffered?

  2. I am amazed that they in distant lands on the Reformation day think and always remember and here in Germany, the birthplace of Martin Luther, Halleween takes always place. Here, the ghosts have that day over. Please that hold, as God alone is our mighty fortress! And I hope that people in our country increasingly recognize.

    We are thinking of the many people who have been affected by Sandy.

    Best regards
    Guilitta from germany

  3. I,too, remember it as Reformation Day. When I went to a parochial grade school we always had a movie about Martin Luther and the Reformation . Thanks for reminding me of those days!

  4. And a Happy Reformation Day to you! We always celebrated this great day for as long as I remember – I was born and baptized into the Lutheran faith. But we never tried to make any German meals. Good luck on that.

  5. Your strudel idea sounds wonderful! As I never seem to remember to get the phyllo I have been making apple strudel crepes. They are different but oh so wonderful! Hope you have had time to “breathe”!! Blessings, D

  6. What a lovely way to celebrate October 31 instead of Halloween! I’ve never like Halloween and do not observe it, and I hate that so many times it is mixed up with the celebration of fall, which I love. I believe this may become a new holiday observance for me! Blessings to you and yours my friend :*)

  7. Reformation Day is what I think of this day also. I’m postmaster at a small office so when people would wish me “Happy Halloween” I came back with Happy Reformation Day. Of course, no one knew what that was so I was able to do a little teaching. Sola Gloria!

  8. It seems strange to think that it was only 4 months ago that we were in a sweltering New York. I can’t imagine how terrifying it must have been. We are getting a lot of floods over here every year. Some places have been flooded out for the second time and the government say they are still “looking into the feasibility of flood defences” How much more evidence do they need. A lot of people can no longer get home insurance because they live near rivers. Fortunately we live on top of a hill, but even so, the fields are all flooded. When is someone going to wake up and realise that WE are changing our weather and we need to be more responsible. I feel guilty as I say this: Me, the one who flies around the world and drives a 4X4!!!! Oops!

  9. What appropriate hymn lines.

    I have never worked with Phyllo dough before but I have a couple of recipes with it I’d love to try.

    Noticing Anne-Marie’s comment above, I probably should but can’t resist saying that flying and driving a 4×4 had NOTHING to do with Sandy and the flooding it caused.

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