Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I Want to be a Moon

A few days ago, I heard something on the radio that really made me stop and think. The radio host was talking about an encounter she had had with Mac Powell of Third Day. She asked him what his life was like as a superstar. Mac Powell replied that in the realm of Christianity, there is only one star (the Son) and the rest of us are moons, reflecting the sun/son's light.

Consider some facts that I found about the moon...

  • The Moon is not a light source; it does not make its own light.
  • The Moon reflects light from the Sun.
  • We can see the Moon because light from the Sun bounces off it back to the Earth.
  • If the Sun wasn't there, we wouldn't be able to see it.
  • The Moon appears to change shape but what we are actually seeing is the Moon lit up by the light from the Sun in different ways on different days.

What an awesome illustration of what it means to be a reflection of God's light!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Missing in Action

Time for a new post...except for I feel completely void of new ideas. Sorry. I know that doesn't make for very exciting reading, but c'est la vie.

Let's see...what have we been up to? Watching hockey. A lot of hockey. And I've been cutting coupons. I got a new binder for organizing my coupons (the accordian-style folder was getting a little crowded), and it feels like it's taking FOR-EV-ER. Oh well, it will be nice when it's all finished and ready to go.

Oh yeah, I also found a new recipe. Easy and really yummy! If you like cinnamon rolls, you've got to try it!

Now, off to search for my muse....

Friday, May 1, 2009

Police Station Pizza

“There's a pizza place near where I live that sells only slices. In the back you can see a guy tossing a triangle in the air.” - Stephen Wright, comedian

Ever since I started hanging out with my in-laws and making trips to Pittsburgh, I've been hearing about Police Station Pizza. Police Station Pizza is, without a doubt, my FIL's favorite pizza in the whole world. Whenever he goes back home to Pittsburgh, he brings back an unbaked pie to enjoy in NC.

During our last trip to Pittsburgh, I finally got to try Police Station Pizza for myself.

Dubbed Police Station Pizza because it used to be next to the Ambridge police station (go figure!), the pizzeria is actually named the Pizza House. But no one calls it that.

Police Station Pizza

Police Station Pizza is a unique place with a unique product. It's a take-out only place that is generally packed with people. When we went to pick up our order, there were about 15 other people waiting as well. (Dave said that was a light day.) You order pizza by the slice (or tray), and they cook every tray of pizza exactly the same (just cheese), adding the toppings after the pizza is cooked. We ordered 30 slices of pepperoni and extra cheese (just for the record, we were feeding a whole group of people!). At first, I didn't know what to think about the handful of cheese that they dumped on top, but by the time we got to our eating destination, the extra cheese had melted nicely.

Police Station Pizza

I don't know if the pizza was the absolute best that I've ever had, but it WAS really good. I would definitely eat it again...especially now that I know how to order it like a local.