Our family has Irish roots, and looking back at our blog, we have posted without fail every year on St. Patrick's Day, either with GREEN recipes, Celtic music, or with a bit of history on the man St. Patrick himself. So here we are again in 2010, making sure we don't break the tradition! Currently, Sarah has a Chocolate Mint Cheesecake cooling, which I'm sure she will post about later. Meanwhile, here is an excerpt to an article we have linked to in the past that gives a good overview of the life of St. Patrick, and reminds us of the reason he is remembered today.
Patrick, a young man raised by loving Christian parents, was thoroughly acquainted with the Bible and the evangelical faith. He was also greatly influenced towards faith in Christ by an old family friend by the name of Julias, who had been a slave in Ireland many years before.
One day when Patrick was sixteen years old, he was out working on his Father's farm and became alerted to a disturbance on the beach near his house. He could tell something was going on by the loud cries of the sea gulls. Upon further investigation he discovered that "sea raiders" from Ireland had invaded the English coast and were preparing to attack the nearby village of Banavem. Knowing that he should warn his Father and Mother who were in the village Patrick tried to slip away undetected, but in his haste slipped and fell from a cliff overlooking the beach.... Continue reading article>>
Our past year's posts for your enjoyment:
Also, read how this family uses St. Patrick's Day as a springboard to share the gospel.