Friday, January 21, 2005
Monday, January 17, 2005
I have finally understood that;
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Confessions X, 32 Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
The apostle Paul said, “If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed.” (1 Corinthians 16:22)
“Love is not a mere choice to move the body or the brain. Love is to be cherished, not just chosen. The alternative is to be cursed. Therefore life is serious.” John Piper
Heavy stuff, man
Friday, January 14, 2005
"But the only freedom that lasts is persueing what we want when we want what we ought.
“I was astonished that although I NOW LOVED YOU…….I did not persist in enjoyment of my God. Your beauty drew me to you, but soon I was dragged away from you by my own weight and in dismay I plunged again into the things of this world…as though I had sensed the fragrance of the fare but was not yet able to eat it.”
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Whoever he was, Said:”
Hardening of the heart ages people more quickly than hardening of the arteries.”
Monday, January 10, 2005
Sunday, January 09, 2005
Who was it who said "If at first you don't secede.........?" Or something like that.
Now that I'm older I understand what the writer meant when he said:
"People who do something and fail are infinitely better than those who do nothing and succeed."
Saturday, January 08, 2005
and baker (whole wheat bread.)
The remaining Hall "girls," both are sisters to my late mother and are celebrating their birthdays in Bowie Texas.
Fay is 83 and Dorothy is 91.
I called them and dear aunt Dorothy was too tired to talk.
Too much party for her ageing self.
Auntie Fay, on the other hand, has outlived two husbands. Both of them suffered log illnesses. She nursed each of them for many years.
She has had two recent marraige proposals, both from men who are not well.
I told her "To use the vernacular, you've been there and done that. Enjoy being single."
She already had come to the same conclusion.
If her trip to Texas were not enough,
She and her daughter will visit here next week!
Ain't that something?
God bless and Shalom Y'all
Sunday, January 02, 2005
I’m not sure exactly why there is a lava lamp in our spare bedroom, but it is there.
When the room is dark except for the lava light there is an eerie glow.
My favorite seven year-old enjoys watching the light when he visits, goes to bed, and is “not tired.”
Of course, he is usually asleep in five minutes or so, as he and his sister, (my favorite ten year old,) were last night.
The weekend began with the two of us journeying to Walmart in order that I may purchase a fishing license.
There was no one in attendance at the sporting goods department to help us. We waited several minutes, and finally, in desperation called the store from my mobile phone.
Nearly a half hour and four calls later an old man appeared. Believe me, if I call someone old, that person is OLD.
As I asked the ancient clerk about getting a license another customer pleaded “Can I ask him one question? Of course I told him. “Go ahead.”
The man asked: “Where can I find a compass?”
“What?” The ancient clerk asked.
“Where can I find a compass.”
“Where can I find a compass?”
I finally interjected: “You know, a compass to find your way when you’re on a boat.”
“Oh! You mean a compass.” The ancient clerk replied.”
“Yes, a compass.”
“Over there by the boat equipment.” He said.
He then left me, my favorite seven year-old, (his name is David,) and others standing at the counter while he went off to show the fellow the compasses.
David, I, and the other customers laughed and patiently waited.
I finally got my license and that, in its self, was another interesting experience.
I will share more about our weekend in days to come.
HAPPY NEW YEAR