Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Get out into his nature
If the heaven's declare... let's get out there!
Take a hand and go for a walk.
Slow down. Marvel.
Worship the Creator of all things.
Ideas to combat nature deficit disorder:
~ make Worship Walk dates with other families. After a good hike on a nature trail, gather together to sing hymns of praise around a campfire, or in a clearing...~ see nature walks as an antidote against stress and depression...
~ collect little stones on your walks and display them in a old mason jar set on a windowsill
~ play a game of "Find Ten Glimpses of Glory"... and walk through the woods looking for ten interesting leaves, or ten evidences of animals, or ten unusual plants, or ten flashes of color...~ lay out in the backyard and look up. Watch clouds float by. What shapes are His hand forming? Do you know the different kind of clouds? Print out this page to take out cloudspotting with you. Or watch this fascinating Cloud Tutorial
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made..." ~Romans
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tell me if this is common in you home........
Angelo: Mom, where are you? (standing outside the door)
Me: In the bathroom...
Angelo: What are you doing?
Me: Needing a little privacy.
Angelo: Are you going potty?
Me: Yes, Angelo. Can you please go talk to your Dad or brothers?
Angelo: Mom, (pause) Can I come in?
Me: No, Angelo mommy is going potty. I would like some privacy.
Angelo: Mom, I just have a question........
Me: Yes, Angelo
Angelo: Hey, Mom what are you doing in there, anyway?
and it goes on........................everyday.......whether I am going potty or in the tub. So, funny.
And then if it isn't Angelo, I have a dog's paw under the door. You know they are thinking...I wonder what's she doing?
Well, I guess I will never, ever be lonely! I thank God for that!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I have gotten to the point that I am afraid to add a comment. I am afraid I will be criticized or talked down to for any comment or suggestion.
All too sad............................................... Why?????
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wait Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied. I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate, And the Master so gently said,"Child, you must wait"."Wait? You say, wait!" my indignant reply."Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is Your hand shortened? Or have you not heard? By Faith, I have asked, and am claiming your Word. My future and all to which I can relate Hangs in the balance, and YOU tell me to WAIT? I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign, Or even a 'no' to which I can resign. And Lord, I've been asking, and this is my cry: I'm weary of asking! I need a reply!
"Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate As my Master replied once again,"You must wait."So, I slumped in my chair, Defeated and taut and grumbled to God,"So, I'm waiting...for what?" He seemed, then, to kneel, And His eyes wept with mine, And He tenderly said,"I could give you a sign. I could shake the heavens, And darken the sun. I could raise the dead, and Cause mountains to run. All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.You would have what you want --But you wouldn't know Me.
You'd not know the depth of My love for each Saint; You'd not know the power that I give to the Faint; You'd not learn to see through the clouds of Despair; You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm There; You'd not know the joy of resting in Me When darkness and silence were all you could See. You'd never experience that fullness of Love As the peace of My Spirit descends like a Dove; You'd know that I give and I save...for a StartBut you'd not know the depth of the beat of My Heart. The glow of My comfort late into the Night, The faith the I give when you walk without Sight, The depth that's beyond getting just what you Asked Of an infinite God, who makes what you have LAST.
You'd never know, should your pain quickly Flee, What it means that "My grace is sufficient for Thee."Yes, your dreams for your loved one overnight would come True, But, Oh, the loss! If I lost what I'm doing in You!
So, be silent, My Child, and in time you will See That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me. And though oft' may My answers seem terribly Late, My most precious answer of all is still, "Wait.'"
Monday, July 14, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Now this is not out of the ordinary. Things around me have been going on for the past couple of weeks like this. A heard a woman yelling last week our back alley....I guess at her boyfriend. This was around 2 in the morn. That one was an eye opener!
Hey, I live in a nice neighborhood with nice quiet neighbors. So, I thought. Maybe it is just me but I am seeing a huge change in people. Thanks for hearing me vent!