Thursday, December 28, 2006

a lyric for thought

We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield

We are strong, no one can tell us were wrong
Searchin our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Juan Mann



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Funny

Hugh Laurie - 80s Polaroid advert


Who'd have thought this accomplished photographer would become such a cranky doctor?

Monday, October 9, 2006

Facing the Giants!

Two weekends ago, a motion picture that blatantly proclaimed that nothing is impossible with God made it's opening in theaters around America. Facing the Giants is a film about a high school football coach who has his back against a wall in every aspect of his life. His team has been on a losing streak and just lost their best player, which treatens his job. His home and car are falling apart, and he has been unable to provide his wife with the children she wants.

As someone who watches movies with a very critical eye, I had my doubts about this one. Yes, the acting was mediocre and it was at times cheesy, as I expected. However, what I did not expect was to be so emotionally moved. This film reached into me in a way that convicted me. I have failed to give best in so many areas. I forget that with God, all things are possible as long as we give our best.

In one of the more moving scenes of the film, Coach Taylor asks one of his players, Brock Kelley,to perform the "Death Crawl" a second time. The death crawl is an excerise in which one player crawls 10 yards on his hands and feet while carrying another player on his back. In an effort to spur the young man to change his attitude from that of failure, to that of victory, Coach Taylor asks Brock to promise to give his very best this time. Brocks states he thinks he could make it to the 30 yard line. Coach Taylor then blindfolds the ambitious young man so that he won't give up when he reaches the 30 yard line. As Brock starts his crawl, the other players are skeptical and laughing at the whole situation. Coach Taylor walks along side reminding Brock of his promise to give his best. He doesn't let him slow down when he starts to ask if he's made it yet. Brock complains that he's tired, but the coach doesn't let up. As the player moves further down the line, the team stands up and watches closely in amazement at how far he's crawled. Brock begins to complain that his arms are burning and he can't go any futher. Still yelling in his ear, Coach Taylor pushes him to go further. Twenty more steps.... ten more.... 5 more.... Brock finally collapses on the field, crying that he must be at the 50 yard line. He simply must! Coach Taylor removes the blindfold and tells Brock to look up and see where he's at. As Brock pulls himself up, he sees that he's crawled the entire length of the football field, 100 hundred yards. What a stunning example of how much we underestimate what we can do when we give our best. God wants our very best, not just a good effort.



Perhaps the impossible events that took place in the movie are too far fetched for some to believe. If that's the case, take this to heart: the only way that film made it into theaters this September, was by the grace of God. Those folks gave their best, and God took care of the rest. It's really an awesome story of how Facing the Giants came to be.

Face Your Giants!

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Monday, July 31, 2006

Cliff Jumping

How many times have you seen a scene in a film where the main character is being chased toward a cliff of some kind and he or she is left with the option of certain death by facing the enemy, or taking a leap that looks just as hopeless? Plenty, right? And every time you see it, you yell at the screen, "Jump! Jump!"

We all have moments like these in our lives. They're just not as easy to see. However, we choose to give up instead of taking the leap when chances are slim to none. If we jump at least there's a chance, right? No matter how small the chance of surviving appears to the film character, he or she always jumps! And we watch, cheering all the while. Yet, how many times do we choose to do nothing, instead of taking the leap? We may be breathing, but when we quit, we quit living.

Keep a look out for opportunities to leap. Cheer your friends to jump as well, when you see them peering over the edge of the cliff. "Jump! Jump!"

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

What happened to "Coming Out" Parties?

My desire is not to find a husband, but to become a magnificent wife. I do not announce my desire to marry as a way to chase after men, but as a way to make known that I am open to suitors and ready for marriage. I do not wish for you to tell me about any eligible young bachelors that might interest me, but please tell every bachelor you know about me, so he can take action! I do not wish to feminize my husband by seeking after him. I will wait for him to seek after me as a man ought.

"I'm coming out so you'd better get this party started!" -Pink

Scrivere...

I'd like to be more purposeful in my blogging. For a while, my blog has been titled "Scrivere!", which means "Write!" in Italian. However, after reviewing the content of the blog, I've found that it consists more of visual images than of words. I've put the task of re-naming the blog on hold for now, hoping that just the right one will come along. Ta ta for now!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

An afternoon with Ethan

 
My photo assistant!
 
Posing in front of the shed.
 
Checking out the garden.
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Thanks for the glove Uncle John! Thanks for teaching me to play catch Grandpa!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Abby

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ethan

Monday, July 10, 2006

I've just counted 13 children getting on my flight.

Start your day off right!

Sunday, July 2, 2006

My Other Names

My Aliases

Your movie star name: Whatchamacallit Harold

Your fashion designer name is Katherine Prague

Your socialite name is Ramspit Cork

Your fly girl / guy name is K Ram

Your detective name is White Tiger Rogers

Your barfly name is Gardettos Wine

Your soap opera name is Laine Broadway

Your rock star name is Sugar Bullet

Your Star Wars name is Katcas Ramjon

Your punk rock band name is The Blah Sandpaper

Thursday, June 29, 2006

I met someone

He makes me laugh!

007

At the range

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

If Heaven

Friday, June 9, 2006

Crimson

I can hear music, sweet sweet music!

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Monday, June 5, 2006

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Gotta love p town!

Friday, June 2, 2006

Love is a battle field.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Good 'ol Mark!

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling
by Mark Twain

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped
to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer
be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained
would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2
might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the
same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with
"i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.
Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear
with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12
or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants.
Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi
ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz
ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.
Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud
hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day in which we take time to remember, celebrate, and honor those who have died in the name of Freedom. I'd like to say a few words about my great-uncle Oscar. Although I never met him, I can tell from his picture that he was a great man. He died in WWII at the age of 22. Even though he died before my parents were even born, I miss him. "He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it, he lives--in a way that humbles the undertaking of most men."

Oscar was posthumously awared the Purple Heart in November 1946. The following is his story:

Oscar enlisted in the Army Air Corps shorly after World War II began. After recieving his wings and accepting the commission as Second Lieutenant he began training in B-24 bombers. He was next assigned to the 15th Air Force and stationed in Italy. In October 1944, Oscar's plane was shot down over Austria. He was declared M.I.A. One year later, Oscar's father received a letter that no parent wants to read.

"With deepest regret, I have learned that an official determination has been made of the death of your son who has been missing in action in Europe. Word has come to me that Lt. R****** earnestly undertook cadet training which he successfully completed with an excellent academic record. As a capable officer, he took his responsibilities seriously and faithfully executed assignments. His performance as a skillful pilot, respected by associates, was in keeping with the finest traditions of this command. I hope that the memory of your son's courageous sacrifice for his Country will comfort you. My heartfelt sympathy is offered to you and other members of the family."

Memorial Day History

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Don't let me go!

“Forsake me not, O Lord.”
- Psalm 38:21

Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to use this prayer at all times. There is no moment of our life, however holy, in which we can do without his constant upholding. Whether in light or in darkness, in communion or in temptation, we alike need the prayer, “Forsake me not, O Lord.” “Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe.” A little child, while learning to walk, always needs the nurse’s aid. The ship left by the pilot drifts at once from her course. We cannot do without continued aid from above; let it then be your prayer to-day, “Forsake me not. Father, forsake not thy child, lest he fall by the hand of the enemy. Shepherd, forsake not thy lamb, lest he wander from the safety of the fold. Great Husbandman, forsake not thy plant, lest it wither and die. ‘Forsake me not, O Lord,’ now; and forsake me not at any moment of my life. Forsake me not in my joys, lest they absorb my heart. Forsake me not in my sorrows, lest I murmur against thee. Forsake me not in the day of my repentance, lest I lose the hope of pardon, and fall into despair; and forsake me not in the day of my strongest faith, lest faith degenerate into presumption. Forsake me not, for without thee I am weak, but with thee I am strong. Forsake me not, for my path is dangerous, and full of snares, and I cannot do without thy guidance. The hen forsakes not her brood, do thou then evermore cover me with thy feathers, and permit me under thy wings to find my refuge. ‘Be not far from me, O Lord, for trouble is near, for there is none to help.’ ‘Leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation!’“


“O ever in our cleansed breast,
Bid thine Eternal Spirit rest;
And make our secret soul to be
A temple pure and worthy thee.”

Monday, May 22, 2006

Psalm 107:7

“He led them forth by the right way.”
- Psalm 107:7

Changeful experience often leads the anxious believer to enquire “Why is it thus with me?” I looked for light, but lo, darkness came; for peace, but behold trouble. I said in my heart, my mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved. Lord, thou dost hide thy face, and I am troubled. It was but yesterday that I could read my title clear; to-day my evidences are bedimmed, and my hopes are clouded. Yesterday I could climb to Pisgah’s top, and view the landscape o’er, and rejoice with confidence in my future inheritance; to-day, my spirit has no hopes, but many fears; no joys, but much distress. Is this part of God’s plan with me? Can this be the way in which God would bring me to heaven? Yes, it is even so. The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God’s method of making you ripe for the great inheritance upon which you shall soon enter. These trials are for the testing and strengthening of your faith-they are waves that wash you further upon the rock-they are winds which waft your ship the more swiftly towards the desired haven. According to David’s words, so it might be said of you, “so he bringeth them to their desired haven.” By honour and dishonour, by evil report and by good report, by plenty and by poverty, by joy and by distress, by persecution and by peace, by all these things is the life of your souls maintained, and by each of these are you helped on your way. Oh, think not, believer, that your sorrows are out of God’s plan; they are necessary parts of it. “We must, through much tribulation, enter the kingdom.” Learn, then, even to “count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.”


“O let my trembling soul be still,
And wait thy wise, thy holy will!
I cannot, Lord, thy purpose see,
Yet all is well since ruled by thee.”

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Moody.

I'm really feeling like doing nothing and talking to no one.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Get real.

I'm not as confident as I would like to be. Being a photographer is only fun when there's no stress. I thought taking people's portraits for some income would be fun. However, the money part really messes me up. They're paying me to take their picture. What if they don't like it? What if none of them come out? Being a photographer is just as worrisome as being in front of the camera. I didn't realize I would feel so judged. The whole thing about taking portraits is taking photos that your client will like. How do I know what kind of pictures they will like? Sure I can get an idea of whether they prefer B/W versus color or sepia. But what about style? All these things running through my head while I'm supposed to be focused on shutter speed and apature. I think I'm going to have to stick with Sports and Art Photography. I can take the pictures on my own time, then my clients can purchase the ones they like. Take it or leave it. So much less stressful being able to take a picture that I will like and finding out later if anyone else likes it.

I've also discovered that I really prefer to be at the editing table. Perhaps I'll take some graphic design classes.

Monday, May 8, 2006

Church

Where are all the people?

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Where is the love?

Monday, April 24, 2006

My Commitment

Mv Commitment as a Christian

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I will not look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my presence makes sense, my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I do not have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I can not be bought, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I will not give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He stops me, and when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be clear!

-Anonymous-

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

A woman's place is at home...

after she rounds third base!

Gotta love baseball!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Quote Time

"Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything."
- Floyd Dell

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

Seatac

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Hey! I won my money back! But not before losing a total of $67. My aunt won herself $600. Not bad.

I think I've been forced to become a morning person.

Monday, March 20, 2006

In three hours I lost $23

Timing is everything.

Shopping in Vegas. Don't worry, I've got my priorities straight- Shopping then Gambling.

Celebrating 75 years of gambling.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

115 miles to Vegas

Prairie Home Companion - Wonderful.

We stopped at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Besides good food I beat this mind game for the first time.

this is an audio post - click to play

A Traveler's Life

Home is where you hang your hat.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

We've stopped in Wilcox, AZ for the night.

Hello Arizona!

Well i wasn't able to send posts yesterday because of my location so i just sent them. The Cisco post is current though.

Wheel

My turn to drive!

Supper

Friday, March 17, 2006

For those of you leaving comments, even though I don't have internet access, I am still getting most of your comments.

Oh boy. It's cold in Texas this morning. We're supposed to finish unloading in half an hour so I'd better work up some warmth!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

*sigh*

I am so ready to be done riding in this truck. We're almost there. I'll be paying a visit to my chiropractor when I get home.

Well we've been on the road for about two hours this morning. I just picked up some donuts and OJ for breakfast. I also won a dollar fro

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Well we were going to get up at six. But we didn't hit the road until eight.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Lunch

National Bestseller

I grew bored of waiting. This is the first book I've ever bought in an airport.

Again

And so with a send off from a dearly beloved friend, I have begun another journey.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Poodles and Puddles

These dogs are like grandkids. Fun to play with but you're fine when it's time to hand them over.

Monday, March 6, 2006

Too many times this is the best part of a movie.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

Take time to meditate on John 10:10

Monday, February 27, 2006

Genesis Study

Genesis 15 - God's Covenant w/ Abram

v 15.1
So, after Abram's victory over the four kings and his generosity to Melchizedek, the word of the Lord came to him. "Do not be afraid, Abram." The Lord is assuring Abram that after such a defeat he would not have to be afraid of the retaliation of his enemies. The Lord would protect him, "I am your shield," He says. God comforts Abram, declaring Himself to be personally responsible to defend Abram. *However, a shield is only effective if it is clung to tightly. So, Abram has held tightly to the Lord. And just in case Abram thought that what he had received as a reward from this battle was great - not only the spoils, but the great name- the Lord reminds him that He is his "very great reward." Not only is the Lord the giver of the reward, but He is the reward itself. And how great a reward!

v 15.2-6
Abram is still worried about not having an heir. He tells God that his only option is to give his estate to Eliezar of Damascus, one of his household. Abram accounts his childlessness to God saying "You have given me no children;" and decides that he will take the matter into his own hands. He we see again that Abram believes the Lord and desires to follow Him, but he feels he must help God out. How often do we hear from the Lord and then make our own assumptions about how to go about the task which God desires of us? I know I am guilty. But the Lord is gracious with us. He does not rebuke Abram, but corrects his thinking. He takes him to look at the stars, "count them" if you can. Look at what great things I have done, Abram. Do you not think I have greater plans that you can come up with? The same way you can not fathom the possible number of stars in the heavens, so you can not fathom the ways I will work in your life. How often do we forget the great works of the Lord? He sends a reminder every morning and every evening as the sun rises and sets, and somehow in between we forget. "So shall your offspring be." Can you imagine how wide-eyed Abram must have become at such a declaration? If the Lord made a sky like that, surely he can do anything. "Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness." Abram put his faith in God, and God counted it as righteousness. It wasn't by his deeds, but by his faith. If not even Abram's deeds can save him, how much less our own offering of deeds. The Lord wants our faith.

v 15.7-11
Next God gives Abram the promise of land. Since his faith has been strengthened, Abram does not question this promise. It only makes sense that if we have the promise of the seed, we have the promise of the land. When we have Christ, we naturally believe the promise of Heaven. The Lord explains His earlier actions, they did have purpose. "I… brought you out of Ur … to give you this land…" There are many times that we won't see the purpose of God's plan until the purpose is at hand. We must use past acknowledgements of God's plans as assurance of purpose for current situations. Abram then asks God for a sign. He is starting to realize his own faults - doing things his way when he becomes fearful - and asks God to provide reassurance for the time when his faith might waver. Have you ever asked God for a sign? Use this example as a test next time you ask for a sign. We are not to ask for signs as 'proof' of God's truth. Abram didn't say, "I don't believe you unless you show me a sign." Abram believed the Lord, and asked Him for a sign to reassure his faith. Signs follow those who believe. God was not disappointed in Abram for asking such a request. "With prayer and petition make your requests known unto God." (Phil. 4.6) When we ask of our Father earnestly, we will receive.
So the Lord answers Abram's request. He asks Abram to prepare a sacrifice. The cattle were at least 3 years old so they would be at their strongest. God only wants the best. We have no recorded specific instructions, most likely because Abram was knowledgeable as to the proper preparations. Cutting the animals in half was customary of sacrifices that were to confirm covenants (Jer. 34:18,19). It seems much time had passed, for birds tried to eat the sacrifices. Abram was sure to shoo them away. Are we as careful as Abram when it comes to our spiritual sacrifices? Do we keep close watch so that nothing disturbs them until the Lord has approved of them?

v 15.12-16
Abram had to wait all day for God to answer him. We know that it was early morning when he first asked about the sign because God had just shown him the stars. And now, we have the setting sun. Many times God will keep us waiting to strengthen our faith, for we don't know how long we will have to wait, but we do know the answer will come. Suddenly Abram was in a deep sleep. One much like that of Adam. We must keep in mind that God put him in this sleep so that the natural world would not be a distraction. A horrible darkness came upon him. Many times God's people, though we are children of light, walk in dark places. God puts us through the bad, so we might understand the greatness of the good. God tells Abram that his seed will suffer before finally settling in the promised land, and God will judge those who cause the suffering of His people. However, Abram would be peacefully buried. He would die still a stranger in the land. But this also spares him the pain of enduring the suffering along with the rest. Many times God takes away from suffering those who are highly favored.

v 15.17-21
And now, a departing word from John Wesley. "When the sun was gone down the sign was given - The smoaking furnace signified the affliction of his seed in Egypt: they were there in the furnace of affliction, and labouring in the very fire. They were there in the smoke, their eyes darkened that they could not see to the end of their troubles. 2. The burning lamp speaks comfort in this affliction; and this God shewed Abram at the same time with the smoaking furnace. The lamp notes direction in the smoke; God's word was their lamp, a light shining in a dark place. Perhaps too this burning lamp prefigured the pillar of a cloud and fire which led them out of Egypt. 3. The passing of these between the pieces was the confirming of the covenant God now made with him. It is probable this furnace and lamp, which passed between the pieces, burned and consumed them, and so compleated the sacrifice, and testified God's acceptance of it, as of Gideon's, Jdg_6:21, Manoah's, Jdg_13:19-20, and Solomon's, 2Ch_7:1. So it intimates, That God's covenants with man are made by sacrifice, Psa_50:5, by Christ, the great sacrifice. God's acceptance of our spiritual sacrifices is a token for good, and an earnest of farther favours. " [John Wesley]

Sunday, February 26, 2006

A word from my man Charlie.

Behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague. - Lev. 13:13

Strange enough this regulation appears, yet there was wisdom in it, for the throwing out of the disease proved that the constitution was sound. This evening it may be well for us to see the typical teaching of so singular a rule. We, too, are lepers, and may read the law of the leper as applicable to ourselves. When a man sees himself to be altogether lost and ruined, covered all over with the defilement of sin, and in no part free from pollution; when he disclaims all righteousness of his own, and pleads guilty before the Lord, then he is clean through the blood of Jesus, and the grace of God. Hidden, unfelt, unconfessed iniquity is the true leprosy; but when sin is seen and felt, it has received its deathblow, and the Lord looks with eyes of mercy upon the soul afflicted with it. Nothing is more deadly than self-righteousness, or more hopeful than contrition. We must confess that we are nothing else but sin, for no confession short of this will be the whole truth; and if the Holy Spirit be at work with us, convincing us of sin, there will be no difficulty about making such an acknowledgment -it will spring spontaneously from our lips. What comfort does the text afford to truly awakened sinners: the very circumstance which so grievously discouraged them is here turned into a sign and symptom of a hopeful state! Stripping comes before clothing; digging out the foundation is the first thing in building-and a thorough sense of sin is one of the earliest works of grace in the heart. O thou poor leprous sinner, utterly destitute of a sound spot, take heart from the text, and come as thou art to Jesus

-For let our debts be what they may, however great or small,
As soon as we have nought to pay, our Lord forgives us all.
Tis perfect poverty alone that sets the soul at large:
While we can call one mite our own, we have no full discharge.

[Charles Spurgeon]

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Love's confusing but it never gets dull.

Over the last few months I've been discovering a whole new Love. I've loved God since I first discovered my need for Him when I was much younger. It was a love that was a response to His first loving me when He died for me. It is a beautiful love, don't get me wrong. What I've discovered recently is a passionate love. A love that goes beyond any understanding. Especially my own. With that thought, I'll do my best to explain.

My walk with God used to be very one sided. I sought to please Him, I sang songs to Him, I found ways to love Him, and I searched for His heart. It turns out, He also seeks to please me, He sings about me, He finds ways to love me, and He has searched for my heart! Wow. God knows my name. And He pronounces it correctly! He sings over me and He dances 'round about me! I am His favorite! His thoughts of me are more numerous than the sand. (Ps 139:17-18) God is pursuing my heart. He desires me more than I desire Him. Why have I only now discovered this? I have only just begun to let God woo me. Over these last few months He has become the Lover of my soul. And I am satisfied in Him.

Everything little thing reminds me of Him. Every love song I hear is either from me to Him, or from Him to me. With the same passion that a man loves a woman, God loves me. He created eros love, so He knows best how to give it! He aches for me, and I ache for Him. It's crazy and it doesn't make sense to my mind, but my heart sure feels God's love! I am now able to let that same kind of love to others. Moral of the story? Don't be afriad to let God love you passionately!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

A note to God.

Dear Yaweh, it's me, Katie. I'm having a hard time understanding your ways. Do you always have to be so mysterious? My heart is breaking for people very close to me. I want so desprately to make things well for them. It's not in my control. It's all up to you. I know how much you love me, so your heart must break to see my heart break. I'm sorry to make you sad. I don't want to do anything that would break your heart. I'm so confused. Please comfort them in ways I can't. Send your Holy Spirit. Help us to recognized evil spirits when they attack and to boldly stand against them. Thank you for all your good gifts and your undeserved love. Please come quickly! Amen.

Saturday, February 4, 2006

"Gardener" by Ann North

Some of the seeds of hope
Planted tentatively in the fall
Have not come up
They lie stillborn and unrealized
Somewhere in the spring soil
Decaying

The strongest and best ones
Pushed up through leaves
And layers of cold, hard resistance
Right into clear blue air
And stand there nakedly green
Breathing

It's always that way with growing things
Never knowing at the start
Which will make it and which will fail
But the thing to hold fast to
Never to lose faith in
Is simply
Sowing

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Be careful little ears...

(VS 1) Oh, be careful little ears, what you hear (repeat)
For the Father Up above,
Is looking down in love,
So be careful little ears
what you hear.

(VS 2) Oh, be careful little eyes, what you see, (repeat)
For the Father up above,
is looking down in love,
So be careful little eyes
What you see.

(VS 3) Oh, be careful little mouth, what you say, (repeat),
For the Father up above,
Is looking down in love,
So be careful little
mouth what you say.

(VS 4) Oh, be careful little hands, what you do (repeat),
For the Father up above,
Is looking down in love,
So be careful little hands
What you do

(VS 5) Oh, be careful little feet where you go (repeat)
For the Father up above,
Is looking down in love,
So be careful little feet,
Where you go.

(VS 6) Oh, be careful little mind what you think (repeat)
For the Father up above,
Is looking down in love,
So be careful little mind,
What you think.

(VS 7) Oh, be careful little heart what you love (repeat)
For the Father up above,
Is looking down in love,
So be careful little heart,
What you love.

My Personality Type

Your Personality Is

Rational (NT)


You are both logical and creative. You are full of ideas.
You are so rational that you analyze everything. This drives people a little crazy!

Intelligence is important to you. You always like to be around smart people.
In fact, you're often a little short with people who don't impress you mentally.

You seem distant to some - but it's usually because you're deep in thought.
Those who understand you best are fellow Rationals.

In love, you tend to approach things with logic. You seek a compatible mate - who is also very intelligent.

At work, you tend to gravitate toward idea building careers - like programming, medicine, or academia.

With others, you are very honest and direct. People often can't take your criticism well.

As far as your looks go, you're coasting on what you were born with. You think fashion is silly.

On weekends, you spend most of your time thinking, experimenting with new ideas, or learning new things.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

New Do

I just wanted to cut it all off! Much thanks to mom and Cherm for the coaxing to committ.

New do

What do ya think?

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Friday, January 20, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Suzanne!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006