Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
My beautiful old evergreens, heavy with snow . . . Poor ole girls!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
allows pain and suffering that I have seen. . .
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut a nd his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said, 'I don't believe that God exists.'
'Why do you say that?' asked the customer.
'Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist.'
Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?
If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.' The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber, 'You know what? Barbers do not exist.' 'How can you say that?' asked the surprised barber. 'I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!' 'No!' the customer exclaimed. 'Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.'
'Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me.'
'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world.'
BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This is the view I see when
I stand in the front yard of my
house on the outskirts
of LaPorte County, Northern Indiana ....
Some gold .....
. . . and the BIG Burning Bush that is taller than my garage
roof is beginning a slow burn . . .
of the two
big pines we
have in the front,
the ones I call
And here, a jogger
was nice enough to hustle by so
you have a good perspective
of the tree's size.
Its nice to live where there are
visible changes in the season.
It gets you "in the mood" to do things . . .
for all the "necessary changes"
. . . like making wonderful apple scented melting tarts, and cinnamon bun tarts . . .
The necessary closet changes
as seasonal clothing is put away,
and warm clothes are aired out and
put in place for days when
layering is necessary, but a coat isn't needed.
And its good to sleep with the window
open just a crack, getting in cold air,
so snuggling is fun!
Friday, October 10, 2008
And the chairs are all empty.
Didn't find one home
is a lost art.
31Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:30-33
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
"Chicago people . . ."
There are houses that are tall . . .
Houses that are blue . . .
All are quaint and new.
Houses that are pink . . .
Even a shade of rose . . . that's how the story goes . . .
Yes, every house is a little different than the next.
All have slightly different architecture,
all lined up side by side,
and I'm sure they all live happily ever after.
+ + + + + +
There are about 100 houses in this little
community of rich folk.
Tomorrow, we'll look further!
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1