Sunday, March 28, 2010

For He Satisfies...

I sat there thinking about what it would take to change me. Not just determining to do better, not just chaining myself to some self-imposed rules in hopes that I won't stumble in this walk. Not me on a self-improvement kick, no - I'm weary of my own feeble tries. So weak, so ready to cut and run when Satan slips in. It ain't just grace, and it ain't just works. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And I think I know what it is. I prayed, "I need this from you, Lord. Only You have what it takes to really, truly, forever change me." Let it be...Oh, let it be! "For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness." Psalm 107:9

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Waiting for it

A heart full of things, a keyboard waiting, an empty document. Yet my ideas hide from me. I just need one - one fragrant morsel to roll onto the page.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Doesn't Work.

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." — Thomas A. Edison ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How often do we meet with a small “failure” and conclude that the whole project is a failure? When new things are born (such as a light bulb…) there are going to be endeavors that produce the desired result and endeavors that do not. A “failed” attempt does not mean that the whole project is a failure. It simply means that you now know that that way does not work, and so now you may move on to a new approach. Truly, the failed attempt is actually progress, because you now free to move on to a new attempt, which may just work this time! None of us start with a base of knowledge that makes us know the correct thing to do the first time in every situation. We have to learn what works and what does not. Don’t dis the process; trust it to work valuable learning in you! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The above quote and thoughts gave me some other questions. Do you ever ponder why we appraise things the way we do? Is it influence from our peers, our families, our reading, which molds us into the particular type of information processors that we become? Why do we sometimes shy away from a new approach? The mistake that is commonly made when re-evaluating what we have long thought about a topic is we think that by critically considering an old idea we are trashing it. No – consider the old idea, consider the new one, and come to the correct conclusion. The old idea might be the best one after all, but then again, the new may be true instead. New for new’s sake is not sound reasoning, and neither is tradition for tradition’s sake (although often there are very good reasons that a tradition has been held to for so long!) – so make it a habit to think critically about each idea and conclude which is the right one based not upon whether it is new or old, but upon whether it is the truth.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Quote Fix (pardon my obsession...)

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ~Ancient Persian Saying --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Little Encouragement

1And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. 2Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. 3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. 5Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Other Love

I took these photos last summer with my brother's digital Cannon. Ever since I've been salivating over digital cameras, saving for my very own.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring: How do I love Thee...

Anyone else resisting the urge to write a poem about Spring? I was driving to work yesterday, thinking how great Spring is...thinking, thinking of something cool to say about Spring...Hold on there!!! No, I refuse to write a poem about Spring! Whatever I have to say has been said a million different times, and said better than I would have. So alas, my pretty Spring...your praises will have to be on my lips merely echoes of greater works. ;-)

Thursday, March 4, 2010


"Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds. And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, That they may do whatever He commands them On the face of the whole earth...v12 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (There certainly is poetry in the bible!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror?...v18 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (What a picture!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...He comes from the north as a golden splendor; With God is awesome majesty. As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, In judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress. Therefore men fear Him; He shows no partiality to any who are wise of heart." v22-24 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --Excerpts from Job 37 (parenthetical comments are my own) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My mind got opened a little more to see that God knows all. It isn't as if He merely knows the sum of everything that all mankind knows - no, His knowledge extends far beyond. He is the origin of knowledge. He has thoughts my mind cannot even get close to touching. I hold back from following Him...why? He has the big picture, and it is so much bigger than I can see from my greasy little window! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Random chuckle of the day: The other day the twelve-year old that I babysit for told me that we do not have five fingers! We have four fingers, and a "disposable" thumb!