Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yes I'm Pointing At You

I can do lots more than that — after all I'm over 15 months old.

Friday, September 25, 2009

GoD and DoG


Wendy and her dog Caspian

I can remember being in a quandary as to how to start my blog. Although I'd intended to begin with my autobiography written in 2005, I've been unable to locate a copy of it.

And with that said, here's how Wendy Francisco began hers:

Here’s me learning to blog...

Last year I shared my theory about beloved pets who have gone home. This video reflects similar thoughts.

GoD and DoG
Written, recorded and animated by Wendy Francisco

I look up and I see God
I look down and see my dog
Simple spelling G-O-D
Same word backwards D-O-G

They would stay with me all day
I’m the one who walks away
But both of them just wait for me
And dance at my return with glee

Both love me no matter what
Divine God and canine mutt
I take it hard each time I fail
But God forgives and dog wags his tail

God thought up and made the dog
Dog reflects a part of God
I’ve seen love from both sides now
It’s everywhere – Amen, Bow Wow

I look up and I see God
I look down and see my dog
And in my human frailty
I can’t match this love for me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Deer in the meadow

This is almost like a puzzle —
I suggest you click on the image to view its original size. Look in the center and you can see the deer hiding in the shadows amidst the tall grass.
Deer in the meadow · by rruff67 on flickr

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Computer Tech

At almost 15 months, don't you think it's high time I get on the ball — I mean the mouse and the keyboard?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

DEATH

WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO EXPLAIN IT
A terminally ill man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."

Very quietly, the doctor replied, "I don't know."

"You don't know? You're a Christian and don't know what's on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining. As he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.

I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing — I know my Master is there and that is enough."
May today there be peace within you.
May you trust God that you are exactly
Where you are meant to be.

I believe that friends are quiet angels
Who lift us to our feet when our wings
Have trouble remembering how to fly.

— Author Unknown

Thanks to Bill and Deede for sending us this inspiring email!



My hubby and I were having a discussion over breakfast this morning, and we concluded there were lots more things we don't know than things we do know.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

09-09-09

A Woman's Book of PrayersI would guess I'm not the only person that reads this little book just about every day. I recommend it to anyone, even though the title indicates it is for women. Its author, Rita F. Snowden, wrote 68 books in her lifetime that were published. I believe it was someone from England who recommended this little book, and I had to go through quite a process to get the one I have been reading for years, which is the seventeenth impression April 1983. Now that I realize she wrote so many books, I want to read all of them.
Today's devotional reading is based on my absolutely favorite scripture of Jesus' words to his disciples at the Last Supper.



NINTH DAY
In the Morning

My first thoughts, O God, are of wonder that you have fashioned me for life here – and for fulfilment beyond this earthly life that is mine.

Quicken the hearts of all dear to me, some of whom have forgotten their divine destiny.

Let me live today in the reality of Christ's life here, his death and trimphant resurrection that transforms everything I know:
Let me hold fast to his challenging words;
Let me hold fast to his comforting words;
Let me hold fast to his promised presence, now and till the end of the world.
Bless especially, this day, all who will come to the close of life here; and
All who are closest to them;
All who minister to them, pastors, priests, doctors, nurses, friends;
All at a distance, who receive their news with deep concern.
I rejoice that in your holy purpose life is all of a piece – here and there.

AMEN



In the Evening

O God, I bless You for all those who have helped me on my way today:
Members of my family and
My loyal friends and
People I scarcely know
Forgive me, if today, I have been only interested in my own affairs, and unmindful of others.
Forgive me, if I have taken things too seriously and forgotten fun and laughter.
Forgive me if I have allowed myself to be over-busy, with no time to 'stand and stare'.

I pray now, for any who have lacked joy this day;
Any who have been without friendship;
Any who have missed the common decencies;
Any who have been without work;
Any blind, deaf, or crippled;
Any without strength of body;
Any wanting the mind's clear light;
Any without a sense of your presence;
Any who look into the future without expectancy.
We are your children amidst the immensities of time, and eternity. Hold us in your keeping.

AMEN



Daily Reading

John 14:1-6 (English Standard Version)

"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepared a place for you? And if I go and prepared a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going."

Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?"

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."