Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Musing - 9/23/13

As Christians, we can laugh at death. For us death is not the joyless end of our lives; but it's the beginning of endless joy!

-Barbara Johnson

The only legacy worth anything is our footprints for them to follow...right up to God's throne. In the light of eternity, nothing else matters.
-Barbara Johnson

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Musing - 9/16/13

Above All

Above all powers
Above all things
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Laid behind the stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

Above all kingdoms
Above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what You're worth

-Paul Baloche and Lenny Leblanc

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11 - 12 years later

*Photo Credit
I, like many Americans, will never forget that day. September 11, 2001. I remember getting to the TV in time to watch the the second plane crash into the World Trade Center. I remember sitting in front of the TV and watching over and over again the planes crashing into the towers. I remember having a math word problem that day talking about the tallest building in the world. The Word Trade Center was one of the building listed. But it was no longer there, it was no longer one of the tallest buildings, because it was no longer even standing...

September 11th was a day that my generation and the generations before me will never forget. But yet, on a daily basis, it has been forgotten. That day, 12 years ago, was not a day that our country fell apart. Instead, it was a day that the country stood together. We stood in faith and the communities gathered around each other. We held each other up. One of the most memorable quotes from that day was, "United we stand, divided we fall". 
We believed this, so we stood together, we stood united. I believe that statement is the same today as it was 12 years ago. We need to stand together and support each other. 

President Bush's Speech

*photo credit: <a href="">savethedave</a> via <a href="">photo pin</a> <a href="">cc</a>

***This is a post that I'm reporting from last year. My thoughts are the same and we will always remember. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Musing - 9/9/13

"Where did you come from baby dear?"

Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of everywhere into the here.

Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.

Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand stroked it as I came by.

How they all just come to be you?
God thought about me and so I grew.

But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, so I am here.
-George MacDonald

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday Musing - 9/2/13

The Months

January brings the snow,
makes our feet and fingers glow.

February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.

March brings breezes loud and shrill,
stirs the dancing daffodil.

April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daises at our feet.

May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy damns.

June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children's hand with posies.

Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.

August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.

Warm September brings the fruit,
Sportsmen then begin to shoot.

Fresh October brings the pheasants,
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.

Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are whirling fast.

Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire, and Christmas treat.