Saturday, August 16, 2014

God as Man

Nothing again but I was reading this and I can't get it out of my head so I thought I would share:

"God could, had he pleased, have been incarnate in a man of iron nerves, the Stoic sort who lets no sigh escape him.  Of His great humility He chose to be incarnate in a man of delicate sensibilities, who wept at the grave of Lazarus and sweated blood in Gethsemane.  Otherwise we should have missed the great lesson that it is by his will alone that a man is good or bad, and that feelings are not, in themselves, of any importance.  We should also have missed the all-important help of knowing that He has faced all that the weakest of us face, has shared not only the strength of our nature but every weakness of it except sin.  If He had been incarnate in a man of immense natural courage, that would have been for many of us almost the same as His not being incarnate at all."

Letters of C.S. Lewis
23rd February 1947



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What could be cuter?

I know - it's been almost a month and where have I been?  What have I been doing?  I got nuthin'!  so here's a beautiful picture to while away the last of the month and bring us into the Augustus of the year.


Thursday, July 03, 2014

Happy Birthday America the Beautiful!!!!

Hooray for the Red White and Blue


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Grateful for my dilemma

June is here and halfway gone already.  Weather's better - warm and humid and sunny when it isn't raining.  I have been busy doing nothing and wondering how I gained this weight?  Can't be that I have been doing nothing and eating everything could it?  Naw.  Didn't think so.

Have to go clean the bathroom now since we might have company later.  Heaven forbid that anyone should catch a glimpse of how we really live around here.  When said company arrives we will be feeding him and I am searching for just the right thing.  He loves seafood and where better for seafood than Cape Cod?    I would love to do the lobster and steamers thing but it's not easy, believe it or not, to find a place that has the portions we would serve at home.  I don't want to do this at home.  There is my dilemma.  I thank God that my dilemmas have been so reduced.  Several years ago I had a list, a very long list, of dilemmas and each were life altering.  Thank you God for my life today.

Here is what I see when I drive in and out of my driveway to solve the mundane problems here.  You can see one reason for my gratitude.  Life is good!




Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend.  This is so confusing since it's earlier than Memorial the actual Day.  Oh well.  It's a long weekend and our summer area is coming alive with the sounds of people.  My walk to the beach is no longer lonely and calm.  There are cars in abundance in driveways and yards and on the street.  Lots of clean up after winter activities are going on as I walk.  My dog is thrilled to have people she can wag at and attempt to sit with for hugs and pats.  I like it but I don't.

Traffic is heavy and I have to wait and wait and wait to cross the street.  Forget the supermarket especially the deli section since the lines are endless.  The smell of grilled food is everywhere and the square is alive with strollers and window shoppers and the shops are actually open.  Until the 1st of July the weekends will be like this and then?  Stand Back!  It's like this all week long.  I love it for the town since this is when the money can be made.  I love the action - sort of.  Check back here in September and see if I'm still feeling the love.

Happy Memorial Day - we know it's not happy but a time to remember.  Thank you to all of those who served so that we can smell the grills and hear the laughter ringing in the summer season.



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Mom

My mother would always tell the story of going to church on Mother's Day when she was a child and getting a carnation. White carnations would be given to the children who had lost their mother and pink carnations would be given to the children who still had their mother. She would tell us how glad she was that she had a pink carnation and how sorry she felt for the children who had white carnations and I guess we were being give a push to say how grateful we were to have our mother with us. I'm not sure we took the hint and responded they way she wanted but I do know that we were glad to have her.

Miss you Mom and wish I had a pink carnation for sure.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Daffodils Indeed!

Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.



The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:



For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.