Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Miracle of Sunrise

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise
if we have waited in the darkness.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Father's Full Arms

A truly rich man is one whose children
run into his arms when his hands are empty.

I didn't know this Dad and his kids, but they sat in front of me at the U game on Saturday.  I couldn't resist the image of this little group--something so sweet about how the kids stayed close to Dad.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Go Out For A Walk

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
Raymond Inmon

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Miracle of a Blue Sky

“People usually consider walking on water
 or in thin air a miracle.
But I think the real miracle
 is not to walk either on water
or in thin air, but to walk on earth.
Every day we are engaged in a miracle
 which we don't even recognize:
a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves,
the black, curious eyes of a child --
our own two eyes.
All is a miracle.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Butt Prints In the Sand

Butt Prints In The Sand

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of my precious Lord,
But mine were not along the shore.

But then some stranger prints appeared,
And I asked the Lord, "What have we here?"
Those prints are large and round and neat,
"But Lord they are too big for feet."

"My child," He said in somber tones,
"For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait."

"You disobeyed, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know.
So I got tired, I got fed up,
and there I dropped you on your butt."

"Because in life, there comes a time,
when one must fight, and one must climb.
When one must rise and take a stand,
or leave their butt prints in the sand."
Author Unknown

There is a part of me that believes God surely must feel like this once in awhile!  He can only do so much, especially if we aren't willing to do anything. Sometimes He just needs to force us into action.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Greatest Poetry? The Poetry of Childhood

The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.
~Christopher Morley, To a Child

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Self Portrait Roller Coaster

“" Life can be like a roller coaster...
And just when you think you've had enough,
and you're ready to get off the ride
 and take the calm, easy merry-go round...
You change your mind, throw your hands in the air
and ride the roller coaster all over again.
That's exhilaration...that's living a bit on the edge...
that's being ALIVE."
Stacey Charter

This self-portrait was taken at the end of a busy day with the photo booth application on my new school mac computer.  There are all kinds of backgrounds available.  I liked the roller coaster.  It fit for that day. It seems appropriate for most days.  After all, I am a school teacher!  (Oh, and I could waste a lot of time trying to figure out how to use all the nifty applications available!)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bachelorette Bowling

The bowling alley is the poor man's country club.
Sanford Hansell

Round #2 of Bachelorette Party photos.  This one is from the bowling alley.  They had a live DJ who was so loud that my teeth were buzzing, to say nothing of the fact that I think I am glad that I couldn't undertstand the lyrics!!!  Definitely a bowling alley for the young and hip crowd.