Sunday, March 28, 2010

"DUH" Day

Ever have a foolish day? I had one yesterday.
Planning to display on a wall some of the exquisite handiwork of my grandbabies , at different stages of their wee lives... pure art which I had found in a trunk that had been long closed and forgotten... I placed a large drawing done by the baby hand of our Bubs, who is now in college, against the wall and pressed in a decorative tack . The pretty blue , 5 cent sized head fell off the tack. So wanting this wall to be perfectly adorable, I climbed down with the tack head in my hand. I dug a new tube of SUPER GLUE out, opened it and squirted my palm full of "glue that will harden instantly and will hold an automobile dangling from a cliff so it doesn't fall! I jumped and rushed to put my hand under hot water! My fingers stuck together. I yelled for Papa to come help me! I ripped my wedding band from its finger just before it became a permanent part of my body.
I spent the next hour rubbing my hand with solutions of peroxide, veggie oil, liquid
soaps with a scrub brush..... while Papa worked on my ring with mysterious workshop potions and then a grinder machine. When he brought the ring back and put it on my finger, he said, "Mom! You should NEVER pour your palm full of SUPER GLUE!" ; )
But he always helps it to "feel all better". I sit now and view the artwork of wee ones whom I love more than life and it does feel all better.
Just one day of a long journey.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

S-L Mode

Sometimes I seem to be clinging to the law of Moses:
Jab for jab, hurt for hurt, silence for silence,
push for push,mean for mean , and so on.

A while ago I decided to quit stressing about becoming I'm just trying to be good.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is goodest of them all..?
If its me , don't say anything at all..."

P.S. where have all the front porches gone?

Monday, March 15, 2010


My friend cried out in pain saying, I know I believe..but each time the unexpected and hard things strike..I lose my faith! I still believe, yet I lose my faith!"
Even Job, happy and full of days (in the end) , died , passing on the cycle of grief and pain to his survivors.
Some times we stake all our faith on a miracle, as if a miracle would eliminate all disappointment with God. It wouldn't. For one thing , all of us die; the ultimate mortality rate is much the same for atheists and saints alike.
Miracles serve as signs pointing on to the future.
They are appetizers that awaken a longing for something more, something permanent.
The good news at the end of Job and the good news of Easter at the end of the Gospels are previews of the good news described at the end of Revelation!
We dare not lose sight of the world God wants..the world He is all the time building.
The world we inherit because of Jesus Christ.
The promise of Job 42 , then, is that God will finally right the wrongs that mark our days.
Some sorrows ...the deaths of Job's children , for example , or the death of my dear friend's son....never completely heal in this life.
That day my friend will get her son back, remade! and if I did not believe that, did not believe that her son, along with Job's are right now breathing , and dancing, and exploring new worlds, then I would not believe anything....I would "lose my faith " at the lack of seeing miracles.
Paul says, " If only for this life we have hope in Christ , we are to be pitied more than all men".
Believe in all Truth ...what God says , He will do. There is much more ahead!
Take courage , little friend, for God is surely with you.