Friday, May 27, 2016

The mouthes of babes.

We got 15 crickets for Gorbash. I started calling the biggest Jupiter and one cricket crawled under Gorby's butt  and Solo says "that one's Uranus."

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"We should give Daddy extra ice cream treats because he has to work all the time and I get summer break and spring break and Christmas break." -Solo
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Marley: Today is the best day ever.
Solo: Yesterday was the best day ever.
Marley: Every day is the best day ever.
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God can use thoughtless feet in your mouth to do good. In my case, a very good thing.

"Joseph had a dream. When he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said to them, "Listen to the dream I had. We were tying up bundles of grain out in the field. Suddenly my bundle rose and stood up straight. Your bundles gathered around my bundle and bowed down to it."  His brothers said to him, "Do you plan to be king over us? Will you really rule over us?" So they hated him even more because of his dream. They didn't like what he had said.  Then Joseph had another dream. He told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said. "I had another dream. This time the sun and moon and 11 stars were bowing down to me."  He told his father as well as his brothers. Then his father objected. He said, "What about this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers really do that? Will we really come and bow down to the ground in front of you?"  His brothers were jealous of him. But his father kept the matter in mind."
Genesis 37:5‭-‬11 NIRV

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The inconstant moon

I will not disparage the bright glory of a moon only almost-full, because I cannot trust the night of the full moon will be clear.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Looking across the dining table at my two oldest children who are both wearing shades of blue that happen to match their eyes.

Writing a book that makes me glad, not anxious.

Seeing art are every turn.

Poems coming to mind.

The unexpected and completely delightful company of family.

I was trying to liken God to something in nature. I thought of gold for its rarity and purity, brass, marble, diamonds, dirt and grass, etc. Till I realized that my thoughts were idolatrous. God isn't like these things, He created them.

My husband climbed a volcano.