Thursday, November 15, 2012

I've gotten up again from my birthday blues...

I am so low in serotonin, it takes very little to knock me down. Just the reminder of a birthday and I have fallen, again. Thank God for brethren and churches that are there to pick me up again. It is like falling into a deep pit. As soon as I look at the faith of that youngster who birthed these bunch of children, I fall into the hole. The sermon and the services on Sunday were enough to assist me and I am wiping off myself to start afresh. I won't look down. It was so encouraging to look into the Word of God and today it was time to remember Emily. How many times we reproved her for her mouth. A Soft Word turns away wrath...We repeated it again and again and after awhile she stopped name calling as often. We remembered the tender tastebuds she had throwing up at every new taste that hit her tongue and her convinced mind that she saw Jesus coming down from the sky with a plane that past. How diverse were the situations that we had to deal with with her. How more similar to my faith journey of misunderstandings of what God might be saying in this or that passage. She always came with her own understanding to be pried from her clutching grasp and replaced with truth. Elyse always said, I want to know what God is saying. Em always said I already know what God is saying. I want to do it my way. I identify with both ways in some part of my being. This rainy Thursday, has me praising God for fresh promises of new fulfillment and good memories of how God has pried my personal misunderstandings from my clutch to replace it with His Higher Ways. The reminder of the study that got me to this point in the morning service, from Pastor Paxton and the marching music and rejoicing that infused the joy of the Lord through Worship and Praise were great reminders of what has helped me walk in past days and throughout my life. I am grateful that we are not left to our own devices and I would be stuck on the rocks were it not for the Church of Christ and the means of Grace in every race and creed and tongue that have been used by God to "deliver me". Thank You, Jesus.

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Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

A VISIT TO PAPA





Are you going to Mary Immaculate?
Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,
Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,
Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…
(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)


He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.