Sunday, September 28, 2014

Proverbs 28

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father. He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress. He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer. He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Whose Birthday is it today?

Is it 11 years since Ezra blessed our lives so suddenly? He's still the same dear sweet middleschooler as he was as an infant. We see him growing so confident and yet so sensitive to his elder brothers and sisters ways and influences. It is a wonderful bond of sibling love that I see in his eyes. Enoch said this and Ethan said that and Emily said this and Elyse said something else and where would Ev stand on this issue. What an endearing process of thinking I am learning in watching his concern for elder brethren. Happy Birthday Ezra! You're not a baby anymore. a link to your blog

Monday, September 15, 2014

Remembering Grandpa Bob!

11 years today, someone said he was gone. It seemed unbelievable that he would have succumbed to any sickness. He seemed so very strong. Cancer deteriorated the body. He stood stalwart as a symbol of the great tennis patriarch. Ezra was in my tummy and 3 passings happened before my dear baby came through the womb. He was the last of my births and Dad passed and Gramps and Uncle Mose in the span of the 9 months.

Comfort for the difficulties of mourning was that dear little fellow. Somehow we saw all of the departed lights of masculinity rising in his birth. We were grateful for a safe delivery, though it was touch and go some what there.

Next thing on the family calendar is the sweet birthday of our Ezra
And I love you so, the people ask me how How I've lived 'till now, I tell them I don't know I guess they understand, how lonely life has been That, life began again the day you took my hand And yes, I know how lonely life can be The shadows follow me and the night won't set me free But I don't let the evening get me down Now that you're around me And you love me too, your thoughts are just for me You set my spirit free, I'm happy that you do The book of life is brief and once a page is read All but life is dead that is my belief And yes, I know how lonely life can be The shadows follow me and the night won't set me free But I don't let the evening get me down Now that you're around me Read more: Perry Como - And I Love You So Lyrics This is my Grandpa Bob Song
I hear my grandpa singing this to me. He communicated so clearly though more without words than with. He said I do wonder how I could love a "judgmental Christian Girl, like you". Try not to lose the mystery of your condition or swiftly you will find why I could "not love a judgmental Christian Girl like you! I see hopeful naivete in your eyes and once you lose that there will be a very sad fall. I know a lot more about life and love than you do and I hope that you know that I planned very carefully to be in your life and I love you anyway!. "SO!"{That is my name, So}

Thursday, September 4, 2014

whose Birthday was yesterday?

WE had the most spectacular sky scenes yesterday. All the heavens knew that I miss my "thedratic" baby sister. The sky went all out like a broadway show. I couldn't even write about it until later. There were curtains going up and rain storms here and there as we travelled into the city to see Joni Eareckson Tada. It was a prayerful and wonderful gift for me on my baby sister's birthday. THE heavens cried for me. THEN Joni picked my heart up and encouraged me to press on. I was delighted and encouraged.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

We all stayed up past my bedtime to watch Evy on the Facetime!LOL

She sent us a souvenir of the sweet occasion. The big lady is doing fine and we are wasting alot of food because there are 2 of them missing from eating it. I will learn to cook for the fewer of us after a while. Happy problem to have.

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


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.