Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I got this from a Focus On The Family email-thingy. I thought it was a good representation.....and an interesting picture!

Friday, February 23, 2007

I'm falling in LOVE!!

So...this is a strange post...especially for me.

Please read on! ;)

See, I'm 'falling in love'.....(to use the scripturally incorrect and oft' used worldy way of terming a strong attraction)....with my dishwasher. But do not fear! It is only the last 30 minutes of the cycle!! To be specific, the drying cycle.

The dishes dry by themselves anyway...so I'll catch the dishwasher, turn it off, open it up, (jump back really quick and wait 5 seconds), then stand in front of it just soaking up the warmth and wetness. I realized a couple weeks ago that it was getting addicting....

It is so wonderful to be 'in love'!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Cross In The Middle

There are no signs of the crosses
But history records there were three.
Two stood because
Of man's broken laws
But I know the other
Stood there for me!
I don't know Peter, or Judas
But I've known the shame of thier crime
I'm so glad Jesus did, die in my stead
The cross in the middle should have been mine!

I never deserved the mercy
Or merited so much grace
Ths unworthy man can't understand
Why that man of no wrong took my rightful place!
If you've ever stopped by calavry
The blood isn't all you would find
For you'd feel it to why I feel like I do
The cross in the middle...should have been mine!

I never heard the hammer
I never felt the nals
I never saw when the angry mob burst as the prisoners fell
They never knew this sinner
I was some other place and time
The chioce was all his but the truth was and is
The cross in the middle, should have been mine!

The chioce was all his but the truth was and is
The cross in the middle, should have been mine!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Lessons of the Ice Storm

PA has had a bad week. We got about three inches of powder on Tuesday.....sheets of ice Wednesday, and we have been trying to shovel ourselves out since then.

On Tuesday I went to the horse-farm with my eldest sister and took pictures.

By the time I got to some places, it was too dark, so I decided to go out the next day. I woke up really early to get out before my responsibilities at home began, and I was greeted by a sleet of stinging ice. I covered the camera with my scarf and bravely set off.

I was not entirely successful at keeping it dry, and many of my pictures have big blotches of condensation from the lens. I got a couple good ones, and in all the intermediate time walking I was able to meditate, contemplate and shiver.

BTW, in case you don't know, ice hurts! It stung my face, and hurt when it hit my coat. After about twenty minutes I began to gather that ice, and as a sheet formed aroung my jacket, it began to hurt less and less. By the time I got home, I had a layer of ice about a centimeter thick.

But strangely enough, I was toasty warm. The stinging ice protected me from the wind, and I even began to sweat. I compared that to problems. Problems fly at you, and you get hurt, you fall, you whish them away. Yet, after a while the problems turn to blessings, and begin to cover you. You get so blessed that you feel overwhelmed. In fact, you don't what to get rid of the old problems because of all the good they brought.

I would not want another ice storm, in fact...I am already praying for spring.....but this one brought some interesting thoughts, and some BAD pictures!

Monday, February 05, 2007


Ninth-Patterson-to-be is officially half-way through *it's* growth process. Checkups are conducted trutinely by Doctor Caleb, and nurse Sara

Tabi, dear, plese refrain your rapture somewhat.......but he is truly taking after you. See here how he cares for his medical equipment.

Why pay doctor's bills when you don't have to?

Friday, February 02, 2007


What was Augustine's first name?