Thursday, February 18, 2010

Poetry Friday....with a twist.

Poetry Fridays where we say:

It's Poetry Friday. Let's go into our weekend prepared "to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life". Every Friday post a poem- yours or someone else's.

This Friday I'll post a poem I just wrote. I haven't written a poem in an awfully long time--but part of my Lent is to try to write something everyday and this is what I ended up with.

The blackness of the

Their tortured grasp of

That reach moonward through



Creak whispers into

As stillness groans just

out of


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Lenten Beginning

There are things which I know I believe.
  1. All people after the age of reason have hurts and wounds, vices and flaws with which they struggle.
  2. All people have love as a basic need. All people are inherently lovable.
  3. We have a responsibility to love.
  4. Faith essentially comes down to relationship. Because of that our whole lives revolve around learning how to give love and be loved in healthy interdependence-learning how to enter into and cultivate healthy relationships.
  5. Suffering, while not to be sought and always to seek to be alleviated, teaches us compassion and if done well brings us wisdom through humility.
  6. We are all connected. Those who live now, those who came before, those who will come.
  7. Regrets come from what we leave undone or have done poorly in far greater measure than what we have done.
  8. Beginning and beginning again is desperately important. Reinventing ourselves and allowing ourselves to be renewed in ongoing response to our world, our circumstances, and our failures is what allows us to grow.
  9. There is no merit in self-deception. Without being open to seeing ourselves as we truly are, we can never become what we hope to be.
  10. The road to sanctity is one which is long and arduous. It is the work of a lifetime.
  11. Love never ends. The love we share ripples out into the world endlessly.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

So that I don't Abandon My Blog--Birthday Pictures!

It's been crazy around here. We seem to have so much going on and Michael has decided recently that he wants to be held pretty much all of the time. I can type one handed--rather proficiently, I might add, but I still find it difficult to blog one handed. It's hard to focus, as well as to navigate added pictures and such.

Last Sunday Jane turned 7!!! We went to the mall to shop and get her ears pierced, the next day she and her daddy went out on a date.




On Wednesday Andrew turned 3! We went to Burger King for milkshakes and to play on the play place. Then he went to the John Deere Store and to Sears with daddy.



One of Andrew's coolest presents was made for him by my dad. It's a box which contains different screws and screw drivers and wrenches. On the other side of the box are the wholes for screwing in the different screws. Andrew LOVES it!