Monthly Archives: August 2010

Word Circles

 Now is the time to understandThat all your ideas of right and wrongWere just a child’s training wheelsTo be laid asideWhen you finally liveWith veracityAnd love.-Hafez, poet (1315-1390)  This quote was at the bottom of a newsletter I receive, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

No Baby Steps

  This morning as I watched our monarch flap away on her very first flight, I realized something. She never had a lesson, she never had to practice…she emerged knowing exactly how to fly.Interesting, isn’t it?  When a baby learns … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

It’s the Little Things That Keep Us From God

 The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie.It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite forheaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is notthe X-rated video, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Amenability

 I’ve been enjoying Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Revive our Hearts lately, and today’s show used the word “amenable” to describe a desirable characteristic of a woman.  It’s not a word that I use every day, of course, but it’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Caught in Passing

 A couple of remarks from my 13 year old daughter this week: “I think the problem with Romeo and Juliet was a lack of communication.” (while working out, referring to the exercise video)  “I don’t think this works.  You’ve been doing it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Spiritual Manipulation

 While listening to Revive Our Hearts this morning, I heard the term “Spiritual Manipulation,” and it really struck a chord.  I have watched several marriages where I think this is a factor, but I had never really had a name for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Teenage Monarchs?

  Yes, I’m raising butterflies again.  I found a couple of caterpillars and now they are both in chrysalis.  It occurred to me that I’ve talked about baby monarchsand about adult monarchsbut I’ve never spent much time talking about that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments