“What a Day for a Day Dream”

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What a day for a day dreamin’ boy. And I’m lost in a daydream.

Dreamin’ ’bout my bundle of joy. And even if time ain’t really on my side.

It’s one of those days for takin’ a walk outside. I”m blowin’ the day to take a walk in the sun. And fall on my face on somebody’s new mowed lawn.

I’ve been havin’ a sweet dream. I been dreamin’ since I woke up today.

It’s starrin’ me and my sweet dream.

‘Cause she’s the one that makes me feel this way…”

The Lovin’ Spoonful, 1966

Dedicated to my love, Cheryl. 2019…and Carson

Chiseled

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One piece of nature’s tree. One sculpture of a man in pose. What did the artist have in mind when he/she carved this fine sculpture? It is rather life-like, wouldn’t you say?

Is he thinking? Looking at something? Simply posing? Relaxing? Arranged for our amusement? Whatever he was meant for, he is certainly enchanting!

Perhaps he is wondering what 2019 will be like. There are so, so many possibilities that I dare begin to list them.

Let us hope that he is contemplating a grand new year full of wonderful surprises. Wouldn’t that be great?

Too much negativity and hate in our world these days. Let love win out for once. Please.

No Greater Love

Unconditional Love

 

Jesus stated, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”.

This mom (and dad) lay down their lives for their special needs daughter, 24/7/365.

As do so many of you.

No other words are necessary.

 

P.S. Please excuse the resolution…image shot with cell phone then enlarged.

Bruised Reeds

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“A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out”.        Isaiah 42:3

We, the human race, are all broken (bruised) in one way or another. Sure, we can create facades that vault us into super stardom appeal, but in the end we all face issues that we simply cannot overcome in our own power. Try as we may via manifold self-help strategies, the latest diet and fitness plans, seeking advice from others who may or may not be qualified to give it, and on and on it goes.

Rather than spend your time on all of the reasons as to why we are bruised and broken, I want to state a few simple thoughts which compliment rather than deride this human condition. First, we are beautifully and wonderfully made (Palm 139:14). Period. Whether a model or a paraplegic, a millionaire or a homeless junkie, a child with AIDS or an Olympic star, we are all basically the same once we overlook the obvious differences on the outside.

Secondly, we have a hope which transcends this earthly existence. This hope is called Love and came to us in the form of a man. He set the world upside-down with His teaching and is either praised, loathed or ignored…Jesus is His name. Because He loves us so much He has chosen to not condemn us, but to save us from ourselves. Rather than break the reed or snuff out the candle, He strengthens the stalk and fans the flame to burn brighter. It may not always feel like it, but it’s during the tough times that faith grows and hope is renewed.

So, the next time you see the stalk of any plant think about the bruised reed, about yourself and have faith that both will outlast the storms of life and the foibles of the human heart.

Your Song

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It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside

I’m not one of those who can easily hide

I don’t have much money, but boy if I did

I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I were a sculpture, but then again, no

Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show

I know it’s not much, but it’s the best I can do

My gift is my song, and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple, but now that it’s done

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is when you’re in the world

Elton John

For better or for worse is what we spoke

Time has a different version than what we hoped

We’ve been through much pain and I’ve caused quite a lot

But we’ve also had much joy since we tied the knot

So you can tell everyone this is your song

I sing through my words to my most wonderful doll

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind, but I can’t help myself

You’re the most precious thing in life…in the whole wide world

Michael

Mending Broken Hearts

 

Why did you break my heart so ?

Could you not stand me being whole again ? Were you jealous ?

You even brought others to tear me apart.

And then you trampled upon my heart until it crumbled.

But then something marvelous happened. You realized my pain and the hurt you caused me. You repented and put my heart back together, but this time with color.  Such Joy ! Such love !

Happy Valentine’s Day !

P.S. This is not a story about my love and me.