Monday, February 24, 2014

Last Monday in the Bahamas

I am sitting outside in a shady place. A soft breeze blows. I have been reading from the book of ecclesiastical. Be thankful. Keep your eyes on the Lord. Quietness is part of a true religious experience. Whether by the office window, seaside, a mountain top, the silence is the key.

We have little time for silence . to many things seek our attention. Just to be. So hard! So I am thankful in the sun and the blessing of being away.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Eden

Enjoying, 83 degrees. Eating at Garden of Eden tonight.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I am totally iced out. Tired of the cold weather and dismal cloudy days I am going somewhere tomorrow where it is 84 degrees. Check back and see where I ended up.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Olympics a journey

This past year we went to St. PETERSBURG RUSSIA,part of a Baltic Sea tour. The Olympics relived lots of Russia history to me. We went to the fortress of St. Petersburg and St. Paul where all the czars are buried. I grew appreciative of Peter the Great while standing by his tomb. Even the Romano's were there after there bodies had been recovered.,

The history of Russia is full of great tragedy and monumental struggles. The churches have become museums, but there is a vibrancy. Traffic jams remind one of New York City. Smaller cars but usually only one driver. The Hermitage, the Russian louve, stands on a precipice like Mount Everest, a beautiful creation.

The modern Russian city reminds me of ancient victories and defeats, but to often all we see is strange commodes, devastating descriptions of a proud Country that can take care of its own security needs without our meddling superiority.

We somehow miss a trip to Tolstoy`s home or trivialize this countries struggles because our own pride of course conquers our day. Something to think About!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Moments

Every moment is a gift. Relax, get into the moment. Be present to the moment with everything you are. (Lax)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

No Snow

There is no snow where I live. We have had 2 To 3 inches all over the South but not us. There Is talk of an impenetrable wall south of I 40 that is like a black hole for snow. None arrives.

In the meantime we see politicians blaming the weatherman, a viscous intruder attacking Jim Cantor, and even dogs sleeping on their backs to protest the snow. Several other headlines capture our attention:a cruise ship has 700 sick passengers, a man has been caught with hundreds of sleepy snakes hoarding his house,super bowl weather stirs up concern,, and I am sick with a head cold, sore throat, and coughing.

My birds are hungry and me to sick to walk out in 10 degree weather to feed them. When I am sick I don't read, don't drink enough juice, and feel miserable. I pass the time watching the science channel. Maybe a nap is appropriate. Where is Yogi Bear when I need him. My eyes hurt from typing this. I have read the paper. Oh wrll, just complaining!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

R. A. Dickey

A retreat

Sometimes an unexpected person enters a life. They may be a teacher, a person to guide us, a word of comfort when our vision is distorted.

With it 18 degrees outside baseball. Is far away, but I am reading R.A.Dickey's autobiography. His confrontation with himself is inspiring. From a career as a minor leaguer he wins the Cy Young award as the best picture in the National League in 2012. The secret? A knuckle ball, tons of practice, and people who believed in him.

It is easy to forget those who touched our life and gave us confidence in ourselves.

Two questions. Who are people who changed our lives and the second question is "whose lives are we changing because we believe in them?" You think about that!