Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Need your prayers. Two of my dearest friends is at the point of death. I
am scheduled to be a spiritual director for Tres Dias this weekend. I
find it difficult to concentrate. Praying for so many fighting to live.
Prayers for strength please.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Saturday afternoon

Not a bad day. Ate at Red Lobster for lunch. Vacumned house. Dusted. Read. Saw BK's HDTV. Watched 4 Funerals and a Wedding.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Beautiful Morning

What a beautiful morning. Patches of snow are on the ground. Several cardinals chase each other around the bird feeder. I had a good nights rest. I went to bed at 9 pm and got up at 7 am. Isn't t it amazing what a good nights rest does for us ! Cuddles sniffs around. The fire is going strong in the fireplace. I had a ham biscuit for breakfast. I must finish my studies in Esther before Sunday School.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

AM with MERTON (Contemplation)

"Contemplation is the awareness and realization, even in some sense
experience, of what each Christian obscurely believes: 'It is now no
longer I that live but Christ lives in me."


How do I relate contemplation to my life with Christ?

From Wayne Burns

Monday, February 12, 2007

Holy Ground

Geron Davis sang in our church yesterday morning. I did not realize that he was the writer of the song "We Are Standing on Holy Ground."(One of my favorite songs) It is quite a testimony to read about how and why he wrote it. See more details.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Lake Barclay Kentucky

18 degrees - Sunny: I miss "Fellowship at Barclay.It was always a prelude to spring. Founded by Devaugn Woods and Dr. Gabe Payne, it was a result of the laymen movement in the late 60s. Steve Brown, the Presbyterian minister took over in the later years.

Usually 200 people would attend, including Cliff Barrows and his wife sometimes. We would eat the buffet on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. On Saturday we napped after lunch then went to Patti's for supper and got back in time for the singing. Steve Brown's preaching was a delight.

It was always a weekend of spiritual refreshment. God always seemed to have a message for me. The weather was usually cold, or sometimes it snowed, but there was always the sunshine in people's hearts.

Gabe Payne died several years ago. Devaughn Woods died this year. We no longer have Fellowship at Barclay but we do remember the saints who began it. We were blessed.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


"But when we act according to grace, our actions are not ours alone,
they belong to God. If we follow them to their source, we will become
at least potentially capable of an experience of God. For His actions
in us reveal His being in us."


What do my actions reveal to others?

From Wayne Burns

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Soul Searching - The Journey of Thomas Merton

Alan Creech went to the first showing of Soul Searching, The Journey of Thomas Merton.

When your tongue is silent, you can rest in the silence of the forest. When your imagination is silent, the forest speaks to you, tells you of its unreality and of the Reality of God. But when your mind is silent, then the forest suddenly becomes magnificently real and blazes transparently with the Reality of God. For now I know that the Creation, which first seems to reveal Him in concepts, then seems to hide Him by the same concepts, finally is revealed in Him, in the Holy Spirit. And we who are in God find ourselves united in Him with all that springs from Him. This is prayer, and this is Glory!(From Bryan Sherwood's Blog)

Morgan Atkinson website.

The Wind


Cold, turning
Leaves moving
Mixing Sunshine and grass
Night !!

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Big WON

Peyton finally did it. We don't have to hear he can't win the big one
anymore. I was at his last college game in Knoxville. After the game he
went and directed the marching band. Interesting.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
Originally uploaded by brotherdan44.
Happy Ground Hog Day. It snowed last night. First time in years. Nice.