Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Song of the Day 1

Awhile back a blogging friend started sharing song lyrics that spoke to her heart. I thought that was a great idea & enjoyed seeing her choices. I didn't do the same ~ mostly because many of the songs that inspire me are musical adaptations of scripture. But, hey, why not? They might bless you too.

"Psalm 62 : Only in God" from "Come to the Quiet" by John Michael Talbot

"Only in God is my soul at rest. In Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock, my strength, and my salvation.

My stronghold
My Savior
I shall not be afraid at all.
My stronghold
My Savior
I shall not be moved.

Only in God is found safety when an enemy pursues me.
Only in God is found glory when I am found meek and found lowly.

My Stronghold
My Savior
I shall not be afraid at all.
My Stronghold
My Savior
I shall not be moved.

Only in God is my soul at rest. In Him comes my salvation."

"Psalm 91"

You who dwell in the shelter
You who abide in the shadow
Under the wings of the Most High, the Almighty
Say to the Lord "My Refuge"
Say to the Lord "My Fortress"
Say to the Lord, "My God, In whom I trust."

For He will rescue you from the snare of the fowler
and you shall be healed.

So come unto me, I deliver you.
Come unto me. I will raise you.
Come unto me. I will call you by your name.

And with my pinions I cover you
Under my wings you find refuge.
You shall not fear in the night or in the day.
For I will rescue you and glorify you
and you shall live forever
to know my salvation.

For I will rescue you from the snare of the fowler
and you shall be healed.


Yesterday's procedure went very well for Tom. The therapy is working and now they are talking of reversing the last bypass very soon. Its all good, though still not easy. We were looking to rest and unwind with the Lord today. "Come to the Quiet" helped us focus on our God who has the whole situation in His control.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A very cool poem

I haven't had the problem referenced in quite awhile, but it made cool reading :-)

The Thing That Eats the Heart

The thing that eats the heart comes wild with years.
It died last night, or was it wounds before,
But somehow crawls around, inflamed with need,
Jingling its medals at the fang-scratched door.

We were not unprepared: with lamp and book
We sought the wisdom of another age
Until we heard the action of the bolt.
A little wind investigates the page.

No use pretending to the pitch of sleep;
By turnings we are known, our times and dates
Examined in the courts of either/or
While armless griefs mount lewd and headless doubts.

It pounces in the dark, all pity-ripe,
An enemy as soft as tears or cancer,
In whose embrace we fall, as to a sickness
Whose toxins in our cells cry sin and danger.

Hero of crossroads, how shall we defend
This creature-lump whose charity is art
When its own self turns Christian-cannibal?
The thing that eats the heart is mostly heart.

from Double Dead Frog Blog


I'm a Porsche 911!

You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

What an odd result!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A few jotted notes

And finally I finish a blog from last fall..

Had to change Nov to March to put it where you could see it.

I guess I needed that 'poke,' my friend, to get me back in here where I told everyone to check for news. My apologies. Its been a crazy year and I had slipped out of 'net' mode for primary communications.

Basically things haven't changed all that much since I last wrote. Tom is still doing fine and is still supposed to be done with his treatments very soon. He's feeling much stronger and just in time too! We needed his skilled touch with several little tasks around the house... one task was threatening to grow to be a BIG pain, but its ambitions were shortlived.

Yah yah yah... I know. Too ambiguous. Heh. It'll make y'all call more often. buahahaha!

Soooo..what news? looks like UruLive will be returning for real. A fresh beta has been announced.
This is very good news not only for me, a longtime Myst fan, but to many who enjoyed beautiful, easy-paced, family friendly environment Uru offered to provide. I strongly encourage you to check it out.

Our dog is gone and two cats have arrived, all without any input from us. The first frogs and fireflies of the season are making themselves known. A raccoon and a doe are threatening to adopt us as well. I think the doe is the former fawn that used to watch Tom in the garage. I suspect the racoon just associates with his favorite snack :: cat food.

Mom & the kids are thoroughly enjoying Busch Gardens & Water Country again now that the weather has warmed up. I think they are enjoying it now much more than when it was a blessed distraction. I've gotten out a few times myself. The weather is certainly nice enough for about any fun we have in mind. Its been just the right amount of rainy days with enough sunny warm days to keep things fresh and green.

Tom is happy that the leaning pine trees have been professionally removed before the next storm season arrives.

Still a few things we need to keep in prayer, but overall, we're doing rather well, considering how long this trial has lasted. about you?