Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pleasant Music

Harping on your troubles doesn't produce pleasant music.
(Richard E. Henthorn after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 16 March 2014)
24 April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014



I could not imagine who I would have been without them, nor can I imagine it to this day because they are in so many ways a part of me still.
(Frederick Buechner, [Remembering people who have been part of his life.], Listening To Your Life, p. 290)
23 April 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The More You Know

Earth Day 2014

The more you know and the better you know it, the greater is your responsibility for using your knowledge wisely.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 2)


Yesterday we worked in the yard for several hours.  I bought a gallon of gas for the lawn mower.  I got lucky, the mower started after two or three pulls. I trimmed around the edges and mowed the front and back yard. This year we are required to put the yard waste into brown paper bags. I'll need to get used to that. It's not as easy as dumping the grass into a plastic bag. Sometimes part of the grass fell on the ground and once I ripped the top of the bag. Melva and I dug up some of the day lilies and lily of the valley plants in the flowerbed near the kitchen window.  We plan to plant tomato plants there this year. Because we no longer can use the plastic bags that mulch comes in for yard waste I took all of those bags to the front curb for recycle pick up on Tuesday. This will free up lots of space in the shed, maybe I'll be able to spot a bag of grass fertilizer and gain access to the spreader.

Mr. Dickie
22 April 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014


The most important thing people need to do is take responsibility for their actions.
(Michael Acton Smith in Hero by Rhonda Byrne, p. 32)
21 April 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thy Will Be Done

Thy will be done this day!

Today is a day of completion; I give thanks for this perfect day, miracle shall follow miracle and wonders shall never cease!
(Florence Scovel Shinn in The Color Of Light by Perry Tilleraas, 15 March)
20 April 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014


To be free of the past and completely experience the present, we need to heal all our relationships, including those with our parents. Relationships that still fester when we think of them keep us tied to the past; they keep us from living in the present.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 19 December)
19 April 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ungodly Values

Is it time for you to get involved in combating systems or programs that uphold ungodly values?
(Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 28 August)
18 April 2014