There is a little boy named Luke who needs your prayers...as do his parents.
Luke drowned on Aug 30th. He was revived and is now in the process of healing.
Katie and I will be praying for Luke.
I do not know them personally...but God does :o)
The good parts
Being the photo editor of my own little blog magazine I get to show you the best of what I see. The photos of Paoli are an example of this. Paoli does have beautiful buildings. But, oh my goodness, there are some real dogs too :o) It is not like Colonial Williamsburg, where the whole town is lovely and restored.
Paoli is a real town. There is a junky bar, a few metal buildings, an art studio which is very nice on the inside but atrocious on the outside, and a lazy river crossed by a plain ole bridge. The river does not even photograph well.
It's sort of an analogy for life and how I see things in general. I have beautiful parts and ugly 'tin-building' parts. But I choose to focus on the good parts.
You know when you make a New Years resolution not to complain, it forces you to look on the bright side.
Do I choose the rose colored glasses? You betcha.
Do I have times of loneliness and grief? Yes.
At those times I try to look at the beauty...in life...take a drive down to Paoli, read a favorite verse, talk with a sister...sing a song...
The Cockeyed Optimist
When the skies are brighter canary yellow
I forget ev'ry cloud I've ever seen,
So they called me a cockeyed optimist...
I could say life is just a bowl of Jello
And appear more intelligent and smart,
But I'm stuck like a dope
With a thing called hope,
And I can't get it out of my heart!
Not this heart...
-from South Pacific
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
I sure like Winston Churchill quotes :o)
Encourage one another,