Friday, August 21, 2009


Emma jeanie jelly beanie goes back to college on Sunday.

I will miss her very much. She is a joy to be around.
She is a thoughtful girl.
A girl with a true heart for God.
A sweet sister and a great daughter.

But go, she must.

I shall bear it bravely.

Be always coming home.


Hey! That's my belt. Give it back.

Nevermind. It FITS you.


Let's do a Friday Five about College...

Did you go to college?
Do you recommend your alma mater?
Who was your favorite prof?
Did you get along with your room mate?
Were you in a sorority?


Words for Emma as she goes on her way....

Something beautiful for God

What I can do, you cannot. What you can do,
I cannot. But together we can do something
beautiful for God.

Yes, you must live life beautifully and not
allow the spirit of the world that makes gods
out of power, riches, and pleasure make you
to forget that you have been created for
greater things-to love and be loved.

Mother Teresa

Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

You are loved.


Encourage one another,


The whole poem for Di...and so that I always know where it is....

Initiation Song from the Finders Lodge by Ursula K LeGuin

Please bring strange things.
Please come bringing new things.
Let very old things come into your hands.
Let what you do not know come into your eyes.
Let desert sand harden your feet.
Let the arch of your feet be your mountains.
Let the paths of your fingertips be your maps
and the ways you go be the lines on your palms.
Let there be deep snow in your inbreathing
and your outbreath be the shining of ice.
May your mouth contain the shapes of strange words.
May you smell food cooking you have not eaten.
May the spring of a foreign river be your navel.
May your soul be at home where there are no houses.
Walk carefully, well loved one,
walk mindfully, well loved one,
walk fearlessly, well loved one.
Return with us, return to us,
be always coming home.

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