18 June 2007

just because

Every so often you have to do one of these things.

It's worth at least a chuckle.

You Are a Realist

You don't see the glass as half empty or half full. You see what's exactly in the glass.
You never try to make a bad situation seem better than it is...
But you also never sabotage any good things you have going on.
You are brutally honest in your assessments of situations - and this always seems to help you cope.

16 June 2007

Generous souls

Today was my last day to work for a week. I am taking some time off to celebrate my birthday. There have been a few times this year when I wondered if I would make it to this one. I have no great plans for the time off. I hope to get in some fun times like visiting museums and the zoo, but mostly hope to nap often.

I am blessed to work with several talented people. I have been following the works of one in particular. There is something about the way he makes use of his talent on the canvas that makes my heart sing. Today he showed just how generous his soul is as well. He gifted me one of his beautiful creations. As I looked at the piece I was overcome with how glorious it was. I turned to hug him and had to fight hard not to burst into tears. His art has always touched me, and his kindness is something I have long known, but today I learned just how giving he is.

I don't see how I could have had a better start to my vacation. No matter what else happens this week, today was a winner.

Thanks John for giving me so much of yourself. You are a treasure.

Profoundly thankful,


14 June 2007


I was taking a nap on Sunday and rolled over on the TV remote and turned it on. There was a televangelist on doing a fund raiser for his ministry. I was going to turn it off when I heard something that made me take notice. He said that it was important to give your seed offering to God if you wanted to reap the wealth the Lord has waiting for you. You should know I have no respect for David or Morris Cerullo. Both of them have been known for their exultation of the dollar rather than the Lord. For this they are both idiots. What makes me angrier than I can recall ever being is a statement he made during the program. David said "God only sees your seed, not your need." David wants you to send money to his ministry and says God will reward your giving to him.

This is so far from the truth that you would have to go to the edge of the known universe and it would still not be far enough. God knows and sees every need. There is nothing He is not aware of. I am grateful for this. There have been many nights of late that I am glad God is aware of my needs. He is the one thing making my life livable right now.

I guess my anger is based in my sadness that anyone who believes what this self serving nitwit has to say about the Lord. I comfort myself that God has withstood attacks from ding dongs for all of recorded history. The ding dongs come and go, but God is forever.

Now I am praying that the Cerullo family comes to know the true and mighty God and not the self fashioned image they are trying to make of Him. Boy are they in for a surprise.

Thankful for a God who more than meets my needs,