Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
and yes, that tiny hummingbird kept wanting me to take his picture, that is when he'd sit still long enough and quit fighting with another male. we had no idea how agressive those little guys could get. we witnessed some pretty interesting behavior yesterday firsthand, that they could never get from just books.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
"mary, do not touch ME,
for I have not yet ascended to My Father"Jn.20:17
"then shall you call, and the LORD shall hear:
you shall call and He shall say: Here I am". Is. 58:9
i don't know why, today, while praying a scriptural rosary with my kids, this particular meditation for the Hail Mary in my new book, really struck a chord. very tearfully, my children quite used to my crying while we pray, i thought about how she must've felt when HE stopped her. i can't help but wonder if it had to do with her sinfulness touching HIS glorified body and i thought about my own sinfulness and how this had to be such a test of faith for her. she was probably fed up with men at this point in her life and to reach out to HIM and have HIM turn her away must've been so very hurtful. she was, after all, human. and don't we feel this way when we reach out to someone in love and they turn us away. but yet, HE gave her hope. and HE gives that same hope to you and to me, for HE has ascended to HIS Father and i know that i can certainly call out to HIM and that when i call out to HIM, i am also calling out to the Father, for HE and the Father are ONE. and isn't it something when i hear HIM say, "here I am", because there are so many times that i feel like a lost child, groping around in the dark for the light switch in a very dark, dark world. and then there HE is, the only light i need, shining on what would otherwise be a very weak faith. a faith probably more like thomas, but with HIS grace, i am content with the faith of the magdalene, for hers was a strong faith.
only the childlike retain the child's gift of wonder.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
it kinda feels like
summer around here?
Monday, January 12, 2009
i am just not feeling it.
but here is a peek at my REAL daybook.
the one with all of my life plans, hopes and dreams in it.
i carry it with me everywhere, but the pages are almost done
and as you can see, i don't want to part with its' sunflower-y goodness
and so an idea, an ORIGINAL idea, popped into my head.
so yes, these fingerless gloves come from my imagination,
so if you've seen something like them before,
please don't tell me because it will spoil the fun for me.
i am rarely creative enough to think up my own ideas,
but i really feel these are an original.
unless all the whos down in whoville are wearing them.
don't they look like something the whos would wear?
i know i could've had a career as a hand-model.
but i chose homeschooling instead!
ps. stay tuned for the "stem and leaf".
Sunday, January 11, 2009
i guess maybe if i lived somewhere
that was cold all of the time
i would long for
these sunny days,
but you can't blame a girl for
so i will continue to:
sew winter-inspired projects
in an effort to winter-ize my little corner of the world.
yes, he is somehow sleeping with a huge Christmas light in his face.
that's quite a bright idea, isn't it?