Thursday, November 10, 2016

somewhere in Ecclesiastes



a very long time ago this blog was about me, singularly, as I walked through my separation
and taking care of my three kids. hopefully i did not bore you with details of my failed marriage*

It was very useful as I left the business of parenting and (with a little overlap) went to being a personal assistant of sorts to my aging mother, who passed on into the loving care of Jesus
at the very excellent age of 91.8 earth years.

after that i was busy again, and neglected to tell you of sevral excellent adventures or the
wide ranging and high flying accomplishments of my children and their wonderful spouses.  (spice?)

nor did I tell you of my aspirations to write a small book, or to travel after mom's care was done.
Rather than go far, I went deep inside myself in a positive way, with my faith always like an anchor
with God always speaking to me and me sometimes listening more or less carefully.

Rather than go abroad, i went for the high places, including Mt Whitney, and the highest place in my area Mt San Gorgonio.   I loved walking alone through the forests and across high ridges, being above all the "man created' mess and confusion.

at home here ns Sugarloaf, I lived a good and mostly simple life, in the shelter of the home that was my mother's. I dreamed of finishing many projects, but did not, for lack of time or motivation or money. and now one of those of the best projects is in the way of my future path and so it must be deconstructed.  The tree house must come down. and I must take it apart, piece by piece, to satisfy the county inspector and the trustee of mom's trust.  Pray for me please, and for my wife, Sharon as we enjoy the challenges this presents. we are always victorious, through our Christ, who loves us.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vacation and now recovery

just now back at home after a wonder filled time away with my wife, Sharon.
Lots of travel, miles, hours of visiting, talking, and thinking.
We had several good sessions of worship and many good teachers who brought the Word of God to bear on our lives and marriage. it is great to meet new people, but always a blessing to return to those who love you most and know you best.  This is Home
where we love and are loved for who we are
a little like heaven

Sunday, February 07, 2016

God is not how you expect Him to be

Early Sunday -  finding the words.

the prayer of Isaiah the prophet went something like this:

"Please God that You would open the skies and visit us,
even if it means we have a terrible earthquake, because this world can not stand your holiness.

"Make your name known, not only to those who seek you but to your enemies,
even if it appears to us like a out of control forest fire, light up our world
so that All people will know that you are here, right now.

"We expected one thing from you, and you are doing another.
your works are always a shock and surprise to us because we
have so little understanding of your Holiness, mercy and grace.

"No one is like you, we can not perceive neither comprehend the vastness of
Your goodness toward us. If we will study your ways, do your works, and rejoice in justice,
You will meet us and act on behalf of us.

"All day long we sin and our sin clings to us and makes us stink;
There is no vitality left in us because of the captivity of our wickedness.
We do not even remember You to ask forgiveness because our mind is dulled and dark.

But now, Oh Lord, You are our Father.
We are the clay and You, our potter;
Al of us are the work of Your hand.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

a year without blogging is a:
fun filled year?
just a year?
a year of litigation?
52 Sundays of prayer service?
a chance to build strong spirit 12 ways?
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whatever it WAS, this year will be fabulous!
God promises

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mom's special place

mom has a special place in our hearts, a special resting place for her remains, and a blessed place with the King of the universe and Lord of creation, Jesus the Messiah.