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seeking to examine life from a perspective loyal to the Christian God before all else



Updated: 2016-08-04T07:18:56.787-05:00

 



Three taps of the gavel

2013-01-14T22:58:10.913-05:00

For nine weeks each summer, western New York's Chautauqua Institution offers residents and visitors a host of events related to the arts, religion, and current issues, as well as recreation on the shores of Lake Chautauqua. Billing itself as a center for lifelong learning, Chautauqua brings in national-level speakers and offers world-class artistic productions by such groups as the Chautauqua



Hi folks, part II

2006-08-17T23:16:38.890-05:00

Something has come up (don't worry, everything's fine :-) ) and I will be going on hiatus for at least a week. I might just extend the hiatus after that to make preparation for an unveiling...which will be announced after the hiatus! Check back in 2-3 weeks. In the meantime thanks again for reading, and enjoy the rest of your summer (or whatever season it is where you are!) Speaking of



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2006-08-16T22:40:18.686-05:00

hosta flowers 



Hi folks

2006-08-14T23:11:12.523-05:00

Well, I'm too busy to write anything here for awhile probably but will still post photos. (Too busy with what, you ask? Oh, just family -- I have lots -- and friends and work and life.) I've got all kinds of notes and ideas to develop into posts but alas, as blogging is my avocation, those ideas will have to sit in WordPerfect for awhile and hopefully not get lost (or forgotten...)! They



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2006-08-13T21:39:08.160-05:00

petunias by the deck 



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2006-08-11T22:54:53.420-05:00

respite 



Stargazer lily

2006-08-09T23:43:03.236-05:00

This lily plant grows just outside my front door, and has great personal significance to me. As its time comes to bloom dazzlingly each year and fill the air with a heady aroma, I rejoice and receive a sacrament of God's blessing. This year the number of blooms doubled; there were six. I thanked God as each opened, on a different day. The final lily is now dropping its petals. I am not



Lyrics: The Trees

2006-08-08T23:21:28.620-05:00

Words by Neil Peart, Music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of RushThere is unrest in the forest,There is trouble with the trees,For the maples want more sunlightAnd the oaks ignore their pleas.The trouble with the maples,(And they're quite convinced they're right)They say the oaks are just too loftyAnd they grab up all the light.But the oaks can't help their feelingsIf they like the way they're



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2006-08-07T17:56:50.983-05:00

Scooby-doo, II 



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2006-08-07T17:55:28.820-05:00

Scooby-doo II, B&W 



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2006-08-05T21:51:10.113-05:00

yellow daylily profile 



Cheers to two years

2006-08-05T20:28:12.276-05:00

Well, today was this blog’s 2nd-year blogiversary. In honor of this momentous occasion I will do something I haven’t done in all two years of blogging: Post a recipe! (Can you stand the excitement?)This is my favorite dessert:TIRAMISU4 large egg yolks* 1 cup sugar 8 oz. mascarpone cheese 1 pint heavy whipping cream 2 pkgs. ladyfingers



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2006-08-03T21:30:14.916-05:00

pink daylilies 



Carry-on luggage: do justice, love kindness

2006-08-02T23:07:33.020-05:00

(I’m taking a lot on board with me this week ;-) )Micah 6:7-8:Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,Or with ten thousand rivers of oil?Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?He hath told you, O man, what is goodAnd what does the Lord require of youBut to do justice, to love kindnessAnd to walk humbly with your God?Do justice...Love



Well, this explains it...

2006-08-02T22:55:03.520-05:00

How to have an Obscure Blog that Almost Nobody ReadsAnd I didn't even do it on purpose! (or with the help of this or any other guide...)HT: evangelical outpost



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2006-08-01T22:35:36.856-05:00

a prickly subject 



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2006-07-31T22:31:18.483-05:00

red-orange daylily 



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2006-07-31T00:06:59.936-05:00

yellow daylily 



Carry-on luggage: Psalm 150

2006-07-31T00:15:07.986-05:00

(Why "carry-on luggage?" Because that's where we put our essentials when we're traveling. So much of blogging and any other Christian endeavor can become about the endeavor itself rather than the God it is supposedly for, at least for me, especially if the endeavor supplants what ought to root it, i.e., a relationship with God through prayer and meditation upon Scripture that is founded upon



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2006-07-29T11:16:12.593-05:00

Scooby-doo, the horse 



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2006-07-28T12:42:03.370-05:00

under an old branch 



If you're over 25...congrats for surviving!

2006-07-28T12:46:34.646-05:00

A friend emailed this to me and I love it; I've had similar thoughts myself. (Not that I advocate complete abandonment of common sense or caution, but let's not get carried away to the other extreme. For example, removing any apparatus from a playground that a kid could possibly injure themselves on. What would be left? NOTHING!)Congratulations to all the kids who were born in the 1930's 40's



A T-shirt for bloggers

2006-07-25T23:43:03.730-05:00

No, it's not "I Think, Therefore I Blog"...I saw this at a department store:“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and then used against you.”I almost bought one but they didn’t have my size. (yes, this is another example of my ironic, vintage-cabernet style of humor)



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2006-07-25T23:15:47.940-05:00

Queen Anne's lace 



The story of the songbird

2006-07-23T20:58:15.050-05:00

Our pastor told this story during his sermon last week (my paraphrase):There once was a little songbird who was late flying South. His wings got wet and then they froze. Shivering, he fell to the ground, right in the middle of a field. As he lay there, cold and miserable, he thought, “Oh, what can I do? What will become of me? I’ll never sing again.” No sooner had he nearly given up hope