Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Computer Crash!

I'm suffering from withdrawal!

My computer crashed, and I've been told I just need to get a new computer.

Well, that won't happen til at least the middle of December.................. so I'll really have some catching up to do when I have more than just a few minutes during my lunch hour to keep up with my friends in cyberspace!

Meanwhile, I choose to look at this as a gift of time to concentrate on other things.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A new candle photo!

Ta Da! A brand new candle photo for my blog!

I've been thinking that the one I had was just TOO DARK!

I think I'll be happy with this new photo (or not...... I can always change!)

What do you think???

"trick" candle

not just
any candle,
in the store;
you can try-
I just
keep on
trusting God
through the dark
moments that seem
like they will never end.
Faith holds on till one little spark
brightens my heart and once again
the bright light is shining - God was there all the time!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Kodak moment -- wish I was good with a camera!

What a Kodak moment I enjoyed this evening!

The setting -- a very bubbly bubble-bath, and a very curious cat!

Midnight is a female version of Sylvester (of Tweety-bird fame)........ mostly black, with a white tummy, neck, and paws. I've inherited her from my children, who heard her crying outside one night around midnight, and proceeded to hide her in my son's room for a couple of days before letting me know that we had a new member of the family. She was a thin, undernourished kitten way back then. Now, she's a sweet thing who tends to carry her toys around, talk to them, and clean them. Do you think she's behaving like a little girl with a doll, and mothering her toys?

Anyway, she kept batting at the bubbles, looking VERY surprised, and pulling back her paw, shaking it and licking it clean......... with an expression that clearly said YUCK, this doesn't taste good! I had a good laugh, and laughter is definitely good medicine! :~)

"The Secret Life of Bees"....... what a movie!

Yesterday I went to the movies, which is something I haven't done in a L-O-N-G time! Did you know that weekend matinee prices are now only good for the FIRST movie of the day???

I saw "The Secret Life of Bees", and it touched me on SO many levels. All I can say about the critics is BALDERDASH! Am I the only one whose favorite movies are usually panned by the critics? Then, the movies that win the awards often just leave me shaking my head.

Watching the horrendous treatment of African-Americans less than 50 years ago made my heart ache. No matter your political views, don't you think that it is just wonderful progress that a man who is NOT WHITE is this close to being elected President of the United States of America?

May was a sweet character in the movie.......... who carried with her a terrible sadness, and took that sadness to God by writing it down on a slip of paper, and putting that paper between the stones in a rock wall that she had built. She chose feeling the sadness, then letting it go, instead of choosing to be numb. What an inspiration!

As those of you who have read my blog know, my mother died when I was very young. In the movie, Lilly's mother also died when Lilly was young. She, too, grew up knowing almost nothing about her mother. Near the end of the movie, Lilly was given the gift of the sure knowledge that she had been loved by her mother. I sat there and quietly cried for so much of the movie.

I'm so grateful that I attended the movie with a dear friend, and with my grown daughter (who also loved the book AND the movie!). I was able (for once) to let my emotions out, and allow others to just be there with me.

You just never know when God is going to hand you the gift of a little bit of healing.