Who’s mad?

This brought a smile to my face and those of  the women who were standing nearby.

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~Photo Lori Greer~

 

All those bad boys!

Caffeine, sugar, fat, carbs, white flour, processed foods…all those bad boys!  Continue reading “All those bad boys!”

Paranoid?

“Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”  Kurt Cobain

Am I paranoid? You be the judge.

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~Photo http://www.pexels.com/Pedro Figueras

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Mea Culpa*—all day long!

Dateline: Alabama

Reporting directly to you from the trenches of my son’s home where I am embedded taking care of my 14-month old granddaughter while her parents travel to doctors’ appointments in Birmingham.

I admit that I made a lot of mistakes today.  I could make excuses but let’s leave it that I learned some valuable life lessons.

Continue reading “Mea Culpa*—all day long!”

Prayer for Evening

I give God thanks for all that was good in the day that is ending.

I ask God’s mercy on my sins and omissions this day.

I seek God’s peace in my home and in all the world this night. Amen

(Prayer from   Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book )

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~Painting by Justus van Gent circa 1471 (Wikipedia)

One of my favorite saints.  He was human.  He was flawed.

He was a theologian, philosopher and bishop.

I have found his writings relevant to our world even though he lived centuries ago in an equally imperfect world.

Confessions of Saint Augustine
The City of God
On Christian Doctrine

Saint Augustine’s Influence

According to Wikipedia, Saint Augustine influenced

Bernard of Clairvaux, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Bonaventure, John Calvin, Martin Luther, René Descartes, Cornelius Jansen, Nicolas Malebranche, Søren Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Carl Schmitt, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Antonio Negri, Jean-Paul Sartre, Benedict XVI

Augustine of Hippo

In times of sorrow, in times of fear, I seek comfort from the wisdom of great personages of our past.  The thread of humanity lives on in their words and deeds.

 

 

Aiden’s First Bike

Another sign that my grandson is growing up!

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Aiden on his first bike! ~Photo Greer family

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A Morning Resolve

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“I will try this day to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking;

“cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence;

“exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

ln particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe that Holy Spirit has shown me to be right….” *

*Excerpt from Forward Day by Day

Compare & Despair

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

Most of us know that this is not true.

Joey Julius almost lost his life because of words. Continue reading “Compare & Despair”

Head up. Keep Moving.

Cherish moments & experiences, not things.

~Shana Verstegen, Lumberjack & Fitness Pro Continue reading “Head up. Keep Moving.”

Stop the Bleed

Our dystopian world?

I was troubled by a recent article in the Florence, Alabama newspaper, The Times Daily.

I had to read it and digest it in the context of what it meant for the world that I live in now and the world that my grandchildren will inherit.

It left me feeling unsettled but determined.

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