Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beautiful, Beautiful

I love this song! For all of us who have experienced the unending grace and mercy of Jesus, we are becoming beautiful through Him!

Francesca Battistelli - Beautiful [with lyrics]

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Creation (a poem)

I found this poem today, I thought it was a beautiful account of 
our Creator in the process of creating the world. 
by James Weldon Johnson

And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
I'm lonely--
I'll make me a world.

And far as the eye of God could see
Darkness covered everything,
Blacker than a hundred midnights
Down in a cypress swamp.

Then God smiled,
And the light broke,
And the darkness rolled up on one side,
And the light stood shining on the other,
And God said: That's good!

Then God reached out and took the light in his hands,
And God rolled the light around in his hands
Until he made the sun;
And he set that sun a-blazing in the heavens.
And the light that was left from making the sun
God gathered it up in a shining ball
And flung it against the darkness,
Spangling the night with the moon and stars.
Then down between
The darkness and the light
He hurled the world;
And God said: That's good!

Then God himself stepped down--
And the sun was on his right hand,
And the moon was on his left;
The stars were clustered about his head,
And the earth was under his feet.
And God walked, and where he trod
His footsteps hollowed the valleys out
And bulged the mountains up.

Then he stopped and looked and saw
That the earth was hot and barren.
So God stepped over to the edge of the world
And he spat out the seven seas--
He batted his eyes, and the lightnings flashed--
He clapped his hands, and the thunders rolled--
And the waters above the earth came down,
The cooling waters came down.

Then the green grass sprouted,
And the little red flowers blossomed,
The pine tree pointed his finger to the sky,
And the oak spread out his arms,
The lakes cuddled down in the hollows of the ground,
And the rivers ran down to the sea;
And God smiled again, 
And the rainbow appeared,
And curled itself around his shoulder.

Then God raised his arm and he waved his hand
Over the sea and over the land,
And he said: Bring forth! Bring forth!
And quicker than God could drop his hand,
Fishes and fowls
And beasts and birds
Swam the rivers and the seas,
Roamed the forests and the woods,
And split the air with their wings.
And God said: That's good!

Then God walked around,
And God looked around
On all that he had made.
He looked at his sun, 
And he looked at his moon,
And he looked at his little stars;
He looked on his world
With all its living things,
And God said: I'm lonely still.

Then God sat down--
On the side of a hill where he could think;
By a deep, wide river he sat down;
With his head in his hands,
God thought and thought,
Till he thought: I'll make me a man!

Up from the bed of the river
God scooped the clay;
And by the bank of the river
He kneeled him down;
And there the great God Almighty
Who lit the sun and fixed it in the sky, 
Who flung the stars to the most far corner of the night,
Who rounded the earth in the middle of his hand;
This great God,
Like a mammy bending over her baby,
Kneeled down in the dust
Toiling over a lump of clay
Till he shaped it in is his own image;

Then into it he blew the breath of life,
And man became a living soul.
Amen.      Amen.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Interesting comment regarding Earth Day

Today when I checked my email, I found a comment left for my blog, and this is how it read:
Very cute! (the skirt that is)

But why would we want to observe a day that was started by a killer? And furthermore is observed by tree huggers and mother earth worshippers?

I am "The Heretic"
and I approve this message.

When I clicked on the blog link, it was private, so I have no idea who this is. But instead of responding, I decided to see if there was some truth to what they said. This is what I found out about Earth Day: click here.
This will take you to another blog with some information, and if you click here it will take you to Wikipedia. No where did I read anything about it being "started by a killer" and if you find this information, will you please inform me? And as far as the statement that it "is observed by tree huggers and mother earth worshippers", what do you think?
My philosophy is that you clean up what you mess up, use only what you need, take care of what you have, and be courteous to others and the world you live in. I teach my children to throw their garbage away, and we recycle cans and bottles. I also use reusable bags when I shop. Does this make me a mother earth worshipper? I thought that was common sense. In anything you can go too far, but I don't consider myself a "tree hugger" for observing Earth Day. I do know that my bible tells me in Genesis, that the Creator lovingly, skillfully created this earth for us, and I feel it is my obligation or rather privilege to play my part in taking care of it. So share your thoughts, comments, feelings, or anything. I'd love to hear!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day!

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day! If you hop on over to my dear friend, Javawn's blog, you will read one way in which to recycle or reuse what we already have here. I took her advice recently and made a skirt for Elle. I am still working on it, because I want to find something cute to add to it. But I found a pair of little girls jeans (at a thrift store) and some chiffon (I think) fabric (at the same thrift store) and put them together. So what do you think? Mind you, it isn't finished....

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Good Morning, Aunt Paula!!!

This post is done especially for my dear Aunt Paula, who by the way is one of my faithful readers. She called me on Friday, wondering why I haven't updated my blog. So of course, I had my excuses reasons, and since I love my aunt so much, I felt it was time to quit being lazy and post.
For some reason I am unable to upload my pictures to photobucket, rock you, etc. Not sure what is going on but I'm investigating. In the meantime, I will just post a few current pictures. We love you, Aunt Paula, and we are looking forward to the next time we see you! To all my other faithful readers, we love you too! :)
Yes, Ashley has a ton of candy in her mouth in this pic!