The Sunrise

The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not.  It will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look at it.

– Gene Amole

 

The wind doesn’t care how much you hope.

– Toby Mack

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Happy Valentines Day

Every Valentine’s Day I go out and look for cards and every year they just seem to become more superficial. I don’t know if the cards are changing or I am changing but they don’t say what I want to say. So here is my card…

What can I tell you this day
That I don’t tell you every day?
What special words for a commercial day?
Valentine’s Day means nothing
Your tireless, self-sacrificing love means so much.
Day after day you work within our house,
You teach, you clean, you feed us.
What have you ever asked for in return?

Even now I have so many wonderful memories.
How many will I have when my life is spent?
I will remember hearing you breathe softly
As you sleep while I leave for work.
I will remember sandwiches waiting for me,
Or clean towels next to the shower.
I will remember so many changes in my life
And you saying that you had prayed for them.
No matter what the future holds

Whether the sun is shining in joy on us,
Or one of us must walk alone
In misty gray sadness;
Always cling to that which is true
Which is timeless and indestructible.
That God loves us and does what is best.
That each day we loved each other
With deliberate and God-motivated passion.

Happy Valentine’s Day love. In this world, there is no one in my heart aside from you.

The quality of mercy is not strain'd

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice.

— William Shakespeare

Would that I could write such as thus. 🙂

A poem by Angela

Airplanes, airplanes, Daddy likes airplanes.
First he goes up, then he goes down.
Airplanes, airplanes, Daddy flies in airplanes.
First he goes up then he comes back with a great big SMILE! 😀
But the only thing that doesn’t belong in this poem is something Daddy likes to do.
Guess what that is?
You’re right!
Daddy likes to be funny!

A Prayer for Cristy

woman prayingO Holy and most Merciful Father,
Consider thy daughter.
Comfort her when she fears,
Reassure her when she doubts,
Watch over her while she sleeps,
Catch her when she stumbles,
Hold her when she weeps.
Never have I known a more Godly woman
Who seeks after You night and day.
She prays on my behalf without ceasing.
She prays over our children nightly.
She walks with You in the morning.
Lord, grant her many years on earth,
That we may enjoy her company,
And see Your love and light,
Radiated through her.
Your Spirit is in her.
She showers us with unconditional love.
Holy Father, you have blessed the work of her hands,
And those who dwell with her.
Merciful Father, grant my request;
May all her days be blessed,
May the fruits of her labors be abundant,
May Your Grace shower her and fill her,
All the days of her life.

Amen.

Lord Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly

Lord guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces of the sky;
Be with them traversing the air
In darkening storms or sunshine fair.

Thou who dost keep with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight,
Thou of the tempered winds, be near,
That, having thee, they know no fear.

Aloft in solitudes of space,
Uphold them with thy saving grace.
O God, protect the men who fly
Thro’ lonely ways beneath the sky.

Amen

By Mary C.D. Hamilton

The bowstring

As unto the bow the chord is,
So unto the man the woman.
Though she bends him,
She obeys him.
Though she draws him out,
Yet she follows.
Useless each without the other.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow