Friday, August 12, 2011
It's so easy to think nice thoughts on a beautiful day. When it's cool enough to sleep with the windows open and warm enough to walk out on the deck with your morning tea, still wearing your nightgown. It seems a world away from panic on Wall Street and angry backbiting in Washington. And it is. This is the real world. Praise God for the real world.
Posted by Sue Merrell at 9:09 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
How can one not be happy on a beautiful day? Praze the sun. Praze the blue sky with those fluffy little white clouds. Praze the wild kittens I caught playing on my back deck and hiding under my bushes. I know feral cats are a problem, but it is so hard to think negative thoughts when a little one is attcking a rock like it could fight back. Oh, life is just so glorious. Thank you God for all of it.
Posted by Sue Merrell at 8:30 AM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
My blackend thigh and belly wouldn't seem to be cause for rejoicing, but that remnant of last Friday's heart cath reminds me that the test showed only a little bit of plaque, no blockages, in the arteries around my heart. And the remaining soreness gets a little better every day. I returned to my exercise routine this morning and I'm no longer forcing myself to sleep on my back. I'm even sitting at my desk again! And I woke up this morning, my heart still beating. Isn't that enough to praise the Lord?
Posted by Sue Merrell at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
All children draw. It's as natual as sucking a thumb or learning to walk. Just try to keep a child from drawing. Kids love finger paints, crayons, pencils, markers. They'll draw on paper, fabric, walls. They don't know about style or form, they just draw. Freedom of expression. Pure creativity. And then someone says "not on the wall." "Stay inside the lines" "Don't..." And they become less expressive. Creativity dries up. By the time school starts, half the kids don't like drawing and by high school, only the really nerdy kids take art. Because it will never lead to a career making money. It will never make anything lasting or worthwhile. Maybe instead of valuing the artificial -- money and importance -- we should encourage what comes naturally. Don't look for value in dollar signs and public accolades. Look for satisfaction. Freedom of expression. Creativity. Praze doing what come naturally.
Posted by Sue Merrell at 10:13 PM
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Posted by Sue Merrell at 2:31 PM