Monthly Archives: January 2007

But, but…

Lest we get too proud of ourselves here, doing this “pause” thing every morning–you know, how I love to sit here looking out this window and talk about clouds and wind, and mystery, etc.—well… The Mom’s reading this morning was … Continue reading

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Love is a many-branched thing

(Hey, there’s a small change in today’s picture!  There are tiny snowflakes pouring down (yes—“pouring”), and the temperature is only minus 16 celsius!) Here’s another question about those same branches we were talking about yesterday.  This is a large maple … Continue reading

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The North

Another day the same, third one counting, with a temp this time of minus 17.  Seems like it’s time for a picture.  This one, from an Ottawa winter carnival, is rather appropriate:  a snow sculpture showing people next to wickedly … Continue reading

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Mystery

(Today’s picture:  same as last time, except it’s ‘only’ minus 13!) If I were an Investigator, how many mysteries could I find outside this window?  Should I start at the top or the bottom?  Maybe starting up and working down, … Continue reading

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“Sameness”

Looking outside for something new, I’m reminded of a story about a guy who went out to a certain street corner and took a picture every day at the same time.  He had a whole album full of these photos, … Continue reading

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Distractions and Laughter

Again a verse has ‘popped up’ to highlight something we were talking about: “Focus”, from a couple of entries back. “Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.” (from Proverbs 4, The Message) (Now, just before that it says … Continue reading

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CHEER UP!!

This is JASMINE, The Mom’s latest great-niece.  (Whom she hasn’t even met yet!)

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Confirmation

The Mom found a few verses in her reading this morning, that really confirms things we’ve been talking about here.  Remember how one day was about “a little”, another about “a lot”, and how these subjects are often opposites?  Well, … Continue reading

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Focus

Everyone knows that focus is a good thing.  And everyone tends to *lose* focus once in awhile.  Take The Mom, for instance—going from one friend in lj to that person’s friends, to communities in their lists, to friends listed in … Continue reading

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Character

Don’t worry, we’re not about to try to encompass everything that the word “character” implies, here.  What is needed sometimes, is to stop thinking about “thank you”, and to spend at least some moments, thinking about “character”.  (Fear not, this … Continue reading

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