Daily Archives April 6, 2015

And A Meadow Lark Sang

\”The child whispered, \’God, speak to me\’ And a meadow lark sang. The child did not hear.

So the child yelled, \’God, speak to me!\’ And the thunder rolled across the sky But the child did not listen.

The child looked around and said, \’God let me see you\’ and a star shone brightly But the child did not notice.

And the child shouted, \’God show me a miracle!\’ And a life was born but the child did not know.

So the child cried out in despair, \’Touch me God, and let me know you are here!\’ Whereupon God reached down And touched the child.

But the child brushed the butterfly away And walked away unknowingly.\”

The Parable Of The Two Screws

Once upon a time there were two screws fastening a vital part of a gasoline engine. One of the screws was haughty and proud of it\’s shining head. The second screw was quiet, intent only on doing its job to the best of its ability.

One day a speck of rust appeared on the head of the second screw. Filled with vain pride of its own beauty, the first screw began to laugh at the second. \”Your head is tarnished,\” the first said to the second. \”Look at you. Your perfect luster is gone.\”

The second screw said nothing. Instead, it concentrated on what it was doing.

\”How ugly you have become,\” the first screw chortled, \”and how beautiful I have remained.\” Then it began to laugh so hard at the second screw that it failed to notice that it was working itself loose...

Running in the rain

She had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence.
It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Wal-Mart.
We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.
Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child come pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
Her voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in.

\”Mom,...

Start Over

When you\’ve trusted God and walked his way,
When you\’ve felt his hand lead you day by day,
But your steps now take you another way…..
Start Over

When you\’ve made your plans and they\’ve gone awry,
When you\’ve tried your best and there\’s no more try,
When you\’ve failed yourself and you don\’t know why……
Start Over

When you\’ve told your friends what you plan to do,
When you\’ve trusted them and they didn\’t come through;
And now you\’re all alone and it\’s up to you…..
Start Over

When you\’ve failed your kids and they\’re grown and gone,
When you\’ve done your best but it\’s turned out wrong,
And now your grandchildren have come along……
Start Over

When you\’ve prayed to God so you\’ll know his will,
When you\’ve prayed and prayed and you don\’t know still,
When you want to stop cause ...