Monday, April 23, 2012

Words of Wisdom

The God Who made the wole world and everything in it
is the Lord of the land and the sky . . .
This God is the One who gives
life, breath, and everything else to people.
Acts 17: 24 - 25

Great are the works of the LORD,
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Psalm 111: 2

While waiting for my husband,
who was getting a business permit,
I stolled around with my camera
and caught sight of this beautiful tree
and the calico stray
basking in the warmth of the sun.

A Story:
My favorite moment with you:
". . . we were rushing to get to a radio interview [in San Francisco],
so I was race-walking along the piers at Fort Mason,
and you were dreamily watching the seagulls and pelicans
and scanning the water for seals.
I was begging you to hurry it up,
but at the same time
I remember dropping a book,
and my papers were all disorganized,
and I wa trying to shove stuff back
 into my Fibber McGee purse,
and you stopped.

You said to me sternly,
"Mom, you'e moving too fast,
and you're carrying too much."

I still think, to this day,
that that explains what's going on
whenever I start to get crazy."

 Novelist AnnieLamott told this story to her son Sam
when asked to sit down with him
and converse
with MORE magazine
April 2012 edition.

Annie has a new book out--
Some Assembly Required:
A Journal of My Son's First Son

May you take time this week to slow down.
enjoy God's beauty,
and patiently 'be' with a child'
or someone at any age
who needs your time.
Blessings as you begin your week.


  1. I love that last picture! The quote is so good. I think I'm guilty of that too.

  2. This is so true. There is no better way to spend your time than to invest in another person.

  3. Slow down and carry less stuff - so true!

  4. Love that first verse (one of my favorites) and the Annie Lamott story :) I've never read anything by her - maybe I should!

  5. I see her name around blogland frequently but I've not read anything of hers either. That's a good thought that you have shared.

  6. that cat looks pretty relaxed...

  7. A wonderful reminder. Love how the sweet little cat has the whole walkway. :)

  8. Slow down???? Really? My intention might go that direction, but reality won't usually allow it. Oh, well.... glad my Father is patient, kind, and forgiving.


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