Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Wizard of ID

Wizard of Id

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Busy here fighting viruses and cleaning up many downed limbs and trees. We should have fire wood for several winters.
Happy Spring.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Shack

Last Christmas my sister sent a 2007 novel by William P. Young entitled, The Shack. Fabulous book. Here are a few statements that God makes in his conversations with the main character Mack.

"Creation has been taken down a very different path than we desired. In your world the value of the individual is constantly weighed against the survival of the system, whether political, economic, social, or religious--any system actually. First one person, and then a few, and finally even many are easily sacrificed for the good and ongoing existence of the system. In one form or another this lies behind every struggle for power, every prejudice, every war, and every abuse of relationship. The 'will to power and independence' has become so ubiquitous that it is now considered normal."

"You humans, so little in your our eyes. You are truly blind to your own place in the Creation. Having chosen the ravaged path of independence, you don't even comprehend that you are dragging the entire Creation along with you." "So very sad, but it won't be this way forever."

"Nobody knows what horrors I have saved the world from 'cuz people can't see what never happened. All evil flows from independence, and independence is your choice. If I were to simply revoke all the choices of independence, the world as you know it would cease to exist and love would have no meaning. This world is not a playground where I keep all my children free from evil. Evil is the chaos of this age that you brought to me, but it will not have the final say. Now it touches everyone that I love, those who follow me and those who don't. If I take away the consequences of people's choices, I destroy the possibility of love. Love that is forced is no love at all."

"My purposes are always and only an expression of love. I purpose to work life out of death, to bring freedom out of brokenness and turn darkness into light. What you see is chaos, I see as a fractal. All things must unfold, even though it puts all those I love in the midst of a world of horrible tragedies--even the one closest to me." "Everything's about him, you know. One day you folk will understand what he gave up. There are just no words."

"You see broken humans center their lives around things that seem good to them, but that will neither fill them nor free them. They are addicted to power, or the illusion of security that power offers. When a disaster happens, those same people will turn against the false powers they trusted. In their disappointment, they either become softened toward me or they become bolder in their independence. If you could only see how all of this ends and what we will achieve without the violation of one human will--then you would understand. One day you will."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Food for you

Hungry? What shall we eat?

A Nation of Farmers

Now prepare to plant what and where you have space.
Try an Earth Box. Try something.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thinking Positive

Spring will not be stopped no matter how hard winter dominates. Sixty degrees today and the ground is still well covered with snow. Did manage to sit out in the sun reading for a few minutes this morning until Janis arrived with the girls. Haven't seen them since their sleep over a couple weeks ago when we painted for the first time.

Today filled quickly with shopping, coloring, undressing and dressing tiny princesses, shampooing Marshmellow and Sheepy-Sheepy in the washing machine with a blow-dry and style in the dryer, planting pumpkin and watermelon seeds to take home, and collective composing at the piano.

Winter has dragged on some this year. Some with sickness, not in this house, but a couple friends fighting cancer, a couple more with serious surgeries, and many in need of encouragement. Even I finally gave into taking pain medication for a bad knee that knocks me off my feet by the end of an eight hour work day.

The tree and limb clean up from last December's ice storm will take all year. We plan to grow vegetables in a series of Earth Boxes this season. Hopefully by fall raised beds will take the place of downed trees and be readied for 2010 planting. My order is out for blueberry bushes (not wild blues) and a couple other flowering bushes to attract pollinating insects.

The time changes tonight so it's back to driving to work in the dark, but not for long.
Spring will arrive soon. No doubt. Bring it on.