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Perfect Parts

Posted in odds and ends, quote(s), thoughts with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

A really cool quote I found along the way, which in retrospect is so very true …

“Life’s not perfect, but there are some perfect parts in it.”

                                                                                    ~ Author Unknown strikes again

 

Thank God for those!

 

 

Do It Anyway

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Philosophy, poem, quote(s), scripture, thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

I got this poem off my ex-wife’s Facebook of all things! It is something I have to take to heart for sure and just wanted to share it with you all!

Mother Teresa wrote this poem –

People are often unreasonable,
illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Read more at Mother Teresa Poem : Do It Anyway

A Spring Blessing

Posted in holidays, odds and ends, poem, thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

I found this in The Circle of Life by Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr and it seemed appropriate on this first day of Spring. Although it snowed here in the mountains yesterday; and again today, and will again tomorrow … This is probably may be my favorite time of year, full of hope … with all things new … with greenery struggling to get through the snow already melting. And the added bonus of my birthday in a couple of days! May this time “work magic in the corners of our darkness.” May you all be blessed!

A Spring Blessing

Blessed are you, spring,

bright season of life awakening.

You gladden our hearts

with opening buds and returning leaves

as you put on your robes of splendor.

Blessed are you, spring.

In you is a life no death can destroy.

As you exchange places with winter

you harbor no unforgiving spirit

for broken tree limbs and frozen buds.

Blessed are you, spring.

You open the closed buds of our despair

as you journey with us

to the flowering places.

Blessed are you, spring.

You invite us to sing songs

to the frozen regions within

and to bless the lessons of winter

as we become your partner in a new dance.

Blessed are you, spring.

Like Jesus, standing before the tomb of Lazarus,

you call to us: “Remove winter’s stone, come out,

there is life here you have not yet tasted.”

Blessed are you, spring,

free gift of the earth.

Without cost we gaze upon your glory.

You are a gospel of good news

for the poor and rich alike.

Blessed are you, spring.

Your renewing rain showers and cathartic storms

nurture the potential that sleeps in Earth’s heart

and in our own earthen hearts.

Blessed are you, spring,

season of resurrection, sacrament of promise.

Like Jesus you rise up out of the darkness,

leaving around you a wake of new life.

Blessed are you, spring,

miracle child of the four seasons.

With your wand of many colors

you work magic in the corners of our darkness.

Blessed are you, spring,

season of hope and renewal.

Wordless poem about all within us

that can never die.

Each year you amaze us

with the mirace of returning life.

The Value of Myth

Posted in Family, Philosophy, quote(s), thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

Oh how true this is …

“The Value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.”

~C.S. Lewis

A lot of times we get so caught up in life that things get so mundane and we forget about the truly wonderful and beautiful. An example would be the first time you met your lover, how enchanting she was … four kids ago. We need to find the time to weigh the value of truth and myth. It doesn’t take long to find the truth wanting. You know its probably really true! Maybe she is really that special!

 

Picture:

http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=myth#/d31o4wd

Pow Wow Time in Chiloquin

Posted in music, odds and ends, thoughts with tags , , , , on September 8, 2010 by Tim R Wilson


It was a great 2010 Pow Wow this year!! It’s Pow Wow time here in the metropolis of Chiloquin, Oregon, but I figured I would share anyways. The Restoration Pow Wow is always a big event every year in this former Rez town.

The event was large this year. At least 50 vendors surrounding the powwow dancing grounds offered food, shawls, jewelry and other goods. Rain drove the event indoors Saturday but that didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of the event. More than 100 dancers filled the dancing grounds and celebrated throughout the day. Looking forward already to next years …. Of course!

For more Pow Wow pictures check out:

http://thundercatt99.blogspot.com/2010/09/chiloquin-pow-wow-2010.html

Jesus Hates Religion Too …

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Jesus, quote(s), religion, thoughts with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

Just came across this cruising CNN …


With some of the things I see going on in the name of Jesus …. This makes sense!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-418986

Confessional

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God, thoughts with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

A few years ago there was this movie Phone Booth which pointed out our culture’s growing need for confession, even from a secular viewpoint. What’s the attraction all about? Is a new “confession-craze” dawning, or do you see something different, something deeper?

Repentance is good for the soul, and we cannot be Christians without it. Many a “Christian” believes that if he simply mutters his confession into his pillow at night, that is good enough. God may very well hear and forgive, however the sinner robs himself of absolution through Christ’s body, The Church. James says in his epistle, “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another that you may be healed.” (James. 5:16)

“Private” confession to God is nowhere taught in scripture, and this practice is probably responsible for the millions of dollars spent in this country every year on mental health professionals, dealing with “guilt feelings,” instead of dealing with the actual guilt through the sacrament. It is important to understand, that if we have trouble confessing our sins to a priest, a fellow sinner, how can we confess our sins to the righteous and Holy God?

Just some thoughts on a Friday … Tim