Wednesday, June 25, 2003

The Lord's Prayer...

"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
Matthew 6:9-13

The Lord's prayer really isn't that long. It doesn't take any time at all to say/pray it. And... it pretty much "covers all of the bases". Way back when I was a teenager, I used to say it every night before I went to bed- even before I was a Christian. Drunk and/or stoned, it really didn't matter. God still heard me. And believe me, most of the time I was drunk and/or stoned!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Good news...

Study: Mental Fitness Wards Off Dementia/Alzheimer's
By JEFF DONN, Associated Press Writer
BOSTON (AP) -- An absorbing book or a challenging crossword puzzle may keep your mind more than busy. It may keep it healthy, too, according to a 21-year study of mental breakdown in old age.

Read the entire article here!

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Monday, June 16, 2003

Word of the Day...

The Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 16 is:

Davy Jones's locker \day-vee-joanz-LAH-ker\ noun
: the bottom of the ocean

Example sentence:
The old seaman shook his head sadly and said, "That ship
was sunk on a reef three years ago, and every poor soul aboard
sent to Davy Jones's locker."

Did you know?
Was there a real Davy Jones? Folks have been pondering that
question for centuries. Sailors have long used "Davy Jones" as
the name of a personified evil spirit of the ocean depths, but
no one knows exactly why. Some claim the original Davy Jones was
a British pirate, but the evidence that this person existed is
lacking. Others swear he was a London pub owner who kept drugged
ale in a special locker, served it to the unwary, then had them
shanghaied. But the theory considered most plausible is
that "Davy" was inspired by St. David, the patron saint of
Wales. (St. David was often invoked by Welsh sailors.) "Jones"
is traced to Jonah, the biblical figure who was swallowed by a
whale. --Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

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Sunday, June 15, 2003

Yesterday's photo shoot...

Yesterday I shot a few rolls of film for my son's band. He's a very good drummer for a somewhat local Christian rock band. It's been quite some time since I've done any photography "for hire", but it's about like riding a bicycle-- you don't forget how. We walked through trails in the woods and got some really nice shots. A couple of them will, hopefully, end up on their first CD. It's great "getting back in the saddle" for an afternoon.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003

The Lord's Prayer...

"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
Matthew 6:9-13

The Lord's prayer really isn't that long. It doesn't take any time at all to say/pray it. And... it pretty much "covers all of the bases". Way back when I was a teenager, I used to say it every night before I went to bed- even before I was a Christian. Drunk and/or stoned, it really didn't matter. God still heard me. And believe me, most of the time I was drunk and/or stoned!

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Ain't it nice?
The gorgeous sky and moon
Ain't it nice?


I think we all need to simply look up at the sky once a day or so. Maybe compare the green trees to the blue hue of the sky. It's somewhat cathartic to me, maybe even therapeutic. This photo is simple-- sky, clouds, and moon. That's all. But isn't it beautiful? God's good!

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Monday, June 02, 2003

The Lord's Prayer...

"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
Matthew 6:9-13

The Lord's prayer really isn't that long. It doesn't take any time at all to say/pray it. And... it pretty much "covers all of the bases". Way back when I was a teenager, I used to say it every night before I went to bed- even before I was a Christian. Drunk and/or stoned, it really didn't matter. God still heard me. And believe me, most of the time I was drunk and/or stoned!

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