POP-UPS

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How would the landscape look with no sky for a background?

Pop-ups; it’s a pop-up world.

Without a sky background, objects really stand up and out.

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Without a paper background, letters would stand perpendicular upon a surface.

Without electricity, letters would be iconic figures on the keyboard.

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Letters establish words that emanate from thoughts.

Thoughts interact from the chemistry of my mind.

My mind is an organ, a processing medium.

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My body was cultivated within my mother’s womb.

My essence was fashioned from DNA generated from one ancestor to another.

Mankind begat mankind after the Creation.

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Was Mankind fashioned from star dust, once floating in space?

In the beginning was Mankind suspended from the mouth of God?

God spoke and Mankind became living words.

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I’m glad that God spoke!    Aren’t  you?!

Blowing in the Wind

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Blowing in the Wind

©2014 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

 

 

“Either

                               you

                                                                        are

                                            leaving 

your

                 mark

                                             on the world,

                                                                                                           or

                                                                the world

                  is leaving

                                                                                     its mark

                                                  on

                                                                                                               you.”

~unknown

 

 

The author of the above quote has a great truth here.  Let’s give it some thought as we live out our days.   Are we Christians blowing in the wind or being blown about  by the Holy Spirit? 

 

Phil. 3:13-14  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before . . .  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

v. 17-18 Brethren, be followers together of me and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.  (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Beam Me Up, Lord!

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An old ditty that ran through my head today brought some wise thoughts. Are you a little down today, troubled, burdened and just plain tired? Sing this little song and you’ll soon find the blues dispersed and your troubles less weighty.

 

“When you’re smilin’….when you’re smilin’

 The whole world smiles with you.

And when you’re laughin’…. when you’re laughin’

The sun comes shinin’ through.

 

 

 

But when you’re cryin’…. you bring on the rain

So stop your frownin’….be happy again.

Cause when you’re smilin’….keep on smilin’

The whole world smiles with you!”

Writers: Goodwin, Joe / Shay, Larry / Fisher, Mark

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Psalm 128:1 Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!

 

The sometimes-Daily Snooze

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©Jeanne E Webster

 

World-wide news:

Ousted Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak remains on life support after suffering a stroke Tuesday.  This deepens the political unrest and power struggles between ruling generals seeking dominance over the next president.

Pakistan continues in its rocky road towards democracy with an upcoming election of a new prime minister.  The country already is socked with serious economic and security problems.  

Europe sinks deeper in a financial crisis with global repercussions.

 

Closer to home:

The Supreme Court of the United States has a choice to strike down or accept the 2010 health care bill overhaul by President Obama.   Most Americans want the president and Congress to work out a new bill if the overhaul is declared unconstitutional, a new poll suggests.

Illinois–Our governor, Pat Quinn, is going to save over $150 million by closing 60 prisons throughout the state.  The offenders, many high level felons, will be transferred to other correctional facilities located in the state.  This is a very questionable assessment.  If we already had sufficient facilities to incarcerate these criminals, why were 60 more prisons built?   Also, to refute the claim we have sufficient room to house these offenders, why have we constantly heard cries of prison overcrowding?  The closing of these 60 prisons will result in a loss of over 400 jobs.  I smell a rat somewhere here!

Down to street level:  the weather is hot and dry, sunny and bright, and it is official…today is the first day of summer!  No kidding!  The cucumbers and squash are at picking level, tomatoes are almost there, and the corn is already tall as my knee (which isn’t saying a lot when you figure I’m 5’ 2”!)  Our roses are blooming brightly with no Japanese beetles in sight.  We’ve mowed grass 3 times and the sod is hard packed but still mole-infested (their nails must be about down to the nubbies by now).  The price of gasoline is down, so we can’t complain about that.  Overall, life is good, love is grander, and the good Lord watches over us all. 

Have a good day.