My grandfather had a friend in World War II who was crossing a river in Japan. His friend was a great violinist, and my grandfather great at the harmonica. They would sing and play their instruments around the campfire, such as their joy for their music. One day, as they journeyed across a deep river in the jungle, a choice for his friend arose.
Why do I like it? I love the sorrow and humility in it. I see myself as every character in the painting. At one point in my life, I was like Christ the betrayed, then the betrayer, and sometimes the soldiers. But there is another character I see myself as.
I've discovered something about nature that I don't really see others take notice of. Nature is itself an open book of wisdom left to us by God. Through the movement of the world, seasonal changes, there is a lesson the Lord leaves each one of us.
Our wedding was marked with the undeserved gift of much persecution. Everyone was against these two people who met on the internet from tying the knot.
Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay Everyone has their little after death wish, don't they? I'd like to buried at sea during the morning sunrise. I'd love for nothing more than "I did it my way" played at my funeral. Please bury me wrapped in the duvet I spent knitting for 80 years of my life. … Continue reading How Would You Like To Be Remembered When You Die?
Image by Hundefan from Pixabay When we think of a caged bird, immediately a bland life in the absence of freedom springs to mind. Today in my home, we were training our budgie to come out of her cage. She has been tamed by me but seems to prefer life in the cage. Every time … Continue reading The Song Of The Caged Bird
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay I've been on the hunt for a new car recently. Our existing vehicle has needed a change for so long. The only thing holding it together right now is the dirt and grime. Yes...It's that bad we named it "rusty". I saw a new car online, decided I'd take it … Continue reading The Car That Drove Away