Thursday, March 31, 2011

Weather woes !!

You name it; we've had it!!! Several inches of rain, hail the size of ice cubes, lightening, thunder, 75 mph wind, tornado warnings. I walked to and from work during a slight lull in the wind and rain. Trees down; roofs blown off!! Airplanes grounded at Orlando International Airport. Small planes overturned at Orlando Executive Airport. Large cruise ship blown away from the dock!! Thousands of residents without power. Weatherman just said "9.1 inches of rain at Lady Lake" the last two days. Furthermore "Some of the worst weather was at Kennedy Space Center." ~~ March going out like a roaring lion!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fickle Florida Fahrenheit

Yes, fickle Florida Fahrenheit!! Saturday and Sunday: 90 degrees!! It was even hotter inside the T@B!! Rain started Sunday night and it has rained almost all day. I doubt that it got to 70 degrees today. A lightning flash this moment (8:00 PM) and a clap of thunder. The rain is pounding so loud, on the trailer roof, I can hardly hear the TV. I couldn't hear the sound on the laptop!!

Watching my favorite TV program: The Waltons. Every night on the INSP television channel.
Postscript: Late night news reports "up to five inches of rain in some areas" (of Central Florida).

Addicted to clip art !!

Have you noticed?? I'm addicted to clip art!! I love to browse the many sites for Smiley faces, clocks, etc, etc. (To your right, art titled [at the source] as "Blazing hot sun.") On April 21st, you'll see a variety of clocks!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Moment by moment....

Truthfully, sometimes I get discouraged (*). It may last a few minutes or a few hours. Then something happens to remind me that moment by moment I'm under His care. Read details regarding the hymn. When I'm in the T@B, or just outside, I can hear Family Radio so moment by moment I can hear uplifting hymns or the reading of scripture.

I watched an excellent sermon on television: Choosing Service Over Selfishness.

(*) Ninety degree heat (yesterday/today), mosquitoes, fire-ants, computer-screen eye-strain to name a few. (Later I'll have to contend with Love Bugs.) Furthermore, rejection of my Judgment Day message.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Something heartwarming !!

Received as one of those forwarded e-mail messages. I'm glad to share it--in this format--with my readers.

Billy Graham is now 90 years old with Parkinson's disease.

In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he struggles with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte leaders said, 'We don't expect a major address. Just come and let us honor you.' So he agreed....

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said, 'I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this month has been honored by Time magazine as the Man of the Century. Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it.

The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it.'

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are No problem. You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.'

Einstein looked at him and said, 'Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don't know is where I'm going.''

Having said that Billy Graham continued, 'See the suit I'm wearing? It's a brand new suit. My children, and my grandchildren are telling me I've gotten a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit more fastidious. So I went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion.

You know what that occasion is? This is the suit in which I'll be buried. But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to immediately remember the suit I'm wearing. I want you to remember this: I not only know who I am .. I also know where I'm going.'

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

Get the point?? Read "The Book"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jesus, Light of the World

Jesus, Light of the World

Shine Jesus Shine

Lord, the light of your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth you now bring us

Shine on me, shine on me
Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light

Lord, I come to your awesome presence
From the shadows into your radiance
By the blood I may enter your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me, shine on me

As we gaze on your kingly brightness
So our faces display your likeness
Ever changing from glory to glory
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story
Shine on me, shine on me

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Supermoon rises

Tin Can Tourist Rally

Tin Can Tourist Rally at Bradenton, Florida. It brought back so many memories!! For years my family-of-four lived in a Spartanette and moved it from Army base to Army base. Moved from Colorado to California to Massachusetts, to Washington state, and back to California. In an earlier era, the Scotty, and Shasta, and Winabego were common for camping trips. Who would have dreamed they would become collectors items?? ~~ The parking lot was empty when I arrived (and I'm at the very far end) but cars were waiting for a space when I departed. ~~ Finally: A late lunch at Panera. ~~ Two hundred sixty-four miles round trip today. Prior to this, only three hundred twenty-seven miles driven since I arrived at Wycliffe Associates on November 12th.