July 27, 2009
You see if you will read in EXODUS 20:1-17, you will see there that the 4th commandment is “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.” And all translations of the Bible state the word Sabbath, meaning the seventh day of the week and NOT Sunday. The one posted in the tablature clearly states Sunday as the day of worship, when in fact the Bible clearly says it’s the Sabbath. Read Exodus 20:1-17 and see for yourself.
July 23, 2009
It’s over and done
I let you go
Like the wind I can’t hold you in my hands
Now go on your way and I’ll go mine
Like the length of a string
Our lives will unravel
Until we discover who we really are
As different as day and night you and I
No more common ground to stand on
It used to be love
But now it’s gone
Yes...it is over and done...
July 7, 2009
This story is entitled The Crooked Smile.
The Crooked Smile
As we rolled five-year-old Mary into the MRI room, I tried to imagine what she must be feeling. She had suffered a stroke that left half of her body paralyzed, had been hospitalized for treatment of a brain tumor, and had recently lost her father, her mother and her home. We all wondered how Mary would react.
She went into the MRI machine without the slightest protest, and we began the exam. At that time, each imaging sequence required the patient to remain perfectly still for about five minutes. This would have been difficult for anyone - and certainly for a five-year-old who had suffered so much. We were taking an image of her head, so any movement of her face, including talking, would result in image distortion.
About two minutes into the first sequence, we noticed on the video monitor that Mary's mouth was moving. We even heard a muted voice over the intercom. We halted the exam and gently reminded Mary not to talk.
She was smiling and promised not to talk. We reset the machine and started over. Once again we saw her facial movement and heard her voice faintly. What she was saying wasn't clear. Everyone was becoming a little impatient, with a busy schedule that had been put on hold to perform an emergency MRI on Mary.
We went back in and slid Mary out of the machine. Once again, she looked at us with her crooked smile and wasn't upset in the least. The technologist, perhaps a bit gruffly, said, "Mary, you were talking again, and that causes blurry pictures."
Mary's smile remained as she replied, "I wasn't talking. I was singing. You said no talking." We looked at each other, feeling a little silly.
"What were you singing?" someone asked.
"Jesus Loves Me," came the barely perceptible reply. "I always sing `Jesus Loves Me' when I'm happy."
Everyone in the room was speechless. "Happy? How could this little girl be happy?" The technologist and I had to leave the room for a moment to regain our composure as tears began to fall.
Many times since that day, when feeling stresses, unhappy or dissatisfied with some part of my life, I have thought of Mary and felt both humbled and inspired. Her example made me see that happiness is a marvelous gift - free to anyone willing to accept it.
July 3, 2009
I couldn't sleep well again last night. It was past 12:00 a.m. again when I got to sleep. Good thing I didin't have to go to work today and I was able to sleep until noon. I tried to divert my attention, tried to keep myself busy so that I won't notice this bad feeling I'm having. I'm hoping it will just go away...
I'm also hoping that by writing it here, I'll find release from this nagging feeling and my thoughts will be made lighter.
July 2, 2009
1. Where is your cell phone? Bed
2. Your hair? Tied
3. Your mother? Strong
4. Your father? Shit
5. Your favorite food? chocolate
6. Your dream last night? Weird
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. What room you are in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Music
11. Your fear? Rejection
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13. Where were you last night? House
14. Something that you aren’t? Contented
15. Muffins? Chocolate
16. Wish list item? House
17. Where you grew up? Muladbucad
18. Last thing you did? Texted
19. What are you wearing? Pajamas
20. Your TV? MyScreen
21. Your pets? Dog
22. Friends? Many
23. Your life? Routine
24. Your mood? Sad
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Car? Someday
27. Something you’re not wearing? jewelry
28. Your favorite store? None
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Earlier
31. Last time you cried? Now
32. Who will resend this? Me
33. One place that I go to over and over? Church
34. One person who emails me regularly? Bhong
35. My favorite place to eat? McDonald's
After answer the last question I came to realize that there's more to this tagging thing than mere word-play. In a way, it gives insight to one's personality. Well, this particualr tag anyway.
So, now I'm tagging Tinny.