wordly wordy chatter
words gone wrong
what’s the matter?
prince of the air
got your tongue?
he’s having a heyday
using your mouth
to incite strife
nothing good and nothing right..
Prince of Peace
sadly looks on
where did the children
of God go wrong?
no longer discerning
between darkness and light
only puffed up
and following the crowd..
who think being louder
to prove their point
in what really is unsound..
And you He made alive, who were dead in trepasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us. Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Ephesians 2: 1-8
As a child of God we are in the world but not of it. That means we are different. To be different. Not mean. not contentious, not vulgar, nor crude. We don’t follow the crowd of disobedience but on the path of right standing..
Earlier I observed this little bird, land on the birdbath. Bathing didn’t seem to be a priority. It appeared to just want to rest. That is my focus as well, today. On the tenth of this month, it will be seven months that we relocated from a house with a larger front and backyard. Our goal was to downsize and garden on a smaller scale,and to get closer to the Veterans Hospital in Portland. As in previous homes we have transformed our smaller backyard and I am so happy that the birds have begun to visit. We must have a sign that says, Birds are Welcome Here..
Mister G, had surgery almost two weeks ago. He will be on antibiotics until the infection in his shoulder clears up and then go back for more surgery. After this there will be no more lifting rocks, digging holes and gardening will be limited. So the cook and sometime dishwasher is down and mother hen is keeping a watchful eye on him, as he has a tendency to want to do too much. So for today, while he catnaps, I will be putting my feet up, on my favorite all purpose coffee table, and enjoy the quiet of my day…
For my trip to Southern California recently, I had planned to take the train once again, as I have done previously. I arranged to get off in San Luis Obispo. It breaks up my trip and gives me the opportunity to check out the town. When blogger shoreacres at The Task at Hand wrote a post about train’s I was quick to check it out. I commented and told her that I would be taking the train and getting off in San Luis Obispo. Linda, responded to me, and asked if I had read her most recent post at that time. I hadn’t and made a point to do so. She had written about an artist named Gary Myers, who had his artwork displayed at a gallery downtown San Luis Obispo. I thought that was quite a coincidence since I was going to be in the area. The gallery is called Just Looking Gallery. I quickly looked it up to inquire about the hours. I was thrilled to find out, that they had extended hours, for that particular day.
I was determined to get there before they closed. I like the charm of San Luis Obispo. It just so happened that it was their Farmer’s Market night. I was able to view the work of Gary Myers. I like his style. Unfortunately they were in the process of moving artwork around so his work wasn’t displayed on the walls but I did take pictures of what I saw.
Thank you Linda for the inspiration to get myself to the art gallery. I had a great time, Just Looking. If you are not familiar with The Task at Hand, I highly suggest that you check it out. Linda Leinen excels in her ability to write, research and share history.
Mother and child. My first born on July 4th. This was most likely taken on the 5th of July 1973.
“Happy Birthday, Mark! Love, Mom