Saturday, March 31, 2007

As we grow old the
beauty steals inward.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 30, 2007

Well I dreamed I saw
the silver space ships
flying in the yellow haze
of the sun.
-Neil Young (After the Gold Rush)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Well, many of the songs,
they aren't sad,
they're hopeless.
-Townes Van Zandt
(when asked why he only wrote sad songs)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Take all the pleasures of all the spheres,
and multiply each through endless years;
one minute of heaven is worth them all.
-Charles Lamb

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

It's so much more friendly
with two.

Monday, March 26, 2007

It is the most minor of gifts
and not a very high-class way
to earn a living. After all,
Shirley Temple could do it at
the age of four.
-Katherine Hepburn (on acting)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Do you see a man who
is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for
a fool than for him.
-Proverbs 29:20

Saturday, March 24, 2007

We seem to be made to suffer.
It's our lot in life.

Friday, March 23, 2007

When you read God's word
you must constantly be
saying to yourself,
"it is talking to me,
and about me."
-Soren Kierkegaard

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Art is born of the
observation of nature.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Kate

Birthdays are good for you.
Studies show that people who
have the most live the longest.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

If the Lord didn't intend for
us to eat animals, why did he
make them out of meat?

Monday, March 19, 2007

photo by man ray

The function of the imagination
is not to make strange things
settled, but to make settled things
-G. K. Chesterton

Sunday, March 18, 2007

For by your words
you will be justified,
and by your words
you will be condemned.
-Matthew 12:37

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Christ beside me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
-Saint Patrick

Friday, March 16, 2007

Computers are incredibly
fast, accurate, and stupid.
Human beings are incredibly
slow, inacurrate, and brilliant.
Together they are powerful
beyond imagination.
-Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I believe that pluralistic
secularism, in the long run,
is a more deadly poison than
straightforward persecution.
-Francis Schaeffer

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What is seldom
is wonderful.
-Irish Proverb

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

We are always in the forge, or
on the anvil; by trials God is
shaping us for higher things.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, March 12, 2007

College isn't the
place to go
for ideas.
-Helen Keller

Sunday, March 11, 2007

For a thousand years
in your sight are
but as yesterday
when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.
-Psalm 90:4

Saturday, March 10, 2007

photo and junkpile by sienna (click to enlarge)

To invent you need a good
imagination and a pile of junk.
-Thomas Edison

Friday, March 09, 2007

There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life -
music and cats.
-Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wherever you are it is
your friends who make
your world.
-William James (hat tip to brae)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A great part of life
consists in contemplating
what we cannot cure.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happiness is having a large,
loving, caring, close-knit family
in another city.
-George Burns

Monday, March 05, 2007

Far and away the best prize
that life offers is the chance
to work hard at work worth doing.
-Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, March 04, 2007

"Are you still so dull?"
Jesus asked them.
-Matthew 15:16

Saturday, March 03, 2007

photo by chalice

Life is too deep for words,
so don't try to describe it,
just live it.
-C. S. Lewis
This is me at Johns Hopkins last year with Pax, Kate and Kyrie.
I've come so far since then. The bone marrow transplant
(compliments of my brother David) to treat my leukemia appears
to have been successful. There is no trace of the cancer, but there
have been a few bumps (of course) and I still have a ways to go.
All praise to God my savior, with deep gratitude to David and the
many many friends who have encouraged, supported, and intereceded
for my family and me.
Today Brae is moving to Philadelphia to begin pursuing a new career
path which will most certainly involve photography. She has been living
at home with us since returning from China several months ago.
Sienna is off to Kentucky for spring break to visit her friend Anna from
Holland whom she met in Africa aboard Mercy Ships. Anna married
Todd, a Yank she met on Mercy Ships, and they've settled in Louisville.
And Kyrie is flying off to Huanta, Peru with a group of students from
Covenant to assist in building a church and in teaching young children
about the wonders of the gospel.
What a pivotal day for this little family.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the road has gone,
And I must follow if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
-J. R. R. Tolkien

Friday, March 02, 2007

Nothing can be so perfect when
we possess it as it will seem
when remembered.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thursday, March 01, 2007

My doctor told me to stop having
intimate dinners for four, unless
there are three other people.
-Orson Welles