"Story Lady"

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I dwell in possibility...
            - - Emily Dickinson


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer!



I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
            -- Arthur Rubinstein


Friday, June 18, 2010

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. 
The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
            -- George Sand

Monday, June 14, 2010

Morning Glories - June 14 - I'll have to work to capture them correctly - in person they look like velvet



If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;

that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.

- - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, June 13, 2010

There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
            -- Maxwell Anderson

Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening.
            -- Seneca, Epistles

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.   (love this one.)
            -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.
            -- Mitch Albom

Friday, June 11, 2010


"There are infinite possibilities in little beginnings if God is in it."
- - Dr. Robert Schuller



"You shall be a repairer of the breach and restorer of paths to dwell in."
Isiah 58:12


"When faced with a mountain,
I WILL NOT QUIT!
I will keep on striving until I climb over,
Find a pass through,
Tunnel underneath,
Or simply stay
And turn the mountain into a gold mine,
With God's help.

- - Dr. Schuller


(currently reading "My Journey.")


Rev. Mike sent us this message:

Come. Pray. Bless. Race.  

When 70,000 people cram the streets by Christ Church Cathedral for Race for the Cure on Saturday, we'll be there -- and you should be there, too!
 
At 6:45 am on the steps of Christ Church Cathedral, we'll gather the crowd for Pray for the Cure -- a 15 minute prayer service to lift our hearts and voices in prayer before we put our feet to the pavement.
 
 
When the race begins at 8:30, we'll be ringing the Cathedral bells and we'll be at the starting line at 14th and Olive waving our streamers and blessing the runners with holy water.
 
Come on down ... and spread the word!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pray For The Cure


This Saturday Morning
about a half hour before the race
everyone is invited to the steps of
Christ Church Cathedral
to Pray For The Cure

I am posting this because I met
The Very Rev. Michael D. Kinman
He was inspiring
and I think you're really going to be glad
you took time to set an intention for the day, the event, your life
by joining him and many others
to pray
to be blessed.

Sending You My Love,
g



Chiune Sugihara

"Do What Is Good, Because It Is Good."

I watched the documentary,
 "Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness"

I am constantly filled with Hope, Wonder and Joy
finding so much GOOD
in the world.


Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one.  Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
- Rollo May

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sunday and the Happiness Award

What an honor. Sister Ann Marie has awarded this blog "Jeannie's Happiness Award."
I'm thrilled. It says I may pass this award along, on Sunday, to five other bloggers who offer happiness.
Today is Thursday, June 3rd and, because Blogger is awesome, I can write today and have it post Sunday - (While I'm out speaking.)

I would like to honor (and gift)
This Happiness Award to:





Saturday, June 05, 2010

It's a Daylilly called Keokuk Iowa - I took a break at about noon - so you could see it.

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Art is the desire of a man to express himself, 
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
            -- Amy Lowell

For myself I am an optimist -
it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
         - - Sir Winston Churchill
speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet, London, November 9, 1954



Thanks to everyone who made Evening Lights so memorable last night.
I raise an imaginary toast
to our fellowship
in Spirit
in Love
in Holy Delight

love & love,
g
 

Friday, June 04, 2010

Getting there isn't half the fun - it's all the fun.
-- Robert Townsend

Having a dream is what keeps you alive.
Overcoming the challenges make life worth living.

-- Mary Tyler Moore

Only some people get what they want.
Those are the people who show up to get it.

- - Dianne Houston

Seems our "job" is to 'suit up & show up' - georgy
Evening Lights tonight, maggidic commentary, a green husband, the Great Artist, wearing a smock, music, cake . . all this, and you're invited. I'm speaking on Sunday - information is on the calendar page on the web . . . I have decided faith is like my daddy's love for ice cream . . . you are welcome to come giggle with me . . .

I'm listening to Direction and Review - since the anniversary of our smicha (ordination) is rapidly approaching. I've learned a LOT - (some of it rather challenging, but then, that's part of the adventure, right?) I'm trying to believe I can do more . . okay, okay, I KNOW the Holy One always has more for us . . that's why I chose these quotes today . . .

sending love to you all,
g

Tiny Tots Artist:






Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Happy June



Here's a quick 1st Morning of June
Glance at the garden gifts in the yard.
Seems I've been transported to Paradise.
AND
The kitchen window is so clean
I thought the glass was gone.
Yep - it's true.

I got to go to the History Museum
to see the
Vatican Splendor Exhibit.

I really enjoyed it.
There was a lot to see, a lot to consider.
a lot to learn.

I wish I had a reproduction of the painting of Saint George.
Do you remember?
We met the dragon (Lloyd)
at Evening Lights a while back.
I suppose that's why,
(although I don't know for sure)
I keep thinking about that painting.

I've never seen one like it,
although I've seen countless works depicting George
("Kadir")

I looked around for postcards or posters
too bad for me
I only have what my mind remembered.

(My mind remembers a lot - I bet yours does, too.)

Well, I'd like to know how your weekend went.
And, once again
I'd like to wish you a Very Happy June!

love & love,
g







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