Brainy Quote

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I just love these peeps!

Boy, Sailor Moon, Rain, and Pslam 8.

My wonderful sister called me last night on skype and the phone ( so we can hear and see eachother -as I cannot afford to have my microphone fixed on my computer) and I got to not only visit with her, but see my boy. Yep I saw him for about 10 minutes. just looked at his sweet face.

You see it was Saturday morning and he was fresh out of the shower, so no words can formulize in his mouth until about 30 minutes after waking, I am the same. So, I just looked at him. After a while he looked at me. He was still asleep so it took awhile to notice my "look". It was late Friday night for me so I was sporting the "dirty hair out of face: look. Once he woke up, however he was quick to call me Sailor Moon and lament on the uniforms of some of the schools there in Oz, some ok, some very Sailor Moon.

It is still raining in West Tennessee. We have battled standing water, stench and open car windows here at the Jackson Garden Suites. And it continues. But wait, I just actually looked out the window and I see a patch of sun. We haven't seen that golden globe in weeks....yippee.

The rain has mirrored life for some friends these past weeks; lost jobs, new lives, goodbyes, the economy and busy-ness has taken its toll around here. I have been reminded of Psalm 8 lately:

1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:

7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Especially this part in the middle "what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?" the KJV says "that thou visitest him", HCS "that you look after him", the Message "why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?". Indeed, He is so massive, awesome, gigantic, fearful, huge, mysterious, wonderful. I am so small, insignificant, selfish, mean. And he bothers to look at me?, he bothers to visit me?, he thinks and cares for me? Whoa. The King of all Creation, that every knee will bow in the entire universe, cares for me. He knows my needs, he knows my fears, he knows when I lose my keys, greive, and rejoice. And according to this he cares about it. He will visit me when I need it, he will look my way.

Once again scripture asks us to stop looking at ourselves and look to him. So much of life is about ourselves. Read the Psalm again. It is all about him. The only verse about us is to say we are so tee-niy-nee and insignificant in comparison. Even though I am significant to Him, and He cares and looks after me, the focus is on His greatness.

This passage forces me to see my sins and shortcomings and come to Him, in humility again. It is this comparison that catches my breath and centers me every time to remembering it is about Him. All of it is. I am his tool, I am to be used by him for others. Not the other way around, NOT the other way around. We tend to use others for ourselves. What can this friend do for me?, or she gives nothing to our friendship,?, so what! You are there because God needs you there. You are his hands and feet. I am his hands and feet. Thats it, bottom line.

So my question, is for those who read, Am I (are you) being JUST his hands and feet, not expecting anything from it. Just doing for Him, and forgetting self. Humility. It is a hard lesson.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Have you ever seen such a thing?

Syndey is choked by dust storms resembling armaggedon!
read this article and I have added some pictures...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trista and Charlie

Today,September 12, 2009, two very dear friends marry each other. I am so excited for them. One I met when I taught her 5th grade Sunday School Class, we hit it off even then. The other I met in when he was in Youth group,actually because of the the death of his best friend who was my friends son. As they both went thru youth group I watched them grow mentally, physically (ok not so much, lol) best of all, spiritually. They then became best friends to my own boy, for that I can never thank them enough.
God has made these two for each other.
This much everyone agrees on. They have dated most of their teenage and college lives and have aspired to remain pure, not an easy thing these days. I love them as if they were my kids, but as my dearest friends here in Jackson. Congratulations Trista and Charlie! I cannot wait to see what God has instore for the rest of your lives.
I love you guys!
Oh, and little bro Harry gets to wear a "soup" to the wedding!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Boy Has Link

Well, my boy has finally set up a blog.
I told him that he is in a foreign country with a new language. Believe me the slang there is hard to pick up, so he needed to document his days for us back here. It is

go there and watch the comedy ensue.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Day of Art

Today was just stay at home and play with watercolors. Sorry my camera is not focusing well, and it seems downloading wasn't working too well either, but you get the gist.

Is anyone out there?


I see that you look at my posts....thanks to the "live feed" but who are you? and why don't you leave a comment?
It does my heart good (and Heidi's) to know you read us and agreed, disagreed or had a similar moment intime, let me know, leave a comment if you read me.

te lutem


Saturday, September 5, 2009

There is but one blog and one blog only.

Alas, life is full. Dogs demand treats. Cats demand attention. Laundry is to be done. Floors must be washed. Children taught. Computers fixed. Money raised. Life lived. Missions accomplished.
I have closed my "art" blog at
Just too much to do and not enough time to compartmentalize my life.
I will do ALL blogging here at the original one. I have tried to move all those blogs to this site should you NEED to re read them, tee hee, for they are so wise and creative, ha ha.

So go to where you manage the blogs you follow and delete originartkangaroo. It is no more.

Watercolor Fun

This is so fun.
1. paint a colorful wash on the paper, make it VERY wet
2. place plastic wrap on top of the wet paper and move colors around under the plastic.
3. pinch the plastic so it is in little shapes
4. put up to dry with the plastic still on
5. when completely dry, gently peel off plastic
6. paint colors into the "shapes" left behind by the plastic, leaving gaps between the color as you see them...