Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Compliment

"This seems a cheerful world, Donatus, when I view it from this fair garden. . . But if I climbed some great mountain and looked out . . . you know very well what I would see; brigands on the high road, pirates on the seas, in the amphitheaters men murdered to please the applauding crowds. . . .

Yet in the midst of it, I have found a quiet and holy people. . . . They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians. . . ."

St. Cyprian ~ 3rd Century

On the 3rd Day of Playing Cello

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Swift Water Rescue

Rescue senarios at the Nantahala in North Carolina

Monday, October 6, 2008

Divine Whisper

"Surely now you know I'm dirty."

"Surely now you know I love you."

And sunlight fills my lungs.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

For Emily Knott

An Artist's Prayer

I breath in black,

Hear in white.

My sight is numbed

To shades of night.

My heart is grey,

Scetched in graphite.

Taste of Charcoal

Smudges light.

Penciled grey,

Precise, alone.

Soft goose down

Safe as stone.

Erase my limits,

Alter my hues.

Blend dimensions

Into my veiw.

Blush me with

Your scented rain.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shenandoah Nostalgia

Remembering... "two roads diverged in a yellow wood"

View from the Blue Ridge Mountains after hiking up from the Gap.

The Harleys - My Heart Family :)

The Quarry

Supper from the Orchard

I took the Road less traveled by....

And that has made all the difference.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Camp Cherokee

Wind Tunnel.... or Ampersand ? (Alex's pic)


Camp Cherokee's pet shark!


Teasing Jen

Our Junior girls!

Abby the Belgian

The Gazebo


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Simple Trust

"In the whole Satanic force there is not power to overcome one soul who in simple trust casts himself on Christ."
Christ's Object Lessons p. 157

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Underside of a Rose

The Underside of a Rose

Have you ever seen the underside of a rose?

Where the petals connect to the stem

Reaching one into the other – so close.

I thought perhaps you had not seen,

For few would think to look

In the places from which beauty blooms.

So I placed it here on your desk for you

In the same way that it fell,

Layers of velvet cream.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Musical Invasion of the Netherlands

Resting music


If the shoe fits - wear it!
Hacking in the Elevator of course!


Most urgent negotiations on the trade of cheese across the Baltic Sea
StealthMen with "their feet in the clay"