"It's the job that's never started that takes longest to finish."
High Cost of Living
"Despite the high cost of living, it remains a popular item."
Arya Getting a Bath
Cat in the Box
"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes."
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomarrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." ~Groucho Marx
Life and Death
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends." ~J.R.R. Tolkien
All the Fools of the World
"You can't argue all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention." -Brom Eragon
What is Needed
"I'll fight when needed, revel when there's an occasion, mourn when there is grief and die if my time comes... but I won't let anyone use me against my will." ~Christopher Paolini Eragon
Tis been a wee bit cold of late!
Our Puzzle is done!
Leah and her Dad built the frame
A silent winter night of cotton ice. These are the nights I feel the most, and yet words fail me. Time and again my heart screams to release her thoughts from behind barred doors; doors sealed by fear and self-ridicule. But on nights such as this the battering ram swings and shatters the gate. My heart is free for a time... what shall she divulge unto the listening sky? Words of love? Of hope or dreams? Nay. No tongue can fully express; no language can translate the thoughts of the heart. Is there none who can understand?? Aye, there is One. A solitary One who can see her heart and knows it intimately. He is Christ.
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life;it goes on."
My Box Creation!
For a TV too low...
Wisdom or Folly
It is wisdom to recognize necessity when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope.
My Fortified Cabinets...
...to keep the cats off!!
Half Empty or Half Full?
An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist half-empty, and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.
"The love life of a Christian is a crucial battleground. There, if nowhere else, it will be determined as to who is Lord - the world - the self - the devil - or the Lord Jesus Christ."
Cling to Life
A Desperate Fern
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable."
~ C.S. Lewis
Poor Wet Shotgun
Where Was God...
"A pastor visited a family whose son had been killed in an automobile accident. He heard the mother rail out at him: 'Where was your God when my boy was killed?' He quietly said, 'The same place He was when His Son was killed.'" ~Roger Lovette
"The wise speak only of what they know." ~J.R.R. Tolkien
A Coach's Job
"The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don't want to do in order to achieve what they've always wanted."
~Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys Football Coach
Leah & Dave's Wedding
Me in a dress!
Q: What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic and a dyslexic?
A: Someone who stays up all night wondering if there is a Dog.
Cat in a Bag
What must they be thinking?
"It takes the strength of a real man to care for the heart of a real woman. It takes the beauty of a real woman to arouse the courage of a real man."
(They even smell good!)
Look, I got it to flower again!!
The Reason for War
"I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend." ~J.R.R. Tolkien