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One Last Bed Time Story…

I imagine more folks would read this if I had posted it directly to Facebook, but it’s a little long for a simple status update.

I read this tonight and it really resonates with me:

“If the tumor was inside the cord, there was a less than one chance in a million I would ever walk again.  But as long as I could move my feet, the operation could wait till the morning…  I stayed up all night, moving my feet and thinking.  I was thinking about what counted and what didn’t.

Having ten thousand acres didn’t count.
Having seven thousand head of cattle didn’t count.
Having thirty trucks and twenty tractors and seven combines didn’t count.
Having a $5-million-a-year agribusiness didn’t count.
The pleasure of writing million-dollar checks didn’t count.

My family counted…”
(Howard F. Lyman, A.KA. The Mad Cowboy)

After listening to the D.J. on the radio this morning tear up while talking about how his son is graduating and all he (the dad) could think about was how badly he just wanted to read his “little boy” ONE more bed-time story… 

And another dear friend suffering the loss of an unborn today…

Wow, is all I can say, with sappy tears rolling down my cheeks…

Time is short.

It’s high time that we awake out of sleep and start redeeming what time we do have!

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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Musings

 

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Fortune Cookie Chronicles VI: Revenge Of The Crumbs

At last!

Click picture to see past fortunes.

Sixty nine days, one hour, and forty-three minutes have lapsed – not that I was counting – since I published the fifth (if you’re tracking these oriental journeys using Roman numerals that would be a big-V) installment of the FCC.

I will ask you all to understand this was NOT a nearly 70-day cookie fast.  I have personally consumed many golden cookies containing pale slips of parchment with azure lettering upon them.
With my consumption has also come a compulsion to file the treasures in a sandwich bag until I have the time to properly archive them in the proper page of cyberspace for all the world to enjoy…

BUT – That time has not yet come…  Maybe later this week.

For now, though, the time has come for me to post the contents of the current cookies consumed.
So, without anymore hesitation, allow me to share new-found ancient western secrets with you:

Oh yeah!

An unexpected check or fortune will arrive today.
Since I ate this around 8 PM, I will allow a full 24 hours for fruition.

A light heart carries you through all the hard times.
Is this Buddha’s way of telling me the last fortune was a joke?

A real friend asks to spend time with you, not money.
Okay…  So is the fortune coming my way or not!?!?!?!?!?
AND – what if the friend asks to spend time with you in a really expensive restaurant?

Be on the alert for new opportunities.
So, you’re going to make me work for this fortune?  I should have stopped at the first cookie…

A kind word warms for three winters.
Sure…  be vague now…  Oh!!!  – I meant to say, Thank You!!!!

Ouch… That hurts!

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Fortune Cookies

 

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Through The Looking Glass: May 2012

Readings by day for May.  For past readings click here.

May 1, 2012: Psalm 133                                             May 2, 2012: Psalm 106 & 107

May 3, 2012: 1 Chronicles 13 – 16                              May 4, 2012: Psalm 1 & 2, 15, 22 – 24, 47, 68

May 5, 2012: Psalm 89, 96, 100 & 101, 105, 132       May 6, 2012: 2 Samuel 6 & 7, 1 Chronicles 17

May 7, 2012: Psalm 25, 29, 33, 36 & 39         May 8, 2012: 2 Samuel 8 & 9; 1 Chronicles 18

May 9, 2012: Psalm 50, 53, 60 & 75             May 10, 2012: 2 Samuel 10; 1 Chronicles 19; Psalm 20

May 11, 2012: Psalm 65 – 67, 69 & 70         May 12, 2012: 2 Samuel 11 & 12; 1 Chronicles 20

May 13, 2012: Psalm 32, 51, 86, 122         May 14, 2012: 2 Samuel 13 – 15

May15, 2012: Psalm 3 & 4, 12 & 13,  28, 55        May 16, 2012: 2 Samuel 16 – 18

May17, 2012: Psalm 26, 40, 58, 61, 62 & 64          May 18, 2012: 2 Samuel 19 – 21

May 19, 2012: 2 Samuel 22 & 23; Psalm 57         May 20, 2012: Psalm 95, 97 – 99

May 21, 2012: 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21 & 22; Psalm 30            May 22, 2012: Psalm 108 – 110

May 23, 2012: 1 Chronicles 23 – 25              May 24, 2012: Psalm 131, 138 & 139, 143 – 145

May 25, 2012: Psalm 5, 38, 41 & 42         May 26, 2012: 1 Chronicles 26 – 29, Psalm 127

May 27, 2012: Psalm 111 – 118         May 28, 2012: 1 Kings 1 & 2, Psalm 37, 71 & 94

May 29, 2012: Psalm 119         May 30, 2012: 1 Kings 3 & 4

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Looking Glass

 

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Through The Looking Glass: April 2012

Readings by day for April.  For past readings click here.

April 1, 2012: Judges 8 & 9                                           April 2, 2012: Judges 10 – 12

April 3, 2012: Judges 13 – 15                                        April 4, 2012: Judges 16 – 18

April 5, 2012: Judges 19 – 21                                        April 6, 2012: Ruth

April 7, 2012: 1 Samuel 1 – 3                                        April 8, 2012: 1 Samuel 4 – 8

April 9, 2012: 1 Samuel 9 – 12                                      April 10, 2012: 1 Samuel 13 & 14

April 11, 2012: 1 Samuel 15 – 17                                  April 12, 2012: 1 Samuel 18 – 20, Psalm 11 & 59

April 13, 2012: 1 Samuel 21 – 24                                  April 14, 2012: Psalm 7, 27, 31, 34, 52

April 15, 2012: Psalm 56, 120, 140 – 142                     April 16, 2012: 1 Samuel 25 – 27

April 17, 2012: Psalm 17, 35, 54, 63                            April 18, 2012: 1 Samuel 28 – 31, Psalm 18

April 19, 2012: Psalm 121, 123 – 125, 128 – 130          April 20, 2012: 2 Samuel 1 – 4

April 21, 2012: Psalm 6, 8 – 10, 14, 16, 19 & 21          April 22, 2012: 1 Chronicles 1 & 2

April 23, 2012: Psalm 43 – 45, 49, 84, 85 & 87            April 24, 2012: 1 Chronicles 3 – 5

April 25, 2012: Psalm 73, 77 & 78                               April 26, 2012: 1 Chronicles 6

April 27, 2012: Psalm 81, 88, 92 & 93                         April 28, 2012: 1 Chronicles 7 – 10

April 29, 2012: Psalm 102 – 104                                  April 30, 2012: 2 Samuel 5, 1 Chronicles 11 & 12

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Looking Glass

 

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Un-Excused Absence

I really need to update the Looking Glass & Fortune Cookie Chronicles!

I’ve been keeping up with them, but haven’t taken the time to update the cyber-archives…

Pitiful clown.

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Musings