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Psalm 121

"I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

He won't let you stumble,
your Guardian God won't fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel's
Guardian will never doze or sleep.

God's your Guardian,
right at your side to protect you-
Shielding you from sunstroke,
sheltering you from moonstroke.

God guard's you from every evil,
he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guard's you always."
From "The Message"

The Long Goodbye

I've heard it said that it is the long goodbye, I've been saying goodbye to my mother for 11 years. Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's during the summer of 1996, although we had suspected this diagnosis for at least 3 years. Why did it take 3 years to take mother to the doctor and to be diagnosed? I could give many excuses but the fact is we did not want to believe and accept the fact that mother had an incurable disease. My mother that could sew anything, cook and bake anything, was a whirlwind of perfection at housekeeping, and all with a smile on her face had a disease we cannot cure. My mother does not fit in with the statistics that say she was at risk for this disease; she was rarely sick, always exercised, was thin all her life, did word search puzzles, sewed, took vitamins, and she did not have any other health risks or problems. Why? Why her? It is a hard thing, to accept a question, that does not have an answer.


"Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit." Jeremy Taylor Photo by NASA


"The renewal of our natures is a work of great importance. It is not to be done in a day. We have not only a new house to build up, but an old one to pull down." George Whitefield


"Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander." Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.


"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience." George Washington

Photo by NASA