Monday, January 24, 2011

Woodburned Spoons

Woodburned spoons can be ordered at $3 each.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Before I Go

When my life has reached its very end,
And I take that final breath;
I want to know I've left behind,
Some "good" before my death.

I hope that in my final hour,
In all honesty I can say:
That somewhere in my lifetime,
I have brightened someone's day.

That maybe I have brought a smile
To someone else's face,
And made one moment a little sweeter
While they dwelled here in this place.

Lord, please be my reminder
And whisper softly in my ear ...
To be a "giver," not a "taker,"
In the years I have left here.

Give to me the strength I need,
Open up my mind and my soul ...
That I might show sincere compassion,
And love to others before I go.

For if not a heart be touched by me,
And not a smile was left behind ...
Then the life that I am blessed with,
Will have been a waste of time.

With all my heart, I truly hope
To leave something here on earth ...
That touched another, made them smile
And gave to my life ... worth.

~ Author Unknown ~

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adultery, Sanctioned by Divorce Laws

“ . . .The most superficial observer cannot fail to discover, in this country, the prevalence of various forms of vice, which have been tolerated and practiced so extensively in society, that judgments from the hand of God have fallen upon us, frequently and extensively. Often have they been so marked, that they could not well be mistaken. Such are the intemperance in all classes, - the utter disrespect of truth - the prevalent falsehood and frauds in business, social intercourse, and the press, - the want of good faith and fidelity in the trusts and relations of life - the desecration of the Sabbath - the contempt of compacts and oaths and obligations of office - profanity - licentiousness - lawlessness - oppression - polygamy among the Mormons - adultery, sanctioned by divorce laws - avaricious extortion - and swindling operations of speculators, bankers and corporations almost without end, which almost every where in our land corrupt society. . .”

- from a discourse by George Duffield delivered on January 4, 1861.

“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.” Luke16:18

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Walked a Mile With Pleasure

I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne'er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When sorrow walked with me.

- Robert Browning Hamilton