I almost was smeared across the pavement riding my bike home from work today. I was going pretty fast in the bike lane on Burlington and a lady turned right in front of me into a parking lot. I managed to brake and spill with no harm except a scraped hand and knee. I went up to the lady in her SUV and she had no idea I had been there or spilled. She picked up her iPhone from her lap but swore she had not been on a call. I didn’t stick around to ask if she was doing anything else on her iPhone.
Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord!
Beautiful, heartfelt, truth from my good friend David. This is my favorite type of music. You can hear more of his music and some comedy on David's YouTube channel.
Yesterday I had a rare visit from my friend and neighbor, the saint Ted Wallace, enjoying a walk with his young family around the block. His joy and light filled my heart and left the next morning a gift of the muse that has not graced me for many years. All glory and thanks to You Lord!
The scent near overpoweringly sweet
Might the source be more
Enjoy, the flower lasts but an instant
Yet new arises ever more
The almost unbearable preciousness and mystery of life
I just finished reading a web site that had a very powerful spiritually transforming effect on my. It's the site of a college friend I recently reconnected with on facebook. My friend, my in-laws, and many others, give this Oneness Blessing or Deeksha. I highly recommend it.
My body aches in a wonderful way from a full day. I took the afternoon off work and worked on our land: chainsawing and mowing. It's a beautiful fall day. Meditated outside in our little hidden clearing with the statue of Mary. A quick bite and then Taekwondo class with my daughter Clara taught by the wonderful Dean Goodale. I'd say it's only recently that I've recognized that hard work and physical exercise are some of the best things in life for the body and the spirit. Better late than never!
Check out my friend David Seagull's awesome tune "Troubled Times." There's also a hilarious skit "My Peonies" on his YouTube channel. I hope to see many more videos from David.
I live in Iowa, but fortunately in a town with no flooding. The article "Iowa flooding could be mans fault, experts say" echos some of my thoughts. Are many natural "disasters" like this actually a result of fighting and resisting nature rather than living in a way that bends like a willow to nature's inevitable changes?