Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
This global event was started in 2007 by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Australia. Today, many cities around the globe will participate in Earth Hour from 8 - 9 PM by turning off their lights. Our homestead will participate. Google went dark. The Honorable Harry Mitchell who represents us Arizonans in the United States Congress, invited us to join him and turn off our lights. I would not have known but for his email.
Friday, March 28, 2008
We may not like the other but we are called to love. We may certainly not validate or condone his or her actions. But we are called into a radical sense of our interconnectedness as creatures and children of the same God. To perceive this deep level of interdependence, especially with those whose worlds are fashioned differently than our own or perhaps with those who would seek to harm or destroy our worlds, seems a nearly impossible task. Yet the Gospels prod us on.... At the furthest reaches of our capacities to love, we are urged, "Love even your enemies."
- Wendy M. Wright
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Da Mama e do Papa
Often called the "white-robed apostles of hope", lilies were found growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Christ's agony.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
If you have a membership to the zoo, you better use it most during that very brief period, which in Phoenix is called SpringbutalmostSummer. So, off we go during a Spring Break afternoon, as I try to conceal my "Oh Gee, I have seen these animals a trillion times" feeling. I am not known for favoring repeat performances, but when the youngens need it, I try and find a different angle to keep the experience new and fresh for me. I decided to look for nature, not animals.
I hereby make it known that there are plenty of non-animal things at the zoo.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Matacuane, in Beira, Mozambique was my childhood playground. My sisters and I played outside, with many of the kids in the neighborhood. We were always inventing games that had very little to do with toys. My favorite memories involve building a cabana in our back yard, out of palm tree leaves. We had to dismantle it because we later found a snake inthere. We collected fish from the rice fields during the rainy season. The water level reached our waist. We always had to figure out a way to dry off before going home. Or the time we sucked on sugar cane, leaving our side walk full of that fiber. I was a regular tree climber. We were risk takers, and our days were rich with activity and friendship.
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Play on people!!