Lookoutlady’s Marsh


Meme
December 4, 2008, 11:09 am
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The Polar Bear posted this meme and I wanted to do it today, as it is kind of a bucket list.  This is my first meme.  I will ALL CAP the things I have yet to do.
. . . .
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. PLAYED IN A BAND 
4. VISITED HAWAII
5. watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain  
9. held a praying mantis
10.  Sung a solo 
11. BUNGEE JUMPED
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14.  TAUGHT MYSELF AN ART FROM SCRATCH
15.  ADOPTED A CHILD 
16. had food poisoning
17. WALKED UP TO THE TOP OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
18.  Grown my own vegetables 
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20.  Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked (is my son reading this?)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (let’s see, who’s still reading?)
27. RUN A MARATHON (this is not really a goal of mine)
28. RIDDEN in a gondola in Venice (have seen them)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run 
32. Been on a cruise 
33. SEEN MIAGARA FALLS IN PERSON
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors 
35. Seen an Amish community
36. TAUGHT MYSELF A LANGUAGE (do you count Ig-pay Atin-Lay?)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen Michelangelo’s David 
what happened to 39 and 40?  uh oh
41. SUNG KARAOKE (yes, I would like to do this!)
42. SEEN OLD FAITHFUL GERYSER ERUPT
43. BOUGHT A STRANGER A MEAL AT A RESTAURANT
44. VISITED AFRICA (Oh, how I WISH!)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. BEEN TRANSPORTED IN AN AMBULANCE  (Thank God!)
47. HAD MY PORTRAIT PAINTED
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris(and in Las Vegas)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain (this is a good story)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. BEEN IN A MOVIE(have been on TV) 
56. VISITED THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
57. started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (counting kickboxing)
59. VISITED RUSSIA
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies
62. GONE WHALE WATCHING(not on purpose, but have seen whales in the ocean)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. GONE SKYDIVING (I don’t intend to either)
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp (Dachau)
67. Bounced a check (and I cried! it cost $8!)
68. flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (from my girls’ childhoods, not my own)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. eaten caviar(yuck, tasted like salty fish)
72. PIECED A QUILT
73. Stood in Times Square
74. TOURED THE EVERGLADES
75. BEEN FIRED FROM A JOB
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the Grand Canyon in person(from a small plane and on land)
80. PUBLISHED A BOOK 
81. visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. WALKED IN JERUSALEM
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. KILLED AND PREPARED AN ANIMAL FOR EATING– ay yi yi
88. Had chickenpox
89. SAVED SOMEONE’S LIFE
90. sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous 
92. JOINED A BOOK CLUB (as surprising as that might seem)
93. Lost a loved one 
94. Had a baby
95. SEEN THE ALAMO IN PERSON
96. SWAM IN THE GREAT SALT LAKE
97. Been involved in a law suit(as expert witness)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. RIDDEN AN ELEPHANT (closest would be a camel)


October 29, 2008, 1:08 pm
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You’re St. Justin Martyr!

You have a positive and hopeful attitude toward the world. You think that nature, history, and even the pagan philosophers were often guided by God in preparation for the Advent of the Christ. You find “seeds of the Word” in unexpected places. You’re patient and willing to explain the faith to unbelievers.

Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!

 



“The Shack”
May 30, 2008, 1:08 pm
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A fella tenor gave me the book, “The Shack” by William Paul Young, last night at choir practice. He asked that I read it and was then interested in discussion about it afterwards.
I started reading around 8:30 PM and finished this morning around 3. My eyes are tired but my mind is still whirring.
Up front this a work of fiction, and is a parable about relationship–one to another, with Papa, and with us to Papa. I have passed it on to others to read and hopefully join in the discussion.
Have you read it? What do you think?