Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

"Grief" by Barbara Crooker : American Life in Poetry

Read this poem that a broad audience of readers can understand and, I hope, may be moved by: Grief by Barbara Crooker : American Life in Poetry

Chrysanthemum: An Anthology

Sunday, September 25, 2016

From "The Excellencies of God's Law" (Psalm 119:73-80)

from the Bible: Psalm 119:73-80 (King James Version)

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:
Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me;
Because I have hoped in thy word.
I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right,
And that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to thy word unto thy servant.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live:
For thy law is my delight.
Let the proud be ashamed;
For they dealt perversely with me without a cause:
But I will meditate in thy precepts.
Let those that fear thee turn unto me,
And those that have known thy testimonies.
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes;
That I be not ashamed.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Quotation: F. Scott Fitzgerald on reputation


     The easiest way to get a reputation is go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.
     F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896-1940)
     American writer
     Quoted in the Associated Press

Born on this day in 1896

From "The Excellencies of God's Law" (Psalm 119:65-72)

from the Bible: Psalm 119:65-72 (King James Version)

Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord,
According unto thy word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge:
For I have believed thy commandments.
Before I was afflicted I went astray:
But now have I kept thy word.
Thou art good, and doest good:
Teach me thy statutes.
The proud have forged a lie against me:
But I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
Their heart is as fat as grease:
But I delight in thy law.
It is good for me that I have been afflicted;
That I might learn thy statutes.
The law of thy mouth is better unto me
Than thousands of gold and silver.

Thursday, September 22, 2016