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Friday, July 31, 2009

Ms Veronica Schover Sheaqied

MISS VERONICA SCHOVER SHEAQIED

Miss Veronica has been invited
to the crocodile's Ball.
Oh what shall she wear
she declares
to the crocodile's Ball
she frets and she sweats
gets even upset..nothing to wear
she despairs.

Sir Dickens waits while he takes
his place in line after the snakes
at the crocodile's Ball.
He sees his friend the armadillo
dancing with the tall
but dashing, young gorilla.

Madam Ramsey also is in a frenzy
hopes to dine in style.
Her mane she cannot tame
oh so vain, reaches for the sky.
The humble tortoise patiently at ease
is calm, oh so sublime
does not worry, you see.

His friend is old and very feeble
gives him a lift in his automobeetle
they spot Joe the cuscus from
Papua New Guinea
so nocturnal, wouldn't miss it.

All in all the night well spent
the delicacies a main event,
and the musicians even glistened
as moonlight on the listeners
dancing, glancing and prancing
horse and tortoises and all sorts
of creatures you see
Veronica could see she
did not need to be so anxious but free.
....Veronica intrigued.

"NOt that I speak in
regard to need, for I have
learned in whatever state
I am, to be content."
Philippians 4:11

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Self Esteem



Isaiah 45:9,10
"Woe to him who strives
with his Maker!
Let the potsherd strive
with the potsherds of the earth.
Shall the clay say to him who
forms it, 'what are you
making?'
Or shall your handiwork say,
'He has no hands'?
Woe to him who says to his
father, 'What are you
begetting?'
Or to the woman, 'What have
you brought forth?'"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fancy Fair


I have managed to paint a floating chair, mmm...
And it only has two legs as well!

Today while I was going through
the checkout at the supermarket,
I was served by a
young man who had served my
daughter and I a few days earlier.
He told me that he thought my
daughter was lovely and that
she had 'made' his day.
He told me that he had been
having a dreadful day and that
when my daughter was friendly
to him at first he was overcome
but upon realizing she was genuine,
he felt so much better.
It makes you realize how
important a smile, and a friendly
attitude can bring so much healing to others.

John 15:12
"This is my commandment,
that you love one another as I
have loved you."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Postcard from Gaius


"When someone finds his path,
he cannot be afraid.
He needs to have the
courage to go astray.
Disappointments, defeats
and despair
are the tools God needs
to show us the path."

inaccurate quote
Paul Coelho,

Genesis 15:1
"Do not be afraid, Abram,
I am your shield,
your exceedingly great
reward."

Monday, July 27, 2009

Patoulu


It is quiet,sorry quite lovely to look outside your windows when you are warm inside and to take in the beauty of the morning fog.

The biggest mistake people make in applying for jobs is in not being themselves. (unknown source)

"But immediately Jesus
spoke to them, saying,
"Be of good cheer!
It is I; do not be afraid."
Matthew 14:27

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Pink Room


Matisse has inspired me for this painting. I admire his works very much.

STRESS

There are some things
that can help insulate us
from stress.
The first is prayer.
The second is meditating
on God's word (the Bible).
The third is getting together
with other Christians.

Exercise and good food
and rest are also good.
So really the first is about
protecting the mind
and the second is about
protecting the body.

PROVERBS 22:4
"BY HUMILITY AND THE
FEAR OF THE LORD
ARE RICHES AND HONOR
AND LIFE."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Eskdale at Lunchtime.



Psalm 72:7
"In His days the righteous
shall flourish,
And abundance of peace,
Until the moon is no more."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Milly goes to the Seaside


Matthew 5:44"BUT I SAY TO YOU,
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS
THOSE WHO CURSE YOU,
DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO
HATE YOU, AND PRAY FOR THOSE
WHO SPITEFULLY USE YOU
AND PERSECUTE YOU
THAT YOU MAY BE SONS
OF YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN;
FOR HE MAKES HIS SUN
RISE ON THE EVIL
AND ON THE GOOD,
AND SENDS RAIN
ON THE JUST AND ON THE UNJUST."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Red Vase


"All men dream: but not altogether equally.
Those who dream by eve
in the rusty recesses of their minds
wake
to find that it was vanity;
but the dreamers of the day are
dangerous men,
for they may act their dream
with eyes open
to make it possible."
Lawrence,T.E.
inaccurate quote

PROVERBS 3:27
"WITHHOLD NOT GOOD FROM
THEM TO WHOM IT IS DUE,
WHEN IT IS IN THE POWER
OF THINE HAND TO DO IT"

Friday, July 17, 2009

Moralla Goes to the Zoo


MORALLA GOES TO THE ZOO

Miss Squibble takes a nibble
at her pickle at tea.
Her tortoise is quite nauseas
has eaten a rotten pea.
His name is Mister Leigh.

Her room mate Miss Exhaustias
is also quite
poor- sick- as,
and her pet frog Morstica
won't eat what's endorsed to her.

Their dear little sparrow sits
on the barrow watching her friend
Miss Patonia kiss Mr Aromia.
They met at a dance in Catonia.
And will wed in November in Moronia.

Miss Peerson drops in for a reason
her cockatoo will not chew.
Meanwhile Moralla the terantula
has gone to the zoo
and taken her pink umbrella too.

She knows she is lucky
her cousins in Cambodia
recently wrote to her
with news not so good for her:
for roasted tarantula
yes roasted tarantula
they outrageously serve there
yes it's true!

So Moralla so horrified
tells her cousins mortified,
they must come and
live in Australia too!

(This poem was inspired after reading a story by the lovely Alice Pung a young and well known Melbourne writer who kindly wrote for "The Big Issue" -the July edition. She wrote about how fortunate we are in Australia to be able to keep family pets. Under the Pol Pot Regime in Cambodia it was a treat for her father to find a family of scorpions to eat. Some Cambodians were forced to risk danger and eat cane toads, scorpions, banana leaves or creeping beings in order to avoid starvation. How we take so much for granted!)

EXODUS 22:21
"You shall neither mistreat a
stranger nor oppress him,
for you were strangers
in the land of Egypt."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Masterchef and the Purple Chick.


This is a picture for Deb...
in memory of her calling
out to Emily from
the car "Hey purple chick!"
It was so funny, we had a good laugh.

MASTERCHEF

There once was a girl with a purple dress
who loved to watch Masterchef
Cooking on TV what bliss
not to be missed
Masterchef at it's best.
It is the show
that is surely blessed.

George and Gary and dear Matt
what lovely guys at that
Gary in suit, Matt with cravat
and George as casual as that.
And Sarah too, so beautiful
to introduce and guide us true.

It's nearly finished
yes, some diminished.
Who will it be?
Poh, Chris or Julie?
All professional now surely
All plating up duly
before that fatal clock.

Justine has succeeded
gourmet chef she will indeed be
Sam has returned
a talented man
to his bride, then
and Lucas will shine as he did
once again.

Oh Andre we miss you
gourmet chef is your course
and Julia will cook on
that's endorsed
yes, all will have gained from
that brave step,
to become
Australia's first...
Masterchef.

We at home have been inspired,
opened our cookbooks wide.
Learning new tricks
and becoming little chefs,
yes we are inspired
our mouths open wide.
Thanks to all on Masterchef!


Jeremiah 31 :3,4
"The Lord has appeared of old
to me, saying:
"Yes, I have loved
you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness
I have drawn you.
Again I will build you,
and you shall be rebuilt,
O virgin of Israel!
You shall again be adorned
with your tambourines,
And go forth in the
dances of those who rejoice."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Peekaboo



"Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
At all the turns you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can."
John Wesley.

JAMES 2:26
"For as the body without the spirit is dead,
so faith without works is dead also."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

White House Cleaner


THE HUMBLEST PERSON IN THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE IN THE WESTERN WORLD

Emma Daniel Gray
16-4-1914 - 8-6-2009

Emma Gray who faithfully cleaned the Oval Office
at the White House each night for 24 years died
at a nursing centre in Cheverly, just outside Washington,
aged 95.

Gray kept the office clean for six Presidents
and each night when she came to the leader's chair,
she would pause,and say a quick prayer,
asking for blessings, wisdom and safety for each of them.

Gray was born in Edgefield, South Carolina
and raised by her grandfather,
who had been a slave. "He was sold three times,"
she told a newspaper about 10 years ago.
"He paid his boss' son 20 cents to teach
him to read, and when he could read,
he loved the Ten Commandments so much
that people in the town began calling him Uncle Ten."

She married William Gray and they had seven children.
William died in 1966 and she never remarried.
Her family and friends treasured her cooking,
especially her specialty, sweet potato pie.
And she had a way of boosting the spirits of everybody.
"She learned early that you set the tone
for your environment," her pastor, Bishop Royce Woods said.

"That's why church was so important to her.
She understood it to be that kind of institution
that was conducive to what you needed
spiritually, emotionally and sometimes financially." he said.
"She preached her own eulogy by the life that she lived."

When she died she was the matriarch of six generations.
She is survived by five of her seven children, 35 grandchildren,
61 great-grand-children and many great-great-grandchildren and
great-great-great-grandchildren.
Washington Post.
Excerpt from the Tribute section of The Age ,July 7 2009.

Psalm 23 :5,6
"You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house
of the Lord
Forever."