March 26, 2007

The Late Passenger

I was reading through a book of poetry written by C.S. Lewis the other night, and this one captured my imagination.

The sky was low, the sounding rain was falling dense and dark, And Noah's sons were standing by the window of the Ark.

The beasts were in, but Japhet said, ' I see one creature more
Belated and unmated there come knocking at the door.'

We'll let him knock, ' said Ham, 'Or let him drown or learn to swim.
We're overcrowded as it is; we've got now room for him.'

'And yet it knocks, how terribly it knocks,' said Shem, 'Its feet Are hard as horn-but oh the air that comes from it is sweet.'

'Now hush,' said Ham, 'You'll waken Dad and once he comes to see What's at the door, it's sure to mean more work for you and me.'

Noah's voice cam roaring from the darkness down below, 'Some animal is knocking. Take it in before we go.'

Ham shouted back, and savagely he nudged the other two,
'Thats only Japhet knocking down a brad-nail in his shoe.'

Said Noah, 'Boys, I hear a noise that's like a horse's hoof.'
Said Ham, 'Why, that's the dreadful rain that drums upon the roof.'

Noah tumbled up on deck and out he put his head;
His face went grey, his knees were loosed, he tore his beard and said,

'Look, look! It would not wait. It turns away. It takes its flight.
Fine work you've made of it, my sons, between you all tonight!

Even if I could outrun it now, it would not turn again
-Not now. Our great discourtesy has earned its highest disdain. '

Oh noble and unmated beast, my sons were all unkind;
In such a night what stable and what manger will you find? 'Oh golden hoofs, oh cataracts of mane, oh nostrils wide With indignation! Oh the neck wave-arched, the lovely pride!

'Oh long shall be the furrows ploughed across the hearts of men
Before it comes to stable and to manger once again,

'And dark and crooked all the ways in which our race shall walk, And shrivelled all their manhood like a flower with broken stalk,

'And all the world, oh Ham, may curse the hour when you were born;
Because of you the Ark must sail without the Unicorn.'

~C.S. Lewis 'Poems'

March 24, 2007

The Gals

Here are the young ladies of our new church! These girls and I have had many great visits, and I have been so blessed with their fellowship.

Horsin' Around

With the arrival of our new horse, Sam, and the help I've received from my riding mentor, Mrs. Castang, Jeremy and I have been doing a lot of horse activity recently. There is something fascinating about learning to communicate and be in harmony with ( I mean, riding fluidly, not anything "new age". ;-) one of God's most beautiful creatures.

March 22, 2007

Grace so Amazing

Max and I just returned from watching Amazing Grace. All I can say is FANTASTIC!!!!!!! An inspiring, incredible film. We need more films of this caliber! Horatio Hornbl . . . I mean, Ioan Gruffud has done it again. ;-)


March 20, 2007

Announcing . . . .

Max Parish has entered the blog sphere! Please check him out at . . .

Common Christianity!

March 19, 2007

Wonderful Wonder

I've seen days melt into nights in circles of lights,
I've watched a spider spin a star between the window box flowers,
I've heard you laugh and cry in a single sigh,
And a story form within.

Don't let me lose my wonder,
Don't let me lose my wonder.

I saw her broken dreams inside helping others fly,
I saw his eyes without a doubt though other lights faded out,
And though her calling roared, such graciousness poured
From the vision of her soul.

A baby cried through the dark beneath a jeweled spark,
I knew Your voice upon the hill and heard my lostness still,
I found my home in the light where wrong was made right
And You rose as the morning star

~Words and music by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Our Jacob

Jacob brings so much laughter and light into our home. He is a little gentleman in training, and is learning to open doors for the ladies, and put them first. ;-) May God draw his heart to Him, and lead Him in the paths of righteousness!

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