Thursday, April 29, 2010

Earth wobbles and lurches

7-15 Earth wobbles and lurches;

huge mountains shake like leaves,

Quake like aspen leaves

because of his rage.

His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke;

his mouth spits fire.

Tongues of fire dart in and out;

he lowers the sky.

He steps down;

under his feet an abyss opens up.

He's riding a winged creature,

swift on wind-wings.

Now he's wrapped himself

in a trenchcoat of black-cloud darkness.

But his cloud-brightness bursts through,

spraying hailstones and fireballs.

Then God thundered out of heaven;

the High God gave a great shout,

spraying hailstones and fireballs.

God shoots his arrows—pandemonium!

He hurls his lightnings—a rout!

The secret sources of ocean are exposed,

the hidden depths of earth lie uncovered

The moment you roar in protest,

let loose your hurricane anger.

16-19 But me he caught—reached all the way

from sky to sea; he pulled me out

Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos,

the void in which I was drowning.

They hit me when I was down,

but God stuck by me.

He stood me up on a wide-open field;

I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!

This link is just unbelievable...
Visit the Sistine Chapel virtually. Your mouse will turn the view and zoom in and you will glide virtually over the walls and ceiling. It takes a while to load up, but worth the wait. This application really makes the viewing impressive, it imparts how awesome and majestic the Chapel is. 
Its decoration has been frescoed throughout by the greatest Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Sandro Botticelli.
A good link with some concise info and interesting restoration facts:

Monday, April 26, 2010


Trust me, I know how busy it gets but...
take Martha's advice.

Get comfy...

Grab a cup

of special tea,

and find a spot

to curl up with a good book.

be grateful...

You are blessed!


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