Monday, May 05, 2008

I'm spending the next few weeks in sunny Southern California, where recycled water is a way of life and Mercedes outnumber pickups 10 to 1. (Just kidding) :)

Seriously, though, life has been hitting us hard lately and it's been difficult. Thank you for your continued prayers for my brother, Danny, who is still in constant pain, and for my niece, Sharon, who developed a mild case of Chicken Pox (thank God) so we are hopeful for her and for the baby.

I watched another one of my nieces get married yesterday, and it really caused alot of personal reflection. Life flies by and before you know it, the child you once held is walking down the aisle . . . sadness--happiness--life is constantly changing. Someday, I would like to ask the Lord why? (I could use a timeout on change.) I look at my two children and see them growing up, and while I'm happy for them, I can't help feeling a bit sad for me because once my little ones are gone, I will never have them back again. I love the old movie Fiddler on the Roof--not only because it's a powerful picture, but because it helps me keep things in perspective when depression looms. After seeing everything the Russian Jews endured, I don't have a whole lot to complain about.

One of my favorite songs . . .

Sunrise, Sunset
Sunrise, Sunset
Swiftly fly the days,
Seedlings turn overnight to Sunflowers,
Blossoming even as we gaze . . .

Sunrise, Sunset
Sunrise, Sunset
Swiftly fly the years,
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears.

On the upside of things, I am speaking at the Urban Youth Workers Institute National Conference May 15-18 at Azusa Pacific University and I'm excited to have the opportunity to train leaders in youth ministry. My workshop topics are Wicca/Witchcraft/Goddess Worship and Tools of the Occult. Your prayers are always welcome. :)

Soon to come . . . a great article on Oprah from my insightful friend Frank Pastore, afternoon drive-time host on KKLA, and . . . (drumroll) my list of all the occult teachers who DO NOT wish to be quoted in The Kingdom of the Occult. Can you imagine that? I wonder why not?

Here's a sneak peak: Can you believe that Elizabeth Clare Prophet, "mystic, writer, lecturer and spiritual teacher" does NOT want us to quote her? What a surprise! And which high profile "belief system" with mega-millions is avoiding us like the plague? Stay tuned for more shocking revelations.


Blogger JohnD said...

Well as you now know, it ain't so sunny here in So. Cal. although I am sure the warmth is welcome.

Glad you are able to get back into the swing of things.

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