Skip to comments.Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2014
Posted on 03/01/2014 11:43:41 AM PST by JustAmy
July, 2005, Closing Thread
(Sept 26, 2008)
June & July, 2013
August & September, 2013
"Pouring ketchup from the bottle, "None'll come, and then a lot'll."
-- Ogden Nash
Uh, oh. I screwed up. That couplet can't POSSIBLY be a poem because A) it rhymes and B) its metric structure is consistent.
What lovely china and flowers! Thanks, Amy!
"Coffee is a market
"That reacts to freeze and drought.
"You buy it big, and then it falls,
"And the broker sells you out."
"You say you'll sit through all the drop
"And bounce back from the crash.
"But every second-grader knows
"That liquids only splash."
"And here is the rhyme
"Brokers cite all the time."
"'Oh, the mar-ket's not too good today
" Your cof-fee's lookin' bleak.
" But if you pad-dle hard enough,
" You won't be up the creek.
" Stick with the trade, it's gotta turn,
" Do not give up the ghost!
" But, we'll need another 50 grand,
" Or else your ass is toast.' "
-- SAJ, 1973
Written as part of an initiation to the futures industry conducted by the brokers of the largest retail futures company in the US at the time
Happy March, Amy!
Windy up here today and it looks like no rain. If the rain starts again I’m gonna have drain some water from the pool.
Read: Exodus 3:1-12
There was a magnificent sunrise this morning, but I was too busy to enjoy it. I turned away and became preoccupied with other things. I thought about that sunrise a few moments ago, and I realize I lost an opportunity for worship this morning.
In the midst of the busyness and stresses of our days, there are patches of beauty all around us, glimpses of Gods goodness that we catch here and there along the way. These are the places in the walls of the universe where heaven is breaking throughif only we will take the time to stop and to reflect upon Gods love for us.
What if Moses had taken only a fleeting glance at the bush that was burning but was not consumed? (Ex. 3:2). What if he had ignored it and hurried on to other things? (He had those sheep to take care of, you know, and important work to do.) He would have missed an epic, life-changing encounter with the living God (vv.4-12).
Sometimes in life we must hurry. But overall, life should be less hurrying and more noticing. Life is the present. Life is being aware; it is seeing Gods love breaking through. It is turning aside to the miracle of something like a sunrise. Something transitory, yet symbolic of the eternity that awaits us.
Thanks for reposting ODB, Rus.
I wasn’t sure if I could get a new thread up before we leave for a basketball game later. LOL
Have a great day!
Good afternoon, DD.
We have wind and clouds. Also, had a few sprinkles earlier. Yesterday, we had 3/4” of rain. The ground was so dry, all of the puddles disappeared pretty fast.
It was so good to get the good rain but we sure needed some in December and January. At least there is some water in the canals.
Since March came in like a lion (hmmm .. I guess February went out like a lion), I wonder if the EOM will be a lamb or a lion. There was a man working in the fields about 2 miles from us that was hit by lightning yesterday. Crazy weather.
Have a great Caturday and a Blessed Weekend.
Oh that is perfect. Since Jr is online looking at different options, I shared this with him and he got a big laugh.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Have a beautiful day.
Hi everyone...I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!
No problem at all, I looked earlier but had to run to host a radio show and discover this one when I got back home.
Hi there! Having a Saturday off..which is a treat! Hope you and Lin-dah have a wonderful weekend!
Hi LUV W!
I had today off too...I barely knew what to do with myself! LOL!
That mouse/rat reminds me our neighbors plum tree. It’s in full bloom and in the evening rats have been seen scurrying up the branches and heading back down after taking a look around.
We also over the past three weeks have noticed ‘possoms traveling over the top of our back yard fences.
I should take my camera out and get a few pictures of them.
I also should capture a few planes headed to SFO this month headed to San Francisco airport. March has been a good time to catch one of those planes landing on the moon. Captured one of them 3 years ago and it appeared it was landing on the moon. It only stayed on the moon for a moment but I did catch it “on the moon.”
May you and all at Amy’s Place have a Blessed Sunday!!!
Got a brand new haircut yesterday - my barber cut every hair on my head - every single one.
Once again I’m a new creature! (:^)
(((((Sending Hugs to All FRiends. Goodnight, and God Bless)))))
My neighbors tulip tree is in full bloom..no rats LOL
Hope you get another picture of a plane “landing” on the moon..
I also hope you are getting good rain and are not in flooding or mudslide zones.
Sunday blessings to you and yours, Dave..So good to “see”
Awww..We are going to need to bundle up.. winter is back!
Thank you always for your sweet goodnights,(((Kitty)))
God Bless You.
Good Morning, Dear MEG!
I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful, and Enjoyable Sunday!
Thank you, (((((ML)))) Have a blessed Lord’s Day
He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, . . . where they crucified Him. John 19:17-18
It was a bit unusual, but three times in one day I heard the same song. In the early afternoon, I attended a hymnsing at a home for the elderly. As part of her prayer at the end of our time together, Willie, one of the residents, said, Sing with me, Jesus Loves Me. In the evening, I attended a gathering with young people who sang it while pounding out the beat with their hands and feet. Later that evening, I received a text message on my phone with an audio recording of my 2 1/2-year-old grandniece with a sweet little voice, singing, I am weak, but He is strong. People in their nineties, teenagers, and a toddler all sang that song that day.
After hearing that simple song three times, I began to think the Lord might be telling me something. Actually, He gave us all this message long ago: I love you. We read in John 19 that He allowed people to put a crown of thorns on His head, mock Him, strike Him, strip Him, and crucify Him (vv.1-6). He had the power to stop them, but He said very little (v.11). He did it all for loves sake to pay for our sins and to rescue us from punishment.
How much does God love us? Jesus spread out His arms and was nailed to the cross. He died for us, then rose again. Thats a precious fact for young and old.
Thank you for the message in song and graphic, Gail..Have a blessed Lord’s Day
That is breathtakingly beautiful, MEG.
I thank you for your lovely comment, trish. I loved finding that photo of Notre Dame.
It’s 32 here...yesterday we were in the 80s..
The roller coaster continues..LOL
Have a blessed Sunday.
That is some temperature swing! A blessed Sunday to you as well.
Lovely, MEG. I can’t think of any better way of spending time during bad weather than taking a nap!
Have a great nap! It is a lovely way to spend a Stormy Sunday! LOL!
Beautiful bouquet, Meg!
The weathermen say it’s meterological spring, but it was -2 last night and is windy and cold today. The fresh snow from Saturday is beautiful and the sun is out today (putting a positive spin on this!).
Thank you Meg for being here and always posting great pics to cheer me up... :)
Thank you, TCP..Sun on fresh snow..a beautiful sight! I know how you must yearn for spring to really come..
We are close to record low temps tonight..It was in the 80s yesterday.
My pleasure, Rus...I am so happy you enjoy them.
(((((Goodnight to Everyone, and God Bless)))))
(((((Thank you for the Beautiful Song, Dear Gail)))))
Read: Psalm 27:4-14
When the Polaroid SX-70 camera was introduced in 1972, it revolutionized photography. An article by Owen Edward in Smithsonian magazine described the camera as a miracle of physics, optics and electronics. When a photo was snapped, a blank square would emerge from the front of the camera and develop before our eyes. People were sold on speedy, immediate results.
Oswald Chambers saw a strong connection between our desire for the immediate and lust: Lust simply means, I must have this at once; it may be a bodily appetite or a spiritual possession. . . . I cannot wait for Gods time, God is too indifferent; that is the way lust works.
In Psalm 27, David wrote of his waiting on God during a time of great trouble when there was no solution in sight. Instead of giving in to despair, he maintained his confidence that he would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (v.13).
We live in a world that worships the immediate. When it seems there is no sign of our deepest longings being fulfilled, the psalmist urges us to cling to the eternal God. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! (v.14).
Good Morning, MEG!
I Love magnolias!
Have a Blessed Day.
Good Monday morning, Meg!! It’s a very chilly 28º, here, and our saucer magnolias don’t even have any buds on them, yet!
It’s a beans and cornbread day, over here.
Have a great day. Stay warm. Let’s hope Spring will find us, soon, and stay ;-)