we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Friday, August 24, 2007


WORD OF THE DAY- confabulation: familiar talk.

while trying to find a good word of the day i decided to look up the word love. WOW. the site listed is where i looked. there are so many meanings and i have felt a good many of them. the last several days i have been pondering some of these experiences. for example, when i was in the children's home we sang a song that said "and they will know we are christians, by our love, by our love. yes they will know we are christians by our love." really, how awesome it would be for someone to say "you are such a loving person you must be a christian." instead of "wow, i thought most baptists were hypocrites." "are you sure your baptist? you don't seem to be close minded and ignorant." when did these descriptions take the place of the one in the hymn? i didn't get the memo. while watching the two wee finches play i thought to myself "now that is love". each of them so innocent and they were just laughing and playing. it was really an awesome moment. i know that we all make mistakes and fall short of the glory of God, but why do some 'upstanding' members of churches feel the need to fall so far from any description of love?
while we are on the subject of love i want to say how wonderful it is to be loved. i am loved by God, finch, the girls, my fam (well most of it anyway), my true friends (you know who you are), and slowly by myself. it has been a struggle for me to love me. the other love has helped me with this. i am slowly beginning to see that i am lovable and i should have the decency of bestowing upon myself that which i give others. the wee one beckons from her bed. have a great weekend.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT- in the words of Herbert Agar "The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."