Monday, April 30, 2012

An Explanation And a Blog For You

Yikes!


We bought a new printer a couple weeks ago, and ever since, I've not been able to print coupons. So after  taking a vacation, of sorts, from coupons, I asked Tom to try fixing my computer so to make it 'coupon friendly' again.


Well, uh-oh. My comptuer is now royally messed-up. I mean, I can still read my blog, but I can't post on it. I can't play movies at Netflix nor can I see my Facebook page. I can't sign into anything. Grr--mega frustrating (I'm sure you all know that feeling).


Well, Tom knows one drastic solution which he'll apply later today, but in the meantime, he said I can use his computer not only for coupons, but to let you know what's up.


So for today? I'll send you to a spiffy, contemplative blog, instead, one I found on Friday. Delightful stuff there and I just know some of you are gonna love that place! Read four or five posts to get the feel of it, ok?


I especially loved Blaine's:


"Becoming a great artist is about sitting and paying attention to the world that is passing everyone else by."


... and the St. Francis of Assisi and Aaron Niequist combination liturgy which I will leave with you today since it so beautifully sums up my theme around here last week:


Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi / Bless


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Bless
Aaron Niequist
I want to bless - whoever I see next
I want to give - not just use and forget
I want to leave - more than thoughtless regret
Not gonna run away
I want to give - even when I feel poor
To let it go - when I want to keep score
I want to hear - who is always ignored
Not gonna back away
I’m only a part of the story
But wholly a part of the story
So I’ll take my part in the story
Get out of myself
Get over myself
Get lost in the story of somebody else
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen
I want to lift - everyone that I meet
Knowing well - I need them to lift me
Unified - in our humanity
We’re gonna pour it out
I’m only a part of the story
But wholly a part of the story
So I’ll take my part in the story
Get out of myself
Get over myself
Get out of my fear
Give all of myself
Get lost in the story of somebody




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Again, here is Blaine's blog. I'm excited about sharing it with you.




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