Religion, Politics, and The Great Pumpkin

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Halloween19Halloween crawls inexorably toward us, a wild beast about to attack with treats, costumes, and decorations, horror movies and specials.

As I re-watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for like the millionth time (sadly, this may not be as much of an exaggeration as it should be), this time I’m trying to see it through the eyes of a child, today. So with that in mind, I’m putting aside the symbolic struggle represented for those whose beliefs are in the minority, as with certain religions, theories, or Linus and his Great Pumpkin; also, everything I’ve learned from this, including parts that, at times, seem a bit weird. Here are a few older posts that look into that.

http://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/10/29/stuff-i-learned-from-its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown/

http://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/10/27/its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown/

Do children now really like these older classics or are we transferring our fond memories to them, assuming they’ll like them as much as we did? Are they humouring…

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White Flowers At Night

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Needing a wall of protection? Stand behind God’s Word

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http://bible.com/8/psa.18.30.amp As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.

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God says when we trust in Him He will give us wings to fly above our circumstances like the eagle.  He will give us His perspective that will enable us to soar like the eagle. Isaiah 40:30

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When we look to God and rely on His Word He promises to lead us and show us the way .  Jesus said we will have trials and hard times in this world but cheer up, have heart and be encouraged because He has overcome this world.  John 16:33

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Jesus said He is THE GOOD SHEPHERD (John 10:14).  He leads us beside quiet waters to restore our souls (Psalm 23).  He leads us to green pastures.  The grass is never…

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Repeat….almost

Lulu's Musings

tablescapeA couple of weeks ago this table, inspired by a beautiful arrangement from a wedding reception, was posted.  What I liked about it is that it uses some of my favorite things, a vintage French cloth and cranberry dishes from the 1940s, so why not use them again?

tablescapeToday, the flowers are all but gone, however, being one who recycles as much as possible, I plucked the ones with life left and arranged them in individual vases surrounded again by the pears. 

tablescapeMaking a few changes is a quick and easy way to prepare a table for guests, and I confess to doing that often, especially when I like a particular look.  Here, the napkin is off to the side and the cup and saucer is on the plate for a first course soup.

tablescapeWine glasses are added,

tablescapeand voila, a new table is created with minimal effort.  I don’t know about…

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Sighs on Spanish Steps

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

say something
anything,
many things
are not said
when passions are high
let sighs, speak
and we listen
to symphony of love
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Empire State Express

Milford Street

Empire State Express

We were meeting our nieces at Boston’s South Station and saw this very cool private rail car on one of the tracks.

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