Thursday, May 9, 2013
Monday, December 3, 2012
In Nazareth, the narrow road,
That tires the feet and steal the breath,
Passes the place where once abode
The Carpenter of Nazareth.
And up and down the dusty way
The village folk would often wend;
And on the bench, beside Him, lay
Their broken things for Him to mend.
The maiden with the doll she broke,
The woman with the broken chair,
The man with broken plough, or yoke,
Said, "Can you mend it, Carpenter?"
And each received the thing he sought,
In yoke, or plough, or chair, or doll;
The broken thing which each had brought
Returned again a perfect whole.
So, up the hill the long years through
With heavy step and wistful eye,
The burdened souls their way pursue,
Uttering each the plaintive cry:
"O Carpenter of Nazareth,
This heart, that's broken past repair,
This life, that's shattered nigh to death,
Oh, can You mend them, Carpenter?"
And by His kind and ready hand,
His own sweet life is woven through
Our broken lives, until they stand
A New Creation--"all things new."
"The shattered [substance] of [the] heart,
Desire, ambition, hope, and faith,
Mould Thou into the perfect part,
O, Carpenter of Nazareth!"
George Blair, "The Carpenter of Nazareth" in The Story of Jesus in the World's Literature, ed. Edward Wagenknecht (Creative Age Press, 1946),117
only light who can heal us and help us.
Let us all Come Unto our Savior.
His arms are outstretched waiting for us to enter in.
Make room for Him
Love Ben and Dixie
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
|Getting to the top was easy with a tailwind pushing us up, then we had a big time headwind on our way down pushing us back uphill. So, I went uphill both ways??!! Great ride. Great memories.|
|Next adventure Ben and I decided to go on was up La Plata Canyon. This is a beautiful canyon filled with many, many ice cold waterfalls.|
|Ben is posing by a little waterfall.|
|We decided to hike around a bit|
|We found some awesome rocks I wanted to bring home, so I tried to carry them like the Congolese. I pretty much failed.||I mean I did fail in the carry the rock on your head exercise.|
|Ben did it "Ben's way"|
|Welcome to my home.|
|Eat, Jeep, and be Happy was Ben's motto for the day.|
|I wonder if Ben will still love me if my face gets stuck in this position?|
|Nope, he says he still loves me, but please "stop making faces dixie"|
|Good bye La Plata Canyon--Thank you for a wonderful day.|
Monday, June 25, 2012
|All children love to push buttons!|
|The Super G's|
|The Children-oldest to youngest of course|
|We try really hard to be funny...it takes great effort.|
|The Children with Spouses|
Thursday, February 16, 2012
We are off and on our way home...sight seeing as we go of course.
Gotta love this Place! Great memories! Great Times! Great Friends! Great Life!