Friday Fill-Ins 2011-01

1. It’s 2011; I haven’t got many gigs booked yet.

2. I saw this show the other day that’s got me hankerin’ for some spicy hot pickles.

3. Thankfully I have my light saber nearby, so I shan’t have to worry about any marauding wampa.

4. My wife’s roasted broccoli is one of the best things in life.

5. I am so ready to go to bed.

6. Sometimes, when I need a quick low calorie lunch, I’ll have a bowl low fat, home-style, canned chicken noodle soup.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to finishing house cleaning, tomorrow my plans include having a giant family get-together at my house and Sunday, I want to help a friend get her computer running nice and smooth!

To Jesus on His Birthday

For this your mother sweated in the cold,
For this you bled upon the bitter tree:
A yard of tinsel ribbon bought and sold;
A paper wreath; a day at home for me.
The merry bells ring out, the people kneel;
Up goes the man of God before the crowd;
With voice of honey and with eyes of steel
He drones your humble gospel to the proud.
Nobody listens. Less than the wind that blows
Are all your words to us you died to save.
O Prince of Peace! O Sharon’s dewy Rose!
How mute you lie within your vaulted grave.
The stone the angel rolled away with tears
Is back upon your mouth these thousand years.

~Edna St. Vincent Millay

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For Dad

Five years. And not a week goes by that I don’t think “Man, I really wish I could talk to Dad. I could really use his insight, knowledge, and wisdom.” Ironically, today is one of those days. But as much as I need you here, apparently God needed you more there.