The life I
touch for good or ill will touch another life,
and that in turn another,
until who knows
where the trembling stops
or in what far place my touch will be
We drove to
Missouri and had a lot of rainy weather.
But, oh! How lush and
green everything was!!!
Vicki and her friend,
We helped Amy Lou, Vicki's
aunt, celebrate her 89th birthday!
Coming home, we drove out
of the rain and had clear skies.
Sacred Heart Church,
A very impressive church;
especially for a town of 150!
One of the many stained
back in Colorado on Thursday evening. What a difference a week
The snow had completely
melted and I went out on my patio to enjoy the green
A lone elk wandered onto
the scene and it was lovely and peaceful.
The whole herd later
hunkered down to spend the night.
I wasn't here last Sunday
for the dedication of Bill Brockner's memorial bench,
but we saw it when we
walked around the lake this morning.
The brass plaque is not yet
Jeanne and I went to Evita
this afternoon and enjoyed the art of
Joseph Raffael while
we were there.
we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else
in the Universe.
~ John Muir
May 10, 2009 Fifth
Sunday of Easter
Previous OPQs may be found
* Devotional images of Christ as Salvator Mundi,
or Savior of the World, were especially popular in Northern Europe. Christ
raises his right hand in blessing and in his left holds an orb representing
the earth. Dürer probably began this painting shortly before he departed for
Italy in 1505, but completed only the drapery. His meticulous preparatory
drawing on the panel is visible in the unfinished portions of Christ's face
22 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. (58.1 x 47 cm)
Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
”I am the true vine, and my Father is the
vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that
bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed
by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as
the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can
you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide
in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.
Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such
branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and
my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my
Day, by James Wetzstein
22:27All the ends of
the earth shall remember and turn to God;
and all the
families of the nations shall worship before God.
1 John 4:7-21