What's in a Name?

Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
Doldrums (n)- A sate of inactivity or stagnation.(Dictionary.com)

Monday, May 31, 2010

In Memorium

Thank you to all the soldiers, past and present,
who've served America by sacrificing their lives, their time,
and their dreams to protect our freedom!
May we never take this for granted!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Generation Me

“Be true to yourself!”

“I don’t care what other people think!”

“Create your own standards and morals. ”

If these are phrases that you’ve grown up hearing all around you, have been ingrained in your head and have viewed being lived out amongst those of your peers, then you are most likely a member of my generation.

Generation Me is the more appropriate title for Generation X. If you were born in the 70s, 80s or 90s then you too belong to this less than reputable generation. It seems that the majority of those born in those decades have heard these sayings over and over again and have made them their mantra.

Generation Me is all about self-fulfillment, self-esteem, self-discovery and tolerance. Notice the key word in most of those phrases? 

It would be tempting to look around you at this generation, which is now coming into adulthood and all the roles of leadership in this country, and feel discouraged. But thankfully, there is a great Hope for all of us in GenMe. Over the next few weeks I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned from the Book Generation Me by Jean Tweange and  also provide the Biblical alternative to the selfish way of life that has been expected of us. For now, I’ll leave you with this thought:

For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

~ Philippians 2:13

Friday, May 28, 2010

My Treat from Jess

A very unique mural we discovered on our way to the museum! Art is so diverting!
When "treated" most people don't think of going to a museum. I do! History is something I love to read about, hear about and think about. So when my friend Jess took me on an outing to the Maine State Historical Society's museum, I lit up like a Christmas tree!
At the museum....
I found this in the restroom! I love Maine!
Jess in front of a display of a letter- I think it was from Henry Wadsworth Longfellows' sister, who gave the Historical Society funds to set up her brother's old house with a library and to create this museum.

The penmanship in these documents are so elegant- take a look at the spelling in the emboldened phrase below.

This was an exciting one to discover- a blueprint of sorts or at least the layout of the grounds of Monticello- Thomas Jefferson's homestead.

This map of the East Coast of the U.S.A. is one of only three copies left in the world!
The museum held a copy of the first Declaration of Independence that was printed and distributed to the colonists before the final draft was signed. There are only 25 copies left in the states. How cool is that!?!?
So my question for you is: Do YOU like history?? 
We're all a part of it. As the famous saying goes, "The nation that doesn't know it's history is doomed to repeat it!"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pure White fur and Little Brown Eyes....

Meet Guya. She is the only pup in a siberian husky litter- just her!
Sweet? I think so!

She likes to follow Silas around- they're buds.

Lovely daffodil before Guya....
...same daffodil after.
Too bad I couldn't adopt another dog!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Time: My! how it flies!

One Year ago today.....

Happy Birthday to my favorite nephew!!
I love you Pip!