Poem in Your Pocket Day (and some links)

April 27, 2007 Categories: Faith , Movies , Music , News , Poetry , Television | 3 Comments  

You can’t ask me what’s in my pocket, so I decided to post a poem here instead.

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

~Wendell Berry

~Scientists have discovered that the sun’s astmosphere sings. But, we already knew that, right?

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”

Job 38:1-7 NIV

~Think Christian has a humorous post about prayer pet peeves.

~This little boy is amazing!

~We can finally watch a full-length trailer of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

~Melinda Doolittle is my favorite on American Idol this year – and her song on Tuesday night was outstanding!

~On Wednesday night’s Idol Gives Back show, they featured a hilarious montage of various stars lip-synching to Stayin’ Alive.

Well, that’s it for links. Our weekend will go something like this:

~Play date at Michelle’s this afternoon.

~Movie night tonight – Harry and the Hendersons. I pre-ordered this in January when I heard it was (finally) going to be released on DVD, and it just came this week.

~Clean out the basement tomorrow.

~Possible movie night again Saturday: Night at the Museum.

~Church on Sunday.

Somewhere in there, I’ll find time to practice for the concert next Saturday. Any prayers for that occasion would be gratefully appreciated – specifically, that the sound system will work correctly, that we’ll remember all our words, and that the ladies who attend will be ministered to.

Any big plans for your weekend?

3 Comments

  1. Karen

    Thanks for the Stayin’ Alive link; it wasn’t up when I looked the other day. Emily bought the video on ITunes and I may wind up getting it as well.

    The competition is getting fierce… My guess for the final 3 is Jordin, Melinda, and Blake.

  2. The Woman

    I’m going to visit The Sister! WooHoo!

    Love the links. They are “just” awesome! LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Prayers going up!

  3. carrie

    Karen – those are my 3 faves, too!

    Woman – thanks for the prayers!