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?


  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!