A Time for Everything



Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

(New Living Translation)

For everything there is a season,

A time for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.

A time to plant and a time to harvest.

A time to kill and a time to heal.

A time to tear down and a time to build up

A time to cry and a time to laugh.

A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to turn away

A time to search and a time to quit searching

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to mend.

A time to be quiet and a time to speak

A time to love and a time to hate

A time for war and a time for peace.

New Living Translation

Tara is already here…



this jpg of Tara was sent to me from Mother Eileen , my pastor at Christ Church

Tara appears in a beautiful, subtle body of green light, and she appears with her right foot forward. That right foot forward symbolizes that she’s ready to come the minute you think of her. In the tradition, the idea is that Tara is already here, but if we’re not thinking of her, we don’t really know that. When we think of her … we might say her mantra, we might visualize her … then she’s instantaneously ready to come to our assistance.

The truth is that we are never truly alone.  God is as near as our next breath, and God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  So when you feel hopeless, cast your care on Jesus, the lover of our souls.  Cry, scream, shake your fist if you must!  It’s okay.  God can take it.  And then sit quietly and let the Peace of God, which passes understanding, sweep over you.  Let God cover you as a mother bird’s wings cover her chick’s and protect them and keep them warm.

At this time I need Tara to watch over my daughter’s cat, Salvatore, who is critically ill during the pandemic. In the photo below, he is the cat on the right.


I have also created images of Salvatore’s cat guardian angel who never leaves his side:





Taming Grief


illustration by Yamamoto (Look Alike)

On Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen wanted to be a veterinarian. But when she was 13 and her parents divorced, she found that her jokes cheered up her grieving mother: “My mother was going through some really hard times and I could see when she was really getting down, and I would start to make fun of her dancing,” DeGeneres later said. “Then she’d start to laugh and I’d make fun of her laughing. And she’d laugh so hard she’d start to cry, and then I’d make fun of that. So I would totally bring her from where I’d seen her start going into depression to all the way out of it.” She began to see the healing power of humor.
When DeGeneres was 21, she fell in love with Kathy Perkoff, a 23-year-old poet. Perkoff was killed in a car accident, and Ellen turned once again to comedy as a coping strategy. She wrote a monologue called “A Phone Call to God,” and performed it at her first stand-up gig in New Orleans. It was a big hit and launched her comedic career. A booking agent from The Tonight Show caught her act at the Improv in Hollywood, and host Johnny Carson invited her to appear on the late-night talk show in 1986. This led to appearances on the talk show circuit and, in the mid-1990s, her own eponymous sitcom.

Definition #62 Bean Bag Chair


Annika shows Oliver how to draw and paint on iPad

Annika shows Oliver how to draw and paint on iPad

Oliver uses colors and paintbrushes

Oliver uses colors and paintbrushes

bean bag chair to climb –

fall and cry: or snuggle close –

color paint design

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