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The 07/28/13 Joy Jar

28 Jul

Today is just a lazy Sunday for moi with nothing in particular on the agenda. Really, there is nothing better than a lazy Sunday. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is a lazy Sunday.

Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Albert Schweitzer

I’ve been saying for a couple of years now that people need to let God out of the Sunday morning box, that He doesn’t want to just be with you for an hour or two on Sunday morning and then put back in His box to sit there until you have an emergency, but He wants to invade your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Joyce Meyer

Well, there’s nothing better than putting your feet up on a Sunday afternoon and grabbing a good book.
Chris Klein

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Joseph Addison

“… God is not a Sunday plumber – he’s always available…”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

“Sunday is the only day you have to push like a handcart,’ Thomas wrote in The Book Of Everything. ’ The other days roll down the bridge by themselves.”
Guus Kuijer, The Book of Everything

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The 06/20/13 Joy Jar

20 Jun


Moi found this great little pot on sale. It is striped in hues of brown, gold, and orange. It is a happy little pot and let moi day again it was on sale. Moi will use it in the kitchen to store utensils. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is moi’s happy little pot.

I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter’s hand.”
Janet Fitch,
White Oleander

Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Bible, Romans 9:21

Said one among them: “Surely not in vain
My substance of the common Earth was ta’en
And to this Figure moulded, to be broke,
Or trampled back to shapeless Earth again.”
Omar Khayyam (“The Tent-Maker”),

All this of Pot and Potter–Tell me then,
Who is the Potter, pray, and who the Pot?
Omar Khayyam (“The Tent-Maker”),

There’s a joy without canker or cark,
There’s a pleasure eternally new,
Tis to gloat on the glaze and the mark
Of china that’s ancient and blue;
Unchipp’d, all the centuries through
It has pass’d, since the chime of it rang,
And they fashion’d it, figures and hue,

In the reign of the Emperor Hwang.
Here’s a pot with a cot in a park,
In a park where the peach-blossoms blew,
Where the lovers eloped in the dark,

Lived, died, and were changed into two
Bright birds that eternally flew
Through the boughs of May, as they sang;
‘Tis a tale was undoubtedly true
n the reign of the Emperor Hwang.
Andrew Lang, Ballade of Blue China

Turn, turn, my wheel! Turn round and round
Without a pause, without a sound:
So spins the flying world away!
This clay, well mixed with marl and sand,
Follows the motion of my hand;
For some must follow, and some command,
Though all are made of clay!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Keramos

The 04/21/13 Joy Jar

21 Apr


Even though April showers bring May flowers, April is still cool in Seattle amd one needs a coat. A raincoat fills the bill nicely. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is moi’s raincoat.

Raincoats are not invented to stay indoors.


Honor wears different coats to different eyes.
Barbara Tuchman

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
Benjamin Harrison

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized”

Oscar Wilde

I’m an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat

Harold Wilson

The 03/31/13 Joy Jar

30 Mar

The story of Easter Sunday is the story of the Resurrection of Christ. Because of the empty tomb, death is conquered and those in Christ will have eternal life. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the Resurrection of Jesus which gave moi eternal life.

‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
Spanish Student

The story of Easter is the story of Gods wonderful window of divine surprise.

Carl Knudsen

The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice.  But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice. 

Henry Knox Sherrill

Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal.  It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.

Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune

There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou – Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.

Emily Bronte