Archive for March 8th, 2020

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Mar
20

3.8.20 … Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2020 Lenten Labyrinth Walks (13/40), 2020 Labyrinth Walks, 2020 Lenten Lists, Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte-Charlotte NC, Daylight Savings Time:

Clocks changed last night … Spring Forward! I must admit, I do love the memes …

But besides my nice collection of memes, I find the event brings out some interesting thoughts and rambles …

We lose an hour, and fret and complain. But think how many hours you’ve wasted, just let them fritter away.

Ephesians 5:15-17 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? – I really love that Chicago Song …

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I have had a fascination with clocks and watches. I have loved large public clocks since I was a little girl and my grandmother went to London and brought back a large postcard of Big Ben. And then my eldest’ s favorite childhood movie was Peter Pan. I love the scene with Big Ben. I searched my photos of clocks and found that I had over 100 pictures of public clocks. No matter where I am, if I see a clock tower I take a picture.

Here are a few of my favorites …Clocks and watches

  1. Big Ben
  1. Musee d Orsay
  1. Marshall Field’s Clock – Chicago
  1. Rich’s Department Store – Atlanta
  1. Grandfather clock at the Mauldins, my great aunt and uncle
  1. My grandmother’s mantel clock
  1. My Seiko 21st birthday watch
  1. My grandfather’s gold pocket watch that sits in a brass stand
  1. Rome GA’s Water Tower Clock Tower

Since my friend Toni reminded me of the newer labyrinth at the Galilee Center on Central, I headed there today. They were holding church in this facility so I hear the voice of the minister inside. This used to be Saint Andrews Church which was consecrated April 8, 1984. I’m not sure who uses it for worship but it provides a very used Loaves and Fishes Pantry and Childcare.

The Galilee Center serves as a meeting place for refugees, immigrants, and other residents of the city, and is supported and managed by Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte. We host a variety of non-profits who provide vital services to our community, including English classes, citizenship classes, life skills classes, after-school programs, a food pantry, cross-cultural counseling services, gleaned fresh vegetables, and mentoring for new food-based businesses.

Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte also offers support for the spiritual journey with several prayer groups and a multi-faith spirituality center. Our mission is “Working together to feed body, mind, and spirit,” but our motto is simply “Welcome.”

Source: Home | Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte, https://galilee.dionc.org/

Weeds grow everywhere… I guess God takes care of the weeds too.

I am thinking about both the sermon and the Sunday school class at First Presbyterian Church.

The poem that Anna closed with …

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s “Perhaps It Would Eventually Erode, But … ”

  • That rock that we
  • have been pushing up
  • the hill—that one
  • that keeps rolling back down
  • and we keep pushing
  • back up—what if
  • we stopped? We are not
  • Sisyphus. This rock
  • is not a punishment.
  • It’s something we’ve chosen
  • to push. Who knows why.
  • I look at all the names
  • we once carved into
  • its sedimentary sides.
  • How important
  • I thought they were,
  • those names. How
  • I’ve clung to labels,
  • who’s right, who’s wrong,
  • how I’ve cared about
  • who’s pushed harder
  • and who’s been slack.
  • Now all I want
  • is to let the rock
  • roll back to where it belongs,
  • which is wherever it lands,
  • and you and I could,
  • imagine!, walk unencumbered,
  • all the way to the top and
  • walk and walk and never stop
  • except to discover what
  • our hands might do
  • if for once they were no longer
  • pushing.
  • And in Sunday Scool we further dissected our concept of Trinity … and the word heresy was bantered about again.

    This pattern is a classic pattern and is a very short labyrinth walk. There is a pole at the center, and I am laughing to myself at the concept of pole dancing. I have a mischievous mind. Heresy!

    Blessings on this first day of DST!

    3.8.20

    And I have to save this …




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