Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ecclesiastes 10: Wisdom, Life and the King

¬†Ecclesiastes 10 1 Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a foul odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. ¬†2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the … Continue reading

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Mechanical Dinosaurs

They rumble in herds across the grassland plains Devouring once fertile fields and leaving them stripped Felling trees, trampling grass and crops and weeds Indiscriminately they track their way across the countryside Leaving behind their droppings of concrete and asphalt … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 9 Staring into the Abyss and Finding Peace

Ecclesiastes 9 1 All this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hate one does not know. Everything that confronts … Continue reading

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Flooded Landscape

You drank and you drank and you drank But the floodwaters covered your face As you drown under the smothering waters Which seem to pour endlessly from the sky Your skin had been dried and cracked yesterday Baked and hardened … Continue reading

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Life May Be Good…

Life may not be fair but it can still be good Taking the moment to savor food and drink The embrace of a friend or the lover’s kiss To enjoy the quest for knowledge and wisdom Or to delight in … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 8 Wisdom in an Unjust World

Ecclesiastes 8 1 Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Wisdom makes one’s face shine, and the hardness of one’s countenance is changed. ¬†2 Keep the king’s command because of your sacred oath. … Continue reading

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Banana Pie

Banana pie was childhood’s sweet treat That for special occasions we would eat But only on the first day Would the fruit looking nice stay So perhaps that is why it was rare That we would indulge in this sweet … Continue reading

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