Monday, November 16, 2009

Chipmunk rage

The noisy gecko has moved on and no longer bothers me, but it seems that if it's not one creature, it's another.
There is a now a chipmunk who likes to hang out on my balcony. Making an uncalled for racket.
Is this necessary? It's as if he's preaching to the noisy city from my balcony rail. Something about humans encroaching on his habitat? Or maybe he's demented.
Whatever it is, could he please find another balcony from which to yell?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bearing gifts

Is it Christmas where you are?
Here there is little evidence that Christmas is a holiday.
Much much less than the decorating frenzy of the US.
Today I saw these two gift bearers and remembered that in other places people are turning everything green and red for the rest of the year.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


There are a lot of things I notice.
And most of those I choose to post here are the observations that have some sort of human interest. They are fun or intriguing, wild or unimaginable.
But the things I've noticed this week are ugly.
Sin is never pretty.
In contrast to the waves of disappointment, anger and sadness of the past few days, are the readings I have been going through about trust and forgiveness.
Two things stand out to me, as I hope to grow into the person I desire to be:
One, if I have a problem forgiving, it's because I don't know how much I've been forgiven.
And two, I cannot keep myself safe, but I can trust God to hold me when others fail me.
Because at the center of everything is Him and his love.

Friday, November 6, 2009