Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Recap

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would still go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. – Gladys Bronwyn Stern

Every path has a puddle. – George Herbert

How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments. – Benjamin Franklin

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. – Corrie ten Boom

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust (courtesy of Get It Done Guy)

Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates. – Thomas Szasz, courtesy of Get It Done Guy

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. (Psalm 149:4 ESV)

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. – Thomas Edison

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. – Marilyn vos Savant

There are many Ph.D.’s who choke in their spiritual immaturity on the things of God. And there are many less–educated saints who can feed with pleasure and profit on the deepest things of God. – John Piper

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. – Harriet Braiker

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau

The Psalms are songs and poems, and songs and poems exist because something more should happen to us than doctrinal refinement. – John Piper

Seven hundred years before Good Friday God announced why his Son was being put to death. (Isaiah 53:10–12) – John Piper

April 1. Happy Psalm 14 day. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. – Bruce Lee

The biggest problem in the world is us exchanging God's glory for images, especially the one in the mirror. – John Piper

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

Always desire to learn something useful. – Sophocles

Men and women hide the candle that God has lit under the bushel of business and domestic cares. – Spurgeon

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso

When we pray, nothing never happens. – Tom Steller

The mark of consumer culture is the reduction of 'being' to 'having.' – John Piper

One of the primary purposes of being shaken by suffering is to make our faith more unshakable. – John Piper

To be holy is to be wholly God's. – Tim Keller

Love reproves faults but does not desert him who falls. – Martin Luther

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Arthur Baldwin

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. – Babe Ruth

The message that secular leaders hear from the church's worship is that Jesus is Lord, not Caesar. – Doug Wilson

Whatever is the latest thing too easily becomes the surrogate for discipleship. – Crawford Loritts

God takes us from where we are, not from where we should have been. – Doug Wilson

How people treat you should never define you. It's not what people call you, but what you answer to. – Crawford Loritts

You don't produce the fruit of the Spirit. It is the fruit OF the Spirit. – Crawford Loritts

Repent of wallowing in our self pity and deifying our disfunction. Yield to God. Believe him. – Crawford Loritts at the Desiring God Pastor's Conference

Men are God's method. – E. M. Bounds

God is not disinclined to do you good. He is a Father, not a mortgage holder. – John Piper

Praise will abound to God in greater measure because he has brought his people through struggles to perfect victory in the end. – John Piper

If I were the devil, one of my first aims would be to stop folk from digging into the Bible. – J. I. Packer

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. – A. A. Milne

Our time will surely go down in history, at least as far as the West is concerned, as the age of the God-shrinkers. – J. I. Packer

Humor 2012

People are making apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow. – 12/20/12

Everything is easier said than done. Except talking. That's about the same.

Today is a day for firm decisions! Or is it?

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

BREAKING: Apple Maps projecting Barack Obama to win Brazil.

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt

The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity—and until they do (and find the cure), all ideal plans will fall into quicksand. – Richard Feynman

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. – Winston Churchill

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. – H. L. Mencken

"Son, when Lincoln was your age, he was studying by firelight."
"Dad, when Lincoln was your age, he was President."

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore. – David Pogue

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble. – David Pogue

I know a guy with an addiction to brake fluid. He says he could stop any time.

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. – Emo Philips

***I HATE MOOD SWINGS!!*** They're awesome, though.

How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? –  David Pogue

I'd love to go to Holland someday. Wooden shoe?

If you're going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country. – David Pogue

The word for today is "Paraskevidekatriaphobia." – Friday, January 13

Q: What do you get when you cross the Atlantic Ocean with the Titanic?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

John Fogerty and Mountain Winery

At The Mountain Winery. Waiting for John Fogerty concert to begin. With Mary for our pre-anniversary.

Still waiting for concert to start. Having fun with phones.

I can hear my ol' houn' dog barkin', chasin' down a hoo doo there ...

Second hand smoke at Mary Jane's last dance ...

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Staying at the Quail Meadow Inn in Petaluma. Had dinner at the Smokehouse BBQ Bistro in Sebastopol.  Topped it off with a gluten free ice cream cone at Screamin' Mimi's. Amazing ice cream AND gluten free cones! Two thumbs up. Mary's excited.