Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Praying for rain

Sunday forecast:
"chance of storms"
sure hope that happens.
Rain - come!Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me
by Mary Oliver

Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying, what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud, to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth! That’s what it said
as it dropped, smelling of iron, and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing
under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment
at which moment
my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars
and the soft rain –imagine! imagine! the long and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

Lenten Service at Wesley Harper Methodist Church

Worship Leaders
Rev. Linda Montgomery, First United Methodist Church
Rev. Charles Purnell, Jr., Wesley Harper United Methodist Church
Rev. Isidro E. Pina, La Trinidad United Methodist Church
Rev. Teresa Pena, First United Methodist Church
Rev. Patricia Jentsch, First United Methodist Church
The Message
Rev. Steve Purdy, First United Methodist Church
Affirmation of Faith
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried,
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sittith at the right hand of God
the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge
the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everylasting.

Justice Center Renovation Beginning!

The price tag for the Justice Center Building in the old Economy Furniture Building is $7.9 million and work has begun. Well, at least the fence has been erected and work will soon commence. Long overdue (in this Seguinite's opinion).

The work should take about 12 months, according to architect Lindsay Thorne of Thorne and Graves Architects.

There will not be an increase in taxes for the citizens of Seguin for this monumental project. Good news in bad economic times.

We have lived in Seguin for almost eleven years and if memory serves (which isn't always the case!), that building has always been empty except for Pickett's Fine Art & Frame Shop. Things are looking up in Seguin!

I love a good mystery

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!


The Fifth Floor by Michael Harvey

page 9: "The Billy Goat was more cave than tavern and everything Royko and Belushi ever made it out to be. Four sets of Greek eyes watched as we walked through the door." [2 sentences - short - spare - Raymond 'Chanderlish'

page 149: "Sunlight cut across the living room, found my eyelids, and pried them open." [I know, I know: I didn't strictly follow the instructions - but also didn't give away any of this excellent mystery

Author Michael Harvey is the creator of the television series Cold Case Files. I look forward to his next novel!