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Inside - And the Birds are Singing

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The Wings of a Dove

Levi worked at his Blacksmith shop from 6:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week; (with an hour lunch).

However, on Sunday morning during the church
service, some of the townsfolk complained that too
much noise came from his shop.

… But instead of going to my father, the town council
held a special meeting, after which, the mayor banned
Levi from working on Sunday.

Levi unwillingly agreed and then did what any
dedicated, hard-working, blacksmith would do…
just past midnight on Sunday,
when Monday “technically” arrived,
he began work — banging metal,
hammering plow blades, making horseshoes, etc.

Not long after, the townsfolk said that he may resume
working on Sunday… and Levi, being the gentleman
that he was, waited until noon, after Sunday services
were concluded, before opening up his shop.

Five Steps on Turning Four


		Step One:
Gerald leaves the parlor and closes the door.  Gerald
enters the kitchen and fills a glass with water.  Gerald
re-enters the parlor.

		Step Two:
Gerald leaves the parlor and closes the door.  Gerald
enters the kitchen and fills a glass with water.  Gerald
re-enters the parlor.

		Step Three:
Repeat steps one and two.  Add Ken taking notice.

		Step Four:
Ken enters the parlor; he yells, “Fire!  The parlor
curtains are on fire!”

		Step Five:
Speaking to my son.  “Gerald, when you have a
birthday, remember, it’s Mommy’s job to light the
candles on your cake.”

About Darlene — Leaving Colorado

    
	Praying tonight,
	to find the light,
	of sunshine without shadow.
	It’s been as wrong,
	as the day is long,
	except for Colorado.

	She’s not grown old—
	or so I’m told—
	but on her life’s a shadow;
	no cure has been found
	the world around;
	not even in Colorado.

	The cancer has strength,
	and she’s failing at length,
	to rid a blackened shadow—
	Then…
	“My Child,” said He,
	“Please come to me,
	and leave your Colorado.

	Reach toward the Heavens
	across the moon,
	toward the valley without shadow.
	Come child, home,”
	our Lord replied.
	And she left her Colorado.