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Be Right, or Be Left

Just a thought. I had a serious check up from the neck up today, and in doing so I found this. It’ll sure help you get your dogma straight. Not to mention your heart. After all, we’re not promised tomorrow and we may not get another chance to get right before we get left. And I’ve read the back of the Book. I soooo don’t want to get left.
Standing Room Only
Standing room only,
not even Room to kneel and pray;
Standing room only,
On the Judgement Day.
Last night I had an awful dream
That the end of time had come;
The trumpets had been sounding,
And life on earth was done.
An angel stood one foot on land,
The other foot on sea.
And as I tried to kneel and pray,
A voice said unto me,
There’s standing room only,
It’s too late now to pray.
There’s standing room only –
This is the Judgement Day.
People filled each church and church yard
Just as far as I could see.
I heard a pitiful cry for mercy,
And then I realized it was me.
I saw the Saviour then appear,
As He split the eastern sky.
I saw tears of joy on a Christians face,
And I heard the sinners cry.
And as I tried to touch His hand,
With one last feeble plea,
I cried again, “Have mercy!
Have mercy, Lord on me!”
I saw a tear come to His eye
As He turned my soul away.
I didn’t know Him yesterday,
And He knew me not today.
The earth was burning all around,
The world went up in smoke,
And as the flames engulfed me,
Thank God, I awoke.
Then I got out of bed and got down on my knees
And you should have heard me pray;
For in my dream I witnessed,
God’s great Judgement Day.
Standing room only, on
God’s great Judgement Day.
Standing Room Only, Sung by the incomparable Loretta Lynn
Kari, the repentant
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Strange but True

The 21 Irrational Things I Love and Am Woman Enough to Admit it:
1. Thunderstorms – the more violent the better; I find them exciting, though I’ve no idea why.
2. Books – some would not consider this irrational but I’m rather obsessed. I love the feel, the smell, the sound of the pages. I could easily live in a bookstore
3. Coffee – mornings, afternoons, evenings… but it has to be good coffee
4. Wildlife – all kinds of animals, but not penned up in a zoo; that breaks my heart. Unless of course it happens to be an escaped man-eating tiger.
5. Little boxes – strange hobby, I know. Kind of like the book thing. Most women collect shoes. Or diamonds. What can I say? I’m a cheap date!
6. The smell of lemons – so much so that I’m thinking of inventing a scent…
7. Words – words are powerful and versatile; they can stir up a huge range of emotions; big, small, arcane, I don’t care. I just love words and those who use them well
8. Rain – the soft kind falling on a summer’s day; refreshing, relaxing, renewing
9. Music – Duke Ellington might have been right; it really does feed the soul. It can bring back memories, reduce me to tears or giggles, make me dance or relax. I say, with Shakespeare, if music be the food of love, play on
10. Wolves – there’s something so hauntingly wild and beautiful about them. At a distance
11. The call of a loon – I’ve never heard them at dawn, across a lake shrouded in fog, but I know it would be fun; that mournful howl – if you hear it you’ll never forget

12. Someone playing with my hair – weird, I know. What it does to me depends on who’s doing the playing, and that’s all I’m gonna say about that
13. Accents – I don’t really care what kind, I’m attracted to accents. Must be the Brit in me
14. Water – ever since I was a small child I’ve always enjoyed water
15. Green apples – the smell affects me a lot like lemons, for some strange reason
16. Quiet – I love times of quiet in this busy life; I crave times of relaxation. I can go for hours sitting quietly praying and thinking and reading
17. Blue – this color draws me like a moth to a flame, though I have no idea why. Maybe it’s the water thing
18. The sound of a baby – it gives me hope for the future
19. Trees – I think I might be a natural-born tree hugger, as well as a health-nut and vegetarian to boot
20. Word games – I love words, remember? I’m me. And I’m OK with that
21. Horses – perhaps because it brings back happy childhood memories but there’s something about a horse that speaks of strength, endurance, beautiful and unforgettable
As long as we stay away from the cheesecake and ice-cream, we’ll be just fine.
Now you know mine, tell me, what are yours?
Kari, the thoughtful
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