Sunday, January 22, 2006


Change of Times

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time fo be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3 v 1-8

"To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh, Number two is to spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears, If you Laugh, Think, and Cry, that's a heck of a day."
Jim Valvano

Moriah continues her fight. She moved around quite a bit today, but she continues to be unconscious. She seems to be coughing more which is good, hopefully she is getting her gag reflex back which would be a very good thing. She continues to flutter her eyes at times and move her mouth some. She just looks like she could wake up at any time which of course would be about the coolest thing ever, so keep praying for that. Now is not the time to give up. No major changes in her condition.

Thank you to all of you that wished her a happy birthday #24!!!

In regards to the fundraiser on Friday night at Hills Bank in Coralville, I wish I had some words to describe it. It was very overwhleming as to the response and the involvement of anyone who had anything to do with this event. My hope and prayer is that Moriah will some day see all that was done in her behalf and to honor her mother.
Hills Bank-You are an amazing group of people. I feel undeserving of the blessings that you have bestowed on us. Somehow, some way I will find a way to thank all of you.

I'm going to close tonight with some lyrics from the sound track of "O Brother, Where out Thou"
one of my favorite movies of all time. It's a great CD with it's roots in Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Music. "Big Rock Candy Mountain" is a song that's been around since the 20"s. I prefer to call it a Hobo's take on heaven. Hope you enjoy it.
God Bless all of you as you have blessed me.

One evenin as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burnin
Down the track came a hobo hikin and he said "Boys I'm not turnin"
I'm headin for a land that's far away beside the crystal fountain, so come with me
We'll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountain

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, there's a land that's fair and bright
Where the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars all are empty and the sun shines every day on the birds and the bees,
and the cigarette trees, and the lemonade springs where the blubirds sings
In the Big Rock Cany Mountains.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,
All the cops have wooden legs, and the bulldogs all have rubber teeth
And the hens lay soft boiled eggs,
The farmers trees are full of fruit, and the barns are full of hay
Oh I'm bound to go where there is no snow, where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, you never change your socks, and the little steams of alcohol
Come a tricklin down the rocks
The brakeman have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too, you can paddle around in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, the jails are made of tin, and you can walk right out
As soon as you walk in
There ain't no short handled shovels, no axes, saws, or picks
I'm going to stay where you sleep all day, where they hang the guy that invented the work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

I'll see you all this comin fall in

A lot of things depend on your perspective


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