Saturday, December 06, 2008

Life is good, but the news is all bad:

My home is warm, there is food on the table, and my loved ones surround it.

But in the news are: job loss, home loss, hunger, loss of health, financial crises, and someone is trying to start a nuclear war

I listened to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and still this week's news contained no humor.

I feel like this snow that accumulated on the windshield this week:

Lean into your need for meaning during Advent , a title from a Seattle Times article is the perfect caption for this photo.

Here's the view from the passenger side:

and my caption for this one is: HOPE

"Hope is a in a belief in positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. To hope is to wish for something with the expectation of the wish being fulfilled.....

When used in a religious context, hope carries a connotation of being
aware of spiritual truth; see Hope (virtue). In Christian theology, hope is one of the three theological virtues (faith, hope, and charity), which are spiritual gifts of God. In contrast to the above, it is not a physical emotion but a spiritual grace." Wikipedia

A loaf of bread is in the oven, and the spinning wheel beckons.

Contemplating the second Sunday of Advent '08.


  1. Wait Wait Don't Tell Me is my drive-home listening on my Tuesday late work night. It keeps my mind engaged, whether or not it's funny.

  2. Great photo...with a great caption.

    Thanks Valerie!


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