Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Brain Based Biz: Jazz Stirs nCreative Flow

Brain Based Biz: Jazz Stirs Creative Flow

Today I have discovered the most interesting (to date) blog.  I was searching for the way color influences consumer purchases.  I found a blog with the information I was looking for, then wandered through a garden of literary, artsy, and scientific blog entries written in such a readable manner that I was unable to tear myself away.

 I spent quite a long time reading, following links, and just enjoying the afternoon.  I can't remember when I have been that caught up in something other than a book.  If you happen to read this, please stop by and make a new friend.  Tell her that Ruth sent you.

MrClogz1947's Channel - YouTube

MrClogz1947's Channel - YouTube

Best of the Free - Google eBookstore

Best of the Free - Google eBookstore

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another D. Bailey Poem

NOTE:  I was going to wait awhile before posting any more of D. Bailey's poems.  I thought to write something original until, while transcribing this latest work, I realized that what he had written was far superior to anything I could say.  I am honored to share this with you today.  It is my prayer that someone will be blessed by reading this. 

A Life Worth Living

I was in this world all alone! I, in my
need, searching for love and care, walking
a road not paved with gold! Instead, with
Death and Hate and Despair!

Unconditionally, I would to man
give my all, never to receive in return...
Not understanding what was inside
of me, that yearned and yearned

As my spirit was left contrite
and broken, knowing I would follow
the path paved for Hell.
Not understanding that every time
death came for me; how it was that every
time I prevailed!

I had given up on Life in
time of need; but - it was in this very hour
that I always saw God's over-coming power.
You see, I'm the sheep who ran away,
I'm the one who left God's flock.

But, my God, who knows my name,
set my feet upon a rock; and I said to this rock,
"You are the Son of the Living God, who is a
consuming flame; if there is a life worth living –
show me how to change!"

"I realize that I'm a mess, although I have
a willing heart."  He said, "My son, all I want
is for you to simply start.  No matter how low the
valley; and the hills, they do get steep.
But those whom I have called –
 I'll assure you – those I'll also keep!

"All I need is a willing vessel; I'll water;
you just plant the seed. 
According to My riches in Glory,
I'll supply your every need. 

Just put one foot in front of
the other; in all your ways
acknowledge me; I'll see you through.
But - you must give up your old life - for
Behold! Everything is new!

Now I don't claim to have reached the goal
My savior has in mind.  But, before
I found Him, I couldn't see!
Now, I'm no longer blind.

Led by the Holy Spirit, of His
compassion I'm actually a part.
so no matter what this world has
to offer I will serve Him
with all my heart.

Now I know things get overwhelming
a hurt that seems so deep and rare;
cut to the heart, we lay broken in this
aching misery and despair.

But God wants us to know that the
final word is etched in stone.
as He said, with all reverence and fear,
"There is a day approaching soon
when I will wipe away all tears!"

With that said, I'll pick up my cross
and walk in His infinite Grace – for
Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all
      things through Christ who strengthens me."
He gives us strength to finish this race.
                                              _ by Douglas W. Bailey
Copyright © 2011-2012
Reprinted by permission

Doug has given me reprint rights, in writing, to all his poems but they must be transcribed first.  If anyone else wants to copy, print, or otherwise use his work on other websites, blogs, church bulletins, or just for private viewing, you have his permission and mine as long as you cite the author, copyright information,  and this website in its entirety.  Please do not share his poems for profit in any way.  Thank you.  

Monday, February 6, 2012

Arkansas Children's Hospital is 100 years old

It's a birthday celebration for one of the best hospitals in the country and THE best children's facility in Arkansas.Arkansas Children's Hospital

Our children are our future and medicine has made great strides in the past 100 years.  Arkansas Children's has been a major part of that and continues to be, not only a facility to care for our severely ill children, but a teaching hospital, also.

Wikipedia has this to say:

he Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) is a pediatric hospital in Little RockArkansas. It is the only pediatric Level I trauma center in Arkansas and the sixth largest in the United States, serving children from birth to age twenty-one. ACH is the pediatric affiliate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and serves as a teaching hospital under the UAMS College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics.[1][2] ACH staff consists of more than 500 physicians, 80 residents, and 3,500 support staff members. The campus spans 29 city blocks and has a floor space totaling over 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2).[2]
First Lady of Arkansas Hillary Rodham Clinton served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital Legal Services from 1988 to 1992
There is a plethora of information on Arkansas Children's in this article.  I urge you to click on this link to read more about the services they provide, the mission, the programs, and the latest news as well as awards. This is a non-profit hospital saving the lives of many who would otherwise not have access to the special needs and treatments.