Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mandarin skies

                                       Oregon skies December 10, 2014

Did anyone notice the Oregon Mandarin skies yesterday that eventually turned grape purple? It was wild and it frightened our cat and she does not frighten that easily either. She stayed hidden during the time of the event. The sky went from Grey to Orange in a split second after a flash which was not lightening or thunder. No sound was heard. and it was raining very hard. It was wild and spooky, but beautiful too. It was not part of the sky that turned orange it was the whole sky. I called my husband in Eugene who was on his way home. He was driving toward Cottage Grove and thought it was quite strange. It was not a sunset orange. I looked down at my purple dress it looked red standing outside under this sky even the air looked orange. It was wild!! I took pictures. Even the air looks orange and the raindrops appeared to be rust in color.


                                               All Pictures copyright 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Be the Shemen in life to give only G-d the power to care for you and your needs.

I read  this thought today :“Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would never give anyone or any community that kind of power in my life. Only Hashem and his Torah give me protection. “A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.” ― Henry Miller, The Books in My Life.
My Torah does not sit on a shelf and neither does my life sit in someone else' hands.

 “This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” ― Susan Polis Schutz

G-d protects and gives you the power over your life and choices, not anyone else. His Torah is  guides and His love is  protection. Let G-d take care of you and when you do that all this Torah can be kept in love and with great joy and in turn that protects you. Give no one that power above Him!