Friday, February 20, 2009

Unemployed!

In college, I began to work
To earn paychecks where dollars lurk.
So, gainfully employed I was -
Sometimes with three jobs, just because!
Economies, both good and bad,
It mattered not -- a job I had.

However, now things aren't so great;
In circumstances that I hate,
I learn my life-long skills aren't prized --
In fact, I find I've been downsized!
Now middle-aged, I am annoyed
To face my future, unemployed.

I know my future's in God's hands,
But this is not what I had planned.
So, should this poem your thoughts inspire,
Please contact me! I am for hire!

More information about this poem at Unemployed - a Poem & Explanation

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

There Is No God

"There is no God," he claimed, and all creation disagreed.
Thunder shouted His name, wind whispered of His every deed.
But he could only hear the void between ears left and right.
He couldn't read what the stars wrote; he saw only the night.

"Perhaps God has removed Himself," he said as God stood near.
The stones cried out to greet Him, but the man refused to hear.
The hills sang while the trees danced, worshipping in green array.
God opened wide His arms; the man closed his eyes, turned away.

"Perhaps God died eons ago," he smirked as angels sighed.
"Perhaps the whole myth ended on the day that Jesus died."
The birds ignored him as they raised their songs of praises high;
The flowers waved, the grasses bowed, the Living God passed by.

Psalm 14:1-3 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

For Valentine's Day: Articles & Poems!

Maybe a little Valentine content would be timely right about now!

Valentines Articles:

Who was St Valentine? - the Legend of St. Valentine
Not much is known about the true origins of Valentines Day or who the real St. Valentine was.

The Single's Guide to Surviving Valentine's Day - Five ways to avoid feeling low and lonely on Valentine's Day

Top Ten Christian Love Songs - These are songs that were all recorded by artists who have recorded gospel albums. I have selected each song for the beauty of the music and the romance of the lyrics.

Gaylord Opryland Resort Provides Romance for Valentine's Day

All Men Are Not Pigs - Book Review for Single Women - Sussman encourages women to get to know themselves better as well as to understand male behavior, motivation, drive and subtle clues.


Valentines Poems:

Valentine - an Acrostic Poem

Carmine - A Haiku for Valentine's Day

Romance in Mayberry - A look at the romances of several Mayberry characters: Barney, Otis, Ernest T. & Warren

Valentine - A poem about three Mayberry couples for Valentine's Day

The Essence of Valentines - A poem for recalcitrant men

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Salmonella Peanut Butter Scare Hits Purity Dairies in Nashville

Purity Dairies, located in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced the voluntary recall of their 1/2 gallon squares of Purity Nutty Caramel ice cream. Purity decided to recall the Purity Nutty Caramel ice cream squares because they contain peanut ingredients from the Peanut Corporation of America. This is the plant which has produced peanut products which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

About 54,000 units of the Purity Nutty Caramel ice cream were involved in the recall. Apparently numerous stores in Middle and Eastern Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama sold the 1/2 gallon squares of Purity Nutty Caramel ice cream. Purity states they have heard of no reports of illnesses related to the Nutty Caramel ice cream, so they are pulling the product as a preventative measure. No other Purity Dairies products are being recalled.

Full details at Peanut Butter Salmonella Scare Hits Purity Dairies in Nashville