Saturday, December 25, 2010

This is Immanuel

On Christmas day, a humble girl
gives birth to hope for all the world,
this is Immanuel.
How awesome and mysterious,
the Lord of heaven draws near to us,
this is Immanuel.

The hands that once split night from day
now feebly clutch a blade of hay,
this is Immanuel.

Majestic king, now small and weak,
the Word of God must learn to speak,
this is Immanuel.

This is our God, seen by our eyes,
the love of the Father made known in Jesus Christ.
This is our God, worthy of praise,
the love of the Father revealed on Christmas day.

The shepherds come and bow to him,
the Lamb who takes away our sin,
this is Immanuel.
For God has entered time and space
to show the world his endless grace,
this is Immanuel.

Immanuel, Immanuel. Our God is with us now.
On Christmas Day
By Matt Osgood
Luke 2:16; Luke 2:7; Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We Will Rock You!

A Very Disco Christmas to you from the Dancin' Meyer Fam!
(click link to view)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weekend Perspective



I never did finish part 2 of "A Mother's Therapy," but I don't need it now because he's back! He had a great semester, and now we are having a great time reuniting.

We brought him home to a festive place ("I'll be home for Christmas," and he was!) - and celebrated with David's wonderful home-made lasagna.

After dinner last night we played a rousing game of Uno while listening to Straight No Chaser's Christmas Album - and laughed our heads off!

This morning it was really cool having all my guys in church with me again - felt complete.

This afternoon Anthony got to hear his brothers give their Christmas piano recital. They both did really well!

And, earlier this week, before all this festivity but in the midst of giving and grading exams, I had opportunity to walk in thick fog - my absolute favorite weather!


Friday, December 17, 2010

The FUN Way Math Should Be Taught

OK, so I was supposed to be working on Christmas cards this morning, but then David sent on this great link that I got hooked on. It is awesome! I think if math were taught this way everyone would like it instead of hating it! Click on the link below the image to find out what I'm talking about. There are 4 video clips - if you only have time for one, I recommend the third one first.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

And The Deep River Ran On

As I Walked Out One Evening

As I walked out one evening,
Walking down Bristol Street,
The crowds upon the pavement
Were fields of harvest wheat.

And down by the brimming river
I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway:
"Love has no ending.

"I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,

"I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.

"The years shall run like rabbits,
For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
And the first love of the world."

But all the clocks in the city
Began to whirr and chime:
"O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time.

"In the burrows of the Nightmare
Where Justice naked is,
Time watches from the shadow
And coughs when you would kiss.

"In headaches and in worry
Vaguely life leaks away,
And Time will have his fancy
To-morrow or to-day.

"Into many a green valley
Drifts the appalling snow;
Time breaks the threaded dances
And the diver's brilliant bow.

"O plunge your hands in water,
Plunge them in up to the wrist;
Stare, stare in the basin
And wonder what you've missed.

"The glacier knocks in the cupboard,
The desert sighs in the bed,
And the crack in the tea-cup opens
A lane to the land of the dead.

"Where the beggars raffle the banknotes
And the Giant is enchanting to Jack,
And the Lily-white Boy is a Roarer,
And Jill goes down on her back.

"O look, look in the mirror,
O look in your distress;
Life remains a blessing
Although you cannot bless.

"O stand, stand at the window
As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked nelghbour
With your crooked heart."

It was late, late in the evening,
The lovers they were gone;
The clocks had ceased their chiming,
And the deep river ran on.

W. H. Auden (1937)

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Dot and the Line

Enjoy this classic!