Life is, not, short.

posted Aug 24, 2015, 10:37 PM by Michael Bray

Life isn't short. This little walk around this little blue globe spinning around this little sun is short.

Election Season

posted Aug 7, 2015, 10:10 AM by Michael Bray

Election Season, and once again,
I find myself gettin' orn'ry.

At liberal economic stances,
And conservative social stances,
And those who dance between stances.

I really don't care for orn'ry,
It gets in my head and it gets in my way.

I'm going to fight it this season,
Seek those with a fixed stance,
And Reason.


8.6.2015

The Next Pitch

posted Aug 7, 2015, 10:09 AM by Michael Bray

Three strikes and you're out right?
In baseball, only.

Life, has many, many, more.

Get up, move on,
Open up that strike zone.
A home run, well,...it
Might just be the next pitch.


8.4.2015

Turn Together

posted Jul 14, 2015, 9:47 AM by Michael Bray   [ updated Jul 19, 2015, 10:25 AM ]

For a friend, on her wedding week...

There are intersections in life,
Where souls meet,
The question then is which way to turn,
And whether or not to turn together.

If you turn together,
Promise each other this:
If it looks like a dead end road,
Build more road -
If you see a fork in the way,
Merge it -
When it gets bumpy,
Do everything in your power to smooth it.

Never forget that spark,
At that intersection,
Turn together.

Don't Think Small

posted Jul 10, 2015, 8:11 PM by Michael Bray   [ updated Jul 19, 2015, 10:25 AM ]

No matter where you are, don't think small.

Grace & Driving

posted Jul 9, 2015, 6:42 PM by Michael Bray   [ updated Jul 19, 2015, 10:26 AM ]

When it comes to modern day activities that serve to exercise our Grace, few things deliver like driving.

To put it another way, there are a lot of asshats on the road. Tonight's drive home was full of 'em.


Note: I know this is going too far... Still, if you know who Dora The Explorer is...do not, under any circumstances, substitute "asshat" for "backpack"...you'll never get it out of your head. You have been warned.

My Jesus Prayer

posted Jul 5, 2015, 12:34 PM by Michael Bray   [ updated Jul 19, 2015, 10:26 AM ]

Abba, I Belong To You*

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,

Have Mercy on This Sinner.

Holy Spirit, Guide Me Now,

In Love and Grace and Mercy.

Not my will, but Thine, be done.


*This line is from, The Furious Longing of God, Brennan Manning
About the "Jesus Prayer:: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Prayer

Windows 10

posted Jul 4, 2015, 11:38 AM by Michael Bray   [ updated Jul 4, 2015, 11:49 AM ]

I have been involved in a lot of "technical previews," "early releases," "beta tests," etc. of Microsoft products over the years. I was in early on the Windows 10 Technical Preview and the process has been the best yet! Windows 8 was bad...very, very bad...the 8.1 update improved things quite a bit. I believe the developers have listened to both the complaints about Windows 8.0 and the feedback from the tech community on both the Windows 8.1 update and the Windows 10 Tech/"Insider" Preview.

I have two systems testing the preview and have signed up to upgrade my primary home system, from Win7 to Win10 when it is released. Microsoft seems to have realized that nobody really needs them anymore...so their focus appears to be, "how do we make them 'want' us?"

IMHO

posted Jul 3, 2015, 2:00 PM by Michael Bray   [ updated Jul 3, 2015, 2:50 PM ]

Of all the acronyms, you are my favorite: "IMHO."

Music

posted Jul 1, 2015, 8:51 PM by Michael Bray   [ updated Jul 2, 2015, 8:05 AM ]

Yes, this world is full of true Super Powers -
Love, Peace, Grace....to name a few.
Their vehicle for me has always been music,
Takes me to a place where I can Rest, Recover,
Renew.

I'm truly awful at Grace,
And Peace always seems to evade,
Love is the most elusive...
Though I feel them inside -
Without music, I am certain,
None would ever break through my hide.


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