you put Tooey's adventure in the greenhouse in the correct order?
any of Tooey's thoughts, if you like, as you solve the mystery!
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is not the things that are seen that are important.
is the things that are unseen.
unseen is what lives on.
is the depth of character of a person that is imparted to the things
that are seen that give them beauty and meaning.
is beautiful because it was built by people of character who lived
principled lives based in unchanging truth.
ugliest house can be the most beautiful home because of the people
who live there ;
the most beautiful house can be the ugliest of homes for the same
last forever - houses can be destroyed.
will only be as great and beautiful and lasting as the people who
as a house is not worth defending.
as a home is not worth giving up.
will be the Land of the Free only as long it is viewed by its
inhabitants as the HOME of the brave.
is founded in truth and acts, even in the face of fear.
many today, bravery is a word and concept.
some, it has been called upon in defense of ill influences on their
a few, we can only hope and pray it was not in vain.
there are many who live because people of character acted. Instantly.
The truth they lived by was deeply embedded within their souls, so
action in the face of fear was carried out.
we see a memorial that is only beautiful because of the character it
represents. The elevation and memorializing of truth, as seen in
these acts of bravery and self sacrifice, is meant to spur us on to
continue to stand for those truths. But if we take away truth, what
is left? Without truth, without a standard, without a plumbline - there
is nothing to attain, nothing to defend, nothing to live for.
is unchanging - otherwise it is not truth.
these truths (fidelity to an original or to a
standard) to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (not
a man) with certain unalienable Rights (not to be
separated, given away, or taken away)that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
It is because of
these truths, that we are America. It is because of
these truths, that we have built people of character in
we salute those who loved truth so much that they deemed it worth their lives.
This morning I made what I hope to be my annual trip over to the big brown barn to watch my fellow Etsian and dog-lover, Bree, compete with her dogs in agility classes. This was the first time I had seen Sissy, her Blue Heeler mix, compete. She is two years old, so friendly, and full of energy!
Sissy may not have had the best day following the courses, but she sure had fun! AND she made it through the weaving poles which is something that she has seldom done. Way to go Sissy! You can watch her as she she slows down to go through them toward the back of the arena.
My video of Freya was not very good, but she had a bit of an off day today as well. Oh well - two more days of running are yet to come, so we will wish them luck!
Now this little guy...
(View here on Flickr since blogger won't load it!)
is Fred the doxie-mix. I think he is one year old. He was a riot!! He really needs no intro as he has only one thing on his mind...F-U-N! Go Freddie GO!
Bree works 40 hours/week at her regular job in an organic agriculture department AND spends almost as much time per week working at Etsy - PLUS she finds time to train her two dogs and compete them. She's pretty amazing!
It was great to see you! I was highly entertained!
You can visit Bree's shop, Freyasstudio, and find beautiful handmade collars and leashes for your dog.