Monthly Archives: June 2012



BeaMuses will be on hiatus for this week and possibly part of next. My apologies!

I’ll return as soon as possible.


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Following the Rules

“Honey, I’ve met this guy I like. Is it okay if we go out on a date? No? Well, how about if we just hold hands?”

You can file that under “Conversations I’ve never had with my husband.”

My point?

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Thursday Intermission


This week, you have a choice: Sit back and relax, or forge ahead and make a difference! Which shall it be?

For you “sit back and relax” types, I present “Night Light,” a lovely animation about a girl who paints goldfish.

And for those who want to take on a more active role, how about repairing some windows? Wreck-It Ralph stars in a new old-school game, Fix-It Felix, Jr. The game is out in anticipation of Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” coming to theaters in November.  In the meantime, someone really should fix those windows.

Play here.

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Seeds of Consequence

English: Brown Flax Seeds. Français : Graines ...

English: Brown Flax Seeds. Français : Graines de Lin cultivé (Linum usitatissimum). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’ve had children, you know it isn’t always the easiest concept to teach: Actions have consequences. What we do now has an impact on what happens later. The Bible puts it in terms of sowing and reaping: What you plant now you’ll harvest later.

Each day we have the opportunity, the responsibility, to sow–into our own lives, into the lives of those around us, into our communities, our workplaces, our world.What kinds of seeds will you sow today?

Responsibility or blame-shifting?

Harmony or discord?

Acceptance or judgment?

Arrogance or humility?

The list could go on and on. The point is that you are free to choose which seeds you want to sow. The scary part is that too often, we choose without thinking. Our hands slip into a pouch full of seeds and have cast them into the soil before we’ve even realized what we’re doing. Careless words, thoughtless actions … these seeds are quickly sown. It could take years to fully understand the implications of what we have planted.

We can and should try to be intentional about our words and actions–the kinds of seeds we’re planting.

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Freaky Friday

I know, I know. We have an understanding: You get a blog post on Fridays.

As you know, I’ve been struggling to stay awake. While the medication should be mostly out of my system now,  actually writing coherent sentences hasn’t been working too well for me. So for today I’d like to present you with a graphic depiction of my thought processes in artistic form. Enjoy.

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Thursday Intermission

Welcome to your weekly intermission–time to take a break and relax!

In Tuesday’s post, I’d mentioned that I’ve been tired, as a medication I was taking had been keeping me awake. Now that I’m no longer taking it, it’s not keeping me awake at night. Unfortunately, it’s also not keeping me awake during the day while I’m catching up on my rest. Here’s how my afternoons have been (with thanks to Karen for sharing the link):

And in honor of the weekend, Happy Father’s Day! (Love you, Dad!)

See you tomorrow!

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In Need of Rest?

“What’s the best advice you were ever given?”

A simple question, posed in the context of a game.

I knew my answer right away.

Like most people, I’ve heard lots of good advice:

“Exercise and eat right.”

“Don’t run with scissors.”

 “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!”

The Princess Bride’s Vizzini

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