:: heard it in church ::

He said it as more of an after-thought. The sermon was about the parable of the wise man and the foolish man, about building on a solid foundation. At the end, a few points were made towards the "have a solid foundation of your own" principle. That's when he made this statement about strength. He said masts, back in the day, were a solid piece of wood made from one really straight tree. The ship-builders would go into the forest and choose a tree for a mast, then cut down the trees right around it. They would leave it to weather wind and storms by itself before returning to cut the tree down for the mast. It would be strong enough then.

I'll probably forget most of what else the sermon was about, but I won't forget that. I've felt like that tree before. Sometimes I feel like that right now. It's good to know lonely might mean mast-making plans are already in effect.


Blogger Saint Me said...

I really enjoy your blog and how honest you are in it. Thanks for the compliment on mine. Do you know the Analyst Catalyst personally or just through this? I ask because he's a good friend of mine. Just wondering how you knew him if you did.

4:19 AM  
Blogger :: mandy :: said...

Dear Saint Me:

I do in fact know the illustrious A.C., and in fact live in the apartment next to his (beside the GF's). Four years of college together, three choir tours, a class or two, and even a few disagreements... I guess you'd say we're friends. :)


4:32 PM  
Blogger :: mandy :: said...

P.S. St. Me, thanks, by the way. :) I enjoy yours too.

4:37 PM  
Blogger beejis said...


It is a pleasure to read your thoughts. I am not sure if it is the sentiment behind the thought, or the simple reference to shipbuilding that caught my eye...whichever it is, thanks.


3:59 PM  
Blogger :: mandy :: said...


Thanks for dinner, and helping me not destroy my car in Kait's garage, and, you know, being general carrier of heavy things.

I took care of the extra comment -- I got your back. :)


10:42 PM  

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