Jack’s Winning Words 5/12/15
“Try to be the rainbow in someone’s cloud.” (Maya Angelou) The rainbow in the Bible’s Noah Story is a sign of the presence of God. It is also seen as a sign of good luck, a sign of hope. “Somewhere over the rainbow” is a favorite song of mine from the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy says to her dog, Toto, that there’s a place where there is no more trouble…and it over the rainbow. Could it be that when Dorothy sings, she’s singing about heaven? ;-) Jack
FROM HONEST JOHN: Either Heaven or Sweden!====JACK: In Sweden, "Over the Rainbow" is translated as, "Du Gamla, Du Fria."
FROM LBP IN PLYMOUTH: Looking for rainbows at the end of a rain shower is one of the few things that I still do with childlike abandon. It's like finding a smile from God.====JACK: Most people are in awe when they see a rainbow..."Oh, look at the beautiful rainbow!" It would be unusual for someone to say, "Oh, look at the beautiful tornado!"====LBP: Have you met my dad?====JACK: Yes...and that is funny.
FROM TARMART REV: "Just singing in the rain" now that we are back home . . . wonderful wedding . . . always good to be back home . . . long day's trip (9:30a from Ann Arbor until 12:30a pulling into Willmar . . . worth it to sleep in my own bed!!====JACK: There's a Swedish proverb, when translated, says: "To be away is good, but to be home is best."
FROM JW ON THE LAKE: Your words this morning made me think of one of my favorite versions of "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Maybe you have heard his rendition? If not I thought I'd share it with you. He performs and sings with a ukulele, not a common instrument today but he is an uncommon singer performer. He is also known as the voice of Hawaii.
====JACK: It wasn't what I expected to see and hear when I saw the name, Israel. But, I agree! It's an uncommon arrangement. I liked it.
FROM ST. PAUL IN ST. PAUL: very likely...====JACK: Writers of the Scriptures can muse about what heaven is like. So can song writers.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: LOVE MAYA ANGELOU, AND THE SONG "OVER THE RAINBOW", AND THE IDEA THAT WE CAN BE A COLORFUL POSITIVE IN SOMEONE'S CLOUDY DAY OR SITUATION! GIVES US INCENTIVE TO DO JUST THAT!! THANKS FOR THIS THOUGHT!====JACK: Whether if be after hearing a challenging sermon, or after reading something positive...action is called for.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Sounds like Heaven to me!====JACK: Just harp music? Will banjos be allowed?