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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Inspired by . . . Life thru My Lens 45:52

Last month, this space was dedicated to Praying the Names and Attributes of God. You can find all 31 posts by clicking the #write31days button on the sidebar. It was an amazing JOurneY. Series posts are always fun to do, but I’m looking forward to some variety this month!

If you’ve ever been to central Texas you know that our 36th President, Lyndon B Johnson lived in this area. While some opinions may differ on Johnson’s contribution to our country, no one can dispute the legacy Lady Bird Johnson gave to Texas.

Each and every spring our roadsides attest to her tireless efforts to beautify this state. Our country as a whole benefited from her efforts in the Beautification project she established, long before being green and environmentally concerned was politically correct. Despite threats made on her life, civil rights remained a primary focus for her and her husband. Lady Bird said, "It would be a bottomless tragedy for our country to be racially divided…" And indeed she was, and is, correct. I wonder how a young person today might be inspired to work both for their country, and for their fellowman if they were taught the legacy of this determined and tender woman. I believe our politicians might learn a thing or two about bipartisanship as well.

But I digress . . .

Having made their home here in central Texas, there are numerous parks and places that bear the Johnson name, specifically Lady Bird’s. The Dreamer and I are often out driving around and sometimes it’s fun to just follow a sign. We were greatly rewarded a few weeks ago when we followed the sign to Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg. Among other useful things, the municipal park hosts a delightful Pollinator Garden!

 

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Art is the window to man's soul. Without it,

he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world;

nor could the world see the man within.

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The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.

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Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.

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While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few,

it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.

~Lady Bird Johnson

 

Have a wonder-filled day!

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