Barbara Laymon

Praying and blogging along the way

Ashes to Ashes, Donkey Dust to Donkey Dust (Matthew 10:14)

June 26, 2010

Tags: Humility, Spirituality, Bible


Yesterday someone told me that I was full of donkey dust. Not donkey dust as in the social drug Ketamine, - currently, for some reason, in spite of its danger, all the rage. But donkey dust as in “Barbara you are full of crap.” (more…)

Can we just be kids again? (Matthew 9:13)

June 20, 2010

Tags: Bible, prayer, humility, spirituality, baseball


Friday night Adam Dunn was part of a botched play at first base. Never mind that it wasn’t really his fault. (The throw was a little high, and the need to keep his foot on first while attempting to catch it was probably uppermost in his mind, since a runner on third was (more…)

Heaven on Earth with the Nationals (Matthew 6:10)

June 13, 2010

Tags: Lord's Prayer, Prayer, Strasburg, Bible


First: Stephen Strasburg is not God, nor is he a god. That’s not what I’m saying. For more on this, see Bill Murray
But back to Strasburg. His first night of pitching for the Nationals was heaven. My (non-students-of-the-game) friends have asked me, with puzzled expressions, why I keep talking about it and just what all the excitement was about.
It was like a fine glass of wine. Or a great meal, (more…)