Friday, November 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Insects and Bugs.... What's to be thankful for?
“If you think you are too small, too insignificant to make a great impact; try climbing in bed with a mosquito.”
Until we talk again, may you find joy in the little things of life. And may you think of yourself as a (good) mosquito, filled with happy juice, going about leaving little bumps of joy here and there – making a great and lasting impact.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Laugh at your troubles;
Make the devil mad
Find some Fun
Enjoy Your Day!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Have the faith of a child and watch the miracle of heaven on earth happen -- is it really that simple?
Perhaps it is. And how will we know for sure? There is only one way to know for sure.
It must be possible for us to reach back and re-grab ahold of these childlike traits, or He would not have pointed out to us the importance of them. When I think of how to go about doing so, I can’t help but recall grandparents and children’s books:
5 Lessons of Childlike Wisdom from Dr. Seuss:
1. "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
2. "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
3. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
4. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
5. "Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered."
5 Lessons of Childlike Wisdom from Pooh and His Friends:
4. "When you do the things that you can do, you will find a way.”
4. "Promise me you'll always remember:
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think"
Saturday, August 4, 2012
~ Mark Twain
~ Jeremiah 29:13
Saturday, July 21, 2012
“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something suffers damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.” ~ Billie Mobayed
The beauty of Eden began from nothing and became something incredible. From the perfect dust, the dirt, the clay of Eden human life was lovingly formed. And although we are no longer the perfect image of those early formations, we are still clay in the hands of the same loving Creator. We are His artistic formations of dirt.
He made us. He has the power to remake us when we are damaged or broken. And He loves to do so. It is His desire that we attain to the beauty, the function, the form of Eden.
I am thankful today, for something I do not fully understand – that I come from dirt. That I was created for beauty and for greatness. That when I am damaged, I can be remade into something even more beautiful; something even greater.
“The potter adds dry clay to water and mixes vigorously until smooth. He pours the blend into progressively smaller sieves to strain out even the tiniest of impurities; shaking, tipping and turning the mixture until it is the consistency of his desire.
This newly formed lump sits on a shelf until it is just right for breaking, and kneading and pounding into submission; and then around and around on the wheel it goes, the potter’s hands guiding the lump into a useful and beautiful shape.
Off the wheel a design is added, and then the vessel is placed into an oven hot enough to build strength, and to bring out the true colors.
Could it be that what seems to be trouble without end is actually the Master Potter bringing His creative thought of you into being?” ~ Excerpt from “Thank You 1095-Take the Thank You Challenge”
You are beautiful. You are more than your loss; you are more than your past. You are His work of art. And if you are damaged, His remaking of you will bring about a masterpiece that will outshine those who have known no pain.
Famous damaged goods in the Bible:
Noah was a drunk; Elijah was suicidal; Peter was a coward and a liar; Jacob was a deceiver and a manipulator; Matthew was a thief; Thomas was a doubter; Rahab was a prostitute; Mary Magdalene was a prostitute; The Samaritan woman was divorced ( a lot!); Samson was a womanizer; David was an adulterer and a murderer
Thank You for the baby steps, and for when I fall. For it is when I’m small and weak I need You most of all.
Thank You for the mountains I am forced to climb. For on those rocky cliffs I have grown my wings to fly.”
~ Connie Ruth Christiansen -- Excerpt from "Thank You 1095-Take the Thank You Challenge"
Be Brave! Nothing is Impossible!
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I am grateful for the men and women who have
Saturday, June 16, 2012
· His Word hiding around us in the stars, the sky, the ocean, the flower, the face of a child, the wag of a dog's tail, the touch of a hand, a mountain to climb, a dream fulfilled, a butterfly released from her cocoon, a baby taking his first breath, the beat of a heart, death and dying and all the bittersweet in between
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
~ John 1: 1-5; 14
Now this is something BIG to be thankful for!
The Word! Jesus! A safe place to run for answers, for direction, for love.
P.S. I took a walk in the hot summer sun, and sat out under a tree, looking up at the beautiful sky
and this is a piece of the unexplainable truth I heard from the Word, deep in my spirit:
More than just blue above me
My prayer for you today is that you will hear clearly, the Word of God speaking to your heart!
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Saturday, May 26, 2012
- Those who strive for perfection will often become discouraged and sometimes give up altogether because of the impossibility of their task.
I am thankful that excellence is achievable.
- Those who follow after excellence will reach the goal one imperfect step at a time.
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