Quote of the Day – Wonder

December 1, 2012

Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.   – Richard Paul Evans -

tall trees at sunset

How blessed are we to be Christians who know the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and to realize awe and wonder – His awe and wonder = belong to us every moment from this life into the next!!!

Photo by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 12-1-2012


Thank You Veterans!

November 11, 2012

 

Thank you, proud Navy Veteran Ronald E Shaw, deceased, my Dad.  Thanks as well to all Veterans, past and present for honoring us with your service!

 


Wasted Talent

October 19, 2012

We have all been created with uniqueness and talent and gifts from God.  Some say “I have no talent” but perhaps they seek to be a famous painter when God wished them to sing?  To be a great paino player when God blessed them with talent to tend a garden and bring beauty and good food into being?  Think about it.

It takes no more effort to be positive and express joy then it does to be negative and complain . . . it is no different from looking to the left or to the right and yet . . . it makes ALL the difference!


I Love Rumi – A Quote For Tuesday

October 2, 2012

Oh, this one just makes my jaw drop, lifts weight from my shoulders, and makes my soul dance ALL AT ONCE.  What must the neighbors be thinking?  lol  I hope it catches your soul as well!

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”  – Rumi


9/11 A Day To Change The World

September 11, 2012

Most of us are thinking many things today as we remember what happened not so very long ago on this day.  I am at this moment preparing to teach a one-hour creative writing class for 4-7 year olds.  I’m sure they’ve been hearing things which are scary to them.  Those things we’re hearing scared us,  and we are a lot more able to understand such things than the wee ones . . . yet in this case it is hard to comprehend.  It is harder still to be unafraid, to be without anger . . . but in my heart I can’t help but think that if the tragedy that happened doesn’t make us try harder to care about all around us, then surely those many many folks will have died in vain.  So, what I plan to teach my wee ones today to how to change the world.  They will be asked to tell a story of doing kindness one for another.  If each one of us focuses on doing something extra and positive to impact the life of just one other living soul in this world, do you realize how huge an impact it will make?  Do it.  Change the world.  We can – just one heart at a time!


July 4th – Just Another Long Weekend?

July 4, 2011

What do you think?  If you have someone you care about who is hard at work to protect your freedom, or who has gone to their reward, but deserves a mention, here’s a place to post their name so my many, many readers can appreciate them and be inspired to do likewise!  We can change the world one “thank you” at a time. 

Click here, and add your tribute in the comment section!

 


My New Newsletter Has Been Published Here!

May 3, 2011

I have just created a new newsletter and added a new page to my blog for your ease in locating the current issue.  This first one is just one page in length and thus even with a slow computer you should be able to download this PDF file if you would like to read and share it.  This month, I featured one of my blog posts which has been among the most popular and also the newest.  It speaks to an economy which has many of us facing challenges which we’ve never experienced in the past.  It is a time of awakening and of change.  How ironic that we use every possible resource at our disposal  . . . all but one.  Our relationship with our risen Lord, Jesus Christ!   He has given us His Holy Spirit to guide and guard us and He waits for us to turn our troubles over to Him, and yet we focus on our own limited ability and not on His AMAZING love for us!   It’s only when all else has failed that we, so often, finally turn to Him.  I am preaching to myself here, but I know I’m not alone in this.  As humans we are weak, but He has the strength to carry us through IF we let Him!  Click on my Newsletter page and download a copy of this first issue for May if you’d like one for yourself or some0ne you love.


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