Rumi Quote of the Day

February 19, 2013

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.  – Rumi

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I’ve so often told folks that following the Lord in my life means that even if I go over the cliff, He will give me wings!  The challenges in my life continue, but His love, provision and constant presence will NEVER fail me.  Things don’t always go according to my plan.  I don’t always see the ways in which He has redeemed some of the stuff I’ve lived through, but I have NO doubt that His purpose will be met in all my stuff and that He did bless my mess of the past and use it!  His love NEVER ENDS.


Quote of the Day – Seeds

January 28, 2013

I sit here seeing only ruin around me and being unable to climb out of its vastness and praying somehow His purpose in it will come to fruition.   I realize I may not see His purpose but there is peace to be found in knowing He uses all things.  As I did a bit of reading just now, this quote came to me:

All the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today.

– Anonymous –

It seems in life there are times when we, or I, are called to be the compost nourishing the seeds from which tomorrow’s flowers grow.  These times can be uncomfortable and even painful, but if it blesses the Lord, it is good.

A new season is coming and the flowers will bloom!

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The pieces will all come together.  He will see to it.

(quilt is my work)


What’s In Your Garage?

January 23, 2012

A friend was cleaning out her garage and found some things that had been there too long.  A quick glance told her I might be able to do something with them and so they were offered to me.  I accepted them and as I looked through the boxes of bits and pieces, images of what they might become started to come to my mind.  I saw the fragments coming together and becoming something new and useful and beautiful, but knew it would take some work.  They’d been on shelves for a long time and there was the dust of many years of disappointment and missed opportunity and neglect and false hope.  Sweeping those away, I got to the more challenging part.  There were all the frayed edges and a build up of good enough and given up which had to be cut away.  As I began to do so, I got to the beauty I knew was underneath!  Finding what was real beneath all that had built up around it revealed this to me.  I found hope, I found opportunity.  Along with them were warmth, joy, and purpose!  They were always there but had somehow gotten hidden from view.  They were nearly lost or so it seemed, and so I ask you what’s in your garage?   Are you willing to give it to God so that His purpose might be revealed and fulfilled in your life?

Isaiah 55:10

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)


10 As the rain and the snow
   come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
   without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
   so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

Job 42:2

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

 2 “I know that you can do all things;
   no plan of yours can be thwarted.

 

1 Corinthians 15:51-54

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[a]


I’m failing (and why that isn’t so bad) (via Inside My Head)

August 15, 2011

Wow, today has been a day of disappointment and weak faith, but God led me to this post and as soon as I read it, I knew why. Like the author, I did well in a life that wasn’t for me. The Lord has another plan for my life and my failure to continue on the path I used to follow has led me to redefine success just as this writer has done. Read this for it’s about something a lot deeper than graphic art, architecture, or writing a series of popular fiction.

I'm failing (and why that isn't so bad) When I graduated from college in 2009, I had a dream. I was going to live in Chicago, get a job at an Architectural firm, and work toward my license. Then after 3 years (license acquired), I was going to move to Italy, Rome perhaps. Probably rent a nice little villa or apartment. Here’s what actually happened: the economy tanked, I couldn’t find an architectural position, and I moved to Florida. In terms of achieving “my dream” I failed, BIG TIME … Read More

via Inside My Head


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