Friday, February 15, 2013

A Time to Ponder

Will be off my blog for awhile to spend time with just me and my Lord.
However, if you ever think of me, would you please
hold my name up in prayer for a healing touch.
Love to all, and I will be back!

Monday, February 4, 2013

In Stillness

“In the place of stillness, rises potential.
From the place of potential, emerges possibility."

-
Gabriella Goddard
 

Friday, February 1, 2013

In the valley, HE restoreth my soul.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tend Your Garden

Like any other living, growing thing,
LOVE requires effort to keep it healthy.

-
Leo F. Buscaglia

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Twenty years ago today, you were abruptly taken from us...and not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. A piece of our heart is forever gone. We miss you Mark.
Love, Mom

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fix Them!

Never let circumstances take control of your life.
And don't blame them on others.
Y
our problems are your own.
 
FIX THEM WITH THE HELP OF GOD!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Love Conquers All

Of the many contradictions that exist in the world,
the contrast between love and hate is perhaps the starkest.
It is one that helps us value true love
while understanding the ramifications of hatred.
-unknown

How true those words.
For w
e must place LOVE in our hearts,
so there will be no room for hate.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bitter Fruit or Golden Apples?


"Probably the saddest scenario is that of the person who believes because they aren’t a partaker of extreme adversity, trials and tribulations they are doing everything right. That’s not true!...there are those designated to suffer more than others, to carry heavier loads, and to bear excessive heartache. It is the path allotted to them not because they need to be suppressed to make it all the way to Heaven, or that they've been disobedient. It is just their path through life’s garden. And if pain and suffering aren’t and haven’t been your lot in life, praise and thank a merciful God who is not requiring you to walk the valley of despair, see the hurt in loved ones’ eyes, and weep bitter tears..." - an excerpt by me from my book, Without A Hedge, Chapter 9, Bitter Fruit or Golden Apples.

Some days when I hear, read or see certain things people say, write or do my heart sinks. Where's the compassion, the understanding and the realization that life is different for each one of us? Those hurting aren't bad or evil and need a whipping to get in line - they were selected to take a different path than you. Well, I've vented so I'll return to my life's path - for it is an amazing road, traveled with an amazing God.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Think SPECIAL

Our life becomes more SPECIAL
when we realize the privilege that
we have in knowing and serving Him.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Freedom in Quietness

Master, quietly deepen our walk in You
-
freeing 
ourselves from the me-me-me,
while allowing 
our mind to find peace
and our
heart to fill with quiet joy.
 

Monday, December 31, 2012

A New Heart

Resolutions for the New Year are swirling through my head. For me, it is important to make sure that my resolutions count and will be followed. Don't want to hurriedly make ones that will drop by the wayside in a few weeks. My resolutions need to center on improving my heart to see life as it really should be seen, through God's heart.

Lord, please give Me a Heart to See
▸ a light in the darkness
▸ laughter from deep within an anguished cry
▸ a smile upon a face blanketed by a frown
▸ innocence upon the sheets of evil doing
▸ a twinkle in the eyes of blindness
▸ genuine prayer kneeling before an atheistic altar
▸ truth’s cancellation of deceit’s documents
▸ exquisite packages wrapped in newsprint and tied with string
▸ You Lord, even when my faith wavers and the way is rough

Please Lord, in 2013, give Me a HEART that sees the Desires of Your Heart.