Thursday, September 30, 2010

Grrrr!! Splat!!!

People who fly into a rage
always make a bad landing.

- Will Rogers

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Get Up!!

Refuse to fall down. If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled and it will be filled. You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising. But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven - only you. - Clarissa P. Estes

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No One's Perfect

Live life fully. . .Have fun, be crazy, be weird. . .enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause. . .and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human. - Anthony Robbins

Monday, September 27, 2010

All Is Not Lost ! ?

Anything you lose
automatically doubles in value
- Mignon McLaughlin

Sunday, September 26, 2010

See All Things Beautiful

Beauty answers an ache in our soul that was put there by God. We are born with an ache for the realm of beauty. We cannot live healthy without it.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Grow Giggles

Some days, it just pays to grow a pot of GIGGLES
and forget everything else around you.
But Fidgety Phil...He won't sit still;
He wriggles...and GIGGLES, and then, I declare,
Swings backwards and forwards...and tilts up his chair -unknown

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cuddle Time

Today would be a good day to find someone to cuddle with!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn Is Here

Welcome to the 1st Day of Fall
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. - E.W. Teale

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Going Fishing

I will make you fishers of men
fishers of men
fishers of men
I will make you fishers of men
If you follow me

Monday, September 20, 2010



- Robert Merrell

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Come Enter

Come into His presence with
thanksgiving in your heart,
give Him praise,
give Him praise.

Come into His presence with
thanksgiving in your heart,
your voices raised,
your voices raised.

Give Him glory, honor, and power unto Him,
oh, Jesus name above all names

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fly High

The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall. - W.A. Ward

photo: Kite flying, Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Friday, September 17, 2010

Rivers of Mercy

To Him who reigns upon the earth
Who set the mountains in their place
To Him who causes the earth to tremble
Who set the sun ablaze

Be glory forever and ever
You are holy, Creator and King
And though the fire surrounds me
The RIVER flows

To Him who is our refuge and strength
He holds the wounded heart of sorrow
And RIVERS OF MERCY, floods of joy
Overflowing from the fountain of the Lord

Glory to God, Glory to God
Glory to God, forever!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nature's Benefits

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul - John Muir

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Out of Proportion?

When undernourished, INTELLIGENCE becomes like the bloated belly. . .swollen, filled with nothing of use - Unknown

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Action or Else

It's Time to Act!!
To think too long about doing a thing
often becomes its undoing

- Eva Young

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy Day, Barbara

September 12
Happy Birthday, Barbara
May Your Day Be As Special As You Are
Love Ya Dearly, Mom

Friday, September 10, 2010

Miss You, Our Angel

In Memory of Our Granddaughter
Zoe Claire Hopper
September 10, 1995 - February 13, 1996

Today, tomorrow, and forever, I will search for life's beauty,
to behold the rosebud...its petals budding forth with
cherished remembrances of one of the loves of my life.

Loving you always, Nana

Thursday, September 9, 2010

You Rock, Miss Cassidy

Happy Birthday, Cassidy.
You are one beautiful young lady
with talent galore, personality plus,
and a loving/caring spirit.

Love You, Nana

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Stone(ng) Age?

As late, I have read many articles that have really touched me, all being honest and thought-provoking. I would label them cautions - cautions as to the use of words - our words!

In the last few weeks, I have heard horrible things said about people and their situations. So many assumptions made, and with each assumption has come justification. Unfortunately, there's way too much ugliness in our world - way too much - and we, as God's people, must be careful not to add to it. We need to guard our lips from bringing forth hurtful, hateful words. Remember our words set the climate for our self-worth - and we are not worth much if we speak unkindness and falsehoods (i.e., the nice word for lies).

My poem sums up my feelings today, although I wrote it years ago (in 1993) when my family was the target of a verbal attack after our oldest son died. To tell you the truth, the persons might as well lined us up and stoned us to death because the untruths in their words brought great hurt and pain. Sadly, they believed that who they were and the positions they held actually made their words truths - each wearing robes of righteousness, faithfully attending service, giving freely of their first fruits, and being actively involved in the church - but all the time in what they thought wisdom was actually acts of foolishness. Today, I am watching others suffering at the hands of those who are throwing "stones" - and I feel compelled to write this post.

Gather not stones
For stones of hate cannot love

Defeat cannot savor victory
Despair cannot possess joy
Disobedience cannot breed respect
Evil cannot comprehend virtue.

Gather not stones
For your compassion will conquer all

Your accomplishments will reverse failure
Your happiness will heal pain
Your wisdom will subdue folly
Your goodness will merit excellence.

Dear Lord,
May look closely at ourselves, and if we are guilty may we, with Your Help, bridle our tongues so that we wound not another.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Try Chocolate!

All I really need is love,
but a little chocolate now and then
doesn't hurt!

- Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Country Tis of Thee

When I look at the condition of the USA
and the countries around the world,
there is such a thankfulness that

Friday, September 3, 2010


Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves,
and, under a just God, cannot retain it - Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Light Within

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only
if there is light from within.

-Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Be Wise

Patience is the companion of wisdom

-Saint Augustine