Friday, August 31, 2012

Lead Me, My Lord God

Looking closely at life and what it has to offer, we need to totally lean on the Lord and follow His direction for our lives. We must trust that after the next valley, there will be a mountain with hope growing at its peak. Today, my prayer is reflected in the prayer of Thomas Berton.

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

- prayer of Thomas Merton

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

When Nature Speaks

The RAINDROPS represent my tears.
The THUNDER represents my anger.
The SUN represents my hope.
And the RAINBOW is my bridge to happiness.

- L.Palenewen

Monday, August 27, 2012

Life Is a Candle

Life is no brief candle...
It is a torch that we get to hold for a moment.
Therefore, may we make ours burn as brightly as possible
before we must hand it onto future generations.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

He Pilots My Ship

A soul of a man
Is like a ship
That sails on the sea of time
Storms may come
And winds may blow
And rock this ship of mine
But the reason my ship
Has never sank
And the day is still a glow
My compass is
God's precious Word
And Jesus pilots my boat.

I won't sail the stormy sea no more
Unless Jesus leads the way
I won't ever drift too far from the shore
I can't hear what He has to say
I belong to a belief that sails the day
On the Glorious one way trip
I'll land safely ashore to sail no more
For Jesus pilots my ship

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Never Discontented

I never saw a discontented tree.  They grip the ground as though
they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
 They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us
around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!

~John Muir

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

No Gas? Then Travel A New Way...

The World is a book,
and those who do not travel read only a page.
- St. Augustine
Traveling is getting more and more expensive,
with gas prices soaring
if you will open God's Word,
you will be privileged to travel
places that many will never know.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Small or Large?

When we get to thinking more highly of ourselves
than we should...just remember that


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fishers of Men, Right?

How many go fishing all their lives,
and never know what they are fishing for?
Therefore isn't it important for us to realize
what type of fishing will satisfy?

Maybe this day we should join in singing:

I will make you fishers of men,
Fishers of men, fishers of men.
I will make you fishers of men,
If you follow Me.

If you follow Me,

If you follow Me,
I will make you fishers of men,
If you follow Me.

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Rose or a Thorn - What Do You See?

But he that dares not grasp the thorn
should never crave the rose.
- A.Bronte

We complain because the rose has thorns. Shouldn't we rejoice that the thorn has roses? Truly, life is complicated and contains much hurt; however, with the pain, beauty can be found. That is, if we are willing to look for it.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What Turns You On?

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”-Eleanora Duse

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hard Headed?

Open your mind!
Being stubborn, hard headed or thinking you know it all
could be most painful in many a circumstance.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Confessions of Pitiful Me!

Ophs! Got caught!
Why, oh why do I feel that I can't live without
sugary or junk food?
Could it be that my tummy rules my mind?

Yes, that's it! That's my excuse. No "will" power!

Well, I best get a little "WILL" before my next doctor's appointment
'cause she just doesn't understand my slides backwards.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Memory Lane

Why do these luscious creatures remind me of drinking an ice cold cherry coke straight from the fountain at our local drive-in? Good old days, good old memories. Think we all could use a lot more good memories nowadays.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Follow Life's Path

There are no wrong turnings,
only Paths we have not known
which we are meant to walk.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Where Beauty Is..There is...

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
- Ivan Panin

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

From the Depths

It's a good idea to begin at the bottom in everything
except in learning to swim.
- Author Unknown

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Perfect Faith

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. - J.M. Barrie

Saturday, August 4, 2012

To Fly, We Must First Walk

You can never soar with the eagles until you first walk with a turkey - for it is our ground experiences that allow us privilege to partake in God's expanses.