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.