Friday, September 30, 2011

Holy Grail Searches

To be aware of His presence is joy.

To be knowledgeable of His love is privilege.

To be content in His embrace is serenity.

To be hopeful in His arms is grace.

To be faithful to His salvation is life.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I am ready for answers.

I am ready for a path to enlightenment.

I am ready for a journey to wholeness.

I am ready for a quiet calm existence.

I am ready for true peace and contentment.

I am ready to be open to being authentic.

I am ready for the world to know I am authentic.

I am ready to believe I am capable and worthy of being happy.

I am ready to stop beating myself up.

I am ready to be valued for what I am worth.

I am ready to stop feeling entitled.

I am ready to give up worry and fear.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Choose carefully!

Got this into in an email forward, very interesting!

What a Marvelous Idea!

A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, but a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following......

This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value.. " I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price.. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA by a company in Cleveland, Ohio.

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets ... . . Yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it, I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking.
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else -- even their job.

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now.
I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico .... Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything. My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA- the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

(We should have awakened a decade a go.)

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

Let's get with the program .. Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A. ..

Friday, September 23, 2011

nature's answers to all situations

questions arise with every raindrop and strike of thunder
answers come in the clouds of a blue sky and the dust of a butterfly's wings
crises occur with every negative thought and frown
grace appears with each smile and upward glance
despair is waiting at the foot of every mountain
blessings are found on the summit
for every negative view or choice
a positive one is there for the choosing as well

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

i forget....

What a good life I have but I forget.

How blessed I am but I forget.

How much I have and can do but I forget.

How terrific God is to me but I forget.

How much He has forgiven me but I forget.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pray for answers.

Seek hope.

Ask for God’s guidance.

Study scripture for truth.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


On the verge

of a million tears

On the edge

of no longer existing

On the threshold

of being lost forever

On the brink

of nowhere to turn

On the periphery

of discovery

Life always turns

On a dime.

It’s always darkest

before the dawn.

Life can go from good to bad and bad to good in a moment.

Embrace it ALL!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Three Part Harmonies

Clouds obscrue the sun but my heart will remain in God's light. Rain is evident but my soul will not cry in darkness. Weather can't stay perfect but my spirit can seet it. Old folks know the weather is turning foul by thier aches and pains but God will allow my body to find healing and health.
Fall is approaching rapidly and I will miss my beautiful deck of flowers. the chilly air will call for a jacket to warm me on the outside but God will warm my heart. Sipping a warm beverage in cool weather is its own comfort but God comforts my every need. Seasons change. Weather changes. Hearts and minds change but a spirit devoted to God is a soul saved for heaven.

Life brings change. It's a constant. Find solace in it. Fight it and you lose every time. Go with it and you win. Resistance only makes life harder. Trusting God and living in His good and perfect will makes you a winner no matter the changes that come as surely as the weather.

In music, one wrong note can ruin a beautiful sonata. In 3-part harmony, one voice off can throw the whole piece into disharmony. One wrong chord can send a lovely melody down the drain. One lost measure can foul up the whole concerto. Don't allow one lost moment of harmony to send your entired life's symphony into a tail spin. Live life each day with its perfect harmonies and its sour notes. Just LIVE LIFE!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

mute prayer

prayers won't form on my lips
nor in my heart
he already knows my needs
he knows my gratitude
he knows i appreciate the years he's been in my life
i humbly bow and wait....
the dam breaks
my tongue is loosed
all i can mutter is your mercy

Monday, September 12, 2011

always remember

Peace is a choice when life’s a struggle.

Faith is a choice when doubt attacks.

Love is a choice when hatred interrupts.

Joy is a choice when sadness overrides.

Hope is a choice when despair is prevalent.

Beauty is a choice when life turns ugly.

Courage is a choice when the enemy attacks.

Strength is a choice when weakness prevails.

Grace is a choice when nothing else is present.

Mercy is a free choice when you need it.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

in memory.....

When life hurls you into chaos, stop.

Pause everything.

Step back.

Look closely.

Change directions.

Details can overwhelm.

Details can assure.

Distraction is a nuisance.

Distraction is a comfort.

Burdens weigh us down.

Burdens bring us to God.

Questions can plague us.

Questions can settle us.

Time constrain us.

Time assists us.

Anger is consuming.

Anger is a catalyst.

In all things, even the bad, seek the good.

Even as my spirit falters, nature is strong with hope.

When my faith wavers, my prayers increase.

My perseverance may lessen but my beliefs remain steady.

I may consider giving up but God tugs at my soul to persist.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

small reminders

A tiny emerald hummingbird just visited me here on my sundeck.

He fed from a geranium bloom, hovered at my head.

It felt like God’s love reaching out to me.

Sometimes I work so hard to feel it but don’t.

Then it just appears in tiny wings.

I realize it’s always there with be but sometimes when life gets me down and burdens get too heavy I forget.

Friday, September 09, 2011

direction of the light

Turn inward

The spirit dwells within

Pray fervently

Answers are found again

Trust wholly

God is your source

Believe completely

Christ is your force

Know for sure

The spirit’s clout

Give in and surrender

Without any doubt

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Some days YOU FORCE IT!

God is present.

I am present.

Hope is possible.

Faith is workable.

Life is a forward force.

Speak of blessings.

Hear divine guidance.

Feel heavenly truth.

Taste loving grace.

Breathe in precious mercy.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

short and simple message

Peace is available 24/7.
Choose it.
Hope is abundant.
Grab it.
Love is a gift.
Share it.
Grace is yours.
Accept it.
Faith is a present.
Grow it.
Prayer is an ability.
Achieve it.
Joy is a choice.
Be it.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

a prayer

Season my words, Lord that I may not hurt another.

Calm my nerves that I may bring peace to others.

Quiet my mind that I may be alert and clear thinking.

Strengthen my spirit that I may be whole and faithful.

Preserve my soul that I may truly have mercy and grace.

Heal my body that I may have energy to do the tasks at hand.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

another Psalm

Inspired by Psalm 18

God is my strength

I will not fear weakness.

God is my rock

I will not fear trouble.

God is my fortress

I will not fear attacks.

God is my deliverer

I will not fear loss.

God is my refuge

I will not fear vulnerability.

God is my shield

I will not fear battles.

God is my stronghold

I will not fear failure.