Wednesday, November 30, 2011

GOT TO VENT sometimes!

I got a dental bridge 2 months ago. It is still painful and have had to chew on other side....then this morning during breakfast, a crown on the other side pops off......too much chewing on that side to avoid other.
I AM SO FURIOUS! I have wasted so many hours in that dental chair, it's rediculous!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

it's all about gratitude!





Perfection is a myth.

Hope is a catalyst.

Joy is a choice.

Peace is a gift.

Gratitude is everything!



Monday, November 28, 2011

another chance to choose

Every day is a chance to get it right.

Every day is a chance to choose right.

Every day is a chance to feel right.

Every day is a chance to know right.

Every day is a chance to start over with a right heart, mind and soul.




Saturday, November 26, 2011

life

Life is a mix of

Hopes deferred

Dreams realized

Daily graces.

Life is definitely full of

Good surprises

Daunting tasks

Harassing responsibilities.

Life is a blessing of

Answered prayers

Angels in disguise

Remembered promises.




Friday, November 25, 2011

Contrasts

 <庼̯>If only I could erase events and thoughts.

If only I could ignore problems and issues.

If only I could escape fears and torment.

If only I could release and start over.

If only I could relax and feel content.

If only I could accept what is, what was and what is to be.

If only I could be a stronger believer.

If only I could start all over…..

If only I could just let God take charge once and for all.

Only God can erase the parts of our lives we want gone.

Only God can give us new beginnings.

Only God can give us peaceful contentment.

Only God can take the place of our fears and torment.

Only God can be our strength.

Only God can relieve all our negative and fill us with His positive love and everlasting serenity.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Many Blessings Daily

The path to peace is paved with much strife.

The day of joy is filled with much forgotten sorrow.

The life of faith is spent in much doubt.

The way to wisdom and truth is speckled with repetition and lack of patience.

The eternal is directed by righteousness and hope.

We are all living between the punctuations of fear and faith and we must find a balance that leads to faith to overcome fear . Then we find the eternal rhythm that is every believer’s inheritance.

Happy Thanksgiving!




Friday, November 18, 2011

Quiet Journeys

Silent prayers, heard by God,

are answered quietly.

Visual praises, honored by God,

are appreciated greatly.

Sweet fragrant offerings, received by God,

are wafted throughout the world.

Spoken blessings, given by God,

are many and sure.

Warm hugs, shared by God,

are received by all.




Thursday, November 17, 2011

getting out of the black hole

I could so easily stay in this black hole called life till it sucks me in completely and lose everything.

How do I find strength?

Lean on God.

How do I survive?

With God every step of the way.

How do I know peace again?

Through God’s ever present peace.




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gratitude Exam

Joy returns to a thankful heart.

Faith grows in a thankful spirit.

Hope remains in a thankful soul.

Peace exists in a thankful life.




Tuesday, November 15, 2011

simplify



Pause.

Stop every thought.

Cease every movement.

Breathe.

Rest.

Quiet spirit.

Slow body.

Relax.

Calm.

Steady nerves.

Surrender soul.

Silence.

























Sunday, November 13, 2011

you must stop

When we calm our bodies and spirit we find rejuvenation.

When we intentionally stop in our tracks and examine our responses we find better answers.

Stop and take in nature with a walk, preferably alone so you can truly hear your inner guidance.

Spend quiet time listing your blessings and better know your life.

Silence the world and let God’s message penetrate your heart.

Find a span of time each day for practicing deliberate consciousness of truths in your daily routine.

Observe the positives; eliminate the negatives and deal with what is necessary.

Let go of “stuff” that has no coincidence in living a good life.

Permit only good things to occupy your thoughts and energy.

When you do have gad times and we ALL do, deal efficiently and release them.

By truly focusing on the good you will actually notice less bad and more good.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

endless possibilities

The last blossoms fade with each drop of mercury.

Summer is a distant memory.

Life is still present.

Lost hope is restored.

Forgotten joys pop up in spirit.

Languid faith begins to move and my whole being is alive with new possibilities.

I know that one small back-step will rob my hope.

One missed prayer will kill my faith.

One overlooked blessing and my peaceful, thankful heart will diminish.

With God’s help I will fight to the bitter end.




Friday, November 11, 2011

Believe but don't take everything so seriously!

Believe in strength

Given when needed

Believe in time

Available when needed

Believe in protection

Abundant when needed

Believe in hope

Always needed

Believe in laughter.

Implement often.




Thursday, November 10, 2011

healing through nature

A hurting heart is diseased by fear.

A broken soul is sick with doubt.

A lost spirit is dead to living but

Live today.

Past has passed.

Live today.

It is reality.

Live today.

Tomorrow is unreal.

Live today.





Wednesday, November 09, 2011

a prayer



Lord,

Increase my joy.

Decrease my sadness.

Increase my faith.

Decrease my fears.

Increase my hope.

Decrease my doubt.

Increase my love.

Decrease my hate.

Increase my understanding.

Decrease my anger.

Increase my good.

Decrease my bad.

Amen.


Monday, November 07, 2011

The beauty and blessings of autumn

Nothing satisfies me more than sitting on my deck with my Bible, my devotionals, my journal and a cup of coffee. This is heaven on earth.

Early light glistens on red maples and golden oaks.

Long autumn shadows dissect the green lawn in comforting patterns.

Cool breezes caress my fevered soul.

Grace comes at peaceful interludes like this morning.

Serenity is strong in quiet moments such as this.

Faith revives and hope grows when the body stills and the heart reboots.

Mercy is a gift when the spirit is at rest.




Sunday, November 06, 2011

Inner Being

Lord,

I lay open my soul.

Take it.

I lay open my heart.

Possess it.

I lay open my spirit.

Fill it.

Amen.




Saturday, November 05, 2011

There are solutions form the A R T S!

A single beat does not make a symphony.

A single note does not make a melody.

Rhythm adapts to all the beats and notes.

Cadence is set by all the members of the piece.

Choose to follow that tempo and find a new pleasure in life.

Know than your own pace is part of the bigger movement.

And don’t forget to….hum, sing, or whistle as you work at it.






Friday, November 04, 2011

Today...you must

Realize what today holds.

Accept what today can be.

Share what today is all about.

Know what today gives.

Love what today means.




Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nothing like A beautiful autumn day!

A single gold leaf floats through a North Carolina sky.

Autumn is a bittersweet season.

It marks the death of lush sap green foliage.

It also points to the birth of a new winter.

There’s nothing more lovely and comforting

than bare umber trees against a clear cerulean sky.