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Inspiring Thoughts
Gather wild flowers
  Drink moonlight
  Thank the stars
  Remember to dream
  To laugh to sing
  And most of all
  Pretend to have wings
  And use them 



The Beauty Of Life
 I said, "God, I hurt."
 And God said, "I know."
 I said, "God, I cry a lot."
 And God said,
 "That is why I gave you tears."
 I said, "God, I am so depressed."
 And God said,
     "That is why I gave you Sunshine."
  I said, "God, life is so hard."
 And God said,
 "That is why I gave you loved ones."
 I said, "God, my loved one died."
 And God said,
 " so did mine "
 I said, "God, it is such a loss."
 And God said,
 "I saw mine nailed to a cross."
 I said, "God, but your loved one lives."
 And God said,
    " So does yours."
 I said, "God, where are they now?"
 And God said,
 "Mine is on My right and yours is in the Light."
 I said, "God, it hurts."
 And God said,
     "I know."


Other topics
Promise yourself
To be so strong
that nothing can disturb your peace of  mind,
To talk health, happiness and prosperity
to every person you meet,
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them,
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true,
To think only of the best,
to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best,
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own,
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future,
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile,
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that
you have no time to criticize others,
To be too large for worry,
too noble for anger,
too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
          Good Afternoon!
    How blessed we are to be chosen
    by God, the creator of this whole
    universe! Let us be the example
    that He would have us to be!
   That when others look at us, they
    will see a reflection of Himself and
    will recognize in us........
   God's Work Of Art   
   Lord, you created me in your own image
     to be an example of you;
   To live my life pleasing to thee as you
     would expect me to do!
   Lord I know that you're not through with
    me and the finishing touches have not yet
    been applied;
   There's still some work for you to do, such
     as removing this thing called pride!
    Like silver that has to be tried in the fire
     and melted, molded and poured;
   But one day I shall come forth as gold
     and this likeness of thee shall be restored!
    I pray others will see your reflection in me
      and recognize me as your work of art; 
   Help me to reflect the love you've shown to
      me and let it come from within my heart!
   To be obedient to you O Lord, in all that I
    do and all that my lips should speak;
   To serve you well and walk in your footsteps
    is that which for you, I daily seek!
   To be chosen by you to be a servant for thee
    and to be the best that you'd have me to be;
   To others it's your love that I would impart
    that they'll see in me your work of art!
The path to my home


for you

You are strong... when you take your grief and teach it to smile.

You are brave... when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same.

You are happy... when you see a flower and are thankful for the blessing.

You are loving... when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.

You are wise... when you know the limits of your wisdom.

You are true... when you admit there are times you fool yourself.

You are alive... when tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake.

You are growing... when you know what you are but not what you will become.

You are free... when you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.

You are honorable... when you find your honor is to honor others.

You are generous... when you can take as sweetly as you can give.

You are humble... when you do not know how humble you are.

You are thoughtful... when you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.

You are merciful... when you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.

You are beautiful... when you don't need a mirror to tell you.

You are rich... when you never need more than what you have.

You are you... when you are at peace with who you are not.

- Author Unknown




My birthday is on November 13th.


In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day...like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."

"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life."

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."

"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."

"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

                  When we hold a piece of crystal to the light, it paints rainbows on the wall.
                  When we tap it lightly with a spoon, it sings like a bell.
                  But when we drop it, it shatters in colorless, silent pieces on the floor.
                  Human beings, sometimes to our amazement, can be as fragile as glass.
                  It's especially easy to forget what makes people we live with
                  or have known for a long time shine or sing.
                  We take for granted the very qualities that made us love them in the first place.
                  When we forget how to see and hear the people we love,
                  how to appreciate them, we grow careless.
                  Too often, from sheer neglect, the relationship between     us
                  grows dull and silent, then slips, falls, and shatters.
                  Paying attention to other people's needs and feelings can prevent this


Dear Lord,
Some days are just colder than others. I need to feel the warmth of your face shining upon me, Lord. I want to be covered by your radiance, resting in the palm of your hand. Where I feel secure and saved. Lead me back to this place.
Your promises will unfold as the day progresses. And I will gather these even as I am uncertain about how the day will play out because through your promises come renewal and wholeness.