Do Our Dreams Visit or Reside?

The old dream gave way to the new dream,
because the new dream grew up and grew out,
and waited at the window black against the sky,
like branches of an oak.
 
The old dream didn’t end or crumble into wrinkles.
It simply slipped into darkness and found another home.

To read the rest of this wonderful poem called “The Visitor
by Tara Mohr about Dreams and what we think we
absolutely have to have
gently click here

It is not necessary to prove yourself…

… it is not necessary to “prove yourself” to anyone.

Do your best. That’s all you can ask of yourself. If you
did your best and things just didn’t work out, you don’t
owe an apology to anyone. And you certainly don’t
need to feel ‘bad’ about it — or, worse yet, guilty.
Stop beating yourself up. What happened is what
happened. You’re not the ‘villain’ here, I promise. It’s
just what happened. And there is a Soul Reason, I
promise you.

Faith does not know

faith quote

quote by Oswald Chambers

Time

time

by Rick Warren

The Road is not Smooth

A great comment on our preoccupation with ease, gently click here to read

I was minding my own business opened my email…

…I did not write this, it came from the company chaplain, but here it is…if it speaks to you then,  Amen…it certainly spoke to me.

In Bible times, apartment-style homes were built atop city walls. Part of the roof extended beyond the walls to protect them from rain and sun. The word for this overhand is translated “forbear” in English. It literally means to “outroof.” This is the way God commands us to love—“forbearing one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2), or to “outroof” one another—to protect those you love with your love, rather than expose them and their faults.

This does not mean we are to be blind to error or to live in a state of denial about wrongs committed around us or to us. It simply means we choose to love so much that our love overshadows the hurt those wrongs may have done. We recognize that we can never know the whole story about another peson or event. We can only surmise about motives and the intent of the heart. However, we can choose not to focus on those things we don’t understand and focus instead on what we can do—love.

“and after you have done everything…stand”  Ephesians 6:13

Having A Meltdown

I marked my last meltdown on my super-efficient Outlook Calendar
And set the “Recurrence” button
For every two weeks
Just to remind me
That it is ok
to break the placid
to shatter the illusion
i have of myself
or maybe it is not mine but
yours that I accepted
to be a china doll
Outlook is a bit like
a digital friend checking-in
asking
Are you rocking in the corner?
curled,
Brighton pumps
and
Vera Bradley satchel
flung to the edge?

Outlook reminds,
“is it time to cry out your bones?”
then
get the pretty, printed tissues! 
and remember
that God is the warm blanket
and
you are loved
and
received with belongingness

 

 

It is a Heart-Shaped World

 View these beautiful pictures of hearts in nature from the Guideposts’ website
Click Here to View

Guideposts website

Psalm 121 | OurPrayer.Org

Psalm 121 | OurPrayer.Org.

Gently click on the link above to see a beautiful video clip

“A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking.
But he became more quiet until in the end he realized
that prayer is listening”

~Soren Kierkegaard

Scared or Scarred

heart with band aid “Scared or Scarred…when you look at each  
   button-
pushing person in your life as one of
  
these, you are able to at them look with the  
   eyes of compassion.”

   shared by my friend Beth

A Word From My Sponsor

The Angel of the Lord camps around those that fear him and he delivers them!
~Psalm 34:7
(exclamation point added)

Please Remember

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…
I’ll always be with you.

~A.A. Milne
Aurora

Just Shine

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does,Winter Lighthouse we won’t need to tell anybody it does.

Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine. ~Dwight L. Moody

Prevail Until You See It!

Connectthedots

   “Maybe it is part of a bigger plan, maybe it is hindsight, but what was once  
   the big mistake we thought we’d regret forever becomes the lesson that  
   taught us compassion, the cherished friendships carefully nurtured over
   the years holds us close when crisis strikes, and the unsuspecting detour
   leads us safely toward home.”

   by Bernadette Ballezza in an original post at Kind Over Matter
   To read the entire post, gently click here

Connect the Dots, originally uploaded by Little Rosy Runabout.

Friendship Meets Love

Cool Mathematics Video

Sent in email by my friend, Joyce.

Hearts in Nature

http://weheartit.com/entry/6921217

Over 40 Posts on Kindness

Click over to the delicately fabulous folks at Kind Over Matter
for over 40 posts from gifted authors on Kindness
Click Here

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Holy Smoly~ I LOVE THIS!

From  Mary Anne Radmacher
While many are inclined to consider kindness something one DOES, I am increasingly convinced that absence of actions and words play into kindness more than I ever used to give them credit. Much of my kindness occurs in the realm of what I choose NOT to say, and actions that I opt to pass on. Even holding back that immediate, “You’ve got to be kidding,” when I stand in disbelief at some shocking action, is an act of kindness.

 Kindness wears many different faces. And not all of them are colored with the first crayons you’d be inclined to pull out of the box. Sometimes kindness says, “No,” more readily than “yes.” Occasionally kindness says, “Enough, now,” instead of “Here, have more.”

The more I invite myself to be kind – as best as I’m able – the more I’m surprised by all the different outfits kindness wears. The great thing is this – all the variety of costumes that kindness dresses in – fit me perfectly. 

 

Read the entire blog post@ Kind Over Matter: http://www.kindovermatter.com/2011/02/be-kind-as-best-you-can-with-mary-anne.html

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