This weekend~creating enjoyment~June 28

This weekend…make the best enjoy the best of it…even advice to “make the best of it” or “grit your teeth and get through it” focuses on the negative and unpleasant.

Perhaps another way…Choose joy over frustration…it can be done! The Philadelphia Orchestra made the best of things while delayed on the Tarmac in Beijing. What can be more stressful than a cramped airplane cabin? Just watch…


There is an importance of honoring every ordinary moment.

When that anticipated moment arrives, I will be there with it. I will allow myself to feel it fully and move through it as I need to. It’s all part of this experience of being human I suppose. ~Alia Indrawan


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Monday words for the Soul~June 24

A word from The Sponsor~when life is hard to take

“When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions: Wait for hope to appear. Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face. The ‘worst’ is never the worst” ~Lamentations 3:28 msg.


How to do we “enter the silence”? How do we accept His invitation to solitude and silence?

“Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace” ~Matthew 6:6 msg.

Enter the silence and practice waiting in silence. It will take practice and you are worth it.


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This weekend~Enjoy the Longest Day~June 21st

summer solstice


Picture first seen at Positivity Toolbox

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Mid-week question~June 19~Beloved

What if we all believed in our belovedness?

What if we lived from this truth?

The truth is that we are unconditionally loved by a Creator who loves and accepts us completely.
We do not have to win His favor or risked being rejected
We are His beloved

How does knowing this change things for you?



Beloved from becauseofgrace on Vimeo.


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Monday words for the Soul~June 17~Look for ways to laugh

I read some ideas from Ralph Marston over the weekend and it just seemed to fit. Perhaps it is the heat (where we are), or the rain (where most are), or the fires (where, sadly, some are), or the general uncertainty (where we all are) but it just seems like the solution is laughter and a scavenger hunt for joy. And Marston’s words reminded me of my friend Sissy’s granddaughter Bree and, quickly, I had boarded the train to Smileville. The first flight to Giggleville…you get the drift.

Here are Marston’s words:

Instead of looking for reasons to complain, look for ways to laugh.
If you run out of things to do, try smiling.

Have fun, laugh out loud, figure out what you enjoy the most and get yourself involved in doing it.
Challenge yourself to put more fun into whatever you’re doing.

Do you want to be encouraged, motivated, inspired, enthusiastic and full of energy?
Then spend your time doing what you enjoy and enjoying what you do.

It’s not really that difficult to transform a dismal, frustrating, disappointing day into a delightful one.
Just stop focusing so much on the bad stuff and make the choice to make life fun.

No, it’s not irresponsible or disrespectful to have fun.
What’s truly irresponsible is to go through life with your joy buried so deep that nobody ever benefits from it.

So go ahead, let the joy flow out from you as you give your energy and awareness to what really matters.
Make life great by making life fun.

By Ralph Marston – The Daily Motivator

May your Monday be lined with laughter and jolted with joy!


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a word from The Sponsor~for Father’s Day

hands of God
God is a father to the fatherless…Psalm 68:4-6
This is the heart of God’s nature, the gospel, and the mission of His covenant of love.

God’s heart is the heart of a Father and in his mercy he is moved by the pain of the fatherless and plight of the widow. God’s heart is moved by broken relationships. God is not indifferent nor unaware of our condition. He sees and he cares. God is both compassionate and passionate. He won’t allow the weak to be exploited forever. He will fight for them and make things right. ~T. C. Moore, Theological Graffiti

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~Jim Valvano

Garrison Keillor writes that although Mother’s Day is the busiest day for flower delivery, Father’s Day is the busiest day for collect calls.

Our Father in heaven believes in us and will always take our collect calls.


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