Our spiritual power is enhanced with each blessing we give. And as our spiritual power is enhanced, life’s trials are fewer. Our struggle to accept situations, conditions, and other people, or our struggle to control them, lessens every day that we recognize and revere one another’s individualistic existence.
“It only takes one person to change your life—YOU” – – Ruth Casey
God loves his children regardless of their sin, their past, and their failings. We aren’t dealt with as we deserve; rather, according to his great love for us. Can we say the same about how we treat those around us? Are we compassionate, slow to anger, and fill off love? Or are we offended, impatient,Continue reading “Choosing Compassion”
“Miracles are instantaneous, they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments and to those who least expect them.” –Katherine Anne Porter
We think we know what will make us happy. It is seldom that we know because we look for happiness out there and expect it to be”gift-wrapped”. We can find happiness in moments when we can get outside ourselves to be fully attentive to the people God puts in OUR LIVES. HAPPINESS FLOWS between usContinue reading “True Happiness”
The Lord has given them special skills as engravers, embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet thread on fine linen cloth, and weavers. They excel as craftsmen and as designers (Exodus 35:35).
“The battle to keep up appearances unnecessarily, the mask–whatever name you give creeping perfectionism–robs us of our energies.”–Robin Worthington
Success is taking positive action, nothing more. My attitude can help someone else succeed too.
If I am faced with a change of any kind today, I will know I am not alone. Whatever I am facing is right for Me and necessary to my well-being. Life is growth and the next stage awaits…. so if the door closes, don’t keep pulling on it and allow the window to open!
Barriers, distractions, and obstacles appear to stand in OUR way and frustrate and depress US. The knowledge that we seldom know (You don’t know until you know) and understand what is best for US. We may wonder why a door suddenly closes. Our paths are questioned only when our steps have started off OUR path.Continue reading “Windows and Doors”
“In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.” — Simone de Beauvoir
Gratitude for what IS prepares us for the blessings meant for us around the corner. If we are still and close our eyes we can experience the present moment. When we separate from today and wait for tomorrow or next week, or next year, we are stunting our SPIRITUAL GROWTH. Life can only bless usContinue reading “Be PRESENT”
Our experiences today won’t come around again–in just the same way. The people in our lives won’t say again just what they’ll say today. We shouldn’t miss out on what life offers. We can risk feeling it all, hearing it all, seeing it all.