“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
__Joy J. Golliver
When in doubt, be the light. When saddened by one’s own perceived limitations, be aware every one of us is the light of our own life. We can’t be all things for all people. We can choose to be the best we are, and that is what makes a difference in being at peace with oneself.
The art of cooking together with displays of a collection of antique dolls, and another of Santas while there was a real Irish step dancer, a bandora player, a piano concert with a vocalist, a display of leather and beads handwork, four artists of paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylics, and a table with handcrafted paper mache creations, a colorful and elegant quilter, a seamstress of dresses, a Ukrainian array of decorated eggs surrounded by intricate cultural accent needlepoint, and dearest to my heart the crewel works of a remarkable member. Trust poured in the sharing of interests and talents and the event still shines in my heart.
Simply struck by the chord where the heart is purest, I snapped a photo to capture the awesomeness of hope and love.
Sealed moments of love’s expression are ingrained in our minds. They invite us to want more, for ourselves, our loved ones, and ultimately for the world.
The fairy tale lives in our hearts as it does at the heart of God’s creation, and regardless of the ease with which we enter and stay in a relationship, the dance takes work and practice.
Between Princess Kate and Prince William, I see a heart, and within it, ours.
Love stories never really end as relationships sometimes do. Why?
Once love is felt, love continues to live, not even just as a memory that engraves our hearts, but in the very spirit that embraces its own reality.
The spirit of love lives forever.
The soul encases a beam of God’s Holy Spirit as an ever source of pure love. While a representative of our very own being, the soul carries the legacy we provide back to our Maker. The soul within us is the life and light of God; it’s as if we borrow the possibility to live on earth as it is in heaven, and though all our conditions are unique, our free will is given to us with a purpose to fulfill our best possible gift to the world. In the journey of life, we search to discover our ultimate good. We are then at peace. I believe we are free to choose but the lessons we learn cannot be avoided. We teach what we model.
At the heart of it all, I wish to give you the following for consideration.
I encourage you to exercise true silence. To make time to be focused on the moment silently.
Journal your mind’s observations… Write to preserve whatever surfaces in your mind in silence.
Write your heart’s mirrored emotions in phrases, sentences, or one word at a time.
We know far more than we realize. Our subconscious gathers a fountain of observations. Our subconscious nudges us to recognize the obvious.
If we can practice being alert to our breadth, we can feel relieved, and slowly let go of what keeps us from grasping better, wiser opportunities. Therefore, step into the parlor of your thoughts and see what you know to be true, to be just, and to be honorable.
At the heart of it all, I wish to give you more tips.
Resolving conflicts begins with a splash of silence. Take the moment to write it all down.
Search for observations and call them known facts, write them on paper. Read them. Tuck them as the treasures of your thoughts.
Scoop, and dust all emotions on a page and call them feelings. Call them honestly and embrace the obvious taking deep breadths.
Embrace yourself, close your eyes, and ask for pointers as you breathe in and out.
At the heart of all is a reason.
At the heart of all is an emotion.
At the heart of all, our Holy Spirit never leaves us.
On April 29, 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, at the balcony with onlookers below, glanced heavenward.
I am so happy to have captured the moment as I stayed awake all night to view the ceremony, and embraced a book entitled, DIANA.
I share this with love for all that is good and pure at the heart of all in life.
The photographs were taken during the live broadcast in my home.
Doesn’t awareness have a whisper of divinity? It’s as free as the air we breathe… Life can be a celebration while taking tea.
I chime with Chaim Potok who so tenderly said,”Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things”…
Words in every language are interconnected with spirit. They are after all the means of communication. Like a parcel mailed to be delivered, they must be willingly accepted and open for recognition. Understanding is desired. The connection is to embrace the message and be delightfully moved, deeply comforted, and/or informed. I take them to heart.
In the midst of one of life’s painful nightmares as a parent, I was en route back home from seeing one of my four sons staying at a rehab, and the wait at the airport was prolonged by numerous problematic glitches beyond my control. The irony pulled me and pushed me and I suddenly gave in. I wept. I pulled myself together as the announcement was made to be boarded. I remember the weight of each step in the isle and wished to be seated fast to look out the window. However, soon I was nudged to see a tall, slender, young black man holding a small pizza box. Yes, he sat in the middle seat holding the treasured pepperoni pie drenched in sauce and mozzarella. If it hadn’t been my favorite, the story would not have unfolded.
Consideration of pet ownership is much like the commitment made in a marriage. No kidding. The responsibility of caring for the needs of the animal is after all a lifelong step towards a healthy relationship. The fulfillment of needs is important. Tucked in the hearts of the friendship between the pet owner and the cat or dog, are angelic qualities. Isn’t it love? Isn’t is compassion? Isn’t it kindness? Read on to recognize the star shine owner’s manual.
One’s illustrious daily service is paid back in full by a tender canine or feline soul. Both have demonstrated tremendous deeds beneficiary to humans equally young and old. See star shine to this path? I do.
The price of ownership is in the mix to feed, to water, to train, to vaccinate, to groom, to walk, to keep comfortable, to pamper, and to love as many years ‘till death do they part. The pet most often provides free fur for all. The pet provides an ever-present affection when brushed regularly coupled with licks and/or purrs. The “To Do” list is ironically twofold. Not long ago, a post appeared of cats wearing cone hats made out of their own fur. The creative master mastered making lemonade out of lemons. The chase of fur on every surface has made poodles and other like genetically distinct breeds of dogs, popular and expensive. Cats too must have distinguishing fuzz features to go with varied lengths of tails. Just sayin’.
The Power of Prayer is your connection with God. God can change any situation, in your personal life, your family, or your nation. Ask God in prayer to help you with the situations you face in life. Believe in God.
The Power of Prayer is your connection with God. God can change any situation, in your personal life, your family, or your nation. Ask God in prayer to help you with the situations you face in life. Believe in God. There is a wonderful power of prayer; it has no boundaries. However, many of us aren’t sure how to get started or what to say. Prayer is simply having a conversation with God. This may sound scary; after all, who are we to talk to the God of the universe? But God wants us to talk to him often, and if we make it a habit, it won’t seem as scary. Having the right foundation in prayer is much more important than whether you sound ‘fancy’ or not. Actually, you can talk to God just like you would talk to a friend. So instead of worrying about how you will pray, focus on what you need to say. The power of prayer clears your mind and heart of fear and expands your trust in God for the right outcomes.
The Bible talks about “petitioning” God in prayer – this means to plead or sincerely ask Him for something. To “present your requests” to God is simply to tell Him what you need. Praying about each worry or need in your life will make you feel less burdened because it invites God to be involved in every area of your life. When He is in charge of each aspect of your life, there is nothing to fear.
Here are seven steps that can help you pray more effectively and strengthen your relationship with the Lord:
1. Acknowledge your personal relationship with God as His child. Recognize that God is holy and powerful, and give Him the reverence that He deserves. Don’t ever think that He is too reverent to know personally. He cares deeply for each of us, and having a loving relationship with Him is like that between a parent and child.