Painting by Leroy Neiman
“Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
On this Memorial Day I can envision all who have bravely served in the Armed Forces. I must thank my family cheering in heaven for me to finish my race. Their support is immeasurable.
Who is your great cloud of witnesses to cheer you on in life?
I salute to the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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Have you noticed that poetry and prayer share a common purpose? They each issue forth from the heart where God connects the dots to everything we experience in life.
For instance, I placed a white rose, given to me at my mother’s funeral, inside a picture frame reminding me of her ascent to eternity. That rose is still fresh, giving me hope and peace.
The White Rose by John Boyle O’Reilly
The red rose whispers passion
And the white rose breathes of Love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips’
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
True to her good nature, my mother is now more beautiful than the white rose in the picture frame.
“A life filled with love must have some thorns, but a life empty of love will have no roses.” –Anonymous
Painting by Scott Naismith
Life is remarkable! Like a rose garden, one reaps whatever is sown.
“A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn.”
“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.”
–Janet Kilburn Phillips
Best be the greatest gardener of your Life!
A Bing Image
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
May rain has moved on
Everything is set on fire