Have you been trying to outrun loss?

“No one likes loss and grief, but when we are most vulnerable, Jesus pours out comfort. He weeps with us.  He reassures us.  He points us to the Joy to come.” 

–Sharon Hinck

This quote stings me as I recently let go of several dear ones so I can silently stand in the gap for their well-being and salvation.  And whenever I acquiesce, God gently retorts, “I’VE GOT THIS!  let go and stop worrying.”  And my life is lighter, happier.

May this post help anyone experiencing any sort of grief or loss.

A good manner to end February…

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

–Matthew 5:4


We are Ephemeral creatures

“The lifetime of a human being is measured by decades; the lifetime of the Sun is a hundred million times longer.  Compared to a Star, we are like mayflies, fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their lives in the course of a single day.”

–Carl Sagan


Ephemeral star

Contrary to form substance

We are fleeting creatures

See you in March!

Painting by Ephemeral Emerald


Storytelling is so unique.  We tell stories during the normal course of a day, sharing our beliefs, dreams, even our frustrations.  The key to a good storytelling of our life is how well we adapt to daily changes that challenge us.

Here are some special quotes I readily appreciate from William Knowlton Zinsser:

“Writing is an act of ego, and you might as well admit it.”

“Decide what you want to do.  Then decide to do it.  Then do it.”

“If you find that writing is hard, it’s because it is hard.”

“Examine every word you put on paper.  You’ll find a surprising number that don’t serve any purpose.”

The secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components.”

“Less is more.”

I like Zinsser’s assessment of writing.

Go, tell your story today and make someone ponder, laugh or even cry with compassion.  I will continue to do the same.

May this week shower you with much Love!

A RE-BLG POST – Sitting quietly is a gift.

I am so happy to enjoy this lovely reflection dear Friend that it deserves a re-blog here. Thank you, Morag, keep on writing!

Morag Noffke

I acknowledge the long unexplained silence As I sit upon my patio Gazing at my foresty-garden: Autumn rains it's leaves in gusts of winds Pitter-patter to the ground In the lull, like the in-breath, a leaf drifts Down to touch the ground Like a little foraging bird. Leaves leaving the branch akin to letting go. A family of birds, Wax bill finches, twitter and chortle Whilst eating from the bird feeder In the background an Olive thrush whistles with gratitude As it splashes and sips the cool water from my miniature pond. And the dove softly says its peaceful prayers in the warm sunlight. Something drops upon my shoulder As Nature draws my attention yonder. My sacred music is ever with me, In me, around me, before me and behind. I apologize for my silence Even although I know it was necessary. Sitting quietly is a gift For the giver…

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A Life of Celebration Day 21

“Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.  And the best of the three is LOVE.”

–1 Corinthians 13:13

Deeds of Love are greater than flowers, chocolates or fancy words on a card.

I hope you have enjoyed this 21-day challenge to love.

You are worthy of a Life of Celebration!

A RE-BLOG POST – Be That One Noble Person………..

Amazing article to be noble! It must appear as a re-blog here, so thankful to you Kamal.

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

One sparkling smile can bring a friendship to blossom

One helpful hand can lift a soul out of misery

One constructive word can frame the goal of life

One word of cheeriness can bring so much joy

One candle lit with an intent that can wipe out darkness

One uproarious laughter can conquer gloom

One gentle touch can show you care

One look of compassion can relax the weary traveler

One honest deed can dissolve years of mistrust

One life can make a difference to someone

One loving gesture can work wonder

One happy moment can wipe out all your pains

Be that one noble person today who can bring so much pleasure and cheerfulness to a hungry, confused Soul who is in need of loving-kindness, care and compassion.  Let us put Love in everything that we do.  Serve others with a Grateful Heart and always believe that a bit…

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