AS THE WORLD TURNS

“The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.  Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.”

–Isaiah 9:2

Thankfully, any darkness around me curiously propels me to seek light.  May any darkness you encounter always direct you into Light, the light of the goodness of Christ.

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ARCH OF PRAYER

Prayer holds life together

“When Love isn’t in our lives, it’s on the way.  If you know that a special guest is coming at 5 o’clock, do you spend the day messing up the house?  Of course not.  You prepare.  And that is what we should do for Love.”

–Marion Williamson

Inspiring arch of prayer, we all learn more and more over time that being is more important than having and that life is a gift to be shared, not possessed.

Thank you for allowing me to share my life with you…

Merry Christmas!

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WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR HEART?

“Rejoice in the Lord Always!

“The Lord is near.  Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude.  Then God’s own peace, which is beyond all understanding, will stand guard over your heart and minds, in Christ Jesus.”

–Philippians 4:4-7

Have you ever asked what language comes from your heart?  With surprise, I was posed this question which inspires this post.  Digesting this question brought this to mind.  God chooses those who have generous hearts.  Most likely why we hear of John the Baptist crying in the desert “repent and prepare for the coming of the Lord.”  Because the Baptist’s heart was filled with God’s Love and he commissioned him to serve love to the people.

I then had to ask my heart how do I speak this love to the world?  I shall put more loving fragrance into my writing here.

Tell me, how does your heart speak love and service?

Lord, give us the gift to repent and prepare, for the Lord is nearby.

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DECEMBER, THE BEST SAVED FOR LAST

Christmas Lore and Traditions

Whatever the weather on Christmas will foretell the weather for the coming new year..

A green Christmas will cover Easter white.

If windy on Christmas, trees will bear much fruit in Spring.

If ice hangs on tree limbs on Christmas day, there will grow clover so tall to cut by Easter.

Just some December lore…what is most important is how you celebrate Winter, the holidays and welcoming a new year with family and friends.

Will you bake cookies, make an evergreen candle centerpiece for your table, visit your local nursing home or buy a secret Santa gift for needy children in the neighborhood? — the possibilities are endless and a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer all around you.

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

–Burton Mills

I’m delighted that this year my husband’s niece wants to host the family for Christmas dinner and I will bring Swedish meatballs that they all like.

Praise God for December and everything that makes it sparkle and precious to everyone. 

REMOVING DEAD ENERGY OUT OF LIFE

Where there is clutter, there is unrest.

The change of seasons helps me to declutter my life starting with all the closets.  Removing everything out prevents me from holding on to all things unnecessary, while perhaps rediscovering a forgotten treasure.  The time taken to declutter my possessions gives away what might become a treasure to a stranger.  A good deed done.

Another way to declutter is in the mind – to make an honest decision – shift a personal and spiritual approach to live a higher level of confidence…way beyond covid.

Echoing the words of Steven Wright:

I intend to live forever; so far so good.”

Whatever decluttering needs to happen, just do it!

You will remove dead energy out of your life and be liberated.

Advent is perfect for decluttering, don’t you think?

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