FASCINATING PICTORIAL #1

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Imagine my excitement, this is the last week of 2022 – a trying year for me but I overcame all the odds – Yea!  So, I hope you will enjoy a “fascinating pictorial” for each day until I resume blogging in 2023.  Plus, I want to recharge my mind to surprise you!

The image is the China Snow Ice at the Sea in Winter in Huang Stan, China.

Hope you enjoy my silent expressions for this week.

A RICH OPPORTUNITY

“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.”

–William Ralph Inge

What do you first do when you encounter a problem?

My first reaction is to pray ‘Help in Jesus’ mighty name.”  However, if the problem persists, I can easily deflate.  Of course, this is the wrong attitude to follow.  Over time I have learned that a problem can be an opportunity to be taught a valuable lesson.

“Any ongoing problem is like a tutor who is always by your side.  Once you’ve become grateful for a problem, it loses its power to drag you down.  Your thankful attitude will lift you up to Me.  Your difficulty can be seen as a slight temporary distress that is producing for you a transcending Glory never to cease!”

Remember, worrying does not come from the Good Lord.

–Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

 

FILLING LIFE WITH…

What would be your answer?

What would you fill your life with?

For the rest of your life?

That’s sounds tricky, but it’s not.  In a recent post, I spoke about awakening to “holy moments.”  Now I would like address what is a holy moment?

A holy moment is a choice made that makes life easier and more pleasant.  It involves making a change in the way one thinks and live.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

–1 Peter 4:10

By the power of the Holy Spirit, we have the capacity to create holy moments, what I see as moments of goodness towards others.  This is an invitation to cooperate with God, “setting aside personal preference and prayerfully believing what God is calling you to do.  (Matthew Kelly) Wouldn’t it be amazing if this concept of creating holy moments in daily situations make more sense with the people around us? 

I’m beginning to get this practice underway one holy moment at a time like the butterfly effect.  Now is the time to act boldly with goodness.  Come join me in this movement.

“So, decide today, that each day for the rest of your life will have a positive impact.  Decide to light a candle rather than curse the darkness.  Decide with God to create holy moments and do it boldly.” 

–Matthew Kelly

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