LOVE BIG!

“When we are in that place of struggle, how close we are to effecting the real change that the world so desperately needs!”

–Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, EWTN Chaplain

I thank God for my recent struggles – they have transformed me in a new normal way of living holy – my Beloved’s way of saying, “Let’s keep it simple.”

Embracing a hidden life may seem boring to some; for me, it protects and brings me peace as I witness the world unravel.

“Do not be confirmed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  —Romans 12:2

What seems insignificant to the world is doing “little things” for others that bring them joy.  My last significant little thing I was able to give my mother for her last 94th birthday was a crystal vase filled with 94 love notes to honor her life and love for me.

I believe, everyone has the desire to achieve greatness in doing little things for others – that is a good way of holiness that will impact and change the world.  Let us all live, love, work and pray in such little ways to Love Big!

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WITHIN THE CORE

Healing of the world and healing of heart and soul go hand in hand.”

–Joanna Macy

The core within each of us holds a special key towards gaining world peace.  May these simple thoughts encourage happy living.

We are spirit, soul and body.  Guard your soul from the enemy’s attack.

The time is now for us to run to our own destiny.

When you hear God whisper to you, glorify his name by your life.

Live by the Word of God.  Good is the Word of the Lord.

Learn from the prophets who teach the Spirit of God.  When you honor the prophets, you honor God (Matthew 10:41).

God wants us to receive and carry his Glory into each day of our unique surroundings.

Each time we praise God on earth, praise is created in heaven’s ‘gallery of praises.”  (Relevator Kat Keer)

Make Jesus your very best friend, then hope grasps the future to continue to fight evil.

What thoughts can you add to this list to increase love and peace in the world?

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AN ODD MIXTURE

Two Quotes for Today

“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”

Thanks be to God for the New Testament

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”

“Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”

–Joseph Campbell

Happy hump day!

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THE WHOLE WORLD IS A GARDEN

Quotes for Today

“Be honest, be nice, be a flower, not a weed.”

–Aaron Neville

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

–Henri Matisse

“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.”

–Matshona Dhliwayo

“Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.”

–Japanese Proverb

“Flowers don’t tell; they show.”

–Stephanie Skeem

Today seems perfect to bring home a bouquet of flowers; and why not?

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LEARNING FROM THE MASTER

“You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.”

–Matthew 22:29

Today I read this verse for the first time from my Bible app.  The story that follows it is worth repeating here.

“Jesus said it long ago in today’s verse.  I am weak, prone to error, and susceptible to bad decisions if I neglect the Scriptures.  There is power in its pages.”

I concur with Cynthia Ruchti’s statement.  During this first week in Spring Lent, if you may be struggling with prayer, fasting and abstinence, recall and read Scripture for an antidote to any temptations coming your way.

Thanks be to God; Jesus is our problem solver.

BLESSED BURNING ASHES

Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been, for who you can become.”

–Hal Elrod

For all who desire to know and serve God, will see the past and understand; and for all who ask for His gracious pardon, will receive gentle mercy.

This Lent, my spirit leads me to forego any traditional devotions; rather, to focus on how I should better carry my cross in life going forward.

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me,” says the Lord.  Luke 9:23

Believing, taking into account the weight of the Holy Cross that Jesus willingly died for me, for all mankind, should fill these coming 40 days of reflection.

May Springtime Lent nourish and bless your body, mind and soul with abundant revelation and grace.

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