Archive | January 2016

let not your heart be troubled.

Today, I read a story of a baby who died.

The mother wrote beautifully about her very difficult experience. Every word felt like observing a polished pearl.

Then there are the stories of babies…children…who did not die. In just the nick of time, medication was administered, an accident was prevented, a prayer was answered.

In just the nick of time.

Where was the answer for my child, you ask.

Why did God look away when I cried out to Him?

A quiet acceptance will come to those who trust in the Lord with all of their heart.

Do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do.

He will show you which path to take.

In the end, we will all arrive at our destination. It feels so far away, but it isn’t.

Your baby…your child…is with our Heavenly Father.

Keep this in your mind always.

One day you will see your baby again.

Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God.

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friday quote.

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

John C. Maxwell



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bloom again.

Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting
For its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings the song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers
That will bloom again in spring

birds that come in the winter


photo credit: Cornell Lab of Omithology

song lyrics: “Snowbird” by Gene MacLellan

ready, set, go!

The first few days of the New Year are perplexing for me.

The magical month of December is gone and in an instant, January is here – the time we think about resolutions and goals.

One month is a good out-of-the-routine-busyness. We linger longer with another cup of tea, set aside paperwork for another holiday movie, bask in the warmth of the twinkling lights, and enjoy lots of wonderful food.

Then in days, we’re at the starting line again.

I resent it!

Not really. But it does take about a week to re-group.

Fresh starts are good. But there is something to be said about taking it a day at a time, too.

Only you know what you need. Take time to reflect.

If you need some inspiration, here are some great quotes:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” ~ Wayne Gretzky

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ Christopher Columbus

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ~ Stephen Covey

What are those things that should change in your life? Sometimes, we feel trapped and we are doing it to ourselves.

starting line

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