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1/25/15 6:00 P

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I am taking a break today by watching a movie I have been meaning to watch. Hopefully I will also get to some cleaning-- put some clothes away, that will help bring peace of mind -- having the clutter picked up.

Flexing my inner butterfly


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1/25/15 10:32 A

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Serenity Sunday...ahhhh!

After a day of being on the go continually yesterday, it's nice to have today to just relax.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

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1/25/15 9:31 A

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January 25, 2015

Today is income tax day for me so am posting early again. :)

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Love yourself. You are the ultimate act of creation, fashioned by the hands of a Divine Artist." -GRACE card, Cheryl Richardson


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1/18/15 10:39 P

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Excellent quotes today, thanks for sharing! Today was definitely a serene day in my house.

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1/18/15 11:58 A

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Mauri...beautifully said. Thinking of you and keeping you in prayer. It's a tough job that you do.

Shirl...thank you for your post also. God is so good to us.

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1/18/15 8:20 A

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Mauri I like that very much, thanks for getting us started this morning.

I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139: 7-16

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1/18/15 3:56 A

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January 18, 2015
Posting early because today is my technology free day once my feet hit the floor. These words spoke to me this morning. My inner peace has wavered this month with losses.
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Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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1/11/15 1:40 P

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So many excellent quotes today, love them! It's been a good day so far, starting with a surprise at church of a visiting priest whose sermons I really enjoy. I came home to discover that my SO, who has been sick for some time, feels much better.
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Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~Walter Elliot

Everyday small choices lead to everyday small victories! emoticon

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1/11/15 9:43 A

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We are moulded, each one of us,
in the image of God,
and within our souls there is a fingerprint
none can erase.
We pray for those who have no regard
for anyone but self,
who put no value on human life.
For nations and individuals who abuse and kill.
We are not called to be judge or jury,
but we are called to be agents of change,
and if the butterfly that flaps its wings
should be our attitude to others
then so be it, Lord,
and may the hurricane this generates
somewhere within the world
reach into the hearts and souls of those
for whom we pray, and reveal to them
how precious are those
for whom they have no love,
and how precious are they
who now bring tears to the eyes of God.

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1/11/15 9:41 A

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Shirl, I love that quote you posted. Here are two from Desmond Tutu that I came across this week:

"We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God."

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

― William W. Purkey

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Good words, thank you for sharing! Shirl, that's one of my favorite poems of all time.

Building onto my New Year blog:
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
~ Lao Tzu

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Wanda & Shirl, those are 2 of my favorites. Thank you for sharing them.

I am going to share the one I posted on my FB page this morning:

"If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins." - Dr. Steve Maraboli

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Wow...2015! It's hard to believe that it is 15 years since the new millennium.


"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
~ Unknown


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1/4/15 9:28 A

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Well we made it to our first serenity Sunday on Jan. 2015. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!


“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”

― Emily Dickinson

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12/21/14 9:20 P

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Very nice, Shirl, thank you for sharing.

I spent the first part of my Serene Sunday with my sweet mama. I went to visit her while my brother and his wife (with whom she lives) were out of town this weekend. I love spending time with her; we have such fun! One of my sisters met me there, so we had a little girls' weekend. Good times.
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12/21/14 10:10 A

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Thank you Shirl for sharing the message.

"Let go and let God"

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The Sunday before Christmas, may you have a blessed and serene Sunday.

A Christmas Story

For a moment or perhaps a long while,
we are dropped into the depths of despair,
a tragedy of intense proportions. In the darkness we struggle with difficult and often confusing feelings.

As Christians we often feel guilty about these feelings. All are true human emotions, and necessary in enabling us to cope.

God understands our pain and our suffering.
He will wrap his loving arms around us,
He will be there when no one else can.

After a time we begin to feel his presence.
You can see a faint light in the distance.

Light of HopeThis is the light of HOPE.

Moving toward the light -The Holy Spirit takes us by the hand and helps us to move even closer to the light. The light of the Lord that shines into each of our lives.

Here in The Lords loving presence our souls and our wounds begin to heal.

God has a plan for us and we can rest assured that we have been called here for a purpose. Our job is not yet finished.

We must continue to move forward.

We might not understand the sequence of events in our lives. We might not understand the meaning of our suffering. But we have not lost everything , we are not alone.

We will always have HOPE.


As the Holiday season approaches, let us remember that Hope was born at Christmas,
His name is Jesus.

And Hope does live on.

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12/15/14 10:04 A

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My Sunday included a longer shower than I usually take, a nice nap and lots of cooking for the week ahead!

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!


“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'...”

― Alfred Tennyson

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12/7/14 11:05 A

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I choose...

I choose to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.

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12/7/14 9:29 A

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Good morning on this first serenity Sunday of December, may you have a blessed and serene Sunday.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

― Bil Keane

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11/30/14 8:49 P

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Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you're in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. ~Romans 12:12

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!

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Thanks Wanda for getting our last serenity Sunday of Nov. going, I ran out of time this morning getting ready for church, today was our pastors last day, he's going to enjoy his retirement, it'll seem funny going next Sunday and not seeing him in the pulpit.

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

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what a great idea Blondegenius...will have to look those up also. Thank you for the suggestion.

Nov 30 Serenity Sunday

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. ~ James 1: 17(NKJV)

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After an inspiring sermon at church last night, closing out the RC Church's liturgical year, I was inspired to find an advent-specific devotional. One of my friends is the go-to devotional & bible study person, but, like me, she had never done a specifically advent devotional. So we got on our smartphones and found several! I ended up downloading Family Rosary's "Advent Christmas," EWTN's "Advent Reflections". I hope one of them gives me what I'm looking for!

Advent begins next Sunday!

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Were are down to one more serenity Sunday left in November, this month has zoomed right by. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

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Thanks for keeping the positive ideas here! emoticon
I need serenity today.

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Love the quote Shirl.


Forgiveness is a choice!

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

― C.S. Lewis

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Well we made it to November, for me the days are just going by to quickly.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

― Bil Keane

Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday!

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It seems like we arrived at our last serenity Sunday in October rather quickly, hope this has been a good month in all ways for you.

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

― William W. Purkey

Have a blessed and serene Sunday1

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One of my favoirite days of the year!!! emoticon

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Sorry, didn't have time to get here this morning. Happy Sweetest Day to all you sweet people.

“A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.”

– Rita Mae Brown

Instead of waiting for life to happen to you and then reacting to it in a hectic manner, take control of it by being proactive.

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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Sorry for getting here so late today on our first serenity Sunday in October.

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.

- Mitch Albom, author

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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Thank you for the quote Shirl...I needed it today.

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Our last serenity Sunday, heading into October. Have a blessed and serene Sunday.

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

- Eckhart Tolle, author




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Where is this month going, one more Sept. serenity Sunday left.

Love...is the song of all the angels of God.

- William Law

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Sept 14 Serenity Sunday

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~Thomas A. Edison


My Mantra....I will keep on trying!

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Well here we are into Sept. and our first serenity Sunday. Please feel free to join us here to just read or to post a favorite verse(s), poem, quote or whatever may be on your heart.

May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!

- Irish blessing

Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

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Wanda thanks for getting serenity Sunday started this morning. I had no connection again, but was lucky enough to see Tony in the hall and asked him to reset the wireless again, but by then I didn't have enough time to post as it was time to leave for church.

Put blinders onto those things that hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.
- Meryl Streep, actress


One detour doesn’t cancel your destination.
- Sarah Jakes, author

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August 31 Serenity Sunday


Those old habits don't have to be erased, they just become replaced by a new habit that is more in vibrational harmony with who you are and what you want.
~ Abraham Hicks



Peace is like silence; it is always there. The lack of harmony in our lives is like noise superimposed on the silence. The issue is not how to create peace, but how to live in a way that eliminates the noise.
~ Gabriel Cousens


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Mauri what lovely quotes, and thank you so much for doing serenity Sunday, our wireless network was down all weekend and I could not get connected, they reset it this morning and am able to get on.

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What a lovely thought-- serenity.
Thanks for the quotes......love them.


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Happy Sunday! Hope your Sunday is serene.


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
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For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
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A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson
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Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
– Sheri Rosenthal
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Give yourself the gift of forgiving others,
not because THEY deserve it,
but because YOU deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger.
Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your own inner peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children." - Nelson Mandela

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August 17 Serenity Sunday

Share your favorite inspirational quote or blessing and enjoy the gift of the today.


"Life is filled with choices, make yours count".

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Thank you Shirl and Mauri...both quotes are wonderful reminders of how blessed we really are.

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"When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." - Helen Keller

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Our last serenity Sunday of July, getting ready to move on in to August.

Ask for what you want, but be willing to take what God gives you. It may be better than what you asked for.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Have a blessed and serene week!

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All my days are filled with serenity and peace.
Today I have choices.

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July 20 Serenity Sunday

Look for all your blessings in the day...you might surprise yourself on just how many you have.

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Enjoy yourself and don't forget to bring loads of picture.

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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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From a beautiful vacation spot on Sanibel Island, I wish everyone a serene Sunday.


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Computer not cooperating the last couple of days, it's a miracle I am on here this morning. Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday.

My want-tos haven’t been much. My get-it-dones have been small. But my been-givens outweigh them all!
- submitted by Geneva Nelson , Cross Plains, Texas

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To all my positive buddies, have a supremely serene Sunday!

I have been spending it so far with DH, listening to him laugh and chuckle through a very silly movie! That's my idea of contentment!
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Life is what you make it. Focus on your positives and rest fades to the background.

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I used to always think that the good times were right around the corner. Now I’m happy with what I have—even if it’s not always
perfect—which is a good place to be.
- Lauren Graham

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And to you in return! How is life with your RV?

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Happy Sunday!

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous



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We were able to spend the morning with my wonderful Father-in-Law at his apartment in Assisted Living. I wish we were not so far away from him as I know his time left with us is precious.

*Love one another as I have loved you".

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A Happy Father's Day to all dad's on this serenity Sunday. Mauri thanks for getting us started this morning.

We may live victoriously, not because we have any power within ourselves, but because when we give ourselves to God, He gives himself to us.

- Norman Vincent Peale, pastor and author


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Wishing you a serene Sunday...

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore



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Think of five things you are grateful for today.... Now how do you feel?
- Tim Sanders, author

I am so very grateful for;
1. My dear Bob
2. Dotty-the-Dog who loves me unconditionally
3. All my family
4. The love of my God
5. The ability to be grateful and thankful and blessed

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Think of five things you are grateful for today.... Now how do you feel?
- Tim Sanders, author

Grateful for all the blessings - known and unknown - that G-d bestows on me.
Grateful to have spent quality time with John today.
Grateful to be able to help so many who come aboard the Hope Bus.
Grateful to be able to live in freedom - all freedoms - religion, education, mobility to name a few.
Grateful for all the support - both from people in my life and my Spark family.

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Love this Shirl...I finally got around to my blog this morning too!


Think of five things you are grateful for today.... Now how do you feel?
- Tim Sanders, author

Grateful for my relationship with the Lord, my guides and my angels. My family and the close bond that we all have including our girls significant others. I'm grateful for living in a country that allows me to express myself in freedom, faith and beliefs. I'm grateful for the ability to grow some of my own food and to have a cold storage room. I'm grateful for the gift of each new day and all the opportunities they hold for growth and learning and blessings.

So blessed.

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It's a rainy serenity Sunday here in MI. Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

Think of five things you are grateful for today.... Now how do you feel?
- Tim Sanders, author

Grateful for
God and my salvation
A loving, faithful husband
My family
Freedom to worship
The gift of this day

I feel truly blessed.

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Happy Sunday to everyone!

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
--Maya Angelou

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When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.

~Bernard Meltzer
Isn't it wonder-full that we have been forgiven?
Happy Sunday,
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Love the quotes both of you shared this morning.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

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Mauri I like that quote, I like the one by her called "I am a Christian" Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday our first one in June.

Humans may be social beings, but solitude has been shown to have great societal value. Jesus was a great healer and teacher, but he took time to rest and pray. Solitude is essential for our spiritual experience–it is where we hear the still, small voice.
- Lucille Zimmerman, author


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Happy June!

Received this in an email and it is not a quote of Maya Angelou that I have ever read.

"My mission is not merely to survive, but to thrive;and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style." – Maya Angelou


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Great quotes this morning.

"having an attitude of gratitude can make your day wonderful"

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Good morning on this last serenity Sunday of May, then comes June and the beginning of summer.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
- Romans 12:12

Mauri I liked both of those quotes and thanks for getting us started this beautiful Sunday morning.

Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday!

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These came in an email this morning. Particularly like Albert Schweitzer's quotation. Wishing you a serene Sunday.


Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer



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5/18/14 10:15 A

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Shirl....I'm just going to say "ditto" today. I love what you wrote and certainly concur.

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Have a happy and blessed Sunday!

God loves me just as I am today. He knows all my junk….and lack of faith, and he loves me anyway. However, he loves me too much to leave me the way I am.
- Michelle Akers

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Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank You for our mothers to whom You have entrusted the care of every precious human life from its very beginning in the womb.

You have given to woman the capacity of participating with You in the creation of new life. Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that blessing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children.

Watch over every mother who is with child, strengthen her faith in Your fatherly care and love for her and for her unborn baby. Give her courage in times of fear or pain, understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt, and hope in times of trouble. Grant her joy in the birth of her child.

To mothers You have given the great privilege and responsibility of being a child's first teacher and spiritual guide. Grant that all mothers may worthily foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, Elizabeth, and other holy women who follow Christ. Help mothers to grow daily in knowledge and understanding of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and grant them the wisdom to impart this knowledge faithfully to their children, and to all who depend upon them.

Assist all "spiritual mothers", those who, though they may have no children of their own, nevertheless selflessly care for the children of others -- of every age and state in life. Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women, whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness.

We beseech You to send Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all mothers who sorrow for children that have died, are ill or estranged from their families, or who are in trouble or danger of any kind. Help grieving mothers to rely on Your tender mercy and fatherly love for all your children.

We ask your blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted motherhood. May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen them. May they ever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord, and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self-giving love. May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come.

We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
AMEN.

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emoticon HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! emoticon

Just a couple of quotes I read this week:

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning

"A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest." — Irish Proverb

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." — William Makepeace Thackeray

"Mother — that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
~T. DeWitt Talmage

"A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go." ~Author Unknown

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Happy Mother's Day to all mom's and a blessed and serene Sunday.

Thank God for our Mothers
If life were without water, where would we be?
If life were without mothers,
There would be no you or me.
We all need to take hold, of how precious life really is,
and not take for granted the gift of love and the ability to give.
Thank you to God for creating us all
For giving us our mothers
So we can stand proud and tall.
Humans are no accident, no mistake or error
We sometimes live our lives in fear of this,
Even to the point of terror.
But when the truth is told, and recognised by all,
God does not create rubbish. He knew what he was doing when he created
me and you, but the best gift of all, is giving us loving, caring
Mothers who love us unconditionally through and through.
None of us are perfect, that includes ourselves and family.
Hold onto how precious we are and thank God for our mothers.
Amen

Julia Hunt

Miss you mom!
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Love this...May put it on my Spark page...

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." ~ George MacDonald

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5/4/14 10:21 A

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday!

Oh, what a cause of thankfulness it is that we have a gracious God to go to on all occasions! Use and enjoy this privilege and you can never be miserable. Oh, what an unspeakable privilege is prayer!

Lady Maxwell

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Have a blessed and serene Sunday.

Prayer requires more of the heart than the tongue. Adam Clarke

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Amen! He is risen indeed!

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He is risen! Happy Easter to all.

Wanda thanks for getting us started here this morning, my computer was and still is giving me fits.


HEALING AT THE CROSS

We know when Jesus was crucified
Upon the wooden cross,
Our every sin was laid upon Him
All for loving the lost

And we know that when He rose again,
He conquered death and hell
Through His resurrection we have
Eternal life as well

For this we praise our gracious Lord
And thank Him for His love,
For we could never have had this hope
If it wasn't for His spilled blood

But we can know His resurrection power,
Right now, while we are here,
For we can come to the cross of Christ
And lay down our burdens there

For everything that may hold us back,
The hurts from yesterday,
At the foot of the cross we lay it down
And then just walk away

For I believe that there is healing
At the cross of Christ
We do not need to carry these loads,
For they've all been crucified

Receive from Jesus the healing you need
For your spirit, body and soul
Then you can arise, freed from your past
To walk completely whole

For what He accomplished on the cross
Goes on into eternity,
Just reach out your hand and He will too
And receive His victory.

© By M.S.Lowndes ~ 2006

Have a blessed and Happy Easter!

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April 20 Serenity Sunday HAPPY EASTER!

Almighty God, who through your only‑begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:

Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life‑giving Spirit;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever.

Amen.




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Psalm Sunday, and the real reason we celebrate Easter. Have a blessed day and if you have a favorite verse(s), poem, quote, saying or whatever may be on your heart please join us here today.

Mauri thanks for getting us going this morning.

More than Easter bunnies
And chocolate eggs galore,
Is the cross of Calvary,
The sacrifice of our Lord —
For Jesus is the reason,
We all can celebrate
And come to Him to freely receive
His love and saving grace.

© By M.S.Lowndes

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This came in an email this morning...and so true in my life...

God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamor.
- Charles Stanley



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