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my gratitude – to so many

My thoughts  –  as the Year 2010 comes to an end and we enter 2011 – a Blank Sheet – a New Year – a New Beginning –  I’m thinking of the many blessings in my life.  Most especially I’m thinking of the people I love and who have shown love to me – as I continue on This Journey.

There are countless folks who have influenced my life and have inspired me to want to be a better person: my husband, parents, children, grandparents, neighbors, friends  – and sometimes people I met – perhaps only one time and can’t even name – who gave me inspiration and made a difference in my life.

The marvelous folks in our adult Sunday School Class (the Sharers) immediately come to mind as people who truly Live Life and who enrich mine.

My dear dear friends from childhood and school years and young married life – and now – OLD married life . . .  God has truly blessed me with Good People throughout the years.

I am very grateful for all.

Whoever I am, whatever I have become (and am becoming) – in any good way – is mostly because of the influence of  people who exhibited love and warmth and caring and who live lives of worth.  These folks certainly make me want to be better – in every way.  Thanks – to the human angels who have crossed my path and those who continue to bless my life.

God bless you.

You are ever in my prayers.

Looking forward to a New Beginning!

The Year of our Lord

Two Thousand Eleven


 



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Quote of the Day

“A man can spend his whole existence never learning the simple lesson that he has only one life and that if he fails to do what he wants with it, nobody else really cares.” – Louis Auchincloss

prayer

PRAYER

Lord, I was ever greedy of life, my attention always straining toward the parts of it that had not yet come . . . toward what was about to be, or might be, or hopefully would be, and especially toward those things that, by Your mercy, might turn out not to be after all.

I panted with longing to suck each segment of life dry of its pleasures.  I plotted, with my self but despite myself, about tomorrow . . . about the “later” that was constantly morphing into now.  You know how I worked, Lord, recklessly but prayerfully, to set time’s courses and, in Your name, to sculpt them to my intention to my definition of good.

But I am old now, Lord, and my prayers grown old as well.  So it is that daily I am drawn, as here, to pray, “Deliver me, My Lord, from this my great sin, and take me, free of doubt and other longings, into Your good plan.”

by Phyllis Tickle

a true story

Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story. – Ashley Brilliant

thought for today

Henri Nouwen writes that “I am increasingly convinced that it is possible to live the wounds of the past not as gaping abysses that cannot be fulfilled and therefore keep threatening us but as gateways to new life.”

stumbling along – but hopefully – forward

We will truly miss Edmund

We will truly miss Edmund Kuempel.

He was a man of character who touched the lives of everyone he met.

God bless Birdie and family.