Monday, October 31, 2005

A grateful heart a garden is
Where there is always room
For every lovely God-like grace
To come to perfect bloom.
1932-Christian Science Board of Directors.

Friday, October 28, 2005


"Truth is not introduced into the individual from without, but was within him all the time." — Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813-1855).

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

New Home

How did she know? This is exactly how "Harmony Cottage" looks.

I was given a new "happiness in your new home" card with this picture. It makes me happy - so, I'm pretending that's me bringing breakfast home on Saturday Morning.


Sunday, October 23, 2005

Lessons from Noah

One: Don't miss the boat.

Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

Six: Build your future on high ground.

Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.

Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting...

Thursday, October 20, 2005


My favorite day of the week.
It's raining. I enjoy inclement weather.
I got to take the dog to the groomer.
The world is about as perfect as it could get, at least from my perspective.

I've started two new classes.
They are both about effective prayer.
I've taken the Tuesday evening course before.
We could not find a record of the credits.
That's probably a good thing.
It never hurts to review stuff like this.

There is some kind of challenge going on where I study.
I'm looking forward to the resolution - not that I'm any kind of anxious. I am not at all concerned. It's just been offered to me as a challenge, so I watch for the resolve as if it were a story intriguing enough to read to the end.

All in all, things are good.

My teacher told a dramatic story about pistol packing people who believed themselves to be reincarnated dinosaurs.

Some schools are different.


Sunday, October 16, 2005

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Forwarded Autumn Message

My friend Jodi sent this forwarded message. It's a good thought, and I need a good thought so I'm posting it to share with you. Here goes:

Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see. This was passed on to me from another pumpkin. Now, it is your turn to pass it to a pumpkin. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch. Happy Fall!

I could use a good scooping out, that's for sure.


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Better Thinking

Golly, I got frustrated today. I decided I'd better borrow a bit of better thinking from someone else for a bit. I found this:

"Follow the grain in your own wood."

It's by Howard Thurman (1900-1981)

Those words are a perfect find for me at the moment. I am in need of a good dose of just being myself. How about you?


Monday, October 10, 2005

From The Zohar

"Come and see the pure love of the Blessed Holy One for Israel. A parable: There was a king who had a single son who kept misbehaving. One day he offended the king. The king said, 'I have punished you so many times and you have not [changed]. Now look, what should I do with you? If I banish you from the land and expel you from the kingdom, perhaps wild beasts or wolves or robbers will attack you and you will be no more. What can I do? The only solution is that I and you together leave the land.' So . . . the Blessed Holy One said as follows: 'Israel, what should I do with you? I have already punished you and you have not heeded Me. I have brought fearsome warriors and flaming forces to strike at you and you have not obeyed. If I expel you from the land alone, I fear that packs of wolves and bears will attack you and you will be no more. But what can I do with you? The only solution is that I and you together leave the land and both of us go into exile. As it is written, 'I will discipline you,' forcing you into exile; but if you think that I will abandon you, Myself too [shall go] along with you."'


Saturday, October 08, 2005

Rev. Dr. Angelo Pizelo

The month of October is empowering because it reminds, us through nature, that we have the opportunity to let old ideas, old beliefs and concepts that do not serve us well, fall away, and thus, allow the growth of a consciousness of faith, trust and abundance to spring forth in our lives.

His Affirmation for the month:
"I am an offspring of the Divine and accept all the spiritual qualities of harmony, love, wholeness and abundance that are available to me now."

And So It Is.

(From Rev. Dr. Angelo Pizelo's October Newsletter)