Friday, June 29, 2012

Even When We Are Dancing Solo
We Know We Are

Thursday, June 28, 2012

From my friend, James Stone Goodman

Every Soul A Portion

Every soul has a portion in the Teaching
a dot or a point

At that moment we had become a letter
a dot a vowel a dia-critical point
a mark on the page

we became a letter of the text –
opening onto Everything.

jsg, usa

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I know this is true
I am often found
studying texts
written centuries ago

That continue to offer guidance today
It's as if I have been sent love letters from ancestors
who cared enough to write down
and share
 Truth and power
so we could enjoy a best life


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I was sad not to be able to walk along side my family last Sunday
Especially since i was just about a half block away

BUT, people are beginning to post photos
 At least I get to enjoy the view
 Here's some of my favorite people

making a difference in the world.

Thank You, God
For the Creatures

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lately i continue to think about our teaching standard
You Know
A Standard for the 21st Century

Let us remember
we are here to encourage
we are here to help the flame
 in every lamp

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Throughout life, 
one does not miss any chance 
to hold onto the things that are really precious,
 if one is truly wise.
            -- Ed Greenwood

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Every time we say, "Let there be!" in any form, something happens.
            -- Stella Terrill Mann 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wisdom from "Beaver's Dad"

Ward Cleaver
Ward Cleaver (Photo credit: Wonderlane)

When you make a mistake, admit it. 
If you don't, you only make matters worse.
            -- Ward Cleaver
June and Ward Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley and...
June and Ward Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' 
One brush stroke stands for danger; 
the other for opportunity.
 In a crisis, be aware of the danger -
 but recognize the opportunity.
            -- John F. Kennedy, Speech in Indianapolis, April 12, 1959

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chinese proverb. It says, "Study till old...
Chinese proverb. It says, "Study till old, live till old, and there is still three-tenths studying left to do." Meaning that no matter how old you are, there is still more studying left to do (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you wish your merit to be known, 
acknowledge that of other people.
            -- Oriental Proverb
Peace starts simply and it starts when we decide we want it to.
(Yehuda Berg) 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Israel is the only country in the world 
where the leading writers in the country take buses.

(my friends should be home from Israel -
 perhaps I'll see many of them Today) 


Friday, June 15, 2012

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
            -- Robert Louis Stevenson

I'm learning how to use watercolor pencils
I'll let you know how it goes


Love & Love,
Panajachel - Lago de Atitlán: traditional colo...
Panajachel - Lago de Atitlán: traditional colorful costumes at the market // traditionelle farbenreiche Tracht auf dem Markt (Photo credit: brongaeh)

 Chassidic thought teaches us, 
Tracht gut, vet zein gut,
 “Think good and it will be good.” 
Change your thoughts, change your reality.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

O Lord, help us to be masters of ourselves,
that we may be servants of others.

--Sir Alexander Paterson

took this picture for my Pops -

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

 is our most direct line to God and the angels. 
If we take the time, 
no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, 
we can find something to be thankful for.
            -- Terry Lynn Taylor

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

(Happy Ordination Anniversary Day . . . . 21st Century Maggid - Three years out & still growing)

Don't Plant Anything but Love

When you plant a tree

every leaf that grows will
tell you,
what you sow will bear fruit.

So if you have any sense, my friend

don't plant anything but love,
you show your worth by what you seek.

Water flows to those who want purity

wash you hands of all desires and
come to the table of Love.

~ Rumi

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Service is coordination with the laws of being
It is the law of heaven

Friday, June 08, 2012

“If you want wisdom, be among the wise; if you want truth, be among the truthful; and if you want God, be among the Godly because it is important to put yourself in the environment that harmonizes with the goals of your heart.” 

from the book "Messengers of God,"
--  by Michael Edward Owens

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Image by Visual Legacy via Flickr
Story Time this morning was a surprise.  Every once in a while i think this event will phase out.  The children grow, we don't advertise - so - it seems reasonable to think it will fade along the way.  NOPE - Not yet, anyway.  A new batch of children with guardians have already arrived.  Then , the grandparents who bring along every new grouping of cousins as they are born.  Makes me feel like I'm actually part of a family somehow.  I watch them grow, hear their stories.

I chose this photo because it reminded me that one family explained they are going on a vacation - to Maine - because they want to see the coast line . . . me, i always think of the Fall when i think of Maine . . . so, when i spotted this picture, it reminded me of my families and story time . . . What a Good World this is - hm?

Got a vacation coming up?  So many people do.

Well, enough of me -
I'm looking forward to YOUR STORIES!


Tuesday, June 05, 2012

If you are attracted to a quality in someone else, 
no matter how great, 
it also exists inside of you.

-- thank you, Denise Judd

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.
            -- Langston Coleman

People walk past and Ring These Chimes  - Always makes me Happy

A great way to say it:

"This week, let us remember 
that spirituality is not something that just happens to us—
it’s something we create. 
It is like being in a pool and you push the water away, 
the amount of water you push away is the amount that comes back to you.
 It’s the same in the system of life.
 The effort and energy we expend in our lives 
and extend to the lives of those around us 
is the amount of energy that we will receive back."
--Karen Berg

Thank you, Sandy for this Watermelon Tiger