Friday, February 3, 2012

Now (while it is still called today)

"Life is only all our moments slipped on in a row, one after the otherand if you turn slow in the light, the moments might shine translucent.
And the surprise of it catches you and releases you and it is what you always hoped and always knew.
There is glory in every now.
Strange —-
how you can turn, turn direction a bit like the wind —
and all this grit becomes such startling grace…"

This is taken from Ann Voscamp:

This made me think of knitting row after row of yarn and ending up with a beautiful tapestry of colors.  Life is to be lived in the "now."  I try every day to be "present" everywhere I am.  It's a work.  Like a work of art.  It's the art of living.  That's what I want to remember and be remembered for.  That I took the time to make those around me feel special.  Everyone wants to be noticed and heard.  Breathe.  That's how we need to live.  Just breathe.  There's glory in every NOW.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Going to Try a Little Something

I'm going to try a little something.  It's time to memorize.  I haven't done that in years.  So to get started I'm going to use the Beatitudes.

Here's the first few weeks worth:

Matthew 5: 1-2
1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Matthew 5: 3-5
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5: 6-8
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

I will admit the last verse (seeing God) is my favorite.  But mercy rates up there highly! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Costa Concordia

Unbelievable.  It goes to show how a little recklessness can shipwreck your
reputation.  It will make you abandon your pride.  To err is human, to forgive
Source: via Terri on Pinterest