Do I necessarily have a soaring spirit today? Not necessarily.
Some times I write when I'm feeling up and some times I write when I'm feeling down.
You know some times when I'm down - the writing is better - because it makes me more accountable for what I'm sharing with you!
I read lots and lots and lots of blogs last week. And I'm a thief with good intentions - I copy quotes, but I give credit where credit is due. Now I visited Heart of the Homes blog and found this quote I love:
CeCe Winans says: Faith is about how you live your life in the meantime, how you make decisions when you don’t know what’s next. What you do with yourself between the last time you heard from God and the next time you hear from God - that is the ongoing challenge of a life of faith.I have realized for some time now that I can't guide my own life, I can't get my life to where I want it. I don't know how. I'm not in control. I have no choice, but to turn it over to God. That's so incredibly hard for me! Funny how you know things in your head, but it's much harder to live what you know especially when your heart wants to take you somewhere else!
Someone else - Sharon - asked about life - how do we know the course to go? She was talking about ships and how they find out where to go when they don't 'see' where they are going. She said by a compass. Dah - of course - God is our compass she says. Don't you find it hard to let go and give him the reigns of your life? I think - maybe if I explain things to him one more time - He might understand better what I want!
Now another quote I borrowed from Becky P.-
I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes. Vladmir Nabokov
I obviously have been around the world last week - Dublin - Texas - Maryland - California - England - Alaska - everywhere. And so has my mind! Teehee - lots and lots of things going on it.
"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows." ~ St. Francis of Assisi
A good positive thought to end the post.
I've studied St. Francis of Assisi - I've been to Italy and I've seen his church. I've walked the steps he walked. I've seen the things he saw. It was such a beautiful area - kind of on a cliff in a cave I guess you'd say - and you can over look the gorgeous breath taking area below. They have a restaurant there on the cliff as well - when my daughter and I were in Assisi we had lunch - the breeze and the scenery was awesome.
What do you think about beauty? Flowers - birds - things that come in such gorgeous colors - eye candy from God and not any calories! My friend Nikki coined that term and I borrowed/stole it. Susan just wrote about it on her blog yesterday.
Beauty saves me at times - it lifts my spirit like none other. I can look at pictures of flowers, birds, and scenery almost all day long. I love posts with pictures of this kind of thing. And music - helps my soul. It feels me up when I feel down.
Did you know that the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh painted bold and distinctive sunflowers because he felt they symbolized gratitude - to his brother Theo for support, the artist Gauguin for friendship, and the sun for light and warmth. "Yellow," he said, "is capable of charming God."
Today where you feel it or not - let your spectacular heart bloom like a radiant sunflower!