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Not Loneliness, But Aloneness, by Craig Childs

FaceBook  On Jul 11, 2019 enjoyed wrote:
Amen!
 

Remember, by Joy Harjo

FaceBook  On Jun 28, 2019 me too wrote:
Last evening, I cared for my mother in law (90 years old) ... my parents (83 and 81 years old). I did a lot of remembering! Interesting ... how, out of all the good and bad over the years, my “remembering” centers around the wisdom I’vegainedfrom each. These past few weeks have been weepy ones for me. With so many changes ... so many special moments ... so much fragility ... I have to “remember” that I am God’s girl! It’s OK for my loved ones to decline in mind and body. It’s OK to die. it’s OK to move to another “place”. He remains The Same ... always and forever. On Him, I must stand. amen
 

Remember, by Joy Harjo

FaceBook  On Jun 28, 2019 me wrote:
Amen.
 

Unconditioned Stillness, by Rick Hanson

FaceBook  On Jun 7, 2019 Thank you! wrote:
I am with you, Sheila! Amen, I am with you on this one!🌱
 

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On May 31, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen! I hope you are still playing your guitar! God is good!
 

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On May 28, 2019 aj wrote:
This truth is gold! Thank you!
 

Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You?, by Yogi Bhajan

FaceBook  On May 17, 2019 aj wrote:
Amen!!!
 

Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You?, by Yogi Bhajan

FaceBook  On May 17, 2019 Amy wrote:
❤️
 

Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You?, by Yogi Bhajan

FaceBook  On May 17, 2019 Amy wrote:
Thank you for this trip into your mind! Fly friend ... !🦋
 

Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You?, by Yogi Bhajan

FaceBook  On May 9, 2019 Amy wrote:
The Holy Spirit helps me to control my mind ... without doubt!
 

Everything Human Is Natural, by Alan Watts

FaceBook  On May 9, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen.
 

The Poisoned Tree, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On May 5, 2019 Amy wrote:
So much wisdom here! United, standing possible! You are not alone!🕊
 

Feel Free To Set A Better Example, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Apr 24, 2019 Amy wrote:
I am proud of you Carol! You sound like a very strong person! Keep sharing. It is good for you to know you are being “heard”. Yay you:)
 

What Is Holding It Together?, by Nora Bateson

FaceBook  On Mar 25, 2019 Amen wrote:
So beautifully written! Thank you for blessing my silence! A
 

What Is Holding It Together?, by Nora Bateson

FaceBook  On Mar 25, 2019 Amen wrote:
In Love’s realm there are no words ... just understanding! Keep placing your comforting hands on people’s shoulders. (I find comfort in reading your words)!
 

What Is Holding It Together?, by Nora Bateson

FaceBook  On Mar 23, 2019 aJ wrote:
Love, (not “the feeling” but “the decision” ... The God, Who ISLove), holds everything together. Hate, the exact opposite of Love, tears apart ... destroys ... seeks to intimidate and control. My faith in Truth helps me to see the delicate nature of life without needing to lock it in explanation. God can explain ... I cannot ... but, perhaps, one day It will become clear.
 

Why Busyness Is Actually Modern Laziness, by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter

FaceBook  On Mar 21, 2019 AJ wrote:
I hear you!
1 Peter 5:3
Simply, do right by TRUTH ... not caring about outcome ...allow your True Boss be your True Boss. He made you to be YOU! BLOOM where you are planted, He will empower you to BE BOLD for HIM (Who IS Truth!) The ONLY thing that REALLY matters in life is that people should KNOW HIM. Amen.
I hear you! my story is much the same!
Thank you “others” for your reflections! I read and appreciate you!
Amen,
 

Three Qualities Of Holiness, by Anthony De Mello

FaceBook  On Mar 15, 2019 Jo wrote:
Everyday, I have responsibilities. They are “jobs” I have as a faithful daughter, daughter in law, nana, wife ... etc.. In these roles, I have to serve (selfishly, sometimes, more because I have to and less because I want to)! Over time, I have found that inliving by “a pattern” Someone (God) else has planned for me ... though restricting ... is what I absolutely need!
If Jesus wasn’t given the freedomto create His own pattern (apart from His Father’s plan), why would I be given it!?!
What helps me to live truth, is to know The Truth ...
 

Clues On Higher Ground, by UB40

FaceBook  On Mar 13, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!
 

Kazoo Player And The Symphony, by Daniel Ingram

FaceBook  On Mar 2, 2019 Amy wrote:
The kazoo player could also be not so poor at all. He could be God. So much of "our personal symphony's are plain and simply off! God, getting our attention to, here and there, affirm our notes/our music ... But challenging us in other areas of a piece. We are not to just "go with the flow" if the flow (of the majority) is contrary to His score.
 

Kazoo Player And The Symphony, by Daniel Ingram

FaceBook  On Mar 2, 2019 me wrote:
I am reading you! I am with you!
 

What I Learned From Trees, by Herman Hesse

FaceBook  On Feb 22, 2019 Amy wrote:
;)
 

It Doesn't Matter If You Believe In It, by Kazu Haga

FaceBook  On Feb 22, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!
 

What I Learned From Trees, by Herman Hesse

FaceBook  On Feb 13, 2019 Trees, I love wrote:
Very simply, what I learned from trees is that I am planted in the goodness of His soil. Rooted in everything about Him. I am drawn to the sun/Son. I produce fruit, He designed me to produce. I am dependent on Him, totally, for my growth and existence. When He ordains, I will fall back to the earth I came from. One with it and the One Who created it.
 

My Word Of The Year, by Nancy Gibbs

FaceBook  On Jan 1, 2019 jo wrote:

Love! 

 

Who Is My Neighbor?, by Ivan Illich

FaceBook  On Dec 21, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Love!

 

How Observation Changes Relationships, by Vimala Thakar

FaceBook  On Dec 16, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

Three Stages Of Perceiving Impermanence, by Shinzen Young

FaceBook  On Dec 13, 2018 Amy wrote:

 People "close to you" never pass away!  They are closer than you think!  Always hope ...

 

The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing, by Charles Eisenstein

FaceBook  On Dec 7, 2018 Amy wrote:

Beautiful!  â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ 

 

Preparing For The Extraordinary: An Essential Practice, by Alan Briskin

FaceBook  On Dec 7, 2018 me wrote:

 Truth spoken here!

 

Uniform Corn-Rows In High-Tech Isolation, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

FaceBook  On Nov 18, 2018 me too wrote:

Thank you for providing this service!  What a ministry!  I have special learning needs!  When I was young, we did not have support offered, as you speak of!  I felt lost and alone!  Not OK for a young person to feel "what is the matter with me!"!  Why can't I learn like the others???  Amen to your team!!!  Amen.

 

Uniform Corn-Rows In High-Tech Isolation, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

FaceBook  On Nov 18, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen!  I, like you, old fashioned!  

 

You Must Shout From The Heart, by Ken Wilber

FaceBook  On Oct 11, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

You Must Shout From The Heart, by Ken Wilber

FaceBook  On Oct 11, 2018 Amy wrote:

 My amen follows ... "With you, with me and our commitment to breathe ..."!  To words that preceed this, I say "amen".  Beyond this, the writer blurs the line seperating The Creator with the created!  Not pleasing to this believer's ears.   

 

The Work Of Love Is To Love, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Sep 20, 2018 Namaste wrote:

 We do!

 

The Work Of Love Is To Love, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Sep 20, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Amen!

 

The Work Of Love Is To Love, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Sep 14, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Promises!  I will love you and honor you ... In good times and in bad, all the days of my life. My husband has had seven concussions in his medical history (that are recorded).  Little by little throughout my 40 years with him, I am noting changes that directly relate to his past trauma.  The work of love most certainly is to love ... Cuz love is all I have!  (When I speak Love, I speak God ... because He has everything to do with it!).  I am, thru the holding and listening  relationship I have with my Father, able to love my husband in the way I promised ... and in the way God makes me aware that he needs. (irregardless, of reciprocation). That's what God's love for me is for!  Amen.

 

Fueled By Love, by Timber Hawkeye

FaceBook  On Aug 26, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Amen!

 

Fueled By Love, by Timber Hawkeye

FaceBook  On Aug 21, 2018 Amy wrote:

Spot on!

 

Live Like The Roar In A Lion's Throat, by Pavithra Mehta

FaceBook  On Aug 6, 2018 me wrote:

 Don't stop trying!  No one can roar for you.  It has to come from you.  Do not fear 🦁... you were created with a strong voice and brilliant thoughts to support it!

 

Live Like The Roar In A Lion's Throat, by Pavithra Mehta

FaceBook  On Aug 6, 2018 aj wrote:

Beautiful friend!  Amen.🌺 

 

Communication As Mutual Entrainment, by Ursula LeGuin

FaceBook  On Jul 24, 2018 me wrote:

Amen. 

 

Communication As Mutual Entrainment, by Ursula LeGuin

FaceBook  On Jul 24, 2018 AJ wrote:

 Twenty years ago, my younger son was born.  Our vibes have been in synch from the start.  He hears me and I hear him ... With or without words.  I enjoy his presence and he enjoys mine ... With or without words.  I do not need him beside me to feel his spirit near.  There are rhythms in nature much like his ... 

 

We Want Relief. Cure Is Painful, by Anthony de Mello

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Namaste!

 

We Want Relief. Cure Is Painful, by Anthony de Mello

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2018 Amy wrote:

 I agree!  

 

Where's Your Umbrella?, by Nazeer Ahmed

FaceBook  On Jul 7, 2018 Amy wrote:

 True!🌷

 

Don't Side With Yourself , by Joseph Goldstein

FaceBook  On Jun 22, 2018 Jo wrote:

 I stay away from people who tend  to routinely side with themselves!  Why?  Their arguments for thinking in a certain way are set in stone and are non negotiable ... so there is no point in entering into a conversation with them because they are always right and usually not interested in listening to my lowly and incorrect "side" anyhow!  (For this reason I am best friends with God my Father!  He listens to me everyday!  In Him, I am heard!  Even not taking my side, He remains fathfully, at my side.  Taking care of me!  

 

Don't Side With Yourself , by Joseph Goldstein

FaceBook  On Jun 22, 2018 Never Doubt wrote:

You ARE worthy!  Why ... because Jesus, God and Holy Spirit said so!  Amen!!! 

 

Don't Side With Yourself , by Joseph Goldstein

FaceBook  On Jun 20, 2018 ❤️ wrote:

 Yes!

 

Somehow I'm Always Held, by Jeff Foster

FaceBook  On Jun 8, 2018 Amen wrote:

      The point in my youth where I learned of and experienced God's promise to never leave me or forsake me

     was life changing!  From feelings of fear, isolation and inferiority, came the REAL presence of God ... And the truth, He had my back.  His presence blanketed me in His love.  Like a weighted lap wrap, He secured me.  Answered prayer confirms His promise to faithfully be my Heavenly Aide.  At 57 years old, I can reflect back on just about every aspect of life where I see His physical hand at work ... Holding me ... Giving me people and love to fill in every void of my earthly journey.  Thank You Father!
     
 

 

Three Types Of Leadership, by Marty Krasney

FaceBook  On Jun 3, 2018 amy wrote:
Amen!  (However, if the teacher/leader uses his/her position in a way outside of Love ... students/subordinates beware.  What is motive?  It's all about doing what is right and good!) 
 

Three Types Of Leadership, by Marty Krasney

FaceBook  On Jun 2, 2018 amy wrote:

 Love trumps "force and trade types" every time!  Love (God) is fair and balanced.  Love (God) is pure (with no strings attached/evil forces motivated by sin/imbalances).  Love (God) doesn't play "trade games" and does not require force ... because people (me) are drawn to it (Him) out of  pure need and attraction.   Who helps me elevate my leadership to Love (God)?  Jesus!

 

Keeping Quiet, by Pablo Neruda

FaceBook  On May 26, 2018 🌷 wrote:

 Thank you for allowing us into your story Kristin!  You are blessed!

 

Exhausting Quest For Perfection, by Brene Brown

FaceBook  On May 26, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen.  You are KNOWN here!  You MATTER!  

 

Exhausting Quest For Perfection, by Brene Brown

FaceBook  On May 26, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Amen to your "authenticity and honesty"!  Now that is perfection:)

 

Exhausting Quest For Perfection, by Brene Brown

FaceBook  On May 22, 2018 Amy wrote:

 My tears stemmed from a "Faith and Works" conversation with my son and his girlfriend.  "There is soooo much more work to do!" ... left me feeling depleted!  At this time in my life, I cannot do more than I am already doing!  Thank you Dianne!  So kind of you🌷!

 

Exhausting Quest For Perfection, by Brene Brown

FaceBook  On May 21, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Yesterday evening, I broke down in tears of fatigue ... "I am tired" I cried to my husband!  TRYING to be the best wife ... Best mom ... Best grand mom... Best dog owner ... Best daughter ... Best daughter in law ... Best niece ... Best neighbor ... Best friend leads one down the road of unrealistic expectations and ultimately loss of self.  Trying to be everything for everyone is NOT healthy!  
The Holy Spirit comes to my aid again and again, faithfully, helping me to true to myself in Him (trumping other's opinions of me).  Amen

 

Death Connects Us To Life, by Somik Raha

FaceBook  On May 15, 2018 AJ wrote:

 BEAUTIFUL!  Amen and Amen!

 

Death Connects Us To Life, by Somik Raha

FaceBook  On May 15, 2018 Always wrote:

 In response to the last "seed question" given:  What helps me not to be wrecked by grief stems from God  ... As in scripture.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 68:10-11, 20-21

 
R. (33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
A bountiful rain you showered down, O God, upon your inheritance;
you restored the land when it languished;
Your flock settled in it;
in your goodness, O God, you provided it for the needy.
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
Blessed day by day be the Lord,
who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
God is a saving God for us;
the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death. 
R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

Everyday I grieve.  This world IS NOT my Home.  I have NO control over my next moment ... And so I have to fill my void with the One Who does!  
Faith, Hope and Love in/of God satisfies like no one/thing else.  Life to Death and back again ... Jesus keeps us connected.  
 
 
 

Who Do We Choose To Be?, by Margaret Wheatley

FaceBook  On May 10, 2018 me too! wrote:

 YES!

 

Who Do We Choose To Be?, by Margaret Wheatley

FaceBook  On May 6, 2018 me wrote:

 So true!  (When I stand before God one day, it will be just me and He. I choose to be in Him ... The One of Eternal Power.)  
Be true to yourself!





 

Dropping Out, Like The Buddha, by Jane Brunette

FaceBook  On May 2, 2018 aj wrote:

 LOVE!  Amen and THANK YOU!  

 

Dropping Out, Like The Buddha, by Jane Brunette

FaceBook  On May 1, 2018 Amy wrote:

 I doubt myself everyday.  I DO NOT, however, doubt God.  In and of myself, I would drop out every chance I got.  Standing on the promises of God, I am able to function/stay the course.  Note ...  we are ALL sinners! (I believe that in God's  eyes, no one of us is less or more in the department of sin.) We ALL are in need of  a Savior.  We need Him   .  and each other for the journey

 

Dropping Out, Like The Buddha, by Jane Brunette

FaceBook  On May 1, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Spot on!

 

Dropping Out, Like The Buddha, by Jane Brunette

FaceBook  On Apr 30, 2018 Jo wrote:

 You are so right on!  amen!

 

Dropping Out, Like The Buddha, by Jane Brunette

FaceBook  On Apr 30, 2018 Jo wrote:

Matthew 6:24 tells me that I cannot serve two Masters.  From this, Isaiah hits the homerun for peace and balance.  (Isaiah 40 says it all!)  To make straight my personal highway to God (Who is Peace) I try to keep Him the center of my attention.  Going from extremely Catholic to extremely Christian ... cultivated the peace I have in the balance of the two.
When my husband and I were were in the dating phase of our relationship. My focus was on him.  When my husband and I married 34 years ago, my focus was on him.  As a lover of God, my focus is on Him.  Any distractions are meant to be cut away.  In God, the pressure is taken off of me "to perform", In Him I can go anywhere and do anything as HE leads me.  I have GREAT balance when I keep my focus on HIM.     

 

Recycling Karmic Trash, by Shinzen Young

FaceBook  On Apr 24, 2018 Me wrote:

 Love!

 

Seven Stages Of The Ego, by Rumi, as told by Elif Shafak

FaceBook  On Apr 18, 2018 Amy wrote:

 There are no perfect human beings.  Perfection is God, Jesus , Holy Spirit ... Alone.  There are times, however, when the Holy Spirit in dwells an imperfect human being to Have His (perfect) will done thru that person...but stage seven is not a level any human can reach alone.  This is why I believe!  God's got what I need and cannot achive separate from Him.

 

Everything Is Waiting For You, by David Whyte

FaceBook  On Apr 15, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Thank you Oliver!  This .... Is wisdom!  
Reading ... Like diving in the deep!


 

Everything Is Waiting For You, by David Whyte

FaceBook  On Apr 12, 2018 Jo wrote:

So beautifully, artfully written ... I second your thoughts ... Amen! 

 

Everything Is Waiting For You, by David Whyte

FaceBook  On Apr 7, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Just today, stopped by a neighbor (flagged me down) that needed an ear, to not be alone and to shed a few tears.
Isolating ourselves is NEVER a good idea!  I felt very connected to Katie ... presence key!  

 

Listening As An Act Of Transformation, by Doug Lipman

FaceBook  On Apr 6, 2018 Beautiful! wrote:

 :)

 

Listening As An Act Of Transformation, by Doug Lipman

FaceBook  On Apr 6, 2018 Watching and waiting wrote:

 I hear you.  Others who have ears that hear will listen too.  Keep speaking.  

 

Listening As An Act Of Transformation, by Doug Lipman

FaceBook  On Apr 6, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Amen!  Spent the day listening (in my serving) in hope to do just this! 

 

What You Do Afterwards, by Keith Sawyer

FaceBook  On Mar 13, 2018 jo wrote:

 Most of life is spent in improv!  We have little control over most things in life (unless we live in a bubble!). My thoughts , ideas, experience, world view, words, prayers, actions, music, silence ... bounce off of others thoughts, ideas, experience, world view, ect ... everyday!  Where two or three are gathered, there is improv.  Like with cooking,  mixing different ingredients together in variety of different of ways, a unique outcome is created every time!  Thanks be to God!

 

What You Do Afterwards, by Keith Sawyer

FaceBook  On Mar 11, 2018 a wrote:
amen. 
 

Do A Nice Thing For Your Future Self, by Elizabeth Gilbert

FaceBook  On Mar 6, 2018 me too wrote:

 Amen!

 

Do A Nice Thing For Your Future Self, by Elizabeth Gilbert

FaceBook  On Mar 6, 2018 me wrote:

Every night, my body says "It's time to sleep"!  
As a child, I heard often, (from my dad), "you sleep in the the bed you make (or don't make).  If you make a mess any where in life, you'll eventually have to face it (future self).  The rules created in my father's house where all geared to that.  (We were NOT served breakfast until our bed was made (or linen stripped for mom to wash)!  Very simply, the rules where set and we had to abide by them.  The consequence of not following the plan set before us was ... to find another house in which to live!  I can't say that I enjoyed my upbringing while in the midst of it, but as an adult I SURE am thankful for it!  (GOOD comes from lessons learned.)  
Deserving or not, every night I receive a gift from myself ... a freshly made bed!  My body, sleeps better "in order"!  Thank you mom and dad!  

God does NOT create "Lousy pieces of human garbage".  Your Father lives in Heaven! 

 

Living In The Freshest Chamber Of The Heart, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Feb 23, 2018 Amy wrote:

 AMEN!  Very much appreciate this thought!  Amen!

 

Living In The Freshest Chamber Of The Heart, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Feb 21, 2018 Amy wrote:

 "Thank you for coming up this way for my procedure.  My heart is feeling really groovy.  I feel like I have 100,000 more miles in me. Regards,  Steve "
This week's reading  made me immediately think of my little brother Steve!  Earlier this month my sister Vicki and I picked up my brother at his home in Escanaba, MI and took him to Marquette for a cardiac procedure to correct his Supravantricular Tachycardia.  Having had this from birth, he was always mindful of his heart intermittently and randomly beating out of his chest.  For a life time, he he did nothing about it.  Fear of doctors, hospitals, needles, medication (in addition to a multitude of other irrational fears) kept my brother from any form of preventative health care.  Well, to make a long story short, my dad almost died this past summer.  (I, too, had to get him to the hospital to correct his "electrical" cardiac problem).  Dad, today, (at 83) is brand new!  Steve, upon seeing Dad go from "death to life" with one (God monitored) procedure, mustered up courage and hope enough to seek help!  Steve is FINALLY living in the freshest chamber of his heart !  
PS.  Mom and Dad just stopped by to visit a bit.  Among things shared, they had to tell me that for the past two Sundays (since the "miracle") Steve went to church!  He is running again (even in the cold and icy pavement!).  Thanks be to God!  Amen

 

Deep Ecological Awareness Is Spiritual Awareness, by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi

FaceBook  On Feb 16, 2018 me wrote:

 Love!

 

Deep Ecological Awareness Is Spiritual Awareness, by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi

FaceBook  On Feb 11, 2018 Amy wrote:

 For me, it was taught.  When I was a kid, I thought my father treated the birds, his garden, lakes, rivers and all of nature with greater love than he did his own family.  Nature spoke his language and he, in turn, would naturally listen.   Dad, one with the nature he found himself in, danced with it!  Loving nature as he did himself, he demonstrated his deep ecological awareness EVERYDAY.  

 

What Breaks Your Heart?, by Maria Shriver

FaceBook  On Feb 9, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

What Breaks Your Heart?, by Maria Shriver

FaceBook  On Feb 9, 2018 Jo wrote:

 This breaks my heart David.  I feel your brokenness as my own.  

 

Spiritual Activism, by Michael Singer

FaceBook  On Jan 30, 2018 Amy wrote:

 My mind is even simpler ... Spiritual activism is doing it the way Jesus would, mindfully, have us!  The way He did it!

 

Does Life Have A Purpose?, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jan 26, 2018 me wrote:

 To know, to love and to serve the Lord ... is my top priority while here on earth.  This purpose is life's foundation.   Without God, Jesus and Holy Spirit, (even though one appears to be "living") she/he is already dead.  

 

You Are Saved By Your Love, by Michael Damian

FaceBook  On Jan 18, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Shared suffering ... Yes, most potent love of all!  Amen.  Satan wants us to fear the worst might happen.  God wants us to trust in His angels.  Always present.

 

Becoming Master Artists, by Eknath Easwaran

FaceBook  On Jan 7, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Most Beautiful.  Thank you!

 

Universality Is Not An Idea, It Is Reality, by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

FaceBook  On Jan 2, 2018 advocate wrote:

 I hear you and understand.

 

Universality Is Not An Idea, It Is Reality, by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

FaceBook  On Jan 1, 2018 Amy wrote:

 My heart is one, my brain is one, my kidneys are two ... They are connected by a network of vessels that provide them oxygen and nourishment that they may continue to be "one".  My body functions because of the "network" God created in me.  There is no such thing as "one"!  Universally connected are we.  
When my heart, brain, kidneys no longer function, this body of mine looks forward to connecting with earth, my spirit with my Father and Heavenly family ... Universally.  For God so loved THE WORLD.  He connects us ...

 

Where We Are Is Our Temple, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Dec 22, 2017 Amy wrote:

 When I was 18, I told my (then) boyfriend (who is now my husband) that I had considered (outwardly) marriying Jesus while still here on earth ... (as in the form of a nun).  He told me there is little I could do as a nun that I could not also do as his wife!?!  Well, let me just say bringing contemplation and prayer to a married life is just what the Great Doctor (God) ordered!  Marriage and Family is impossible WITHOUT God.  I am so thankful! God reaches us where we are ... And takes us to where He is!  My husband and I are 40 years deep into relationship (34 years of marriage and 6 years dating) ... Without God, we would have come undone by now!  My husband and my hearts are (at times) divided.  My God and my heart are usually on the same page ... My sin is the only thing separating us.  Thanks be to God for the Saving Power of The New Born King, Jesus.  Amen

 

The Gift Of Threshold Moments, by Sam Keen

FaceBook  On Dec 19, 2017 Amen wrote:

 It's YOU!

 

The Gift Of Threshold Moments, by Sam Keen

FaceBook  On Dec 19, 2017 Amy wrote:

 God visited you personally!  Makes total sense!  Amen to a very beautiful woman!  

 

What You Missed That Day You Were Absent From Fourth Grade, by Brad Aaron Modlin

FaceBook  On Dec 12, 2017 i am wrote:

 Beautiful:)

 

What You Missed That Day You Were Absent From Fourth Grade, by Brad Aaron Modlin

FaceBook  On Dec 10, 2017 Jo too wrote:

 So beautiful!  More proof, are YOU, that The I AM is living in you! amen ... nd thank you!

 

What You Missed That Day You Were Absent From Fourth Grade, by Brad Aaron Modlin

FaceBook  On Dec 10, 2017 Jo wrote:

 One person, confirmining my asking One Person that I need one person to know that I am a person ... Was proof to me "The I Am" really is ... And indeed, hears my prayer.  I feel whole and alive in Him. (Knowing he, on earth, is a gift from God!). Amen

 

Small Graces, by Kent Neburn

FaceBook  On Dec 10, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Amen:)

 

Small Graces, by Kent Neburn

FaceBook  On Dec 5, 2017 me wrote:

 You make me smile!

 

Small Graces, by Kent Neburn

FaceBook  On Dec 4, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Less is more in my little world.  I am gifted the grace (by God) to love and serve my husband, parents, mother in law, aunt, grandson, immediate family and whom ever else I come in contact with (having a need).  I do NOT strive for perfection...(I simply cling to His).  I find myself "wanting" less (STUFF) ... Rather, wanting more and more "special moments".  (Like this evening, I observed the moon, rapid movement of clouds, the wind, rain and the sound of a train outside my open window.  Later ... Hanging out with my husband and then, going on a "silent retreat", walking my dog by the light of the moon, wind whipping around us ... And a slight baptism from Heaven in the form of precipitation).  Full of Grace (Jesus) are these moments.  There is ALOT of GREAT in the small!  BIG is just an illusion.

 

The Messiah Is One Of Us , by Megan McKenna

FaceBook  On Dec 3, 2017 AJ wrote:

 LOVE