Dave and Claire Crosby Melt Hearts with ‘A Million Dreams’

We all dream of what the world could be, and this beautiful song tells it best I think. God Bless♥

Blue Skies

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” I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of the trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” E.E. Cummings

We look upward when we are feeling down. We look upward to pray, we look to the details of nature, of God, of the infinate makings of our Creator to sooth our weary feelings and thoughts.

These are indeed troubled times. Dissent, disease, departmental thinking defying logic, all barriers to seeing a ” bluer sky.” We hasten to judge, we want security and yet find it hard to find in an ever evolving space of time. We yearn for times when our minds believe it was easier…less discord, more love, more togetherness, less fighting and more cooperation. I remember those times as well….and yet, as time passes, as life evolves, even in those “better times” we had to find the GOOD, we still had to seek the better part of ourselves to live day to day. So I ask you….WHY is it so hard today?

I am on several prayer lists, and the requests are endless….comfort, courage, healing, action, decisions, grace, mercy….to name but a few. Have those requests changed over the years? I think not. Have we come to realize that we actually NEED GOD, JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT in our lives? Are we finally, in these troubled times realizing that we need something BIGGER than ourselves to help us….that we are not entities all alone? I wonder.

All religions across the globe have their own sense of beliefs that there is a “higher source” for living. I use the Christian terms because I am Christian, but to those reading that are not, whatever your belief, I think it is time, if you have not, to call out to those N\Higher Powers and plead, not ask, for their assistance today.

WE NEED LOVE. WE NEED GRACE. WE NEED COMFORT. WE NEED SECURITY. WE ARE A SCARED WORLD and NEED.

SO, we look upward. We MUST continue to pray, to meditate to ask the Universe to help heal us, broken as we are. We need to regain Trust in humanity, to gain trust in each other, to restore civility in all areas of our lives. We NEED to restore compassion and most of all LOVE.

Wherever you are today, LOOK UPWARD….Look at the infinite details of the sky, the clouds, the perfections of each and remember, you too are a part of this creation. Pray that we can again look to Blue Skies with the reverence and awe we once did, knowing that the world was ONE; Separated by oceans long ago, but ONE, infinite creation of God.

Take time today, and pray. Love your fellow man/friend/woman/child…be of wonder and be of compassion and Love.

Blessings to you all.

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“Loves Pure Light”

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” No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us.” 1 John 4:12

God, is Love Incarnate. God is Pure Love. All that is, and all that shall be is from God and if it is from God, it is of Love.

I was watching Hallmark tonight, and a Christmas song came on….Silent Night. As these days carry on, the words of the song gave me great pause and a sense of calmness of spirit. The quiet feeling and sensation to feel Loves Pure Light fell upon me as a snowflake gently falls from the air. As I listened to the words I was again reminded of how amid all the discussions, speeches, videos, news, controversies, there is only and ever has been one thing that really matters….

Love.

What is so indelibly in front of us, what is so inextricably irrefutable, is Love.

Why is it so difficult for humans to grasp this one, freely given Entity of our lives?

LOVE LIVES, IT BREATHES, IT GIVES, IT TAKES, IT GIVES BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN AND ASKS FOR NOTHING IN RETURN. Why, is it so hard to hold onto? I look at my hands, I feel my heart beat, I think, I ponder and I still wonder, WHY?

I know, many of us can say, oh … “I love thus and such”…but is that really true? I think IF it were really true, the strife would end….or lessen at the very least. We could see each other as the same brothers and sisters were we meant to be. We would run at the opportunity to greet, to know, to SEE each other as we are…..the SAME. We would not run head long into conflict, despise those who don’t agree with us, be concerned with only our welfare and our state of being. We would make more efforts to be understanding, to look into other hearts, to feel their joys and their pain. The egotism and righteousness might just lessen, if……… we put LOVE FIRST.

Think for a moment of Love as an Entity….not a verb,….but as a REAL part of US we need to LIVE…just as we need breath. It changes perspective when one views it that way. SO many times LOVE gets cast away as something we can CHOOSE…we can DECIDE….but can we do that with oxygen? NO. SO it is the same with Love. We cannot afford the time or opportunity to waste dithering and acting as if our 4 year old selves want what they want. No wonder our Father commanded us to LOVE ONE ANOTHER so many times….He knew we would need reminders! But, alas, we are here….at this very moment in time when we really need to grasp this Entity of LOVES PURE LIGHT….and are we?

I leave you with this….God Loves what HE created. God is PURE LOVE. He does not always agree with human action…(read Bible and other material for past history,) but He loves His Creation. ALL of His Creation. You, are a part of that Creation. DO you, believe in Loves Pure Light? if so…How can you show Loves Pure Light today?

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Waterfalls of Love

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I stood in the dark stillness of the night and looked up to the sky. I talked with God about my thoughts, my feelings of all the recent events, current events and how I might make a difference.

I told God I felt like love should be the guiding factor in most of our decisions, that hate and divisiveness are not helping anyone. I asked for guidance on what to write about today, and He said..” write just what you have told me.” And so, I am.

The stillness of the night has wondrous way to make one feel a part of the Universe. The stillness comforts me, envelopes me and allows e time to just “be.”

I wonder if we all took the time to focus on Love, in all our interactions, if this might change things. I understand some people do not understand this concept….whether because of trauma, belief systems or personality. I do believe though that Love can be shared, and thus helping those who do not know how to love, BE more loving.

Its a start.

Try today, even through the masks, Love can be seen through the eyes. Even through the divisiveness, Love can be an overcomer. Lets try together….today.

Let waterfalls of Love fall from you and into another, just like the picture.

Blessings,

Tanny

CASTLES ON A HILLTOP

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“You are the Light of the world, like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

Matthew 5:14

How often do we take our individual significance for granted? Have you thought about your significance in the world today; How you can effect every person you meet, talk to and make eye contact with? Have you considered that Gods power shines through you with every contact, every thought and every interaction?

I know at times I take for granted the impact I may have, or have had to any given person or interaction. I pass it off as just part of my human functioning and go about my day. It is only when I stop, or get stopped by a message, that I have a bit of a realization that I DO matter, in more ways than I likely know or realize. When I say I DO matter, it is not of self worth, it is more about the impact….that through my actions and reactions, through my words or lack of, people may or may not see the Holy One. I am a Child of God, therefore, my actions reflect His…..IF I follow His guidance.

Matthew speaks of our importance in the world in this way. If we are to accept it, we can be like a castle on a hilltop that cannot be hidden, we can shine light and the love we see, and thus, shine the eyes of God to all who will see.

I got a sweet note from a friend today who has transformed her life from a non believer into one who looks for Gods messages. She wrote a little note to say thank you for my effort to helping her to listen to and for Gods voice. It wasn’t so much I felt any pride, it was a feeling of so much humility that I could influence another to find God, to hear Him speak, to attend to His messages. For a few seconds I simply sat reading, amazed at the feeling tingling inside of me. It was a God moment, as I call it….and I am thankful I was attentive enough to hear it.

All this, brings me to this message today. As we traverse this world, this land in such dire need of God, of His love, I implore you to pay attention to His love. There is so much fear and disdain, it is almost as if some well meaning people have forgotten Christs last command…Love one another. Show Gods Love. BE Gods Love to one another.

If these are the last days,as some might suggest, and if you are a believer of God through Christ, you have little to fear. If it is a condition of humanity, as we are ALL inescapably prone for, still do not fear. Love. Let Love be your guide.

For every person on this globe that need some God in their life, reach out and touch them…not with fear and brimstone, but with love and compassion. WE ALL JUST WANT A LITTLE MORE LOVE.

Be the Castle on the Hilltop. Shine your Light, let it touch whoever you meet…..and above all, remember, you are, a Child of God.

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MIND YOUR HEAD

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SET YOUR MIND ON THINGS ABOVE. NOT ON THE THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH. FOR YOU HAVE DIED AND YOUR LIFE IS HIDDEN IN CHRIST WITH GOD.”

Did you step out today and feel the air? Did you touch the ground today? Are you able to talk to another today? These Blessings are of earthly value to us as we walk courageously through these days. The abilities to see what is around us and feel the earth is precious, but not as precious as what Christ promises us.

So often I hear the fears of folks today, the silent nods and downward looks, the distant stares of those caught in the whirlwind of the days we are living right now. I chose this picture because I think it is important for us to mind our heads during this time of change and challenge. It is so easy to let our minds wander, and usually to the worst scenarios possible. It is easy to be judgmental, to find fault, to dissent, to choose sides and to turn our minds off to another.

I too confess to this behavior. During times of uncertainty it is of human nature to acquiesce to the easiest…which most often is the worst. It is harder to stand still, have Faith, listen and wait. It is hard to stand in a windstorm and not be blown over….am I right? Of course that is a very big leap of an example,but pertinent one for sure.

Christ came and died so that our fears would be saved by His protection and Grace. He alone can provide such comfort. Our minds are of human form….which means, they are fallible. Our minds at times can do us more harm than good, if we allow it. If however, we sit quietly, focus on the Christ within us, versus the noise around us, we can feel His Spirit, feel His comfort and feel His guidance.

When you are feeling overwhelmed by the world, remember, it IS the world, and the world is not the whole of His creation. We can reach out and ask Him to help us find solace, find peace, find joy.

Today…find joy. Look for it. Sit quietly and feel the presence of peace and serenity.

Today, mind your head, give your head a rest and let Him take over.

Blessings,

Tanny

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TALKING WITH GOD

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HE ALONE HEARS OUR WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT, HE ALONE CAN FEEL OUR TEARS, HE ALONE KNOWS ALL OUR SORROWS, HE ALONE KNOWS ALL OUR FEARS.

Usually at night, before I go to bed, I stand on the porch and talk with God. Sometimes He engages, sometimes He is silent, but I always know He is present, listening, intently.

I ask for direction, guidance, nudges, and voices to direct my path. I pray for others, pray for forgiveness, I pray and talk with Him about my growth and what He wishes me to do to help grow His Kingdom.

The other night I was confounded over writing this blog. I admitted to Him I did not know for sure what I was doing or if I was doing what He had directed me to do. We talked about my fears, He asked some pertinent questions, ( ones I already knew in my heart the answer to,) and gave me some things to think on.

Some things I came away with I wanted to share with you.

God “speaks” to all of us, in many different ways. A song, a bird, a person, a hymn, a scripture, a prayer, are just a few of the ways he communicates through the Holy Spirit. To HEAR GOD, requires belief that this happens, just as you believe the sun will rise, the seasons will change or the patterns of life are real.

Belief that you too can communicate with Him is paramount to deepen your relationship with him. Wherever you are silent, you may hear His voice, feel His Presence, sense that He is near.

I ask you not to dismiss these occurrences as they can bring us closer to Him and a richer life in Christ and what God has intended in order for us to serve Him.

I struggled with writing this and told God I was afraid people would think I was nutty. He said, ..”and who counts more than what I think..?

Good question….,my reply of course was, “well, no-one.”

And then He said, ….” then do as I direct you and write. Write about Me. Write about our conversations so that others might experience Me and believe.” Undoubtedly I said, somewhat hesitantly, “I’ll try.” You can imagine His response to the I’ll try thing…..it was a loud but calming, ” You can do it, trust ME.” And so, I am here, writing, to tell you of my conversations with the Almighty. I am here to tell you that He wants to have these with you as well, and Loves you dearly. I am here to tell you God is real, alive and very much with us, always.

I realize I am not the first to retell of such things, nor hopefully will I be the last. This blog is about helping you find Hope, find Peace, find Love, find God. I hope you will take a few minutes of your day to read some of the pieces and leave me a note if you have comments. I do value each of you that read the words I have so freely been given to pass on.

I will end with this scripture as it somehow seems fitting….

Matthew 5:5….”Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

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  • A story can take you to the land of make believe, or reality.
  • A story can entrance you, scare you, fill you with love, or make you remember things long forgotten.
  • A story can be anything we wish it to be, including our lives.
  • What stories do you see in these photos?
  • How would you write the story for these photographs?
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  • Stories have many facets to them. Some are for life lessons, some are for morals, and some stories simply tell others who we really are.
  • As you look at each of these pictures, can you see a story in them? What do you see?
  • Each person has such a diverse life, a diverse personality, paths they have trod, people they have met…it is amazing to me to wonder what these people in these photographs might have experienced.
  • Story tellers are quiet another group. My grandmother was a great story teller. She could see in her mind lands from far away and describe the colors in vast detail. It was magical.
  • Take some time, write down your story, share them with me, lets share our imaginations and write some great stories!
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Imagine our Blessings!

Tanny

Gotta Groove!

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Gotta get your groove on today folks!

Its Monday…time to start another week, wake to the sound of birds chirping, hear your heart beat and feel the love out there!

I was recently thinking about how good we really have it right now. Yes, there is is horrible oppression and discrimination that seriously needs to be dealth with. Yes there are laws and governmental changes to always be made. BUT….we have LIFE!

How much do you value your life? How much living are you doing? Are you a daily participant or are you merely sitting by watching others and wondering? I’ve been guilty of sitting and watching…its way easier. You find your space, settle in and boom, you got your seat to watch the games!

What if you changed all that? What if you decided today to take some action…anything…and actually start living and doing life?

Here are some ideas for you:

  1. Write a letter, not an email, an old fashioned letter, with thought!
  2. Call a friend whom you haven’t seen in a while, and who may just be missing you!
  3. Even with the pandemic, there are places you can volunteer with proper precautions, like the animal shelter maybe…
  4. Go take a walk, notice all the things in nature GOD has provided for us!
  5. Sit and meditate, pray, be silent, for an hour. Just you and GOD, you and nature, quietly experiencing each other. I read the other day our most imaginative times comes when we are silent!
  6. Think of that hobby you’ve put off doing…and start! If you cant afford materials, ask around with your friends, you’d be surprised how much stuff folks have they’d like to “share.”

And lastly, dance! Just like the gentleman above….when all else fails, DANCE!

Your spirit will be lifted, you body will feel better and that lost groove, you may just find it again!

Blessings on your groove,

Tanny