Thursday, 15 December 2016

Let it be, let it be…

And though the night is cloudy,
there is still a light that shines on me.
And Mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be…

John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Determine Who You Want to Be

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.

Neale Donald Walsch

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Spreading Joy

There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.
Frederick William Faber

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Everyone on your path presents a lesson for you

People you meet on your journey may not give you direct answers, but listen and observe. Everyone on your path presents a lesson for you.
~ Sheila Burke

I'll close my eyes and open my heart

Even if I don't have wings to fly, I'll close my eyes and open my heart; then I'll make love my wings and hope the winds that give me flight.
~ Imania Margria

...we may even become friends

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
~ Maya Angelou

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

We need silence to be able to touch souls.

We need to find God,
and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature;
trees, flowers, grass ...grows in silence; 
See the stars, the moon and the sun, 
how they move in silence.
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
~ Mother Teresa

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Maybe you never really die at all?

Everyone dies alone. But if you mean something to someone…if you help someone or love someone, and even a single person remembers you… then maybe you never really die at all?
~ Author Unknown

Go After Your Dreams

Cinderella believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn't come along, she went over to the palace and got him.

~ Walt Disney

Monday, 27 June 2016

Know That You Are Love

If you enter this world
knowing you are loved
and you leave this world
knowing the same,
then everything that happens
in between can be dealt with.
~ Michael Jackson

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Become a yardstick of quality.

Become a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to
an environment where
excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs

Monday, 23 May 2016

Live in the present moment...


Whatever the present moment contains,
accept it as if you had chosen it.
Always work with it, not against it.
Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy.
This will miraculously transform your whole life.

                                                          Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Normality...

Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
 ~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, 19 February 2016

Be mindful of your creations...

Be hate, and you encounter hate. Be love and you encounter love. Be darkness, and you attract more darkness. Be light, and you attract more light. Whatever the world you are creating for yourself, you are creating for others. Be mindful of your creations. Create beauty. Create goodness. Create Peace. Be kind.

~ Rodkin

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The ship of my life...

"The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed."
~ Maya Angelou

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Go Light Your World


There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Frustrated brother, see how he's tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she's been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame
Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

We are a family whose hearts are blazing
So let's raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

~ Kathy Troccoli

Saturday, 30 January 2016

When I Die

When I die
Give what's left of me away
To children
And old men that wait to die.

And if you need to cry,
Cry for your brother
Walking the street beside you
And when you need me,
Put your arms
Around anyone
And give to them
What you need to give to me.

I want to leave you something,
Something better
Than words
Or sounds.

Look for me
In the people I've known
Or loved,
And if you cannot give me away,
At least let me live in your eyes
And not on your mind.

You can love me most
By letting
Hands touch hands
By letting
Bodies touch bodies
And by letting go
Of children
That need to be free.

Love doesn't die,
People do.
So, when all that's left of me
Is love,
Give me away

~ Merrit Malloy

Friday, 29 January 2016

Impossible is nothing



Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men
who find it easier to live in the world they've been given
than to explore the power they have to change it.

Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare.
Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is nothing.

Muhammad Ali

Fall into Silence

"A tremendous "knowing" comes effortlessly into the mind when it falls into Silence, when it gives up trying to understand, when its reel of stored images no longer projects abstract pictures onto the clean screen of simplicity.
This kind of knowing is transmitted to us as pure revelation, as a clarity untouched by words or other symbols of meaning. When we allow this knowing into our minds, our very lives become as clear and startling as this knowing."
~ Robert Rabbin

Thursday, 28 January 2016

When joy comes to us...

Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risking missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.
~ Brene Brown

Saturday, 23 January 2016

My soul may set in darkness

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

 ~ Sarah Williams

It wasn't supposed to hurt so much


It wasn't supposed to be that way.
It wasn't supposed to hurt so much.
It wasn't supposed to be that long,
without a human touch.

Different, so different…

~ Cassandra Vasik

Friday, 22 January 2016

To make you feel my love



When evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love
To make you feel my love
~ Bob Dylan

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Affection

“I was born with an enormous need for affection, 
and a terrible need to give it.” 
~ Audrey Hepburn

Monday, 11 January 2016

I'm Saying Goodbye

Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you
Anywhere I would've followed you
Say something, I'm giving up on you

And I... will swallow my pride
You're the one that I love
And I'm saying goodbye

 

~ Say Something ~
Lyrics by A Great Big World

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Snow at Christmas

They said there’d be snow at Christmas.
They said there’d be Peace on Earth.
Hallelujah noel be it Heaven or Hell.
The Christmas you get you deserve.

~ Greg Lake 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

A Future Not Our Own

It helps now and then to step back and take a long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work. Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us. No statement says all that could be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession brings perfection, no pastoral visit brings wholeness. No program accomplishes the Church's mission. No set of goals and objectives include everything.
This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water the seeds already planted knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing this. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning,
a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders. Ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.
~ Oscar Romero

Eyes That Cry

There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.
~ Oscar Romero