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Power of Love

5 Sep

Daily Word for September 5, 2010

I claim the greatest power, the power of love.

In the world around me, there are many forms of power. And yet, though I am in this world, I am not of it. Regardless of outward appearances of wealth, strength or authority, the power of love is greater than any power in the world.

I turn my attention to the presence and power of God’s love that moves in and through me. I give up fear and hate in order to know the fullness of God’s love. With faith, I am able to love even those who seem to be my adversaries.

Love is the harmonizer, unifying people one to another. With love, I see the nothingness of petty differences and the power of cooperation and unity. I give expression to the overflowing love of God within me.

I say to you that listen, Love your enemies.–Luke 6:27

Don’t Speak by No Doubt

31 Jul

I used to hate this song, but it’s a song that really hits home for me right now.

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You and me
We used to be together
Everyday together always
I really feel
That I’m losing my best friend
I can’t believe
This could be the end
It looks as though you’re letting go
And if it’s real
Well I don’t want to know

Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me cause it hurts
Don’t speak
I know what you’re thinking
I don’t need your reasons
Don’t tell me cause it hurts

Our memories
Well, they can be inviting
But some are altogether
Mighty frightening
As we die, both you and I
With my head in my hands
I sit and cry

Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don’t speak
I know what you’re thinking
I don’t need your reasons
Don’t tell me cause it hurts

It’s all ending
I gotta stop pretending who we are…
You and me I can see us dying…are we?

Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me cause it hurts (no, no, no)
Don’t speak
I know what you’re thinking
I don’t need your reasons
Don’t tell me cause it hurts
Don’t tell me cause it hurts!
I know what you’re saying
So please stop explaining

Don’t speak,
don’t speak,
don’t speak,
oh I know what you’re thinking
And I don’t need your reasons
I know you’re good,
I know you’re good,
I know you’re real good
Oh, la la la la la la La la la la la la
Don’t, Don’t, uh-huh Hush, hush darlin’
Hush, hush darlin’ Hush, hush
don’t tell me tell me cause it hurts
Hush, hush darlin’ Hush, hush darlin’
Hush, hush don’t tell me tell me cause it hurts

Who is standing in your way?

16 Jul

“Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.”
– Robert Frost

Imagine someone regularly tying small weights around your ankles as you try to climb a mountain. Doesn’t sound fair, does it? But that’s exactly what you can do to yourself, a little bit at a time, if you don’t watch out. When you think of who and what is standing in the way of your dreams, it’s easy to forget your own responsibility. Even the best of us can be guilty of unknowingly hurting our own progress. Procrastination, lateness, being disorganized, pessimism, not being honest with yourself, severe self-criticism, downplaying achievements, focusing only on weaknesses while ignoring strengths, keeping goals a secret, demanding perfection, giving up after a small setback–these are all ways you can make it tough to be (and do) your best. Smart systems, the right attitude, and a promise to keep going no matter what will make a world of difference. (From sparkpeople.com)

I Am Free

4 Jul

Daily word from Sunday, July 4, 2010

Standing in the fullness of my true nature, I am free.

I am free. What a powerful statement! By speaking these three simple words, I create the space for true freedom in my life. I release the chains of the past and invite the possibilities of the future.

To be free is to no longer stand in a place of pain, anger and hurt but to move forward into peace, joy and happiness. It is as simple as choosing to accept my divine birthright of freedom rather than the restrictions I have accepted as truth.

I am a spiritual being, unhampered by the limitations of the world. I am free. No longer do I buy into a limited story of my life. Instead, I stand in the fullness of my true nature. I accept that in Spirit and in Truth, I am absolutely and unconditionally free.

If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.–John 8:36

Meet Dana

2 Jul

Me! This was the photo Mom saw of me on Craigslist. Was I cute or what??

Hello, My name is Dana and I am 5 years old. My birthday is April 20th. The most joyous day of my life was when my mom adopted me. Three years ago, my mom saw a posting online for dog adoptions and saw my photo. She knew I was the dog for her from that moment on. She arranged to adopt me through my handler (California Canine Academy) who was training me and my siblings to be service dogs. I liked to play too much so I didn’t graduate.

Anyway…A few days later when my mom went to pick me up, someone else had already adopted me. She was SO sad but decided to check out my sister, Ellen. While my mom was looking at Ellen, I came back with the people who adopted me the day before. They decided they didn’t want me because I am a girl. Weird huh!?

Heaven!

This meant I was able to be adopted by a new mommy! My mom recognized me from my picture immediately and ran over to meet me. Was this not fate or what! I was a little nervous on my way to my new home and to meet my new family, but the rest is all history now.

I love giving hugs and kisses and also having my tummy rubbed. I love when Mom takes me to the dog park to meet new friends. I used to go to work with her on the weekends, but the property manager said I wasn’t allowed to come to the office anymore. I love to run through the bushes, play with tennis balls, occasionally tease the cats, but most of all I love my soft and squishy toy with 6 legs!

What? I was bored! Me and my favorite toy!

That’s all for now, can’t wait for mom to get home so I can give her lots of kisses!!!

Flickr

1 Jul

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Your smallest actions add up to something big

12 Jan

“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of the shoe, the horse was lost. For want of the horse, the rider was lost. For want of the rider, the battle was lost. For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail!” – Old English rhyme

Everything you do makes a difference. Even if you’re not on the front lines leading the effort, you have a contribution to make. Without your contribution, no matter how small, so many other things would never happen. The world needs what you have to offer. You have no idea how the simplest of your everyday actions can effect your child, and even people you’ve never met. Chances are, you’ll never know. But if you’re looking for a purpose to work toward, all you need is the desire and the right perspective. Define yourself as your task, and that’s all you’ll ever be. Define yourself as your contribution to your family, and suddenly you’re a very important part of a bigger picture. The biggest pictures are the ones where there’s room for everyone to be seen.