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Sunday Morning Quote (6/21/15)

“How I do anything is how I do everything.”

— Mark Victor Hansen





Have You Counted Your Holiday Blessings? (Part One)


Have you done so this holiday?  Blessings come in SO many forms and dressings.  I urge you to take a sheet of paper and number your joys.  Here is a sampling of mine:

1.  I had to miss my seven year-old grandson Daniel’s first piano recital earlier this week.  (I was SO frustrated.)  Tonight at my family’s early Christmas dinner, I walked in the door and daughter Amy had arranged for Daniel to dress back up in his Calvin Klein suit and play Jingle Bells (as he did at the recital).  It melted my heart.



(Okay, I’m not sure about the sunglasses either.)




(Absolute grandfather joy.)

Here’s Daniel at the actual recital:




2.  The ability to smell Christmas.

3.  Enjoying the power of silly.




4.  Hosting a Holiday and Hot Toddy Chili Party Saturday night.




What fun!


Good buddies Ellie, Jamie and Brennan.



I read “A Cup of Christmas Tea” to the twenty-something guests–and asked them to think about a person important in their upbringing to toast at the end of the story.  I urge you to do the same.  Who encouraged you along your way?


“Let’s raise a cup of Christmas cheer, to family and loved ones far and near.”

So take a few moments, and with Bing, count your blessings:


5.  Tree shadows on a wall during a walk the other night.


What are a few of your Holiday Blessings?  Come on, share a few.


Sunday Morning Quote (11/23/14)

I LOVED yesterday’s affirmation from Louise Hay and Hay House Publications:


So true!

We ARE all one big family on this incredible Earth.

And I saw a beautiful demonstration of that oneness at yesterday’s Tri-Faith Service here in Savannah at Congregation Mickve Israel on beautiful Monterey Square (Mikve Israel, by the way, is the nation’s third oldest Jewish congregation).

Here’s a blurb about the service:

An Imam, A Minister & A Rabbi Come to Services
Saturday, November 22 at 11am

Join us for our annual Tri-faith Service. Three clergy members from different faiths will first deliver sermonettes during Saturday morning services and then lead an interfaith discussion-program extravaganza after lunch from 1:00-2:30pm.  Join us as Imam Majid Ali of the Masjid Jihad Mosque, Reverend Billy Hestor from Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church and Rabbi Haas team up for a little inspiration and fun.  The more we learn from one another, the more understanding we foster in the world.”

Rev. Billy is my pastor, so I went to support him but ended up with a much greater understanding of how we are all working toward the same goal: global well-being and individual joy … because of our gracious God.



“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
— I Corinthians 13: 13

May we cast aside judgment .. and instead offer LOVE.

Joyful Sunday!



2014 Holiday Declaration!


Sometimes I am a bit slow, so today when I looked at my calendar, it hit me: THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST UPON US!  Now, I realize that all the Halloween candy, as well as the Christmas songs already pumping at the malls, should have alerted me, but they didn’t.

Thanksgiving.  Is.  Two.  Weeks.  From.  Thursday.

This year, I truly desire to Appreciate and Experience and Enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas a bit more slowly and reflectively than in years past.

So I’m brushing off an affirmation/prayer that I wrote a few years back.  And I invite you to try out my Affirmative, Declarative statement about the coming weeks:

“Our Holiday Season 2014 will be marked (and remembered) by peals of liberating laughter; jubilant joy; feel-so-good health; demonstrated appreciation of friendship; family fun; and an ever-increasing abundance of all things we consider GOOD.”

Say it out loud and see how it feels to you.  Then let’s prophesy a Joyful Season ahead. I challenge you!



I love this affirmation:


Sunday Morning Quote (10/19/14)


“I can always reach for a thought that feels better.”

— Abraham-Hicks



(Do you REALIZE the truth of this quote?!)

(Right now, think of something positive!  Quick!)

Sunday Morning Quote (9/21/14)

“The measure of my success is my joy.”

— Jerry and Esther Hicks


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