Archive | December 2012

Words to live by

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Butt prints in the Sand


One night, I had a wondrous dream:

One set of footprints there was seen.

The footprints of my precious Lord,

But mine were not along the shore.

 But then some stranger prints appeared, 

And I asked the Lord,”What have we here?”

“Those prints are large and round and neat,

But, Lord, they are too big for feet.”

“My child,” He said in sombre tones.

“For miles I carried you alone.

I challenged you to walk in faith,

But you refused and made me wait.

So I got tired and fed up,

And there I dropped you on your butt,

Because in life, there comes a time,

 When one must fight, and one must climb,

When one must rise and take a stand,

Or leave their butt prints in the sand.

                                                      The Story Bin


My New Year Resolution: To have a better sense of humour


Divine promise

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Thy Will Be Done….


God did not promise “sun without rain”,

“light without darkness”-“

He only promised us” strength for the day

When the “darkness comes” and we lose our way,

For only through sorrow do we grow more aware

That God is our refuge in times of despair.……

For when we are happy and life’s bright and fair,

we often forget to kneel down in prayer,

But God seems much closer and needed much more

when trouble and sorrow stand outside our door-

 For then we seek shelter in His wondrous love

and we ask Him to send help from above……

And that is the reason we know it is true

That bright, shining hours and dark, sad ones, too,

Are part of the plan God made for each one,

and all we can pray is “THY WILL BE DONE”.

Sharing The Caring

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Having a good day…. 


If you planted hope in someone’s heart

when they felt alone;

If you caused someone to laugh or smile

and chased away their tears;

If you lightened someone’s burden

because you showed them kindness;

Then.. your day was well spent.

Be Special because you are special.

                                                   Dr. Jeff Mullan

Blessings for the New Year

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As the new year approaches….


Bless us all

 this  coming new year

with quietness of mind – 

Teach us to be patient

and always to be kind.

Show us that in quietness

we can feel a presence near,

filling us with peace and joy

throughout the entire year.

                          Helen Steiner Rice

From Small Things Big Things Grow

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Let their be peace on earth…..


Let there be peace on earth,

and let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on earth,

peace that was meant to be

With God our Father,

brothers all are we.

 Let me walk with my brother

in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me.

Let this be the moment now.

With every step I take,

let this be my solemn vow.

To take each moment

and live each moment,

 in peace eternally.

 Let there be peace on earth,

 and let it begin with me.

With God our Father, 

brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother

 in perfect harmony.

…….and let it begin with ME!

A Christmas Blessing

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         There’s much more to Christmas…..

             The gifts I leave beneath your tree,

          Are not the kind you touch or see,

             Not wrapped in in Christmas wrapping gay,

         But gifts to bless you every day.


The gift of friendship warm and true,

Is a gift that I’d leave for you.


Good health and happiness and cheer,

To keep you smiling through the year.

The gift of peace that comes from God

With prayers to guide each step you trod.

And when your heart has lost its song,

The gift of HOPE to cheer you on.


Merry Christmas!