Tale of the Two Wolves…

February 18, 2010

 

This is timeless wisdom that got forwarded to me today and I had to share.

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

It really makes me think about which one I feed…I must be more deliberate in choosing which wolf I feed.

Thought For the Day #2

February 13, 2010

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand…

Irene C. Kassorla

Go Through the Doorway…

February 11, 2010

Fear is the doorway to all CHANGE & OPPORTUNITY. 

 Are you going to go throught the doorway? 

 Or are you going to sit in your room?

 

How to spot a counterfeit

February 8, 2010

 

Our Youth Pastor had a wonderful sermon awhile back.  He was telling us about the new technology in trying to combat counterfeiting of our currency.  He said there are built in watermarks and other hidden things so that when a bill is held up to the light, you can tell whether or not it’s real or a fake.

He equated this with things we encounter in our lives.  How can you tell if something is real or if it’s a fake? 

Hold it up to the Light. 

The Light being Jesus, of course.  And the only way to get in touch with the Light is by getting to know Him.  By getting to know the source of the Light, you can find out what is real and what is fake.

Hold it up to the Light.

 

Drew Brees the Dad…

February 8, 2010

I was in tears earlier tonight after the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl…not because of the game itself – althought that was great – but because of the tender moments between Drew Brees and his son.  My heart broke then and there.  He was talking so tenderly and earnestly with his son – like he was trying to share the moment for all time with him. 

I hope Drew Brees is really the Dad he appeared to be tonight. If he is, Baylen is a very fortunate boy.

And does a picture get any better than this one??!!

Ten Things to Remember

February 7, 2010

I don’t remember where I got this, but I really like it.  I hope you do, too!

How you think is everything:  Always be positive.  Think success, not failure.  Beware of a negative environment.

Decide upon your true dreams and goals:  Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.

Take action:  Goals are nothing without action.  Don’t be afraid to get started.  Just do it.

Never stop learning:  Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.

Be persistent and work hard:  Success is a marathon, not a sprint.  Never give up.

Learn to analyze details:  Get all the facts, all the input.  Learn from your mistakes.

Focus your time and money:  Don’t let other people or things distract you.

Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.

Deal and communicate with people effectively:  No person is an island.  Learn to understand and motivate others.

Be honest and dependable; take responsibility:  Otherwise, No’s. 1-9 won’t matter.

Enjoy!

My soon-to-be-thirteen-year-old son Jacob started a new webiste and blog to share his thoughts.  You can see it here at www.bibleinsight.weebly.com.  Give him a look and let us know what you think.  He’s a deep thinker and I love the way his mind works!

How We Should Live…

February 7, 2010

I have always loved these words of wisdom by Mother Theresa.  No matter how many times I read them, I always get something out of them.  I thought today was a good day to share them.

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may be cheat you.  Be honest and frank anyway.  What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.  Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.  The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.  Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.  Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

–   Mother Theresa

Thought For Today…

February 3, 2010

“Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and His messengers.”

 Brenda Uleland

"Illumination" by Smeetha Bhoumik

“Illumination” and other works by the artist can be seen at www.smeethabhoumik.net

 

My blog friend (we’ve never met even though we live in the same town!)Laurie Ceesay of Artsy Chick Quilts was notified that her quilted wall hanging “Violetta” has been juried into the American Quilt Society Lancaster PA Quilt Show on March 24 – 27, 2010.  Her quilt is in the wall quilts – pictorial category. 

Unfortunately, Laurie won’t be able to be in Lancaster, but her quilt will be, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the show and say hello to it!  Better yet, send me a photo of you by her quilt and I’ll post it…that would be really cool and I’m sure it would help Laurie not feel so lonely!

I have one of Laurie’s wall pieces, and I LOVE it.  It hangs in my room and I even wrote a blog post about it.  Congratulations, Laurie!

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