If the peace is to be the one where everybody’s quiet and doesn’t open up oneself towards others, doesn’t share what’s unspeakable, doesn’t disrupt the others, doesn’t offer unsolicited criticism, doesn’t defend others’ right to speak, that peace is worth nothing.
~Krzysztof Wodiczko


Look Upward

The men with the muck rakes are often indispensable to the well being of society; but only if they know when to stop raking the muck, and to look upward to the celestial crown above them, to the crown of worthy endeavor. There are beautiful things above and round about them; and if they gradually grow to feel that the whole world is nothing but muck, their power of usefulness is gone.

~Theodore Roosevelt

14 April 1906


She Will Remember

They didn’t have shoes but they were walking in heathy legs and healthy little feet. They didn’t all have smiles, but they were sitting with each other on a porch that is on a house provided by their daddy. They are home, with a mommy, being raised in love, free to be themselves and learn, and free to run barefoot in their yard without fear. Happiness is fleeting, but those little hearts and those moments will stay. She will remember the barefoot days on the porch and realize one day what it took from others to make it happen.

~G.G. Kidd




I want (to give) “the world healthy, holy citizens who (will) spread their influence”.


(originally written Monday, January 19,2015)

I am waiting on God right now…

I have seen goodness in the most unlikely places… in the broken places. Those places that turn into humbling places. God is so good to draw us close to him when we humble ourselves.


When we are humbled we have a real opportunity to know that He is God; in control of all things.

I thank God for the grace to rejoice amid the broken places…

It is so easy to grumble and complain. Is it a habit, a character trait, or is it just part of being a carnal man?

Nevertheless, He continues to draw me back, to remind me why I was created, to show me that He has a good and perfect plan…

Counting blessings, numbering thanks… that is what I am called to, that brings glory to God. Humbling myself and knowing He is the one who gives all things, by continually giving credit to the Creator I am able to start placing God in the correct position in my life… as Lord of all:

  1. Thanks for the early morning sunrise, all with bursts of orange and brightness.
  2. Thanks for the busyness of motherhood that creates life.

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