Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jacquie Lawson Flash e-Cards

Jacquie Lawson probably has the most beautiful e-cards on the internet. The banner below will change from time to time so be sure to bookmark or save this page so you can return. This banner features Chudleigh, a Chocolate Labrador x Springer Spaniel. By the way, Chudleigh also has his own page of cards.

Jacquie Lawson e-cards

This banner features Jacquie's card of the month. It also changes every couple of weeks.

Jacquie Lawson e-cards

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Living From the Inside Out" Flash Movie

From Yanni Maniates

Yanni Maniates, MS, CMI is the founder of The Life Mastery Institute and has been teaching meditation, intuitive development, healing and metaphysical subjects since he was blessed with an experience of profound "Embrace" while in meditation 20 years ago, an experience that radically changed his life. The primary focus of his work is to help people experience "the Embrace," or what some call the "still, small voice within."

Yanni is the author of "Magical Keys to Self-Mastery: Creating Miracles in Your Life," and "Intuition is Easy and Fun." His book, "Intuition: The Key to Living Your Life 'in Passion' and 'on Purpose'" will be available soon. For more information about Yanni's work, see: and

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Reason For The Season

Do you know the reason for this holiday season? It is the birth of Jesus Christ.

I found this video on Worriers and I thought that it would explain why this is the Christmas season.

Do you understand that there would not be a holiday season during this time of year if it were not for the birth of Jesus Christ? Think about it.

The Reason For The Season

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Why I Celebrate Christmas"

From Joyce at "My World"

"Christmas is almost here, so I have just finished a page entitled, "Why I Celebrate Christmas." I hope that as you read it, you will ponder the words and remember them. Please, share with others, if you are blessed by the page. "

"I wish each of you a very Merry Christ Filled Christmas and New Year. Seek His will and may He pour out showers of blessings upon you, so that others will see Him living in you."

Merry Christ mas everyone.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Lick and A Promise

A Lick and A Promise

'I'll just give this a lick and a promise,' my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture.

'What is that supposed to mean,' I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue.

'It means that I'm in a hurry and I'm busy canning tomatoes so I am going to just give it a lick with the mop and promise to come back and do the job right later.

'A lick and a promise' was just one of the many old phrases that our mothers, grandmothers, and others used that they probably heard from the generations before them. With the passing of time, many old phrases become obsolete or even disappear. This is unfortunate because some of them are very appropriate and humorous. Here is a list of some of those memorable old phrases:

1. A Bone to Pick (someone who wants to discuss a disagreement)

2. An Axe to Grind (Someone who has a hidden motive. This phrase is said to have originated from Benjamin Franklin who told a story about a devious man who asked how a grinding whe el worked. He ended up walking away with his axe sharpened free of charge)

3. One bad apple spoils the whole barrel (one corrupt person can cause all the other! s to go bad if you don't remove the bad one)
4. At sea (lost or not understanding something)

5. Bad Egg (Someone who was not a good person)
6. Barking at a knot (meaning that your efforts were as useless as a dog barking at a knot.)
7. Barking up the wrong tree (talking about something that was completely the wrong issue with the wrong person)
8. Bee in your bonnet (To have an idea that won't let loose )
9. Been through the mill (had a rough time of it)
10. Between hay and grass (Not a child or an adult)
11. Blinky (Between sweet and sour as in milk)
12. Calaboose (a jail)
13. Catawampus (Something that sits crooked such as a piece of furniture sitting at an angle)
14. Dicker (To barter or trade)
15. Feather in Your Cap (to accomplish a goal. This came from years ago in wartime when warriors might receive a feather they would put in their cap for defeating an enemy)
16. Hold your horses (Be patient!)
17. Hoosegow ( a jail)
18. I reckon (I suppose)
19. Jawing/Jawboning (Talking or arguing)
20.Kit and caboodle (The whole thing)
21. Madder than a wet hen (really angry)
22.Needs taken down a notch or two (like notches in a belt usually a young person who thinks too highly of himself and needs a lesson)
23.No Spring Chicken (Not young anymore)
24.Persnickety (overly particular or snobbish)
25.Pert-near (short for pretty near)
26.Pretty is a s pretty does (your actions are more important than your looks)
27.Red up (clean the house)
28.Scalawag (a rascal or unprincipled person)
29.Scarce as hen's teeth (something difficult to obtain)
30.Skedaddle (Get out of here quickly)
31. Sparking (courting)
32.Straight From the Horse's Mouth (privileged information from the one concerned)
33.Stringing around, gallivanting around, or piddling (Not doing anything of value)
34.Sunday go to meetin' dress (The best dress you had)
35.We wash up real fine (is another goodie)
36.Tie the Knot (to get married)
37.Too many irons in the fire (to be involved in too many things)
38.Tuckered out (tired and all worn out)
39.Under the weather (not feeling well this term came from going below deck on ships due to sea sickness thus you go below or under the weather)
40.Wearing your 'best bib and tucker' (Being all dressed up)
41. You ain't the only duck in the pond (It's not all about you)

Well, if you hold your horses, I reckon I'll get this whole kit and caboodle done and sent off to you. Please don't be too persnickety and get a bee in your bonnet because I've been pretty tuckered out and at sea lately because I'm no spring chicken. I haven't been just stringin' around and I know I'm not the only duck in the pond, but I do have too many irons in the fire. I might just be barking at a knot, but I have tried to give this article more than just a lick and a promise!
Copied from an email. Thanks to who ever compiled these in one place.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I Wanted to Quit My Life

"One day I decided to quit...

I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. .. I wanted to quit my life.

I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"

His answer surprised me.... "Look around," He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"

"Yes," I replied.

"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo..

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.

And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

He said, "In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit." He said.

"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. ...But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.

I would not give my creations a challenge they cannot not handle."

He asked me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?"

"I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you."

"Don't compare yourself to others," He said.

"The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful."

"Your time will come," God said to me. "You will rise high."

I asked, "How high should I rise?"

"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.

"As high as it can?" I questioned.

"Yes." He said, "Give Me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story.

I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.

For the Christian, Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.

Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!

You never know when GOD is going to bless you!! Good things happen when you least expect them to !!!!!!!!

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 16, 2008

An Irish Blessing
Music: Joanie Madden-Down By the Sally Gardens

A beautiful flash blessing for all that I believe everyone will enjoy and benefit from.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Cloud Appreciation Society

The above picture was taken from Cloud Appreciation Society website. What can I say about this site? Beautiful pictures doesn't even begin to tell you how marvelous this site really is. There are over 4,000 pictures for your viewing and pleasure.

In the upper right hand corner of the site you can click "Click Here to Start and Stop Slide show." Sometimes this is what I do and then I sit back in awl at the beauty of the scenes coming across my page.

You can also scroll down and click on the drop down menu and pick what you want to watch.

Don't miss this site. It is a great way to relax, meditate, and set your mind on God's creation.

Leave the stress of life behind and give yourself a gift of tranquility.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"My World" - Beautiful site by Joyce Coffey

While visiting Joyce's World be sure to read about Adhesive Arachnoiditis. Our prayers will be with her as she continues to live each second. May God continue to bless her. May she be able to continue giving her time to us through her beautiful website.

Hope you enjoy and benefit from your visit...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Season's Of A Lifetime

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast, you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."

Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank...

Alone In My Thoughts
Season's Of A Lifetime
From Wanda's Country Home
People come into your life for a reason, for a season or a lifetime. When you finger out which it is, you know exactly what to do.
Be sure to look around Wanda's site. She has lots if inspirational stories and poems for you to ponder upon. Beautiful music for your ears. She also has a hugh collection of recipes for you to try. Be sure to join Wanda's newsletter.
Thank you Wanda...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back to the Fifties

Take Me Back to the Fifties

Get ready for some fun. Yes, you may tap your feet or maybe even dance. Some of you may not know how much fun the fifties really was. The music was great and easy to dance all night too. Trust me, it was a great time to be alive. Hope you enjoy.


Take Me Back to the Fifties

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Change is Good Flash Movie

Flash Movie
Change is Good...You Go First
From Simple Truths

Friday, June 6, 2008

Somewhere In Time Flash Movie

"Somewhere In Time" presented by Great Dane Pro

I believe that you will really enjoy this beautiful flash movie. The pictures are absolutely breath-taking. Very relaxing. The music is by Roger Williams.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Inspiring Flash: The Appreciation Movie

Flash Presentation: The Appreciation Movie by Barbara A. Glanz from

As you watch this flash presentation, think of those that have made an impact on your life. When you do this, why not let that person know just how much you appreciate them. It doesn't take much of your time and you will feel much better for doing it. Many times people come in and out of our life and we never show any gratitude for the big difference that they have made in our life. Let someone know right now just how much you appreciate them.

“Appreciate people. Nothing gives more joy than appreciation.” ~~ Ruth Smeltzer

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but reveal to them there own.”
~~ Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Flash Movies

Some other names used to refer to flash movies: inspirational flash movies, funny flash movies, free flash movies, free inspirational flash movies, religious flash movies, poetry flash movies, and the list goes on.... You can call them what ever you want.

A flash movie can be inspirational, motivational, encouraging, funny, educational, etc. But they all have a couple of things in common. They all have pictures with words written across them. Most of the time the pictures are extremely graphic and beautiful. The words are meaningful and powerful to our life and dreams.

On this blog I will share with you flash movies that I have found and that I truly enjoy. So, be sure to add this link to your favorites or subscribe to the RSS feed. I have 100's of flash movies in my database, so you can be sure of never having to look for flash movies anywhere else.