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
From http://www.e-water.net/index_en.php

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.