Saturday, February 28, 2015

~ I am Bach~

I am grateful for the' Earth, I grateful for the Sun. I am grateful for the Moon. I am grateful for each Star in the Sky.And the delight of My Rainbow too! I am MotherSky, and grateful to be near You...... I Thank God each day, I get another chance to grace Your presence. ~F[]R I am the optimist, and see My Sky full ! [That being  said " We are emptying the attic~ So My Niece can Move in  [a lot L[]VE, and fragility have passed through My hands. But I am grateful= My L[]VED []NE did not have to take []n this task with-out Me~ I AM GRATEFUL" ~ I be Bach=Y[]U BE BEETHOVEN !

The dress~Interview

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One Art

By Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.

—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I carryYour heart with Me~ by E.E Cummings

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

By E. E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
“[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” Copyright 1952, © 1980, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust, from Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E. E. Cummings, edited by George J. Firmage. Used by permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Source: Poetry (June 1952).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Season of Ghost

Sophia SoG From twitter=Ck them []ut!
@Sophia_Sama Nice to meet you!If you're tired of the usual stuff,you'll love this!

Happy Birthday Angelina~

Today is My Daughters birthday....
And this is her Son/ aka MeMoms monkey [They look so much alike, don't they?] 

Happy Birthday Moonshine~ I hope You dance...... X[]x

Monday, February 9, 2015

When Georgia smiles~ Robin McGraw

By the Grace of God~


Katy Perry Took A Stand Against Domestic Violence With Her Emotional Grammy Performance

She was joined on stage by survivor advocate Brooke Axtell.

Katy Perry may not have won an award tonight but her heartbreaking performance of “By The Grace Of God” stole the show.


The emotional ballad, written in the wake of her divorce, showed a side of the superstar that wasn’t on display at last week’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Katy Perry Took A Stand Against Domestic Violence With Her Emotional Grammy Performance

The song would’ve been powerful on its own but the “Dark Horse” singer shared her Grammys stage with survivor advocate Brooke Axtell and took a bold stand against domestic violence.

Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Before Perry sang, Axtell performed a spoken word piece about her own abuse history.

My name is Brooke Axtell and I am a survivor of domestic violence.
After a year of passionate romance with a handsome, charismatic man, I was stunned when he began to abuse me.
I believed he was lashing out because he was in pain, and needed help.
I believed my compassion could restore him and our relationship.
My empathy was used against me.
I was terrified of him and ashamed I was in this position.
What bound me to him was my desire to heal him.
My compassion was incomplete because it did not include me.
When he threatened to kill me, I knew I had to escape.
I revealed the truth to my mom and she encouraged me to seek help at a local domestic violence shelter.
This conversation saved my life.
Authentic love does not devalue another human being.
Authentic love does not silence, shame, or abuse.
If you are in a relationship with someone who does not honor or respect you, I want you to know that you are worthy of love.
Please reach out for help.
Your voice will save you.
Let it extend into the night.
Let it part the darkness.
Let it set you free to know who you truly are: valuable, beautiful, loved.

Introduced by President Obama, Axtell and Perry’s collaboration was a moving reminder that when it comes to fighting domestic violence #itsonus.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

My Puppy family~ they crack Me up.

Ruby, Mia, and Barney~In there selfies.

Always~by Nicole Hamilton

This is a Good find, on Google + Nicole Hamilton, Thank You Nicole`~ My favorite quote "  I made the choice and said, Here am I. "

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Restless: Going, Going, GONE!

Artwork by Gabby
I’m supposed to be writing an essay right now.  My hubby will laugh when he reads this because I’ve been putting off this week the start of said essay.  I promise this post is not an attempt at procrastination but instead will lead to the great creativity needed to produce said essay.  

My mind on overdrive has left me lost in thought and dwelling on the greatest of my God.  He overwhelms me. Daily.

For over a year I was restless.  I woke up each day wondering what was next for me.  I had lost my sense of purpose but had to find it.  

For months my poor husband listened as I shared every idea that popped into my head.  

Maybe we are supposed to lead a small group?  Or plant a church? Are we supposed to move away? How about start a business? 

I was sure God had something planned but what? Frustration consumed me. Irritated and cranky described me.  I needed a purpose.

“Just ask and it will be given to you; seek after it and you will find.  Continue to knock and the door will be opened for you.”  
Matthew 7:7

What a concept.  Just ask.  Jesus taught if we ask, He’ll direct us.  I needed His direction.   I could run a million ideas by my hubby but until I asked the One who holds my life in His hands I wouldn’t find an answer.  So I did.

In my past life church work and motherhood consumed the hours of my days.  Each week responsibilities and activities filled my calendar.  I kept busy.  I felt I had purpose  because I kept busy. A busy life distracted me from my mess of a life back then.  It worked.  Until it fell apart.

As I left my old life, drama surrounded me.  Scary things constantly happening.  Each day waking with unknown evil lurking around the corner.  My days filled with worry.  Worry distracted me.  It worked.  Until God redeemed, restored, and gave my life a new purpose.

Which brings me to today.  A year spent in a restless state of wonder.  What did God want from me? What was the next step?  

I can honestly answer I still have no idea.  But I made the choice to approach my questions a different way.  I made the choice and said, Here am I.  Use me.   As I sought after His plan for me, doors opened.  Lots of doors bringing healing, purpose and excitement to my life.  The restlessness disappeared.

I once wore the hats of Jesus follower and mom.  I now wear the hats of Jesus follower, wife, mom, part-time nanny, college student, team ministry member and small group leader.  Can I tell you those last four hats came together at the same time.  God opened those doors all at once and instantly filled the restlessness that has consumed me for so long.  

With each new hat brings new ways to share Him and my part of His story.  Opportunities to see that everything I went through had purpose.  

God is amazing!  He works behind the scenes doing things unknown to us but using us at the same time.  

A few months ago my husband and I agreed to lead a small group in our home.  Who would come?  I had no idea.  But I sensed God leading and saying yes was the only choice.  And by saying yes, it made that line from the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it he will come” idea true.   

By saying yes God brought the families.  He put together something so wonderful.  As I sat in my living room last night looking at the new faces He has now placed in my life, His goodness overwhelmed me once again.  

So now I understand. Just ask. Seek after it.  He will open the door.

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord...plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, February 6, 2015

We are under the same STARS~ Starry starry night= Vincent Van Gogh

[]ut in a beautiful wooded rural area,with family. With the changes in My health, I have had to have constant companionship. I see it as a wonderful blessing, My neurologist changed My meds~ perhaps I am on the road to a  better existence.I feel hopeful,and Loved. Needed,and wanted. As I sit out on the back steps gazing up to the tree tops, then in wonder of just how beautiful the stars are. I thank God, for yet another beautiful day. And I will close My eyes, and wish My very usual wish,~ I wish I owned a large enough  home that every one I Love could be under the same roof. Sit to the same table = and feel the Love I have in My heart. But for now, knowing We are under the same stars "will  HAVE TO do for now". ~Sending Love to those who are not in My sight, know I hold You dear in My HEART~ And We are under the same stars, catch My kiss X[]x Love You bigger than the sky.                                   Thank You Vincent~for Your works,And the world through Your eyes...... We pray for Your Soul, May You rest in PEACE...  Amen

G[] barefoot!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lady bugs in the house~

They are flying all around []ur bathroom... Is  it about to snow, the lady bugs say so.[ Or at least down near the Jersey Shore ]

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

caught in a giggle [choose Your battles ]

[]ut with My Daughter today, We were driving in the car. All three Grand Daughter in the back bickering , My Mom wisdom kicked in, and I said " choose Your battles"..... Something I would say to My Children, Thanking God []ut loud!~ Being a Grand Mom is Great!

[Keep moving forward]