“Whether we realize it or not, in our hearts we yearn for God, and so when we come into contact with someone close to God, our hearts are moved.”  — Fr John Bartunek, LC by nikki
nikki
nikki “Whether we realize it or not, in our hearts we yearn for God, and so when we come into contact with someone close to God, our hearts are moved.” — Fr John Bartunek, LC
Things to Create
The environment that we are in, whether favorable or not, is the product of our own life. When we fail to understand this, we tend to blame others for our troubles. - Daisaku Ikeda Quote by lilly
lilly
lilly The environment that we are in, whether favorable or not, is the product of our own life. When we fail to understand this, we tend to blame others for our troubles. - Daisaku Ikeda Quote
Favorites
spiritualinspiration:  “…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you! by Susanne Ortlieb
Susanne Ortlieb
Susanne Ortlieb spiritualinspiration: “…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you!
Favorites
"So many times we communicate gratitude, but don't stop to feel that gratitude fully. But gratitude feels good. And when we pause to feel it fully, we give ourselves a very powerful meditation ... for when we are in a state of gratitude, it is impossible to feel stressed, worried or distracted. Our hearts are open. And we are in ' flow'." Take a deep breath. Think of something (or someone) for which you feel grateful. It only takes a moment. by cornelia
cornelia
cornelia "So many times we communicate gratitude, but don't stop to feel that gratitude fully. But gratitude feels good. And when we pause to feel it fully, we give ourselves a very powerful meditation ... for when we are in a state of gratitude, it is impossible to feel stressed, worried or distracted. Our hearts are open. And we are in ' flow'." Take a deep breath. Think of something (or someone) for which you feel grateful. It only takes a moment.
food for thought
Sometimes it can be hard to see the worth of building our lives and ministry at home when our days feel overwhelming and isolating. If you are in that place, questioning the labor you pour into each day, come and be reminded of the purpose and intention God has given you- after all, "your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God, might not be something you do, but someone you raise." by KaleighS
KaleighS
KaleighS Sometimes it can be hard to see the worth of building our lives and ministry at home when our days feel overwhelming and isolating. If you are in that place, questioning the labor you pour into each day, come and be reminded of the purpose and intention God has given you- after all, "your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God, might not be something you do, but someone you raise."
everyday
How To Make Self-watering Seed Starter Pots.. We are excited to share with you this recycling project. It is truly green and fun. You do not only recycle those plastic water bottles, but also make self-watering seed starter pots for you to start your herb or veggie garden earlier. When spring comes, your tomatoes are ready to be moved into the ground. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi How To Make Self-watering Seed Starter Pots.. We are excited to share with you this recycling project. It is truly green and fun. You do not only recycle those plastic water bottles, but also make self-watering seed starter pots for you to start your herb or veggie garden earlier. When spring comes, your tomatoes are ready to be moved into the ground.
Favorites
Your skin acts like a revolving door, allowing elements to pass through both ways and anything that touches it, whether it be nutrients, the sun, toxins, air particles, etc… is absorbed in or toxins, sweat, etc… is moved out. So when nutrients are applied directly onto the skin, their benefits are amplified! And we want … by luz
luz
luz Your skin acts like a revolving door, allowing elements to pass through both ways and anything that touches it, whether it be nutrients, the sun, toxins, air particles, etc… is absorbed in or toxins, sweat, etc… is moved out. So when nutrients are applied directly onto the skin, their benefits are amplified! And we want …
Favorites
There are so many things in life to love. We have no reason not to love your life because God created us and our life so love it! by alta
alta
alta There are so many things in life to love. We have no reason not to love your life because God created us and our life so love it!
Favorites
Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. by MyohoDane
MyohoDane
MyohoDane Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be.
Lovers, People, Partners & Friends
Even the most everyday and mundane moments can become teaching times filled with God's word, with the potential to transform our hearts and the hearts of our children. How can we tap into those situations with intention in our family? By storing up the word of God in our own hearts and teaching our children to do the same, so we can dig for truths and applications wherever we are! Get ready to Dig in God's word anytime and anywhere with this amazing resource. by wteresa
wteresa
wteresa Even the most everyday and mundane moments can become teaching times filled with God's word, with the potential to transform our hearts and the hearts of our children. How can we tap into those situations with intention in our family? By storing up the word of God in our own hearts and teaching our children to do the same, so we can dig for truths and applications wherever we are! Get ready to Dig in God's word anytime and anywhere with this amazing resource.
Beauty School
THIS IS WORTH KEEPING AND READING FREQUENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Written by a 90 Year Old..... This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words :'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life.. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come... 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift." by eluthrea
eluthrea
eluthrea THIS IS WORTH KEEPING AND READING FREQUENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Written by a 90 Year Old..... This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words :'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life.. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come... 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
spirit
“At its core, pride is a sin of comparison, for though it usually begins with ‘Look how wonderful I am and what great things I have done,’ it always seems to end with ‘Therefore, I am better than you.’ When our hearts are filled with pride we violate the two great commandments. Instead of worshipping God and loving our neighbor, we reveal the real object of our worship and love—the [person] we see in the mirror.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf by R&M
R&M
R&M “At its core, pride is a sin of comparison, for though it usually begins with ‘Look how wonderful I am and what great things I have done,’ it always seems to end with ‘Therefore, I am better than you.’ When our hearts are filled with pride we violate the two great commandments. Instead of worshipping God and loving our neighbor, we reveal the real object of our worship and love—the [person] we see in the mirror.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Me
"In your waiting place, cling to the hope that never once has our God left our story unfinished and unredeemed. It may not look how we expected but, as with Ruth and Naomi, our story is His story—it was then and it will be in years to come. We are only to wait, to trust, to obey." by sherrie
sherrie
sherrie "In your waiting place, cling to the hope that never once has our God left our story unfinished and unredeemed. It may not look how we expected but, as with Ruth and Naomi, our story is His story—it was then and it will be in years to come. We are only to wait, to trust, to obey."
Favorites
Dealing with a mean girls is a part of life, whether we like it or not. At some point in our lives we have all dealt with one, and unfortunately our daughters will have to as well. But, how do you handle it when the time comes? by yvette
yvette
yvette Dealing with a mean girls is a part of life, whether we like it or not. At some point in our lives we have all dealt with one, and unfortunately our daughters will have to as well. But, how do you handle it when the time comes?
The World
"In your waiting place, cling to the hope that never once has our God left our story unfinished and unredeemed. It may not look how we expected but, as with Ruth and Naomi, our story is His story—it was then and it will be in years to come. We are only to wait, to trust, to obey." by sherrie
sherrie
sherrie "In your waiting place, cling to the hope that never once has our God left our story unfinished and unredeemed. It may not look how we expected but, as with Ruth and Naomi, our story is His story—it was then and it will be in years to come. We are only to wait, to trust, to obey."
Favorites
lifedelight:    We both plant the seed of love  In our hearts that it may grow  When it's time for us to harvest  Eternity will not suffice by sara
sara
sara lifedelight: We both plant the seed of love In our hearts that it may grow When it's time for us to harvest Eternity will not suffice
Craft i heart
Seek God Early. We are to spend time with God -- continually. When we do, we get in the flow of His plan for our day. We are not told just to wish for everything to work together, we are told to seek God for a fresh word each day. Remember, the enemy tries to bring us down and seeks to destroy us. If he steals away our time with the Lord in the morning, we may miss out on the Kingdom life that entire day! When you don't seek Jesus first thing in the morning, you tend to forget to seek Him first by Gloria Garcia
Gloria Garcia
Gloria Garcia Seek God Early. We are to spend time with God -- continually. When we do, we get in the flow of His plan for our day. We are not told just to wish for everything to work together, we are told to seek God for a fresh word each day. Remember, the enemy tries to bring us down and seeks to destroy us. If he steals away our time with the Lord in the morning, we may miss out on the Kingdom life that entire day! When you don't seek Jesus first thing in the morning, you tend to forget to seek Him first
Favorites
Getting settled in a new house is {Exhausting}…to put it mildly. I don’t like the unsettled feeling of a house not feeling like a home. My inner designer won’t rest until things are perfect…or at least on their way to perfect. Ever since we moved in we searched for a round table for our breakfast [...] by queen
queen
queen Getting settled in a new house is {Exhausting}…to put it mildly. I don’t like the unsettled feeling of a house not feeling like a home. My inner designer won’t rest until things are perfect…or at least on their way to perfect. Ever since we moved in we searched for a round table for our breakfast [...]
Pretty Things
Trauma Seeking Feedback Loop 6 Synonyms: Resolution Block Feedback Loop. This is why therapy helps. We get to share our emotions in a safe contained space with someone we can get to trust and don't have to let them caged or bottled up. It gives us a safe outlet to talk about our pain, despair, stressors, etc. even when we are not ready to take action by celina.neo
celina.neo
celina.neo Trauma Seeking Feedback Loop 6 Synonyms: Resolution Block Feedback Loop. This is why therapy helps. We get to share our emotions in a safe contained space with someone we can get to trust and don't have to let them caged or bottled up. It gives us a safe outlet to talk about our pain, despair, stressors, etc. even when we are not ready to take action
Favorites
When it comes to our pets, there’s not much we wouldn’t give them…we just want them to have the best and be the healthiest they can be. Because of this, we recently started making our own dog treats; there’s something about knowing exactly what’s going into them that gives us peace of mind, and these peanut butter coconut oil treats are our new favorites – they’re just so good for our (not so) little fur babies!! by lola
lola
lola When it comes to our pets, there’s not much we wouldn’t give them…we just want them to have the best and be the healthiest they can be. Because of this, we recently started making our own dog treats; there’s something about knowing exactly what’s going into them that gives us peace of mind, and these peanut butter coconut oil treats are our new favorites – they’re just so good for our (not so) little fur babies!!
word
We project our shadow onto others when we are afraid of our own greatness, our own light, yet for every finger we point outward there are at least three coming back at us, and if we are really honest with ourselves we will find these qualities within - perhaps not in the situation that is currently presenting, it may be in another area of our life, or even in the past. Be ruthless, call it out. You'll find it.-Premananda Grace by lilly
lilly
lilly We project our shadow onto others when we are afraid of our own greatness, our own light, yet for every finger we point outward there are at least three coming back at us, and if we are really honest with ourselves we will find these qualities within - perhaps not in the situation that is currently presenting, it may be in another area of our life, or even in the past. Be ruthless, call it out. You'll find it.-Premananda Grace
Favorites
IF WE CAN BE AMBITIOUS FOR OURSELVES, WHY NOT MORE SO FOR OUR LORD? "We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness." ~ Francis Chan by priscilla
priscilla
priscilla IF WE CAN BE AMBITIOUS FOR OURSELVES, WHY NOT MORE SO FOR OUR LORD? "We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness." ~ Francis Chan
Favorites
Count the gains. Not the losses. We truly gain so much when we give up ourselves. God asks us to make sacrifices. He asks us to put others first. He asks us to give. In return He promises to provide for our needs. He promises to take care of us. We can be assured when we give up, we gain…because we are following Him. That is the only gain we need. by stella
stella
stella Count the gains. Not the losses. We truly gain so much when we give up ourselves. God asks us to make sacrifices. He asks us to put others first. He asks us to give. In return He promises to provide for our needs. He promises to take care of us. We can be assured when we give up, we gain…because we are following Him. That is the only gain we need.
Fav. Quotes
Broken Chain - We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Y by rosario
rosario
rosario Broken Chain - We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Y
Favorites
When it comes to our pets, there’s not much we wouldn’t give them…we just want them to have the best and be the healthiest they can be. Because of this, we recently started making our own dog treats; there’s something about knowing exactly what’s going into them that gives us peace of mind, and these peanut butter coconut oil treats are our new favorites – they’re just so good for our (not so) little fur babies!! by Ambie686
Ambie686
Ambie686 When it comes to our pets, there’s not much we wouldn’t give them…we just want them to have the best and be the healthiest they can be. Because of this, we recently started making our own dog treats; there’s something about knowing exactly what’s going into them that gives us peace of mind, and these peanut butter coconut oil treats are our new favorites – they’re just so good for our (not so) little fur babies!!
Doggie
We know how crazy we get for all-things pumpkin in the fall, so why not treat our furry friends with our beloved ingredient! Check out this safe-for-dogs pumpkin treat. They are sure to love it! by audrey
audrey
audrey We know how crazy we get for all-things pumpkin in the fall, so why not treat our furry friends with our beloved ingredient! Check out this safe-for-dogs pumpkin treat. They are sure to love it!
Art project ideas
and the little that we have, is little according to us, in our world, our culture. for many, the little we have, would astound them if it were theirs. we often -- this includes me -- fail to remember that. and tell ourselves a story about how hard our lives are ... and our hard lives, are a dream come true to most people in this world. i'm not sure why it's so hard to remember this, to realize, understand this. and live from that place every day. but something in us makes it very difficult. by estela
estela
estela and the little that we have, is little according to us, in our world, our culture. for many, the little we have, would astound them if it were theirs. we often -- this includes me -- fail to remember that. and tell ourselves a story about how hard our lives are ... and our hard lives, are a dream come true to most people in this world. i'm not sure why it's so hard to remember this, to realize, understand this. and live from that place every day. but something in us makes it very difficult.
places to see
“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. We had no locks, therefore there were no thieves. When someone was so poor he couldn’t afford a horse, tent or blanket, he would receive it all as a gift. We were in bad shape before white men arrived. I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for civilized society” - John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota, 1903-1976 by pam
pam
pam “Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. We had no locks, therefore there were no thieves. When someone was so poor he couldn’t afford a horse, tent or blanket, he would receive it all as a gift. We were in bad shape before white men arrived. I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for civilized society” - John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota, 1903-1976
Faces
I think the best way to pictorially describe Dissociative Identity Disorder developing is looking at a sheet of glass or a mirror without cracks. As kids we all come with no marks, no cracks, no shattering, for the most part we are a whole mirror, a whole sheet of glass. We are simply whole. As a child, when someone violates us at our most vulnerable place, sexually abuses us and quite possibly physically, emotionally and mentally too, it shatters our core self... It shatters our innocence... by lydia
lydia
lydia I think the best way to pictorially describe Dissociative Identity Disorder developing is looking at a sheet of glass or a mirror without cracks. As kids we all come with no marks, no cracks, no shattering, for the most part we are a whole mirror, a whole sheet of glass. We are simply whole. As a child, when someone violates us at our most vulnerable place, sexually abuses us and quite possibly physically, emotionally and mentally too, it shatters our core self... It shatters our innocence...
Favorites
It took about a year into our marriage for me to realize I had gotten to this point. I’m not really sure when it started but I’m sure that somewhere along the way things got busy, things got serious, responsibilities got real, and we got tired. I didn’t even realize on my own that I forgot to let myself have fun with my husband. by hallie
hallie
hallie It took about a year into our marriage for me to realize I had gotten to this point. I’m not really sure when it started but I’m sure that somewhere along the way things got busy, things got serious, responsibilities got real, and we got tired. I didn’t even realize on my own that I forgot to let myself have fun with my husband.
Favorite Quotes
Mother's Day Reminder: Women in Prison On Mother’s Day our thoughts turn to our own Moms and the relationship we have as sons and daughters. Correctional nurses working today in jails and women’s prisons come into contact with mothers who may have not seen their children in a long time. They may be estranged from their children or worried about their care and safety. by audrey
audrey
audrey Mother's Day Reminder: Women in Prison On Mother’s Day our thoughts turn to our own Moms and the relationship we have as sons and daughters. Correctional nurses working today in jails and women’s prisons come into contact with mothers who may have not seen their children in a long time. They may be estranged from their children or worried about their care and safety.
Art project ideas