Thursday, January 28, 2010

Daily Inspiration....Opportunity

Opportunity is not one chance, but a series of moments that present themselves to you for the taking.  Not every moment of opportunity will be right for you and for your right livelihood.  When the perfect one comes, the door will fly open, locks bursting, allowing you to walk through without doubt.

Remember: A closed door is simply an occassion for opportunity to knock.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Daily Inspiration...Hope

All things start with hope.  Even in the darkest moments, the light of hope will illuminate your path and lead you to love.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Daily Inspiration...Power

You are stronger than you think you are.  Be Powerful!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Daily Meditation

Your Daily Meditation...

I am just where I need to be, right at this moment.  Let this place serve my best and highest good.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dear God

Dear God,
Let me help you
show the naysayers
that your love is real
I know that they
all the magnificent
of your hands
they question the
and misunderstand
that all circumstance
is a creation
of their lack of love
and denial
Dear God
I have faced
many trials
where I have wondered
about your purpose
and how I would
yet all was in your gamebook
mapped out for me
to become closer to you
through every hardship
I will not back down
from my journey
for you have been there
along every step
Dear God
help them to see
who you truly are.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Winter's Prayer

My leaves have all curled
 and fallen to the ground
 my weather worn bark
 has split its seams
I am covered with
 the tiniest of snowcrystals
making a chilly deposit
on each of my
once glorious branches

Let me have this time
of solace and reflection
to replenish all that has been lost
when the sparrows have left
and their songs
no longer enchant my soul
may I have that memory
to bring me forward
may I have that memory
while I slumber

Let me take this time
to gather my visions
for tomorrow's new dawn
will bring change and warmth
the buds of my leaves
will come forth and
raise their hearts to the light
of the glorious sun
until then
 let my heart
be conent
let my dreams
be calm
 my will strong
until God's  light
brings beauty's rest
to a close

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mary introduction

Italian painter Bernardino Luini's "The Conversion of Magdalene", circa 1525. Luini's painting shows Martha, Mary's sister, on the left pointing toward heaven; Mary, to the right, repeats the gesture to indicate that she too will follow Jesus.

Mary's symbolism lies in love and strength.  Exiled and hidden, her mythical journeys after the death of Christ lead to romanticized stories in Western Europe.  My fascination with Mary continues, as she is the pre-eminent figure in the Bible that somehow, has been given an unfair history.

More of the Magdalene to come...