It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chapter 12, Page 16, Book 14

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.

Dr. Seuss

Dream it and do it.  You can move mountains when you put your mind to it.  Direct your life like a blockbuster and make things happen. 

 I've learned . . . .
that everyone wants to live on top of
the mountain, but all the happiness
and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

On this mountain the Lord of hosts…will wipe away the tears from all faces.

Isaiah 25: 6-8

There are days that the climbing seems endless and we never arrive.  The day begins and ends in exhaustion.  Our busy lives have no deeper purpose. Try to see the bright side of things.  It’s a great day for up, when you can see the sunny side of things.  Sure sometimes you’ll have to work at it, but positivity is a skill.  Do it daily.

Remember: Miracles are waiting everywhere.

Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the ox. The baby shall play by the cobra's den, and the child lay his hand on the adder's lair. There shall be no harm or ruin on all My holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.

Isaiah 11:6-9

In Advent I set out to find myself on God’s holy mountain.  Here everyone is welcome. 
To Believe

To believe... is to know that every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,
And dreams really do come true.

To believe... is to see Angels dancing among the clouds,
To know the wonder of a stardust sky,
And the wisdom of the man in the moon.

To believe... is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child's eyes and the beauty of an aging hand,
For it is through their teachings we learn to love.

To believe... is to find the strength
And courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.

To believe... is to know we are not alone,
That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.

To believe... is to know that wonderful surprises
Are just waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
If only we believe.

Author Unknown


betty said...

I liked that To Believe poemn; you always find great things to share here, Ma.

I am glad God is a mighty God that can move mountains; we just need to remember that when we are facing the mountains of our lives :)


Sr. Ann Marie said...

I've always loved that quote from Isaiah. If only such a day will come!


I wish we knew who wrote that lovely TO BELIEVE poem. It is priceless.

Buttercup said...

Sometimes in the darkest days it's hard to believe, but I try to remember that the light always follows.

jack69 said...

Believing is a powerful asset. I feel sorry for someone who cannot seem to believe that anything good is going to happen to them.

Climbing mountains is tough, but like any journey half the fun, sights and enjoyments are in the trip.
Love from the east coast fo Florida, just below Cape Canaveral.