Sometimes our heart gets flooded with troubled watersand our soul aches with waves of pain and despair.Our days get overcast with dark clouds of dismay.Choppy waters of worry fill our nights.Our bones grow weary and weak.We want to give in to the power of the waves.We want to give up and let go of hope.But then a voice within us whispers,”You have been given boots.They will get you through the troubled waters.Put them on and start wading.The waters may seem deep and choppy and scary,but your boots are high and strong and safe.Trust your boots. Have faith that they will … Continue reading BOOTS WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE TROUBLED WATERS OF LIFE
A small boy sat on his father’s lap and asked,”Father, what is life?”His father became reflective and after a long pause said,”Life is a long journey, my son.It’s a journey whereby you mustcarefully observe the worldaround you and grow inwisdom and understandingand the ability to serve.When you see hunger and poverty,you will learn to show compassion.When you see fear and hate,you will discover the power of love.When you see anger and conflict,you will find ways to create peace.Where you see hurt and pain, you will teach the healing power of forgiveness.When you see sadness and despair,you will inspire hope and … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?
Hope is not somethingyou can purchase.It’s not a gift you can receive.Hope is a spark thatlives within you.And only you can ignite it.Only you can decide howbright you want it to burn.But it’s best to igniteyour spark of hope often.It will burn brightestduring your darkest hours.It will guide you throughyour heaviest moments.It will shine bright whenyou reach for your dreams.It will glow bright whenyour heart needs healing.It will lift your spiritswhen doors seem closed.A bright light of hope isstronger than fear,tougher than despair, andmore powerful than doubt.As long as you keep thespark within you burning,you will always have HOPE.Never let … Continue reading THERE’S A SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN YOU
WORRY IS A PROBLEM.It produces mental agitationand often emotional despair.Erma Bombeck described it perfectly:Worry is like a rocking chair—it gives you something to dobut it never gets you anywhere.Worry wastes your time and energy.It doesn’t change a thing.Say that again.WORRY DOESN’T CHANGE A THING.All it does is rob you of your joyand peace of mind.INSTEAD OF WORRY, TRY BEING CONCERNED.There’s a fine line between the twobut healthy concern tends to be constructive.It leads you take stepsto resolve an issue, to take action.YOU FOCUS ON THINGSYOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT.Say that again.HEALTHY CONCERN IS FOCUSING ON THINGSYOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT.Big … Continue reading DON’T WORRY, BE CONCERNED — BE HAPPY
Lyrics to the song,”You Gotta Have Heart,” state the following:”You gotta have heart,miles and miles and miles of heart….All you really need is heart.When the odds are sayin you’ll never winthat’s when your grin should begin….When your luck is batten zeroGet your chin up off the floorcause you can be a heroYou can open any door.There’s nothin to it but to do it….All you really need is heart.”What does it mean “to have heart?”Helen Keller once said,”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched.They must be felt from the heart.”Even when you’re downHEART is refusing … Continue reading ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART