February 26

Jacob, where do you find the strength to carry on in life? “Life is often heavy only because we attempt to carry it,” said Jacob. “But, I do find a strength i the ashes.” “In the ashes?” asked Mr. Gold. “Yes,” said Jacob, with a confirmation that seemed to have traveled a great distance. “You see Mr. Gold, each of us is alone.  Each of us is in the great darkness of our ignorance.  And, each of us is on a journey. “In the process of our journey, we must bend to build a fire for light, and warmth, and food. “But when our fingers tear at the ground, hoping to find the coals of another’s fire, what we often find are the ashes. “And, in these ashes, which will not give us light or warmth, there may be sadness, but there is also testimony. “Because these ashes tell us that somebody else has been in the night, somebody else has bent to build a fire, and somebody else has carried on. “And that can be enough, sometimes.” – Noah benShea

Sarayu: “Mack, if anything matters than everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again” From The Shack

Saint Theresa’s Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be..

May you not forget the infinite possibilities                                                                     
that are born of faith..

May you use those gifts that you have received ,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be confident knowing you are a child of
God. Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love..

It is there for each and every one of us. This is an awesome song and video about God and dog.

Use your brain’s DELETE button on your memory. Quit bringing up all the wrong stuff and studying it every day. Don’t stop your future with your past. Do I hear an amen!? Howard Boose

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Harper Lee

“The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.”

I liked this comment from the Huffington Post about the newest proposal…leaving it up to state, Healthcare Reform news.

access to affordable, quality medical care is a human right (and should be presumed as a Constitutional right –, so why should humans in red states have fewer rights than humans in blue states?

Preamble to the US Constitution
“We the People(1) of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,(2) and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

1, The Preamble declares that: “We the People of the United States …. do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The meaning is clear that all authority originates from the People.

2. “general welfare,” as used in the Constitution, refers to: “health, happiness, or prosperity; well-being. [Middle English wel faren, to fare well]”

Even Thomas Jefferson talked about it, and President George Washington earmarked money for universal healthcare. Yes, it was presumed inclusive as a Constitutional right, where the earliest US citizens realized that if you didn’t have your health, you couldn’t pursue happiness.

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