"Haal-e shoma chetoreh?" In Persian one asks another "Haal-e shoma chetoreh?" It's like our version of "how are you doing?" In fact it's better than that. Translated, it is actually asking about the transient state of one's heart. In other words "how is your heart doing at this very moment, at this breath?" How is your… Continue reading How is your heart?
"And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well." (St Julian of Norwich ca. 1342 - 1416)
"I hope you rise up with strength, empowered to bring God-wonder wherever you go." (Lisa Bevere)
God, please enlighten my mind with truth; Inflame my heart with love; Inspire my will with courage; Enrich my life with service; Pardon what I have been; Sanctify what I am; And order what I shall be. AMEN.
"I declare I will choose faith over fear. I will meditate on what is positive and what is good about my situation. I will use my energy not to worry but to believe. Fear had no part in my life. I will not dwell on negative, discouraging thoughts. My mind is set on what God… Continue reading I declare
"I know just how much I rely on my faith to guide me through the good times and the bad. Each day is a new beginning. I know the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all… Continue reading Wisdom from the Servant Queen
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a… Continue reading The Gate of the Year
I have much respect for the Late Lady Margaret Thatcher. She was quite the one to deal with naysayers (and journalists for that matter!). I recently read a quote of hers - "you might have to fight a battle more than once to win it." I'm not sure as to what political context it fitted… Continue reading The Battlefield