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"WELCOME"
May God's Peace Be Upon You

Greetings and Welcome!





Welcome Interruptions( a short story)



One of my favorite stories
is of Sir Edwin Landseer,
a famous artist of animals.
One of his great paintings
is painted on the wall
of a beautiful inn
that overlooks
the rugged terrain
of Scotland.

Some years back,
during a celebration
when the inn was new,
somebody popped open
a bottle of soda and
it sprayed onto the newly painted wall
before the paint and plaster were dry,
leaving a dirty,
brown stain running down the wall
to the floor.
The host who owned the inn
was understandably angry.
He evicted the guest
and the party broke up early.

Sir Edwin was one of the guests
there that night.
After everyone left
for the evening,
including the host,
Sir Edwin locked the door,
opened his bag,
took out his paints and brushes
and went to work on the stain.
Before long,
the ugly brown stain
turned into a brown rock.
Then he added cypress,
evergreens, spruce,
and a mountainside.
And on the rock,
standing on two feet,
he painted a proud beast,
the Mountain Stag
– a goat with curled horns.
Curling around the rock
was a mountain stream
with white foam.

Sir Edwin took an ugly stain
and transformed it into a beautiful painting.
He came up with a positive solution
to an unwelcome interruption in life.
What unwelcome interruption
can you find beauty in today?

Beauty beckons within welcomed interruptions.

* * *

It's so easy to let "cloudy" vision
interpret life's interruptions
in negative ways.
May I learn to welcome these interruptions
as beautiful guests in my life.


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To conquer fear
is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

Life is not about waiting
for the storms to pass...
It's about learning
how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Green

Know what's weird? Day by day,
nothing seems to change,
but pretty soon...
everything's different.
- Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

The only difference between
a rut and a grave
is their dimensions.
- Anonymous


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Soft Melodies in the PLAYER ( here below))



To all who grieve…
God will give you beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of tears,
festive praise instead of despair,

because He created you
for a loving purpose,
to grow within closer to Him
and to be a light in a dark world
through your very own pain
he will bless you and others....

I know because I came
through a long dark tunnel in my own life
And because of His love
and the ways He is changing my life
gradually, gently He leads me
so now I can say;

His love, mercies, light and healing
is so powerful we cannot begin
to fanthom it all and
He is indeed our true source of joys!

Through humble prayers we can reach Him
because He is never far from us.


May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you
every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.





Not everything that casts a long shadow
is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds
the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Often the trouble you fear
is no more than bluff and bluster.
Fear is a bully
that dissolves when confronted
Without adventure
civilization is in full decay.
- Alfred North Whitehead






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