What About Our New Year -discoveringandsharinggrace

Rick and Ramsey
Rick and Ramsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have had some extra time this week to talk with God about this year and the year ahead. I know we will all be seeing many blogs writing about the new year and resolutions and I was going to skip it. Then, God guided me to:

If they, why not I?  If these men and women could become saints, why cannot I with the help of Him who is all-powerful?”

– St. Augustine

Source: What About Our New Year « discoveringandsharinggrace

Two Roads Part 1

If you enjoy these wonderfully delightful tales as I do, here is the beginning of two Roads of which I posted a much later episode the other day- may not have been here but on jessica’s blog I’ll link in when I have it – here it is no 10

Image from vintage postcard “Itchy, Scratchy Romance in the Hay”

Lloyd Wright wasn’t  the first boy Cassie Merrill had let go that far, just the one Ma  caught her with.  Right off, Ma sent Jep running for the preacher. Lloyd’s hateful old mama raged, swearing Cassie had trapped her boy and yelling she’d heard plenty about her “wild streak” long before Lloyd took up with her.  [ continued]

Source: Two Roads Part 1

 

Today I am writing about a friend

 

तुझसे नाराज नही जिन्दगी हैरान हूं मै………!
“पवन” मतलब हवा, मै इसको खुशी का प्रतीक मानता हूं क्योंकि अगर ये एक पल के लिये भी ठहर जाये तो हर तरफ सिर्फ एक दर्दनाक मंजर होगा । ये तो सिर्फ मेरा विचार है । हवा जो कभी ठहरना नही जानती, जो अपने अस्तित्व भली-भांति जानती है लोगो के जीवन मे खुद की महत्वपूर्णता जानती है ॥

 

Source: आज एक मित्र के बारे मे लिखता हूं । – चन्द्र प्रताप सिंह

Nisargadatta Maharaj. Consciousness and the Absolute. 

#11 – Фотограф – Белгород
Consciousness and the Absolute.


Maharaj: The principle which can know itself is in the organism. In a worm crawling, it is there, because the worm knows itself instinctively. By listening to my talks you will be transformed back to your original state, prior to your birth. Right now, in spite of your present life, it will happen. My present talk is quite different now, at a higher level; therefore I do not invite anybody to listen to my present talks.[ continued]

Source: Nisargadatta Maharaj. Consciousness and the Absolute. #11 – Фотограф – Белгород

Make the faith thick and the Church expensive -Aleteia.org

 

Society

Make the faith thick and the Church expensive

This should worry us. A major Jewish sociologist reports that “non-Orthodox Jewish trend lines resemble the trend lines for American Catholics and Mainline Protestants.” Hebrew Union College’s Steven M. Cohen then explains: “They’re all marked by declining adherents and participation.”

Using data from Pew Foundation studies, Cohen has found that Orthodoxy is growing, and growing younger. The Orthodox movement has 230 ten-year-olds for every 100 fifty-year-olds. The non-Orthodox (Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist) have only 70 ten-year-olds for every 100 fifty-year-olds.

 

Source: Make the faith thick and the Church expensive – Society – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Weltkrieg – World War

Ich bin nicht sicher, mit welchen Waffen der dritte Weltkrieg ausgetragen wird, aber im vierten Weltkrieg werden sie mit Stöcken und Steinen kämpfen. (Albert Einstein)

I’m not sure which weapons will be used  to fight in WW III, but in WW IV they’ll fight with sticks and stones.
(Albert Einstein)

Source: Weltkrieg

Salton Sea Shorebirds~Cindy Knoke

Cindy Knoke

 

Snowy Egret hunting for dinner,

 

plunges his beak,
Night Herons, White Faced Ibis, Snowy Egrets and Great White Herons, block my path!

Source: | Cindy Knoke [continues]