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Do It Anyway

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Philosophy, poem, quote(s), scripture, thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

I got this poem off my ex-wife’s Facebook of all things! It is something I have to take to heart for sure and just wanted to share it with you all!

Mother Teresa wrote this poem –

People are often unreasonable,
illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Read more at Mother Teresa Poem : Do It Anyway

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Stained Glass You

Posted in odds and ends, Philosophy, quote(s) with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

 

“‘People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun’s out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.’ – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross”

Franciscan Blessing

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, Photography with tags , , , , , , on June 17, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

I haven’t seen this prayer for years until I came across it a few weeks ago, and I had to share it! That fourth stanza is something else isn’t it? May you all be blessed to do what others say couldn’t be done!

 

 

 

Four-fold Franciscan Blessing

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able, with God’s grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator,

Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word who is our brother and Saviour,

and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide,

be with you and remain with you, this day and forevermore.

AMEN

Happy Easter! 2011

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Jesus, religion with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

                   St. Roses Catholic Church, Fort Rock, Oregon

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.

          ~S.D. Gordon


May your Easter be blessed and inspire you with new life!


Stained Glass You

Posted in quote(s) with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

“‘People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun’s out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.’ – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross”

Virtual Priest?

Posted in Christianity, humor, odds and ends, religion with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

Something interesting I found on my Times Reader this morning …

App Can’t Replace Confession, Vatican Says

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Published: February 9, 2011

 

A new application being sold on iTunes, “Confession: a Roman Catholic App,” cannot be used as a substitute for confession with a priest, the Vatican said Wednesday. The application was developed by American entrepreneurs with the help of two priests and the blessing of a bishop. It features a questionnaire of sins, and is promoted as a tool both to revive interest in confession and to help Catholics prepare for the sacrament. But some media reports cast the app as a “virtual priest” for Catholics who do not have time for church, prompting the Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, to respond, “One cannot speak in any way of ‘confession by iPhone.’ ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/technology/10vatican.html?_r=1&ref=world

Fortunately I would think God would accept it by whatever means … lol

New Years Blessing 2011

Posted in Christianity with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

We, as a family had a great time ringing in the New Year at the Klamath Tribes New Years Eve Pow Wow in Klamath Falls, Oregon! I wish to share a blessing with you all to kick off the New Year …

Declaring God’s Blessing For 2010

I choose to initiate God’s promises and blessings for my life in 2010 by declaring them as true.  He is the “God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17, NIV).  The power in a blessing is in speaking it!  Because I believe that God has more wonderful things planned for me than I can even imagine (Ephesians 3:20) for the coming year, today I declare that:

I am blessed with God’s divine purpose and perfect plan for my life.  I am blessed with gifts, God-given abilities and guidance.  I am blessed with strength of character, self-determination and self-control.  I am blessed with family and friends, faith and freedom.  I am blessed with health, happiness, favor and fulfillment.  I am blessed with promotion, protection, prosperity and provision.  I am blessed with spirit of obedience, supernatural success and a positive outlook on life.  I am blessed with a fresh start and a new outlook on life, beginning today.

I am looking forward to the new thing God will do in my life this year.  I choose to let go of the past and get excited about my future because I am blessed!

In Jesus’ name, Amen  (Joel Osteen)