Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

                                                     I arise today

                                      Blessed by all things,
                                      Wings of breath,
                                      Delight of eyes,
                                      Wonder of whisper,
                                       Intimacy of touch,
                                       Eternity of soul,
                                       Urgency of thought,
                                       Miracle of health,
                                       Embrace of God.

                                        May I live this day

                                      Compassionate of heart,
                                      Clear in word,
                                      Gracious in awareness,
                                      Courageous in thought,
                                      Generous in love.

                                      John O'Donohue

Friday, March 25, 2011

Blog Giveaway Winner

                               I want to thank everyone who participated! If you joined my
                               blog, welcome. If you tweeted/facebook about my blog, thank
                                you very much.

                                So I put everyones name in a hat and the winner is:

                                                   Redneck Rosarian

                                Please contact me at suehemann at gmail dot com
                                 so I can mail you the book.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blog Giveaway

                                Hello everyone! Blog giveaway time! although I have to say 
                    this is my first!

                                I am giving away STITCH-OPEDIA by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick

                    It is an embroidery reference book. Two hundred and seventeen pages of
                   embroidery information and stitches!


                 The rules:

                  1. follow my blog if you do not already. If you do follow you are automatically

                  2. Tweet/facebook about the giveaway and then come back and tell me.

                 The deadline is Friday March 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm. I will then draw a name out 
                  of a hat. 

           GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!                 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away;... keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Robert Frost

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

For Presence

Awaken to the mystery of being here
and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.

Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon.

Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to
follow its path.

Let the flame of anger free you of all falsity.

May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame.

May anxiety never linger about you.

May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.

Take the time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek
no attention.

Be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder.

John O'Donohue

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart
and bring forth a beautiful flower.

Shigenori Kameoka

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Theme Thursday

I have chosen to link up with Sheila at for Theme Thursday.
I just love flowers, they inspire me and make me smile. As I was going through my photos for this post, I remembered taking this photo and thought wouldn't these flowers brighten someone's day. It was taken at an outdoor cafe near my home. It is a great place to sit and have a cup of coffee and admire the beautiful flowers.
Hurry Spring! I can hardly wait to go back there!
What inspires you?

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