life, philosophy

Things Not Yet Seen

I’m sure many people have heard about the Power of Intention. It may also be known as the Law of Attraction. Let me tell you folks, this is a real thing. Whenever I put out a message to the Universe (which for me is praying to God) for something I need, eventually my message gets a response. Let me give you some examples.

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family, life

A Special Thursday

I apologize to those of you who have read this before. I’ve actually posted it two other times . . . for sentimental reasons. Thank you for indulging me. Happy Easter to those celebrating and have a great weekend everyone.

Some people might remember their passed-away loved ones, on special days like their birthday, or on the day they died. I tend to remember my Grandma on this Thursday every year. It’s not her birthday which is September 13th, nor is it the day she died, December 4th.  It’s also not this date, April 13th, that has any significance. It is today … a Holy day … the Thursday before Easter, that always brings back sweet memories of my Grandma. Continue reading “A Special Thursday”

life, philosophy

Just Think

Does anyone ever think?lookout-over-mt wm

This isn’t a complaint post about stupid or rude people. And, I’m not asking if people think about jobs, daily chores, or to set their DVR.

I mean, does anyone ever think deeply and wonder about their place in the world? Didn’t philosophers once ponder the meaning of life? Does anyone ever do that these days?

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blogging, life, quotes

Wednesday Wisdom

I apologize for changing my blog theme a few times now. I’m having difficulty finding one that will feature the specific things I’d like featured. I liked the Misty Lake theme, but didn’t like the haze it put over the photos. It takes away from their clarity. So, I’m back to the original blog theme I picked when I started one year ago. I just got bored with it after a while, but it seems to fit my needs.

Now, on to today’s Wednesdays’ Wisdom. Since I wrote about optimism and hope recently, I found that faith should be included in that grouping as well. Since this is Holy week, it couldn’t be more fitting. Which quote is your favorite?

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life, philosophy

Longing for Simpler Times

Man is an overcomplicated organism. If he is doomed for extinction, he will die out for want of simplicity. ~ Ezra Pound

little lori bw wm

Life is different today than it was in my youth, and it doesn’t seem to have improved. Daily life is more stressful, complicated, and quite frankly, corrupt. A type of innocence is lost.

I understand that life is not just black and white like the photos on this blog post, but humans tend to make things way more complicated than necessary.

It’s satisfactory not to be responsible, or even pay bills. In fact, having values or morals, whether related to religion or not, seems to be treated as passé or unenlightened. Traditional values have disappeared to the point where even the traditional family is looked upon as small-minded. Continue reading “Longing for Simpler Times”

life, philosophy, Spirituality

Freak out, Worry, Fret, Stress, Agonize

For use of photo, please attribute to Lori and this blog.


I’m mad at myself. Okay, maybe not mad, more like disappointed in myself.

When I was away in Chicago a few weeks ago, two difficult things happened. In order to spare you the details, let’s just say they could’ve been long lasting difficulties. They scared me, and my mind went directly to the worst case scenario. I freaked out. I worried. I fretted. I stressed. I agonized. If you can think of any other synonyms, I did those too.

I tried to get a hold of myself and went off to a quiet place to clear my head and pray. Do you know what happened? Something came over me … a warm, calming comfort that told me everything was going to be okay. Continue reading “Freak out, Worry, Fret, Stress, Agonize”