Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Not as an Emblem of Suffering…But as an Example of Faithfulness” – Mennonite Phrase

monk-555391_640“Not as an emblem of suffering, but as an example of faithfulness in the midst of suffering. Job never doubted God.”

-Mennonite Phrase

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“Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God.” -James Weldon Johnson

boxing-546143_640“Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God.”

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The Classic Pamela Positive: Be a Firefly—2000 Ways to Light Up the World

girl-354579_640There are more than 2000 different species of fireflies.  That means we all get to light up the world a multitude of ways.  Decide how you’re going to shine today!

The Classic Pamela Positive: Praise and Joy Should Be a Permanent Part of Our Soul – Inspired by G.K. Chesterton

poinsettia-232205_640A person is fully human “when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul.  Pessimism is at best an emotional half-holiday; joy is the uproarious labor by which all things live.”

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The Classic Pamela Positive: Why Do We Live Apart from the Family We Love?

FamilyWhat We Can Learn from Asia

I am one of those fortunate people who will not need to board a flight this holiday. My family is local: My parents live 45 minutes away on the Peninsula, and my sister, brother-in-law and nephews and niece live about 1 mile from my parents. Continue reading

I Often Celebrate – Find Out Why: Wise Words from O Magazine’s Martha Beck

Celebrate“To stay motivated, I celebrated after I make one bed, write one e-mail, fill out one page of a tax form…Celebrating makes fascination all the more joyful–and it builds confidence, which is more useful than avoiding fear.”
– Martha Beck, columnist for O Magazine

What a great daily message!! I am so thrilled I am jumping off the page today.   Continue reading