Monthly Archives: August 2013

Let your light shine…

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“A Man Reading In A Garden,” 1825-79, Honore Daumier (French, 1808-1879). Image from a page of the 2013 Desk Calendar, courtesy of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Let your light shine for all the world to see!

Sometimes when we face difficult circumstances, it is hard to see the proverbial  “light at the end of the tunnel”.  In fact, it may seem as though that tunnel gets deeper and darker.  It is only when we come out of those times that we realize the light was there all of the time…we just could not see it.

I’ve had my fair share of dark times, when I would not let my own light shine.  When I’ve only allowed it to flicker and cast long shadows over my days.  When my moods have created dark clouds that threatened to rain droplets of disappointment, fear and negativity over anyone I’d come into contact with.  It is during those time that I realize how dismal things can become, and I long the most for the brightness of happier times. Continue reading

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For all to come

For all to come

“Tennis at Newport” (Detail), 1919, George Bellows. Image from a page of the 2012 Desk Calendar, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

“Right now you are busy preparing the way…for all to come…”

“…and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. And there shall be night no more; and they need no light of lamp, neither light of sun; for the Lord God shall give them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 21:4 & 22:5)

For all to come…

Beautiful, dazzling, bright,
That’s what the world is in your sight.
No hope is lost, all dreams fulfilled,
Joy reigns in every heart. Continue reading

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A Quote to Carry You – August 26, 2013

a quote to carry youA Quote to Carry You

August 26,2013


“Only when we step outside and into the light, can we know what true darkness is.  Darkness cannot exist where there is light…all shadows disappear…all is bright.” (Felecia R. Weber)


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On conversation…

on conversation

“Steps at The Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY,” photograph by Lew Eliacopoulos, (Festibrate)

On conversation, have words will travel…

The longer I live the more my hunger for meaningful conversation grows. To me it’s like climbing steps; each one takes me to a new height. There is always something new to learn, something new to share with others.  Sometimes having a good long chat can make me feel as though I’ve travelled to another part of the world.

“The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Continue reading

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Because I Love You

because I love you

“Yellow Magnolia Blossom,” colored pencil drawing, Felecia R. Weber,

Because I Love You…there are so many reasons and so many ways…

Love and friendship, can you have one without the other?  I believe that both are essential for  any relationship to be true, to be real.  Love is the glue that holds a friendship together; without it, the relationship simply falls apart.

Because I Love You

How much do I love you?

Let me count the ways…

Cliche, cliche, cliche!

I don’t know what to say.

I don’t know how to feel. Continue reading

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A Quote to Carry You – August 19, 2013

a quote to carry youA Quote to Carry You 

August 19, 2013


“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.  Before him, I may think aloud.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Can you imagine a world without friends?  Those special  people who are there for you when you need them the most; who are there to share your special moments; who can make you laugh when you might otherwise have cried.  To all of you whom I cherish as friends, thank you for being mine!



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There is a time for everything

There is a Time for Everything

“Freedom”, graphite pencil drawing, Felecia R. Weber,

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

There is a time for everything.  I live in the northeast and our summer season is in full bloom.  The flowers in my garden have reached their peak; the grass is spotted with tan colored strands after so many days under the blazing sun.  I’ve even glimpsed some red hues staining the leaves of a few maple trees that dot the canvas of woods along my route to and from work.  These changes throughout this happy, care-free season have made me look forward to all of the things that autumn has in store for us to enjoy. Continue reading

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God Came Down to Me

God Came Down to Me

“Pale Pink Cosmos”, Felecia R. Weber,

This poem was written by my niece and Goddaughter, Alexia, as a Christmas present to my husband and me several years ago.  I was very touched by it, because I know that it revealed so much of her heart.  Thank you Alexia, for being the precious niece that you are to me.

God Came Down to Me

A poem by Alexia D. Ghering

Each time I walked with eyes cast down

and felt too weak to reach God in prayer,

it was then, he came down to me,

As he watched my footsteps falter.

Within my heart, he poured out his grace,

and gave me strength to walk on farther; Continue reading

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