Monthly Archives: June 2014

On Freedom

On Freedom

on freedomA Quote to Carry You

June 30, 2014

“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” (conclusion from “I Have a Dream,” a 1963 speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedom is sweet.  Freedom is not always attained easily.  Freedom is not to be taken lightly; for freedom comes with a price.

As the birthday of our nation approaches, may you reflect on the many freedoms that we enjoy as Americans, and may you never forget the sacrifices that were made to make them available to us all.

Peace to you,

Felecia

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Let the Day Unfold

let the day unfold

“Today,” photograph by Marilyn Hill

 

Let the day unfold – each new day is full of wonder.

Each new day is full of wonder; no two are exactly alike.  A while back when I had the rare opportunity to sit down and reflect on things, I thought about how precious each day is.  We cannot know what is inside each one until we let the day unfold and live it.

Following are some thoughts on just that.  Come along with me and let the day unfold…

Imagine…a new day has just rolled over the horizon.  The sun tickles your eyelids until they give in and open wide.  Suddenly streams of yellow rays spill over the soft blue sky; a celebration!  Night has given way to the brilliance of the morning!

All of nature starts to come alive after a night’s slumber.  The fluttering chirps of the early birds fill the air; a sound that is so much nicer to wake up to than the alarm clock.  Soon it becomes a melody sung by a full chorus in flight and it beckons you to peer out of the open window to find out what they are singing about.

Breathing deeply, you take in the freshness of the morning deep into your lungs. Now your whole body is ready to face whatever it is the day has in store for you.  Your senses tingle at the excitement of what lies ahead.  Certainly there are the normal tasks that you expect to fulfill, but what about the treasures that are tucked away just waiting for you to discover them?  As each hour offers its precious gift of seconds and minutes to you…don’t let them tick by without making the best of each one!

When you’ve come to the end of the day’s journey, what will you do with the remnants of your adventure?  Share them with your family over dinner; write them down and savor the details of your favorite parts?  Whichever way you chose to end today, just remember another day is right around the corner…like a beautiful carpet wound up at the top of the stairs…ready to unroll and color each step of tomorrow.

A happy day to you!

Felecia

Let the day unfold

“Marilyn & Me” (at my birthday dinner). I dedicate this post to my dearest friend and Godmother, Marilyn Hill. Her love and encouragement, her constant thoughtfulness and caring for me was the inspiration for this post.

 

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The Hazy, Lazy Days of Summer

hazy, lazy days of summer

“A Lazy Afternoon,” graphite pencil drawing by Felecia R. Weber, OntheWingofaDove.com

 

The hazy, lazy days of summer – what a welcome time of year to relax, renew and enjoy!

The Hazy, Lazy Days of Summer

The hazy, lazy days of summer;

what a welcome time to relax and renew.

Splashing in the pool, swinging softly on the porch,

treading barefoot along shimmering grass kissed with dew.

The hazy, lazy days of summer;

they take me back to when I was a child.

Playing outdoors all day long, from sun up to sun down.

Each hour seemed extra long and the air, oh so mild.

The hazy, lazy days of summer;

filled with backyard barbecues and walks along the beach,

drive-in movies, the tune of the ice cream truck;

and the skies cluttered with stars that almost seem within reach.

The hazy, lazy days of summer;

they are timeless and always easy to enjoy.

But didn’t they somehow seem more magical,

when you were a little girl or little boy?

Felecia R. Weber 2014, On theWingofaDove.com

Wishing you a Happy Summer!

Peace to you,

Felecia

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On Today

On Today

on todayA Quote to Carry You

June 23. 2014

“Today and every new day is a gift to be opened…you cannot return it; you will never receive the same on twice.  Live it, enjoy it, savor it…that is my advice!”  Felecia R. Weber, OntheWingofaDove.com

Today is unique, like an unopened package waiting to be torn into.  Twenty-four hours can rush by like a flash, or it can seem like a lifetime just waiting for them to pass.  We never know when our next today will be no more.  So go ahead, live yours with boldness…see what for you, it has in store!

A happy today, to you!

Felecia

 

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I Am

I Am

Photograph courtesy of David Brown

I Am…God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit…in all three, God is complete.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”  Revelation 1:8

I Am

I am the Alpha and the Omega,

I have no beginning nor have I an end.

To those who cry out to me for help;

peace, mercy, wisdom and love do I send.

I am the God of the universe,

all creation I have intricately made;

the seas, the skies, and all living things,

and to mankind, dominion over all have I laid.

I am supreme, almighty, all-powerful, all-knowing,

omnipresent, never changing, holy, and pure.

There are no other gods but me, the only one;

some day all the world will know this to be true for sure.

I am he who came down to earth as the Son of Man,

to save the world from eternal death caused by sin.

The one who offers the gift of salvation, free to all to receive.

I am the way, the truth, and the life…won’t you open your heart and let me in?

Felecia R, Weber 2014, OntheWingofaDove.com

“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” John 8:58

Peace to you,

Felecia

 

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Infinity – What’s in a word?

Infinity

“Infinity,” charcoal drawing (reversed), by Felecia R. Weber, OntheWingofaDove.com

Infinity – What’s in a word?

The Alpha and the Omega.

The beginning and the end.

From the start to the finish.

What it takes a lifetime to spend…

Never ending, continuous, forever, horizon, eternity…

What’s in this word for you?  If you can tell me, please do!

Just thinking about infinity sends my mind far beyond tomorrow, way into the future.  To never cease to exist; to go on forever; to never end. It seems other worldly in a way…perhaps it is.  Something to think about isn’t it?

Peace,

Felecia

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On the Greatness of God

On the Greatness of God

on the greatness of GodA Quote to Carry You

June 16, 2013

“It is God who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.” Jeremiah 10:12

Whether you believe that God exists or not, it is doubtful that anyone can have lived any length of time on this earth and not wondered how we came to be.  To me, that God made the earth and all of creation is fundamental to answering that question.  The world we live in although it may seem chaotic in many respects, is so intricately designed and ordered, and so much of it is beyond human comprehension…who but God could have brought it all into existence?  Nothing comes from nothingness…but from and through God, all things are possible.

 

Peace to you,

Felecia

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Daddy (a Father’s Day tribute)

daddy

“Daddy and Me,” photograph of my Dad, Edward Hyford Myers, and me taken on my wedding day; the happiest day of my life.

 

Daddy (a Father’s Day tribute).  There are so many things that I wish to tell you Daddy, things that I’ll cherish forever…

Daddy (a Father’s Day tribute)

I’ve always been told that I look just like you,

with your skin such a rich shade of brown.

And my quiet, gentle nature, that comes from you too,

Daddy, those things make me smile, and never frown.

I remember the many special times we’ve shared when I was a child;

the times you took us fishing, and to the beach, and to the zoo.

It’s not so much what we did or where we went,

Daddy, what made them special, was just being with you.

I’m sure it wasn’t always easy, raising a family and all.

We three girls kept you and Mom busy; always being on the go!

It may not seem like I paid attention to what you’d tell me at times,

Daddy, rest assured, it was from you that I’ve learned so much that I know.

There are so many qualities that I see in and admire about you.

Your patience, your caring, your wisdom and versatility;

They all reflect your sincere faith and trust in the Lord,

Daddy, thank you so much for being such a strong example to me.

We are so much alike, in so many ways;

and even though we don’t always say much aloud,

I’ve always felt a closeness to you, a bond that will always be.

Daddy, I love you; and having you as my father makes me proud.

Felecia R. Weber 2014, OntheWingofaDove.com

Happy Father’s Day!

Peace,

Felecia

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