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Weekend Wisdom: Abundance!

Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.

Marianne Williamson
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Khalil Gibran
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:2

 

Dazzling Because Of Imperfections

I received this quote via email from Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project Blog, Moment of Happiness.”   

“Some beautiful things are more dazzling when they are still imperfect than when they have been too perfectly crafted.”

 La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections

I immediately related to it as I am imperfect.

Some people see me as imperfect because I am a widow, an introvert, or a Botticelli woman. They do not see those characteristics as part of what makes me dazzling, instead they just see them as flaws.

To those of you who see me as dazzling because of my flaws – Thank You. It is a joy to spend time with you and call you friend.

If you don’t see me as dazzling? Just remember chiseling away those flaws will make me nothing more than a Stepford Wife.   

Do you love your imperfections because they make you dazzling?

 

 

 

Weekend Wisdom: Offer Hospitality To One Another

We are at chapter 13 today in Don McMinn’s book “Love one another, 20 Practical lessons.”  Today’s Bible verse is 1 Peter 4:9

Offer hospitality to one another

So hear are some quotes about hospitality, including one from someone you would least expect and ending with the ultimate act of spiritual hospitality.

Any celebration meal to which guests are invited, be they family or friends, should be an occasion for generous hospitality.

Julian Baggini

The word ‘hospitality’ in the New Testament comes from two Greek words. The first word means ‘love’ and the second word means ‘strangers.’ It’s a word that means love of strangers.

Nancy Leigh DeMoss

When I sell liquor, it’s called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality.

Al Capone
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:2

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.  This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Matthew 26:26-30 (NIV)

 

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