Shift Happens E-mail

17
Sep

Handholds

For Pondering:

“As we get older, there are changes. You start out walking on level ground, but there’s an incline in life that gets steeper. You discover that you start needing handholds to climb up. When people come sliding down past me, I try to reach out and show them where a handhold is. I can help place their feet on the footholds. I can’t look at it as a decline. If you’re constantly declining, you’re thinking only of disability. But I’m not going to think of that. I’m looking forward to the view at the top.” ~ Graham Kerr, “The Galloping Gourmet” (as told to Julia Duin)

10
Sep

Catching Light

For Pondering:

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Author of Women Who Run with the Wolves

27
Aug

School Days

For Pondering:

As kids return to school, what children in your life especially need your prayers and support?

20
Aug

Tapestry

For Pondering:

“My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view. A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold, a tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold” ~ Carole King

13
Aug

Helping

For Pondering:

“When we see people that are impoverished and people who are dealt an unfair hand, then if we have the power to help them, we should try to do that.” ~ John Legend

6
Aug

Royal Straight Flush

For Pondering:

Very few people are dealt a royal straight flush in life. Most of us are holding a pair of twos and figuring out how to stay in the game. So, go gently and look upon others with soft eyes.

30
Jul

Restrictions

For Pondering:

Sometimes the forces of nature consume the restraints we try to place on others. Thankfully.

23
Jul

Diving In

For Pondering:

“My heart is racing and my knees are weak as I walk to the edge
I know there is no turning back once my feet have left the ledge

In the rush I hear a voice
That’s telling me it’s time to take the leap of faith
So here I go

I’m diving in, I’m going deep in over my head I wanna be
Caught in the rush lost in the flow in over my head I wanna go
The rivers deep the rivers wide the rivers water is alive
So sink or swim I’m diving in…I’m diving in”

Lyrics by Stephen Curtis Chapman

16
Jul

Hidden Treasure

For Pondering:

Some treasure is sunken in the sea. Most of it, however, is buried right under our feet–in our families, our communities, even within ourselves. Become a prospector who plunders the loot from this great bounty.

9
Jul

Colorful Houses

For Pondering:

Those of us who live in white brick houses with black shutters could stand a little artistic style.