Good day dear readers, What are you passionate about? When you were younger, what did you dream of becoming? If you could quit your day job, how would you spend your days? Would you be exploring the wilderness, capturing nature in breathtaking photographs, sculpting, writing? What is holding you back? What is holding us back from indulging in our passions? Fear of failure? That fear kept me captive for years and still ambushes me every week , like clock work. I leave you with this eloquent quote from a brilliant artist who battled his own demons. I refer to it...
The book has a list of suggestions about simple activities that could be incorporated to add joy to our lives during winter or at any time of year.
Here are a few of the suggestions:
Reconnect with an old friend
Do an activity that you loved as a child
The countdown has begun. A few more days till we welcome a New Year with all its promises of dreams realized and new resolutions. I go through the same exercise every year: a personal audit of the Resolutions I swore to uphold and the tally of the ones I actually upheld. It is usually a grim 25 minutes with me, myself and I and we never agree. The usual contenders for top resolutions never change ( exercise being a repeat offender). This year, I have vowed to changed the outlook and the vocabulary. I will not formulate Resolutions. I will,...
Last Wednesday, the parable became concrete.
Last Wednesday, I actually experienced that fear.
Imagine ( I would rather not, actually) that day when we will be held accountable.
What if that day were tomorrow.
Reflecting on the words : ‘the House of the Lord’.
Enjoying the peace and serenity within the walls.
There are so many voices that influence us, subconsciously. I can not proclaim to know which voices were influencing Jonah but I certainly know which ones influence me.
One of my favorite French singers, Claude Barzotti, released a beautiful Christmas song in 1993.
The lyrics implore Santa to forget about bringing toys for the kids. Rather, Santa should focus on the adults.
You did not choose to leave,
But you obeyed your marching orders.
You did not choose to fight
But you held up your riffle.
I LOVE this reminder: fishers with a net and not hunters with bullets. Loving rather than judging. Serving rather than condemning. Welcoming rather than burdening. "Come, follow Me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19 Have a great day and God bless! More Faith based posts here: https://www.mireillemishriky.com/the-morning-cup-of-coffee/ Like the post? Please Share it! Get your copy today! Check out these Reviews on amazon! Books by Mireille Mishriky
How many of us are guided by fear?
Allow me to be the first to admit how risk averse I am.
Fear can be a paralyzing agent. The fear we create in our imagination is the most convincing one of all.