Oct.18/17 – “First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.” -Thomas Kempis

10418337_830021617062067_8970333546682127064_nThomas Kempis 1380-1471

Thomas was a author and scribe who devoted his life to public ministry. He copied the Bible no fewer than four times and one of the copies is preserved at Darmstadt, Germany.

He is best known for “The Imitation of Christ.” A Christian book on devotion.

This book has been published more often and read more widely than any other book in history except for the Bible.


Grace to you.


Photo description: a Bible or Hymnal found in an abandoned Detroit church. Source

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Oct.11/17 – Just for today adjust to what is and not try to adjust everything to our own desires.


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Oct.4/17 – “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

ErieauChurch copyWorldly success is often measured with money, possessions, and status. If you work hard you can be anything you want to be. NOT. You can be the best in the world. NOT. You can be master of your own destiny. NOT.

Hope is knowing success is the ratio of talents used to talents received. God given talents.

Define success by The Word not by the World.

The parable of the talents explains it best. Matthew 25:14-30.

Grace to you.


Photo: The community church in Erieau, Ontario, Canada
Source: RJSBird Photography



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Sept.27/17 – Many who visit Stratford suffer from bardolatory.

visitStratford.jpgWonderful Weird Words Wednesday!

Bardolatory – defintion – humorous excessive admiration of Shakespeare.

Grace to you.



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Sept.20/17 – “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start and make a new ending.” – unknown

Image description: the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge at night over the Sault Ste. Marie canal in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Photo source

We all fall short. We all have regrets. We all want to end well.

Choices. We all have them. We all make them.

We all have a mission. We all have freedom of choice.

“The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.” -Henry James

Grace to you.


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Sept.13/17 – Just for today I will use disappointment as material for patience.

disappointmentPatience.jpgThe Book Tower Building in Detroit at night. Picture source: http://www.rjsbirdphotography.com

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Sept.6/17 – “Prayer is like asking for rain. Faith is like carrying an umbrella.” – unknown

prayerrainPicture description: a look at the quarter moon on the left and Venus on the right in the night sky.

Have you ever been a doubting Thomas?

I like the way gotquestions.org tells the story of the disciple Thomas and his faith.

“When Thomas heard the stories of the resurrection, he wouldn’t believe them until he saw Jesus with his own two eyes. Jesus accommodated Thomas’ lack of faith by making an appearance to him and allowing him to see and touch Him. Thomas responds in worship, and Jesus says to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Faith is believing the Word of God and acting upon it, not responding to our perceptions.

Grace to you.


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