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Gravesite Decoration Ideas
This page is about gravesite decoration ideas. When honoring your loved ones by adorning their last resting place, you need to follow the gravesite rules.
Wording for a Donation in a Person's Honor
I would like some help with wording for a donation in a person's honor.
Homemade Journal Ideas
This is a page about homemade journal ideas. Creating your own journal may enhance the journaling experience by making the entire project unique and original.
Recipes for Life
Mix good thoughts, consideration, kind deeds, forgiveness and well beaten faults. Add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy for others.
Requesting Greetings from the White House
This page is about requesting greetings from the White House. For a centennial birthday or an extra special honor, you can ask the president for an acknowledgement.
Name for a Bible Journal
I love Bible journaling. I am looking for a good name for a 100 devotions journal. I want to make my own. Any tips?
Keeping a Gratitude Journal
Keeping track of what you are grateful for can be done in a journal. You can use an extra datebook or diary for this purpose.
There are so many different inspirational quotes from different sources such as; historical figures, literature, modern actors, pundits and politicians. If you have a favorite quote that has inspired you, please share it here.
Learning to Love My Season
The beauty and serenity of a garden is a perfect theme for any number of lovely and meaningful poems. This is a page about
Poems for Infant Loss
Losing an infant is an incredibly difficult and traumatizing event in one's life. Here are some poems for infant loss that will hopefully bring some comfort.
Basket of Encouragement Ideas for a Cancer Patient
Preparing a thoughtful gift basket for someone with serious health issues can bring smiles and inspiration. This page contains basket of encouragement ideas for a cancer patient.
Signs of the zodiac are associated with specific birthday flowers. This is a page about flower astrology.
Counting Your Blessings
It can be easy to forget all the great things that happen in our lives. Take a moment to count your blessings everyday. This is a page about counting your blessings.
Blessings Jar for the New Year
Using a blessing jar can be a great way to keep track of the great things that happen to you during the year. This is a page about blessings jar for the new year.
Recipes for Having a Happy Day
Sometimes inspirational advice can be shared in the form of recipes. This page features recipes for having a happy day.
I Hope You Dance to Heaven
My sister was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2000. She was not expected to live over one year, but God gave us seven years to watch her journey through this cancer and her spiritual journey to Heaven. The last Thanksgiving that my sister was on this Earth, she was wheelchair-bound and I was asked by her to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for her and her family.
Royal Relief Center for Camp Counselors
Each night the big campers get a relief for approximately 1 1/2 hour. The big campers are relieved by staff members that stay in cabins with the children. The big campers enjoy their own snacks and beverages and unwind from the day's rewarding events. My husband and I assume the role of grandparents at the camp and we treat everyone as royalty. Our travel trailer is set up for the relief center and these young adults love the atmosphere.
Printable Versions of the Lord's Prayer
Printed versions of the Lord's Prayer can be framed or perhaps laminated and carried in one's wallet or purse. This is a page about printable versions of the Lord's Prayer.
Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving
This is a page about giving thanks at Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a great time to express your appreciation for your health, home, family and friends.
Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Blind...
This is a page about questions you always wanted to ask a blind person. Many of us are too shy to ask questions about a person's disability, even if we have a true interest or concern.
Ideas for Funeral Memorial Books
This is a page about ideas for funeral memorial books. Collecting and sharing memories of a departed friend or family member can be a very satisfying process.
"I want to fly like the birds and be the greatest in all the world," wishes Wily Coyote. To indulge his desires, a playful flock of crows lend him their feathers, but when they realize how rude and boastful he is, they take them back.
Sage Advice for 2013
So, here is my sage advice for 2013. Let everyone you love know it, even if it isn't returned. It means a lot. And for those who know it already, it means everything. Work when you can and save like you won't have a job tomorrow. For some of us, that might be the case.
Honor Veterans on 11/11/11
Whichever allied country we live in, I am hoping we will all collectively observe two minutes of silence together in memory and in thanks to all of our soldiers past and present. Let us also remember the loved ones at home who have or continue to sacrifice.
God's Best Cake
I framed this cake recipe. Mix these ingredients well with clean air, sunshine, laughter, and a little rain. Add good sifted earth. Bake at even temperature with wind and music for a wonderful life.
Poem: Ode To a Dying Pet (Author Unknown)
If it should be that I grow frail and weak, And pain should keep me from my sleep, Then you must do what must done, For this last battle can't be won.
Blessing for a Family Gathering
I am looking for a sweet blessing for a mixed crowd of 34 in-laws, outlaws, kids and old folks. It doesn't have to be short but needs to include absent family members. Thanks so much.
Poem For The Adopted Child
I was adopted, but my folks never told me. I found out by accident, but I never discussed it with my parents before they died. My father has been dead since 1972. I was going through some of his papers the other day and found this short poem which he had carried in his wallet.
The Richest Person...
For your daily thoughts: "The richest person is not the one who has the most . . . But the one who needs the least."
Make Your Own God Box
When life's decisions get overwhelming, one way to find your way back to order is to create a God box. Where (or if) you go to church doesn't matter; your God can be Christian, Jewish, Mother Nature, the Cosmos or anything in between. The magic of a God box happens when you release your problems and questions to a higher intelligence.
Losing A Feline Friend
We lost Clara, one of our feline friends just a couple of hours ago and I need to share this sad experience with some of the cat lovers out there. Would this be possible? I sure could use some feedback. Thank you so much.
Recipe For a Summer Day
I don't remember where this came from but it sure brings back some fond memories.
Are You Guilty, Too? A Poem
Found in another cookbook! I loved this one. It's a little too little to save, And a little too much to dump . . .
Think Before You Speak
Conserve your words. It takes many, many kind words to erase one careless, negative remark. Try to put a positive spin on everything you say to your child, or anyone for that matter.
Advice About Praying
Some weeks back I wrote. So many bad things had happened to my family then my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I thought God had forsaken us and I asked for advice about praying. So many of you responded with words of encouragement. You sent your prayers. My mom and I were so touched.
It's time to plant our gardens:
Too Busy, Mother?
Too Busy, Mother? Are you too busy to help them play? Too busy to hear them what they say?
How To Live A Happy And Rewarding Life
Reminders on how to live a happy and rewarding life: Compliment three people every day.Watch a surrise at least once a year.
Send a Card to a Soldier
Send a Card to a Soldier. I received this wonderful email the other day. We plan to send at least one every week.
How to Live a Long Life
How to Live a Long Life. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
20 Ways to Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
20 Ways to Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down. . .
Better To Remain Silent. . .
This is a quote that my husband has used over the years and it's so true. Thought I would share it.
Quote: "Love never asks how much must I do. . ."
Love never asks how much must I do, but how much can I do.
Quote: "The greatest of all faults. . ."
The greatest of all faults is to imagine that you have none. . .
Thought for the Day
If it were not for the optimist, the pessimist would never know how happy he wasn't!
There are two worlds...
There are two worlds; the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
Sometime when you're feeling important, Sometime when you ego's in bloom . . .
Fortune Cookie Wisdom
"Heavy borrowing creates heavy sorrowing" from a fortune cookie I received.
Other People's Influence
Don't let anyone influence you - do what you want to do.
Standing Up for What's Important
In life you have to stand up for something or else you'll fall for anything.
Using Other Items for Curtains
If you're in need of curtains and don't have the money for them. Use a small blanket or rug with fringe on the ends, such a Southwestern Indian. Just tie one end of the fringe onto your curtain rod...
Ten More Questions You Always Wanted to Ask...
October is "Meet the Blind Month." In honor of it, here's the follow-up to my original "Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Blind Person."
Spring into a New Beginning
I got sick over the weekend. Whatever the cause, I was knocked out of commission for a short time. I am a firm believer that illness of the body, no matter what kind it is, is directly connected to what is going on in our minds and hearts.
Ten Lessons from the Blind Side
Here are just a few things I've learned over the last eight years since I lost my sight:
Could you please give me the list of flowers associated with flower astrology?
Poems Marking the Passing of an Infant
My friend's granddaughter is going to give birth to a child whose brain is not developing. The child will most likely be born dead. We are praying for God's miracle. Are there any beautiful, appropriate poems out there that can be cross stitched or done in calligraphy?
Printable Versions of the Lord's Prayer
I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find printable wallet sized versions of The Lords Prayer? I would like to make several for my children and family to carry with them. I would love to find them and laminate them. And also the Serenity Prayer?
Meaning of a Stanza in Poem
Explanation of this stanza : life is like a garden. each day a budding flower, unfolding at the dawning to close at sunset hour.
New Years Ideas!
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