VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
July 12

YOU ARE SO BLESSED!:

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won't survive the week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare, especially in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in ways you may never even know.

2006

"We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it."
- William Butler Yeats -

2005

"Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement."
- Thomas N. Carruther -

2004

"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."
- Revelation 14:6 -

2003

upon wings
i hear what he sings
a merry melody he brings
from here to there it rings

2002

in the beauty of nature, the birds soar, the trees are green and the hidden life is what I search for to recall all the blessings I have been given each day

2001

If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.
- Elizabeth Taylor -

2000

when I fall in love again will I be as blind as I was before or will I see all and love deeper because I can?

1999

Sweetest of sweet
Loves rapture upon retreat
doest the day we meet
And kisses doth greet
Swept from thy feet
upon Loves rapture retreat

1998

The feeling of being worthless swim in my mind the thoughts of being nothing cut my spirit, make me feel less than I am. The words spoken cut so deep, I wonder if he knows, I wonder if he cares

crying in my sleep, longing to be held, by a gentle hand, praying for love and not lust, wanting to be seen and hoping he'll understand. Silent tears well within, taking me away, a prisoner locked inside, no voice to be heard.

desiring a freedom from the torture, scared of being released, mixed emotions thrown together maybe I'm lost

1997

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
- Mohandas Gandhi -