Monthly Archives: November 2014

Time Discovers Truth

“Time discovers truth.”  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

This is one of my favorite quotes, and it applies to just about every situation and circumstance we can imagine.  No matter how much time passes, most all our questions will be answered one way or another.

Perhaps we don’t know whether or not to trust someone who was proven to not be trustworthy in the past.  What if someone apologizes and seems to really understand that they did wrong?  Should we give a second chance?  Only time will tell if that individual has changed.  Past behavior doesn’t always dictate future behavior.  Sometimes people DO change.  It’s only by watching and waiting that we determine if that person deserves to be trusted again.  Jesus told us to give second chances and beyond, and even though it is difficult at times, people are worth second chances.

And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
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The Sad and Homely Man

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He was a sad, homely man

With no redeeming physical features

The hungry, the sick, the lame, and handicapped,

All followed him to receive whatever he could give;

He fed the hungry, healed the sick, cured the lame

and infirm, and gave sanity to the insane.

He even raised the dead! All of his worldly

possessions were the clothes he wore, no place

even to lay his head, except when he visited friends.

The penalty for his goodness was a cat-o-nine-tails,

laid cruelly across his back thirty-nine times;

a crown of thorns thrust upon his head, a nail to

pierce each hand and his crossed feet; his beard

was plucked while he was blindfolded, spat upon,

and punched in the face; all done by hands he

had healed or fed. He was mocked and scorned

by those he had loved, as he hung there naked,

humiliated, and abandoned by his…

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“Put a Bow on it for Marebear”

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To provide my readers a message worthy of your Eyes, Ears and Time I am going out long to explain my case to you, the Readers Court. I hope to compress several months of blogs into one package, a gift I hope to wrap presentably and put a bow on it for you, and Marebear, who is a dear and vital friend of mine who is not quite picking up on my train of thought and logic.

The Review- the wrapping paper for my gift, hope you like it!:
I need to go over the past blogs that are relevant to my summary.

I begin with an excerpt of a blog about” MeBots” which to me is one of the common maladies of Humanity and in a nut shell is a theory considering Humanity’s becoming myopic with it’s obsession of itself.

“Why oh why does humanity always find a new…

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Viral procrastination

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

When I was small and faced with a plate piled with the over-boiled cabbage I detested, my grandmother always told me to eat it first… get rid of it… so I could enjoy the rest of the meal… and to save my favourite bits till last. Like many of the things she told me, I never forgot that advice. She was right too; doing it that way means there is always something left to look forward to… even when life gives you cabbage.

When there is something we really don’t want to do there are, on the whole, two ways of handling it… other than simply getting on with it, of course! We either dive in head first or put it off as long as we can. I prefer to dive in. It isn’t always pleasant but it has its moments and at least the worst is out of the…

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When God Shuts a Door…

I was abruptly shoved out of the room.  The door nearly broke my nose as it slammed shut.  “This is a mistake,” I tell myself.  “I gave that situation everything I had!  There is no way that it’s just over!”

Yet the door remains closed.  By this time, I am rattled with anger, fear, resentment, and sadness.

“It wasn’t meant for you,” Father says gently.  “You saw the signs, yet you kept trying harder.  I was gently pulling you out of the situation, yet you refused to see that because you didn’t want to.  You can give everything you have…everything you are….to a situation, but if it’s not meant for you it simply won’t work out.”

As I look down the narrow hallway, I see many closed doors.  “What am I supposed to do now?  Knock on each one of them?  I don’t think so!  I just gave everything I had!  If my best isn’t good enough, what’s the point?” I say aloud.

“Have a seat, child.  Take some time to absorb what just happened.  What lessons did you learn?  What signs did you ignore?  How can this door shutting in your face make you a better person?” He says.

I think long and hard.  I am in God’s waiting room.  As the answers slowly form in my mind and heart, I am faintly aware of the realization that doors shutting aren’t always just about me.  Maybe the other person in the situation was meant to learn something, too.  Regardless, the door was shut and would remain so.  I am healing, slowly but surely.

As I gaze down the hallway, I see a door slowly open a bit.  I am curious, but I don’t want to put my everything into a situation and have another door slam in my face.  Yet I have an overwhelming sense of peace about it, so I edge slowly towards the door.

I push my hand against the door and open it all the way.  There are so many possibilities, and so much joy!

As I step through, I understand that yet again, I will give my all.  I can’t do any less.  It’s who I am and what God expects from me.

So another journey begins….

Finding Inspiration in Completing Tasks

My life has been hectic for the past seven months.  With everything going on, I didn’t have enough time to focus on my writing.  I needed to re-publish “Graze the Night” and “The Tibuens:  Lexie’s Journey, Book I” after some re-writes and further editing.

Somehow life got in the way, and it took several months longer than expected to complete this task.  Additionally, I have been in the process of writing the sequel to “The Tibuens.”

“Threads of Reality:  Lexie’s Journey, Book II” has proven to be a challenge, but I love every moment of it.

I was finally able to get both books re-launched and continue to write “Threads.”  Accomplishing that task gave me inspiration.  It took longer than I expected, but I did complete it, and now I have an all-new excitement for the new book.

Do you have tasks in your life you have yet to complete?  Do you find that is difficult due to life’s circumstances?  Take a deep breath.  Set goals and stick to them as much as possible.  And, even if the completion of a task is delayed, keep pushing forward.  It will eventually happen.

Never give up.  Never lose focus.