Touched by An Angel by Maya Angelou

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We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

For: Nurt Thursday – Gratitude

Flowers – Nurturing Thursday

Hello everyone! After six years of hard work from seed, it finally flowered!

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I was welcomed by these flowers from Him Indoors when I arrived from Manila ❤

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And of course, our orchids are blooming, too 🙂

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For: Nurt Thursday – Fluff your Tutu, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurturing – ABC of Love – Love is in Da Blog 2018, FFF325 – CERATOSTIGMA

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Lord We Thank You by Raymond A. Foss

Lord, We thank you for this day,
for the joy of the morning,
the love of this family, waking from slumber
in this house, this home you have provided,
going out into the world, to college, to school,
to work, into the world, not of this world,
for you have touched our hearts and our lives,
have cleaned some of the grime of this life,
some of our scar tissue, to give us peace.
Grant us peace this day Lord, watch over us
be with us on the path you have laid before us
this day we pray our creator and sustainer
help us focus on what we must do today,
help us be satisfied, gratified, with what we do
in your name today Lord.
Give us strength for today and rest tonight Lord
so we may do your will and your work
today and the rest of our lives as individuals
as a family in your name
Amen

September 13, 2007 10:52

For: Nurt Thursday – Ready, Set, Go!

Birthday and Christkindlmarkt

Hello everyone from a stormy Munich. We’ve just got back from our morning swim, even though it was very windy outside. Just swam indoors most of the time. The jacuzzi is still great!

Anyway, last weekend, I celebrated my birthday. I’ve got a lovely gold bracelet from Him Indoors, pyjamas from parents-in-law, cardigan from cousin B, cards and FB greetings from families and friends. Thanks everyone!

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We went to the Christkindlmarkt, first in Münchner Freiheit, the “arty” one, lots of hand-mades and sculptures in the market.

Then to Marienplatz, with the big Christmas tree in front of the town hall. We had sausages and mulled wine and looked around the stalls.

And in the evening, we went to our favourite Greek restaurant with friends N and R. Then went back to our place for a bottle of champagne and some mince pies. It was a wonderful birthday! Very grateful!

For: Nurt Thursday – Unlock the Fullness of Life, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

#Bathwater

Nurturing Thursday

Hello everyone! Lovely day here, bright cold day. Him Indoors cooked lasagne the other day and he took step-by-step photos of his delicious meal. First, he chopped onions, crushed garlic and minced the meat. Fried them with some oil. Added a tin of tomatoes. Boiled. Added a dash of red wine. Simmered. Prepared a dish, put the sauce, then lasagne sheets alternately, then added creme fraiche and cheese and Italian herbs on top. Baked in the oven 180 degrees, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until brown. Voila – Him Indoors’ lasagne!

It’s beginning to look like Christmas in our house…

Have a great week everyone!

For: Nurt Thursday – The Flame