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

Tell Me Something Good #96

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Hello everyone! Snowy Monday here in Munich and I’ve just arrived last night from the Philippines. Actually, we already had our holiday there three weeks ago, but I had to go back after 4 days…. emergency. My mother was taken to the hospital, pneumonia, a very tough one for an 80 year old. She was first taken to a nearby hospital and after 3 days, the doctor said they couldn’t do anything for her, so they transferred her to one of the best hospitals in the Philippines where she was put in an intensive care unit for 4 days, with 5 specialists, including a Cardiologist and Nephrologist. Her sodium and oxygen was so low and she had water in her lungs. Luckily, she made it through and now back at home recovering. Really grateful that she made it through.

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Lord, there are marvelous things that I do not know, nor can I comprehend.
Lord, things that happen in my life, and things that happen in my mother’s life.
Lord, I desire to be thankful, to appreciate everything that comes across my path.

For: Tell Me Something Good #96

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Hello everyone! Part of our holiday in the Philippines was to go to one of the islands – the 15 of us! We went to Puerto Princesa, Palawan and stayed for 5 days. We stayed in a cool hotel, with a pool-access room!

The street scenes of Puerto Princesa

We went island hopping on Honda Bay

Visited the famous Underground River

And the food – delicious!

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Hetton Lyons Country Park, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

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…

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