When We Go To Heaven

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By: Chris Shantz

I was reading a bit this morning while sipping my hot chocolate with hazelnut creamer. It is a new book (for me). It’s titled “Hand That Rocks The Cradle” — Inspirational Meditations For New Mothers.

 

While I’m NOT a new mother…I am a new grandmother!

A certain meditation in the book jumped out at me… When We Go To Heaven

 

It started out with a mom telling her toddler to hold on tight to the balloons her child was holding. Well sure enough, one of the balloons escaped from her child’s hand.

This mother’s child reaction was:

 

 

We Can Get It Again When We Go To Heaven!

The mother resisted telling her child that when the balloon got so high that it would burst.

My Thought: After we pass on, we go to heaven; and thus, comparing the balloon to the soul. The balloon was so vivid in my mind as it carried the soul up towards the heavens and safely left it there.

On the opposite page, I found these scriptures

John 14: 1-3

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Revelation 21:10-11

10 And He carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

I quickly realized the above scriptures were my grandfather’s favorite. I’ve heard him read these many times as he preached. I also needed to read this today.;)

Whenever you are sincerely troubled or upset about something or a situation in your life is tugging at your heart strings, read the above scriptures for peace and contentment and lean upon The Lord.

You can find this book on Amazon

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21 New Prayers From “My Prayers” App On iPad

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I love the My Prayers app on my iPad! 🙂

I sincerely hope you get inspired with these prayers, just like I did! =)

Keep Thy hand upon me, O Lord, and let not the evil one cause me pain.

Jesus, my God, I love Thee above all things!

Lord, please lead me right now into the path everlasting.

Thank You, Lord for the beauty I see all around me.

Keep me close to Your heart, Jesus.

O Jesus, in the most holy Sacrament, have mercy on us.

Dear Lord, help me to continue to be that greater light in such a dark world.

Dear Lord, I thank You for the chance to make a new beginning.

Dear Lord, drive away my fears and fill me with light.

Forgive me, God, for being so immersed in my own work that I had no time to give anyone else a helping hand.

Dear God, lead me according to Your will.

Lord Jesus, help me to accept Your love.

Draw me nearer to You, Lord Jesus.


Lord, help me to know that when I criticize others I condemn myself.

God of my life, I welcome this new day.

It is Your gift to me, a new creation, a promise of resurrection.

Dear Lord, grant me the strength to understand that not my will, but Yours be done.

Tender and compassionate God, You are our steadfast companion in the joyous times of our lives.

Fill me with Your Spirit, O God.

Lord, help me to lay my life on the line for Your will, ways and word.

O Lord, let me feel Your presence. Teach me faith, O God, and grant me hope.

Hope you all have a blessed week and keep the faith!

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A Spiritual Good Morning: Motivations and God Praises

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Spiritually Saying Good Morning!

Need to give credit where credit is due…I found these excellent spiritual resources at Inspirational Quotes

 

Starting with a prayer…

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all!

Sometimes, I just do not like mornings, and then on the other hand — there are mornings that are awesome! Guess it just stems from all the good days and bad days. Everyone has them! :p

Now for those (good morning) quotes…Hope you enjoy!

I like the first one. So very grateful I have my online work; it gives me a reason to get up every morning!

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
– James Russell Lowell

Do you remember this song? I wish I had $1 for every time I listened to it! LOL George Harrison was the best!!

Sunrise doesn’t last all morning, a cloudburst doesn’t last all day, seems my love is up and has left you with no warning. It’s not always going to be this grey. All things must pass, all things must pass away.
– George Harrison

Let’s start this morning with a clean heart. Don’t worry about yesterday or last night. Today is a new day to renew our mind this morning.
– n/a –Unknown
We are all blessed again today with the gift of life. Thank God and let’s make something good today. Help others who need help. Think of others who are less fortunate.
– n/a –Unknown

Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, “It’s going to be a good day!”
– Lindsay Lohan
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
– Marcus Aurelius

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
– Bill Watterson

Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.
– Horace Mann

 

Good Morning! 🙂

 

 

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Grandma’s Daily Walks – Getting More Active and Healthy

 

 

 

 

Grandma has been taking a little time out of her work day to walk “outdoors.” I feel SO MUCH better when I’m active, and I’m going to stay active. I do a video workout every morning @ 5AM as well. This activity is not only awesome for my health; it’s excellent for my depression too. It clears my mind and also gives me motivation in many different areas. My health, weight loss, my business, and ME TIME too! I will walk until it gets icy cold outside. And then, I’ll add another workout to my daily schedule. =)

So, Granny has been “stopping to smell the roses” (don’t you love that idiom??), lol AND enjoying and appreciating the outdoors and life!

My son is always saying, “Mom you’re too sheltered, you need to get out and get some activity!” And you know, he’s so right! Even though I do the workouts in the morning. This gives me a good break from sitting in my office all day (which is not good for anyone of any age)! So now, he can no longer say this to me LOL !!

Looking into the foreseeable future and getting fit; maybe I can even get off of some of my medications I’ve been taking all these years?? (At the moment), I feel like taking on the challenge. 🙂 Time will tell. I feel awesome that I’m doing something for my health and for ME!

I’ve been walking approximately 3 miles every week day 🙂

You can see a full article I wrote for one of the blogs I write for on some good benefits of walking Here

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”Brian Tracy

It’s interesting when chatting with successful individuals, among many common traits, gratitude for all of the blessings in their life seems to be universal amongst all of them.Why is it then that most people spend the majority of their time lamenting their current position or lack of success instead of affirming all they’re grateful for in order to open themselves up to receiving more of what they want in order to further advance themselves and their careers.

Let’s face it, we’re not always going to be satisfied with where we find ourselves in life; as Jim Rohn used to say, ‘we can’t control the direction of the wind, but we can control the set of the sail’, and irrespective of whether our lives are filled with success or failure, the first step towards achieving, doing and becoming more is to find and focus on everything we’re grateful for in the present.

Wherever you find yourself today, right now, know that you’re truly blessed, you’re blessed to be in a position where you can better dream of a better life for yourself and your family and can take action towards realising that dream; just realise, what you focus on, expands, so ensure you’re focussing on what you do want and what you are grateful for, not that which you don’t.

Ask yourself today, ‘What am I grateful for in my life, right now?, and once you’ve listed them push yourself further and ask, What could I be grateful for in my life right now? and What should I be grateful for in my life right now?’

Have an Outstanding Day!
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Darlene
http://www.watkinsonline.com/ddemell

Make it Your Life Rule to do Your Best

MAKE IT YOUR LIFE RULE TO DO YOUR BEST

It will be your constant effort to be first class in everything you attempt that will help you conquer the heights of success.Always do more than you’re supposed to do and you can have, be or do anything you want.

Do a little more than average and from that point on your progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort you put in.

You can do a little more each day than you think you can.

There is always a best way of doing everything.
Find it.

To enjoy enduring success, you should travel a little in advance of the rest of the world. True success comes from being successful in little things.

Let superiority be your trademark.

© 2010 YourDailyMotivation.com

Darlene
http://www.watkinsonline.com/ddemell

If You Have the Courage to Make it, You Will!

IF YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO MAKE IT, YOU WILL

Success is a road paved with perseverance. The odds are with you if you keep trying.
There is no failure except in not trying. You cannot be beaten at anything, until you quit in your own mind. There is no defeat except from within.

You have no really insurmountable barrier except your own inherent weakness of purpose.
Consider yourself on a very long journey. Sustain your personal vision of success. In the end, you can only fail if you do not try.

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to is.

© 2010 YourDailyMotivation.com

Darlene
http://www.watkinsonline.com/ddemell

"Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act."

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”
George W. Crane

It’s like the age-old question, what came first, the chicken or the egg, because for a lot of people, they have a belief that they must first achieve success in order to feel successful, yet ask any achiever and you’ll quickly find out it was the other way around, the first they began thinking like a successful individual thinks and then the success and achievement followed.

The Law of Attraction is a powerful thing, put a vibration out there that you’re thinking, acting and doing like a successful person, and you’ll find yourself attracting circumstances, people and opportunities that will open doors you never knew existed and lift you up to achieve great things with your life.

Don’t spend your life waiting for success before you think, do and act like a successful individual, start thinking, doing and acting today and you’ll start attracting what you need into your life to achieve your deepest dreams.

Ask yourself today, ‘Do I think and act like those successful individuals I admire and look up too? If not, what can I do today to change that?’

Have an Outstanding Day!
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Darlene
http://www.watkinsonline.com/ddemell

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but…….

“I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.”
Douglas Adams

One of my favourite pieces of wisdom from Motivational guru Tony Robbins is ‘Sometimes when we don’t get our dreams we actually get our destiny’, and it’s an important lesson to bear in mind, especially when life takes a turn you weren’t expecting and that you fear is taking you further away from rather than closer to what it is you desire.

Let’s face it, it isn’t easy when things don’t go to plan in life, when a relationship ends abruptly, when we lose a job or any other setback that might befall any one of us, but if we hold onto a belief that everything happens for a reason and that as painful as it appears to be in the moment that it’s leading us to something even greater, it totally transforms the mindset we bring to the here and now and keeps you in a place that’s far more conducive to doing what speaker Willie Jolley rightly says, turning a setback into a setup for a comeback.

Ask yourself today, ‘How might changing the way I look at my setbacks completely transform my attitude and mindset and get me back to a far more positive space?’

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Darlene

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“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”

“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”
Helen Keller

Do you have a clear vision for your future, something you’re working towards and taking action towards achieving it every day?

Too many people allow themselves to go through life like a ship without a sail, allowing the wind to direct them rather than taking control and becoming the master of their own destiny by having a clear vision they not only believe in, but take action on a regular basis towards.

Your life is like a blank canvas, and it’s up to you to decide what the end result is going to look like, whether you’ll look back with pride at a life well lived and a life lived on your terms, or whether you look back with a tinge of regret knowing that with a clearer vision you might have achieved so much more with this gift we call life.

Ask yourself today, ‘Do I have a clear vision that I’m working towards for my life?’

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Darlene
http://www.watkinsonline.com/ddemell