On the Brink of Understanding

“The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

   W. B. Yeats (Bertrand Russell & Eden Phillpotts had similar messages)

Orange moon rise on ocean

Moon Rise on the Ocean, by JoAnne Silvia

We are on the brink of understanding many amazing things that have nothing to do with man-made technology. That was my thought after watching the video below about the possibility of trees supporting each other and communicating. It’s the same wonder I feel when I read about Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work with water. Dr. Emoto did use technologies of peace to observe and show how the structure of  water crystals is affected by words and thoughts.

I hope and pray

that we do not destroy these magical things.

I hope and pray that we open our eyes,

that we open our minds,

that we open our souls

to see, to discover, to feel the wonders of the Creation,

for Creation is the portal through which we can know God.

Please watch and listen:


Hope is bulletproof

Hope is bulletproof

JoAnne Silvia:

We need as much hope as we can gather, to hold up, to light the way! Beautiful words and perspective!

Originally posted on Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger:

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You may not always have a comfortable life
and you may not be able to solve all of the world’s problems,
but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have
because history has shown us
that courage can be contagious
and hope can take on a life of its own.
– Michelle Obama

Hope for South Sudan

by Danny Hope

Hope is all we need, true or false? Hold on to your answer for a moment, or at least until you finish reading this post. Our answer may remain the same, but we must never be afraid to stop and think, out of fear of change. Hope is a wide open expanse, no walls or borders, just a seemingly endless horizon, living beyond the world of chance. Where wishes are bound by magic,  maintaining power and influence in  fairytales, where most everything is made up.  Unlike believe, which is tormented…

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From Misery to Miracles

The song below, by Laura Story, reminds me of the darkness and grief I felt when my 20 year marriage ended. That was about 13 years ago. I wanted to die, but I had to live for my kids…and for the possibility that time would heal my pain.

God does not want us to suffer. But God can turn our misery into miracles. Sometimes the most wonderful miracles grow out of our deepest despair, when the time is right – when we’ve learned what we need to learn to be ready for the blessings. (See “About Me,” for example.)



Blessings are being prepared for you!

With Gratitude on Memorial Day


My husband, David, feels strongly about Memorial Day being reserved for those who died in the service of our country and Veteran’s Day being a time to honor all veterans who have served. I can understand this. I respect his belief of Memorial Day remaining, as it was initially intended, a day specifically for those who gave their lives: a tremendous sacrifice.

Yet, I can be flexible on this particular issue. It doesn’t bother me if people use this holiday to honor and remember the other sacrifices that are perhaps not as extreme as death. The blog below moves me to remember those fallen soldiers who may have been considered “the enemy” by some….and all the families who lost loved ones, on both sides.

In  The Huffington Post blog below, Bishop James Magness writes that “One of the first Memorial Day proclamations was made in 1868 by General John Logan, who was serving as Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.” He then goes on to write, “This began the tradition of placing flowers on the graves of all the Union and Confederate service members at Arlington National Cemetery.”


What do you think? Should Memorial Day be reserved to honor only those who gave their lives for our country?