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bleak days for want of

sunshine and liquid pleasure,

early morning views

bring outlook of a new day

lingering in forest trails

Sliding Rock Waterfall, Pisgah National Forest Asheville, NC

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One Liner Wednesday

Sitting peacefully, just checking out the natural wonders of sunrise and sunset, before encountering an obstreperous crowd of island tourists.


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Inspired by: One Liner Wednesday; WOTD (natural); FOWC (tourist); and Daily Word Prompt (peace)

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Breathtaking View

My son and I took a road trip to Virginia a while back. We decided to take the scenic route, but after staring at nothing but cars, streetlights, and old houses along the way, I was happy to finally relax in the passenger seat enjoying this breathtaking view. It went on for miles and I just stared out the window appreciating God’s creations. At times I wish I’d captured video, but that wouldn’t have allowed me to be present in the moment.

Days 2&3…Genesis 1:6-13

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Your Circle of Influence


Putting energy in what you can control creates peace.

What you CAN’T CONTROL belongs to GOD or SOMEONE ELSE.

Worrying about what you can’t control causes anxiety and grief.

Power is within reach.

It’s in what you can control.


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Posted in Encouragement, Inspiration, Life, Love, Motivation, Peace, Positivity, Relationships, Uncategorized

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.

It’s great to study the words of a man so many admire, but it’s the actions of living out such text that brings about change. When you read the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR., how do they most inspire you? What do they awaken in you that if expressed and/or put into motion could create an individual, community, state, etc. transformation?

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

“The time is always right to do what’s right.”

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

“If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk; if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving.”

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving. You lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”


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