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The Value of Rest

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It’s estimated that domestic cats spend 15 hours a day sleeping.  Their physiology demands that they sleep to recover from activity.

Reverend  Dr. Howard John Wesley, the pastor of one of the Washington DC’s area’s largest churches, Alfred Street Baptist Church, is on sabbatical until Easter. The church calls it a season of #selah, the Hebrew word for “break” or “rest.”  There have been some who questioned the pastor’s decision,  announced late last year.   However,  I  understand the wisdom of Reverend  John Wesley’s choice.  Rest is the foundation for everything else and provides the seeds for spiritual renewal.  Following rest, we can come back better than before.   Modeling the pastor’s decision, I have drawn inspiration and peace from taking time to rest.

 

 

 

It’s a New Era – One Day At A Time

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So here we are – 14 days (or 15 days depending on your time zone) into a new decade.   Often we use the event of a new year to make change.   At the start of 2020, many of us started work on our resolutions to do better, be better or at least seem better.    Maybe we wanted to lose a few pounds or change jobs or adjust our attitudes.  Those resolutions – promises to ourselves and to the world – are for some us already broken but we are just fine.  God loves us, just as we are and we can begin again tomorrow. One Day At A Time, life gives us fresh options.

Christmastime is Here

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Grace loves her time under the Christmas tree.

Humility Has Its Advantages

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I love shopping on Amazon.  I buy books, cards and search for hard to find items, handy household items, and of course, products for Grace, the cat. Recently while listening to one of my favorite podcasts, “The James Altucher Show, ”  the guest mentioned the humility of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.  Bezos is the richest man in the world.   He is, by many accounts, a transformational leader with a vision that has helped his company to grow, succeed, and adapt to new trends.

Yes,  Bezos is a man who has faced challenges personally and professionally, but I chose to believe that the company he seeded has brought us all a little more ease and joy.  Thanks, Jeff.

 

Living with Grace

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It has now been more than a year since Grace, the overweight Tabby, came to live with me. Grace at one point was tramautized easily. She now is happy and very comfortable in her adopted surroundings.

It is said that cats provide good company. I would like to say that cats are good company for those who provide good company for them.

Grace is very vocal and can be very demanding at times.  She also has some people preferences and makes those known as well.  Of course, she loves CCL.  The biggest thing is Grace is at peace with who she is and she genuinely loves and cares for those around her.

        Grace Loves the Window