Tag Archives: love

FMM 10 2 2020 The Unmentionables

“There is beauty and humility in imperfection.” ~ Guillermo del Toro. One of the goals of parenthood is that your children ‘have manners’.  Do they behave when in the company of others, remembering to ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and ‘excuse me’ appropriately? There is nothing will let you down in the sight of your friends and […]

FMM 9 4 2020 Pocomaniac

“Like clouds and winds without rain    is the man who brags        about gifts he never gave.” ~ Proverbs 25: 14. I have always been attracted to things that are a little quirky, off center, not the norm.  I blame my father, he was the one who taught me to see life from a slanted perspective, recognizing that […]

FMM 9 7 18 Raising the Bar

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~  Nelson Mandela. My father-in-law was a character. He was well known in the village where he lived, for he was loud, he did […]

FMM 1 22 16 Love Streaming

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”~Hebrews, 11:1.  Story telling comes naturally to the human race.  It is how we make sense of the world, of our lives, of relationships.  Even little children can spin a yarn as they tell you about a bee in the closet, or […]

FMM 1 1 16 One World One People

Guest FMM by Jabari I Powell “I hate math, but more accurately – I do not love division.” ~ #JonesGeneHumor HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Today is the beginning of a New Year, a symbol for new beginnings.  Often on this day we resolve to make our own personal changes and hope to keep true to them […]

FMM 12 11 15 Balancing Act

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony”~ Thomas Merton.  In case you didn’t know, with or without your help, your body always strives for balance.  There is even a word for it: homeostasis.  It is the drive to keep things in check, to correct what life, illness, and […]

FMM 11 20 15 The Greatest is Love

“Love’s in need of love today” ~Stevie Wonder.  Life is an act of faith.  It is also fragile.  Each morning when we wake up, we go out into the world fully expecting to return safe and sound, even though (if we watch the news) we know there are so many things that could go wrong.  […]

FMM 9 25 16 Changing Perspective

http://www.amazon.com/Friday-Morning-Messages-Inspiration-Volume/dp/151716673X FMM 9 25 15 Changing Perspective “Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.” ~Patricia Hill Collins Last night I heard ‘Her Story’, about a woman whose name I had never heard before: Dorothy Day. Of course I immediately thought of Doris Day, but this was a woman of a totally different order. […]

FMM 1 2 15 A New Attitude!

“And there is no new thing under the sun” ~Ecclesiastes 1:9  I woke up this morning to the sound of a rooster crowing.  This is unusual since I am currently in Bolton, a town on the outskirts of Manchester, England.  As I enjoy my annual trip to the land of my ancestors, I am struck […]

FMM 10 11 13 What does it all mean?

“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.”  ~ Aristotle. When I was a teenager I had large thoughts and grand questions.  Was it reasonable to think that our earth was the only habitable planet in the universe?  Could there be another world, another population, possibly another me out there somewhere?  Was […]