•April 4, 2016 • 7 Comments

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Faith is a bridge over which we may walk from the unknown to the known…



I’m sharing this treat from my friend TJ’s blog.  I keep going back to this one but there’s a lot of good stuff out there, so please visit and support TJ @ studioj!  🙂

Lay a foundation…

•April 4, 2016 • 4 Comments

Girl Offering Building Block © Nyul


A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.”  –David Brinkley

To see another side of foundation, click here.


Image of girl offering a building block (blocks) by © Nyul.

What lies inside…

•April 3, 2016 • 5 Comments

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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”  –Ralph Waldo Emerson


For another quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, click here.
    —  For a bit of inspiration, click here.


Field of sunflowers with blue sky image by  © Silviu Daniel Tataru.

Our pieces of the puzzle…

•April 3, 2016 • 6 Comments

Puzzle Pieces © Sergey Khakimullin


The pieces we hold…



  • Lizzy (faith-lizhannah.net): A love for God, a willingness to share His Word, friendship, and a wee bit of goofiness thrown in for good measure!


  • cjstorm:  The pieces I bring to the table are compassion, friendship and patience.  I also bring tissue – just in case someone sheds a few tears.


Puzzle Baby © Syda Productions


The above are our responses to Quoteless #9: The power of the pieces – “If each of us were born as a piece of a puzzle made up of many smaller pieces, yet part of a whole, what pieces of the puzzle do you hold?” –cjstorm.


Image of the blue-light puzzle pieces by © Sergey Khakimullin.  To see the original credits, click on the baby.

Quoteless #14: At the end of each day…

•April 2, 2016 • 2 Comments

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At the end of each day…it feels like the weekend!  –cjstorm


Quoteless #13
About Quoteless, the series…
End of day at the beach image by © Scott Pehrson.

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Hold fast to dreams…

•April 2, 2016 • 3 Comments

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Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”  –James Mercer Langston Hughes 


More on dreams…

The bird image by © Jinyoung Lee.


•April 2, 2016 • Comments Off on BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

Blogger Award from TJ

It gives me great pleasure to pass on some of the love that I have been given… The Rules: Write a post to show your award. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Give two …



I received this from my friend TJ @ studiotj!  I’m so grateful to have the support and will be returning the love & hugs and passing it forward!  More to come… cjstorm



•April 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.”  –Allen Klein


For related quotes, click here.

Boy painting frog with a brush image by © Aleksandr Frolov.

Once I knew…

•March 31, 2016 • 2 Comments

Beach © Andrew Barker.jpg


Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.” –Helen Keller




Jenny Browns Point, Silverdale, Cumbria (UK) image by © Andrew Barker.

Plant a dream…

•March 31, 2016 • 8 Comments

Living Plant Picture © Tempestz.jpg


Plant a dream. Water it. Nurture it. Watch it grow.



Image of a living three dimensional life sized plant picture at Guyi Gardens in Shanghai China by © Tempestz.
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