Every time I think of my Grandson, I know that God watches over out family. My daughter was one of those rare women who did not stop menstruating during her pregnancy and did not put on any weight until the very last. As a result, she had a complicated delivery and the baby came early. He is of normal weight, height, intelligence, etc. Preemies are often behind for several years. I prayed HARD during the delivery. I believe that God looks after his own. 1 Corinthians 1-9 God is faithful by whom ye were called.

Here is the LO I made to express the feeling that I had that he was a gift from God and that God had been watching over our family.


I recently ran across a new, (at least to me) type of scrapbook journaling. It’s called Faithbooking. I think it is terrific. Some of my most profound thoughts are spiritual.

These days it is more politically correct to be Muslem, than Christian. While that sounds very prejudiced to say, it is very realistic. My children were not allowed to pray in school, but the Muslim students at certain times of the day, would throw their prayer rugs down and pray out loud in the middle of class.

Anyway, whatever way you can express your faith is a good thing, who knows how long it will be legal? Here’s a good link for ideas.

Put on Your Big Girl Panties And Deal With It

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.
– Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1808 – 1890

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
– Brian Tracy

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.
– Johannes Eckhart, 1260 – 1328

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
– W. T. Purkiser, 1910 – 1992

I may not be where I want to be, But thank God I’m not where I used to be.
– Ainsley CarryQ    3`1
When you look up at the sky, you have a feeling of unity, which delights you and makes you giddy.
– Ferdinand Hodler, 1853 – 1918

There are moments on most days when I feel a deep and sincere gratitude, when I sit at the open window, and there is a blue sky or moving clouds.
– Kaethe Kollwitz, 1867 – 1945

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t have the same horizon.
– Konrad Adenauer, 1876 – 1967

Sucess, Inspiration Reality Check Quotes

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
– Booker Taliaferro Washington, 1856 – 1915

Inquisitiveness and strength make me want to rise above my valley-bound brothers. I must reach the summit to see the truth.
– Delores Seats

Rise above principal and do what’s right.
– Joseph Heller, 1923 – 1999

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
– Nancy Kerrigan

Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
– Washington Irving, 1783 – 1859

Reality is something you rise above.
– Liza Minnelli

Pirate Quotes

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
– Henry Lewis Mencken, 1880 – 1956

The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate.
– Bern Williams

Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag.
– Bela Kiraly

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
– James Russell Lowell, 1819 – 1891

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
– Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910


There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
– Carl Gustav Jung, 1875 – 1961

Breaks balance out. The sun don’t shine on the same old dog’s rear end every day.
– Darrell Royal

Life’s unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves.
– Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 – 1978

I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart. But in the long run my books balance pretty well.
– Kate Seredy, 1899 – 1975

Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
– Peter Ustinov, 1921 – 2004

The politician is an acrobat; he keeps his balance by doing the opposite of what he says.
– Maurice Barrès, 1862 – 1923
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

Whilst there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness is not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful.

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.

I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
– All from Herbert George Wells, 1866 – 1946

Writing Quotes

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.
– Burtram Mark Bacharach, 1898 – 1983

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
– Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 – 1959

We need programs that will teach athletes how to spell “jump shot” rather than how to shoot it.
– Larry Hawkins

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
– Mistinguett, 1875 – 1956

Nothing you can’t spell will ever work.
– Will Rogers, 1879 – 1935
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
– Benjamin Franklin, 1706 – 1790

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
– Charles Scribner, Jr.

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
– Elizabeth Hardwick

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
– George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Reading is a luxury in the same way that eating and breathing are.
– G. Armour Van Horn