A Magic Apple of Knowledge

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We have lost the ‘magic’ in the mundane, the obligations and the busyness of life.

We have lost the ‘mystery’ of eternity in the quest for wealth and materialism today.

We have lost the ‘magic’ of love in lonely selfishness and seeking physical satisfaction.

#JustBelieve #HopeLives #LoveChangesPeople

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Will you believe in the truth despite your unbelief?

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We must hold onto truth despite our feelings that would lead us to believe otherwise. 

It is difficult when the things of this world so easily where us down. Our hearts are broken and scarred from the constant barrage of evil that comes and hope often seems so distant. Despite your circumstances and the things this world throws at you will you continue to believe? To live with belief and a hope that better things lie ahead and are sure to come?

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~C.S. Lewis

#JustBelieve #GraceWins #HopeLives #LoveChangesPeople #YouMatter

The Truth about the False Infinite

Iridescent StreamsHow often do we willingly seek the bright shiny objects that seem to lay so innocently in our path? Are these only random inconveniences of life or a devious plan to lead us astray? We are so easily seduced by the things of this world, I know as I have found myself on those paths littered with shiny objects that only serve to distract me from my true calling and purpose.

To quote or paraphrase C.S. Lewis it is ‘the sweet poison of the false infinite’ that lures us temptingly towards always wanting more. I pray that each of us may hear that still small voice that whispers truth to us and we are able to resist the poison that is so sweet and yet promises nothing.

For you, yes you, are meant for so much more than ordinary! Remember, #YouMatter #LoveChangesPeople

“Love” in 10 Sentences; no more and no less.

Love in 10 SentencesOh my! These challenge prompts always make me anxious. The challenge I received from Staci at A God Colored Girl in a Grey World was to write a poem about love in 10 sentences. Thank you Staci for thinking me worthy and sorry it has taken me so long to post something! Each sentence is supposed to contain the word ‘love’ and have only four words in each sentence. I’m also suppose to include a favorite quote about love and challenge ten other bloggers, which may or may not happen. 🙂

“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” ~CS Lewis (quote)

I chose this quote because of how it speaks to me of reality.  A reality that I have lived and am living now. You can read about that on my about page A Cowboys Heart. To experience love is also to experience pain and I use this quote to remind myself the reason I feel pain now is because of a happiness I had that was lost, yet I would not change a thing.  I am very happy now and unfortunately it too will most likely lead to pain.  However, I refuse to dwell on that and chose to love relentlessly, passionately and fully anyway.  I urge you to do the same and allow yourself to feel the emotions, for there is always hope.

Ok, now for my nominations. There are so many fantastic bloggers out there it was hard to only pick 10, yet here they are in no particular order:

Shawn – Shawn L. Bird
Kim – Building A Life of Hope
Christy – Poetic Parfait
Dorothy –  Eyes to Heart
Hannah – Metaphors and Smiles
Kellie – Kellie Elmore
Holly – House of Heart
Carri – Moments of Unveiled Grace
Jessica – Jessica Kristie
Sean – Sean Bidd

And I am also going to nominate the members of my writing group from work who meet twice a month during lunch > Max, Greg, Lindsay, Virginia, Tony, Darren, Susie, Francine, Mat and Nicole.  Many do not have blogs, so I will email them a link and the directions.  I will post their contributions on my blog in the future.  Okay, everyone get your ‘write on!’

Ghost Hunting

Ghost Hunting #2in the light and in the dark

we fight the battles and we survive the wars

hunting ghosts in shadows and searching for answers

in our minds dark and hidden from our sight

haunting visions linger and death does matter

hands are now cold and a beating heart stilled

beyond our grasp and falling over the edge

we yearn for time and one more chance

a smiling laugh and touch of compassion

before we will fade and leave memories behind

into the undiscovered and alone into the alone

∼Mark Schutter ©2015

I believe in life and I believe in death in this life.  And to quote C.S. Lewis, There is death.  And whatever is matters.  And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say birth does not matter.”   It matters to all of us, but I also believe in a better life after this one when we will journey into the undiscovered.  I pray that you will be there also. ~M

#JustBelieve   #GraceWins   #HopeLives