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Showing posts from July 29, 2007

Only You

Only You Only You know what the day is to bring. Only You know how my heart longs to sing. Only You know the tears I've cried. Only You know the times I've lied. Will You change my heart, will You heal my soul. Renew my spirit - Only You know. Help me see when my eyes are blind. Help me truly think with my mind. Help my voice to speak Your words. Help my desire to be for more that this verse. Will You change my heart, will You heal my soul. Renew my spirit - Only You know. Splintered, broken, uncaring and weak - repair everything I've hidden from what others eyes see. You will change my heart, You will heal my soul. You will renew my spirit - that I know. PS. This is a lyric I came across when sorting though my old notebooks today. Let me know what you think. I'll be working on the music next! Tara Tara Eastman 2007 ©

Try not to hurry

In pondering the idea of quiet and not being frantic I came across this quote today and I feel it expresses what I've been trying to say for a long time. "If you want your dream to be, build it slow and surely. Small beginnings, greater ends. Heartfelt work grows purely. If you want to live life free, take your time, go slowly. Do few things, but do them well: simple joys are holy. Day by day, stone by stone, build your sected slowly. Day by day, you'll grow too; you'll know heaven's glory." 'Brother sun, sister moon' Don't wait for the perfect time to go after your dreams - just take a step toward your dreams today.

What were you born to do?

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” This is a well know quote spoken by St. Francis of Assisi founder of the Order of Friars Minor, more commonly know as the Franciscans. What is more important in sharing the gospel: Speaking or doing – Words or actions? Which is appropriate for each situation that comes out of the life of each Christian? Just as St. Francis encourages the living out of the gospel, he acknowledges that the spoken or written word is useful in expressing the gospel. Honestly, talking the talk and walking the walk are aspects that can't be separated in Christian thought and living. Speaking without living like Christ is based on self-reliance and control of others. Trying to live like Christ without speaking about Him can result in living in fear and isolation instead of living in the forgiveness and grace of God. Christian life is a combination of living and speaking – rather like the simple act of breathing. Inhale the teaching and Spirit

Sleeping with bread Monday: Quiet

I have had the most quiet morning in months. My daughter is on a canoe trip in Algonquin park in Canada, my son is away at Camp Duffield about and hour and a half away, my husband left for work early this morning and let me sleep in ( how sweet of him!) so I woke up to: Quiet. My first instinct in the midst of quiet is to A. Go back to sleep or B. Make some noise. Today was no different and I did a bit of both. While wrapped up in the covers of my big bed enjoying the summer breeze from my window and fan I pondered: What should I do today? As a Mom, wife and ministry worker this question is usually pre-answered for me as I rise. Today it wasn't and I simply enjoyed the pondering. I got up, turned on my computer ( there's my B. option) and began to answer emails, visit Myspace and Facebook and tinker on the keyboard sipping my OJ and listening to my parakeets sing in the morning sun. I didn't make a great deal of noise, but it was noise just the same. I imagined my kids waki