Saturday, November 15, 2008



(written after she found out she was dying from

I would
have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending
the earth would go into
a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted
like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the
carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would
have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and
worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted
to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have
taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble
about his youth.

I would have shared more of
the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up
on a summer day
my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass

I would
have cried and laughed less while watching television
and more
while watching life.

I would never have bought
anything just because it was
show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of
pregnancy, I'd have
cherished every moment and realized that the
wonderment growing
inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in
a miracle.

When my
kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
Now go
get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more
'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize
every minute.look at it and really see it . . live it and
never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or
who's doing what
Instead, let's cherish the
relationships we have with those who do love us.


Denise said...


Amrita said...

those words are priceless. I love Erma

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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