“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

The Prayer of Saint Francis says it all, “It is in giving that we receive.”

Mom's Thoughts: Just sharing Some of Our Dear Mom's Favourite Thoughts

The Prayer of Saint Francis says it all, “It is in giving that we receive.”

One of our mom’s favourite thoughts

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“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

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“You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden Than any place on earth.”

Mom's Thoughts: Just sharing Some of Our Dear Mom's Favourite Thoughts

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You’re closer to God’s heart…

Kiss of the sun for pardon.
Song of the birds for mirth.
You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden
Than any place on earth.

Author: Dorothy Frances Gurney

from

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

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“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/god-creates-us-with-different-gifts-each-one-of-us-comes-into-the-world-with-a-different-collection-of-life-circumstances-that-often-severely-challenge-us-things-that-give-us-joy-and-in-exp-2/

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Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst gardener, photographer and cook… and fourth worst writer”

(Anything going for him then!)

I took two tablets and climbed a mountain. At the summit I sat down to think ( a new experience perhaps ? ) there was a blinding light and a voice filled my head.
” Kraik , go to fourth and create ! “
I thought…

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“With passion and purpose in our individual lives we can touch others and in so doing, together we can illuminate the hearts and minds of humanity to help make a better world.”

I (We) Must Not Hate!

“With passion and purpose in our individual lives we can touch others and in so doing, together we can illuminate the hearts and minds of humanity to help make a better world.”

c (2000)
from
https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/with-passion-and-purpose-in-our-individual-lives-we-can-touch-others-and-in-so-doing-together-we-can-illuminate-the-hearts-and-minds-of-humanity-to-help-make-a-better-world/
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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”
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“Sharing, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

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Shared by  craig “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”,

“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”

(well…

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“The dream never died – it’s just taken another course”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Source: “The dream never died – it’s just taken another course”

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“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”

– Larry S. Chengges

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“I write because I love it. Words are free, and they soar with wings unbound from my mind to my fingers. And then they travel great miles to reach your eyes. Here are the stories that I have to share. They stem from my observations, my experiences, my joys, my anguish, and my pure love of writing. They describe, they explain, they argue, they laugh, they cry. They are for you.”

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”

“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Source: “God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and

https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/

Shared by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

(well my friends and family say I’m “safest” just writing and encouraging others)

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SHARE, INFORM, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE, SPREAD HOPE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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“This may just be the real heaven, the sweetest spot of all.”

“The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds…”