A WASHINGTO ADVENTURE

WELL, OUR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HAS PASSED AND OUR COMPANY IS GONE.   I AM ALITTLE SAD, HOWERVER I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WITH MY FAMILY, AND HAVE EVERY INTENTION  ON ENJOYING IT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT.  I WISH FOR ALL OF YOU THE SAME...  LIGHT AND LOVE, LAURIE...more

Waiting With a Pregnant Mary

In Greenbush, the snow is falling straight down in huge flakes, coating each branch and twig with a thick coating of snow. The snow literally absorbs sound waves and the effect is a quiet, peaceful, pure white oasis. In the middle of this deep silence, the thought popped into my mind that it is also the first week of Advent,  a time of silent waiting when we light the first candle, the candle of hope. Let these paintings and icons of a pregnant Mary inspire you as you wait with her for the birth of Jesus....more
rbiffert I found this icon (called Meeting of Elizabeth and the Theotokos).  on Pinterest ...more

WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

WHAT I WISH FOR ALL OF YOU IS......  TO ENJOY EACH MOMENT OF YOUR THANKSGIVING AND HANUKKAH HOLIDAYS...  I WISH FOR YOU TO ENJOY THEM WITH GREAT JOY.....  I WISH FOR YOU WITH THE LOVE OF YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS...  HAPPY HOLIDAYS  LIGHT AND LOVE TO YOU ALL  LAURIE...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME  THAT IF WE CANNOT BE TRUTHFUL WITHIN OURSELVES AS TO WHY OUR LIVES ARE NOT WORKING, OR WHY CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE ACTING ANGREY, OR WHY THINGS ARE NOT TURNING OUT AS THEY SHOULD.....  IF WE CANNOT BE TRUTHFUL WITHIN OURSELVES AND ADMIT TO OURSELVES WHAT MAY BE THE PROBLEM, US.... AND APOLOGIZE FOR IT  THEN IN ALL PROBABILITY WE WILL NOT GROW AS INDIVIDUALS, AND NOT BEABLE TO LEARN FROM THAT PARTICULAR SITUATION.  ...more
This is such a beautiful thought! Thank you for sharing, my favorite is the importance of ...more

A WASHINGTON ADVENTURE..

YESTERDAY MY FAMILY AND I WENT TO BUTLER FARMS. AHHH THE FRESH PIES, HOT CHOCOLATE AND HOT APPLE CIDER, HOTDOGS AND MARSHMALLOWS ROASTED OVER AN OPEN FIRE PIT, HAYRIDES...  THE SMELL OF FRESH CHRISTMAS TREES IN THE AIR. AND YES, IT WAS VERY COLD.  BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE ADVENTURE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN MEANINGFUL, HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR BEING WITH THE PEOPLE THAT I LOVE...  LIGHT AND LOVE TO YOU ALL,  LAURIE...more

Check out this great blog

Here is a very cool blog: http://lessthan3questions.com Her purpose and posts are inspiring. Check her out. I found as I was exploring her site, the questions that were posted sparked some great free writing and maybe future posts.  ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME THAT ACCOUNTABILITY AND INTEGRITY IN THAT WHAT YOU PROMISE AND SAY YOU ARE GOING TO DO, IS WHAT YOU END UP DOING...  THESE TWO VERY IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS HELP SUM UP THE PERSON THAT YOU TRULY ARE..  REMEMBER YOU ARE YOUR WORDS...  LIGHT AND LOVE,   LAURIE...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....  THAT NOW IS THE TIME THAT WE MUST START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR ACTIONS OF THE PAST.  ESPECIALLY WHEN IT HAS CREATED SITUATIONS THAT ARE NEGATIVE AS A RESULT...  LOTS OF LIGHT AND LOVE...  LAURIE...more

THE GREAT ADVENTURE great adventure

THE GREAT ADVENTURE  STILL IN WASHINGTON DC, WAITING TO MOVE TO KENSINGTON, MARYLAND, TO OUR NEW RENTAL HOME....  YESTERDAY, BROOKE AND I AND THE CHILDREN DECIDED TO WALK AROUND THE DC AREA, WE WALKED INTO A CHOCLATE SHOP, A CUPCAKE SHOP, AND A WINE AND CHEESE SHOP.  THE WEATHER IN WASHINGTON DC WAS SUNNY, BLUE SKIES, COOL WEATHER. THE PERFECT FALL DAY. ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME....

MY GUIDES WANT YOU TO ASK YOURSELVES THIS ONE QUESTION....  AND BE AS HONEST WITH YOURSELVES AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN...  IF YOU DONOT  LOVE YOURSELVES FIRST...  THEN HOW CAN YOU TRULY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LOVE THE OTHERS IN YOUR LIVES?  MUCH LIGHT AND LOVE TO YOU ALL  LAURIE...more