By Their Fruits

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Although I truly believe in good intentions, because I know first-hand the many deeply-held but unrealized good intentions of my own heart and vision, I also understand why the wisdom and “truth” of the axiom “It’s not what we say, it’s what we do” is so universally recognized and accepted. Our actions really do speak louder than our words. The proof is indeed in the pudding, not in the possibilities that exist when we talk about what the pudding might taste like … if we make it.

Likewise, we really do show one another how we truly feel about each other by the way that we actually treat one another. Not by what we say to each other. Or by what we say about how we feel about others. But by what we in fact do.

Others may not always tell us how they feel about us, but they will always show us. We just need to pay attention.

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I Saw God Today

#NothingButGratitudeNovember 

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At 6:30 tonight (yesterday, November 14, 2016) I began my supermoon watch with my first “walk and awe” of the evening. It was nothing short of awesome. The supermoon was so big, and bold, and brilliant in the already-black sky at that time that I thought it was at least midnight. Watching was irresistible. It really did seem to me to be the biggest, brightest, and most-beautiful appearance of the moon that I had ever seen – and I am a regular moongazer.

But there was something more to the moon and its typical magic tonight. More to the experience. It was as though the moon – by and through its proximity and radiance and dominance in the night sky – was transmitting a compelling message. Bearing a witness. Acting as a conduit of connection.

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Your Exquisite, Sublime, and Perfect Plan

#TrustTheProcess  #ThereAreNoAccidents  #SpeakLife  #WeWereMeantToBeCourageous  #GloriousUnfolding  #WeWereMeantToThrive  #LiveLikeThat  #BornForThis

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Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. But rather, it’s a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.

What a beautiful and visually-powerful reminder that life and all of its colors, patterns, and variations are individually relevant and collectively meaningful to our complete life story. That every thread, every experience, every stitch, plays a vital part in the creation and complete expression of the whole tapestry. Even if we can’t always see or appreciate the exquisiteness or sublimity in real time. Which is why sometimes – okay, more often than not – we need a reminder to be patient, exercise faith, and trust the process. Trust that our own individual tapestry is in the hands of the Great Weaver and that He does have an exquisite, sublime plan for each one of us. Trust that we are all exactly where we should be, are experiencing exactly what we should be experiencing, and that ultimately all of our life’s experiences will, together, weave and reveal a divinely-inspired and individually-perfect tapestry for each of us. Exactly as planned.

Click here to read why we can take heart in the meaning and meaningfulness of every experience in our lives