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A Blank Slate for 2017

BELIEVE

Believe by Ann Marquette

It is time to call it quits with social media and will deactivate my FB account Saturday night (4 days from now).  I will begin the New Year with A Blank Slate” for a clean heart, clear mind, and open spirit.  I plan think more about writing, and posting to my blog more often.  And of course, I will be delighted for communications from and to those who wish to keep in touch.

I give it all to you, Lord Jesus
This mind
This soul
This heart
The spirit within
I am letting go

Letting it all go
All the muddled thoughts
All the mixed emotions
All the confused feelings
Too much, too many
Have scarred the very essence
Of this being

I give to you
This empty vessel
This blank slate
For you to make it new
For you to fill it up
Fill it to overflowing
With Your goodness
Your grace
Your light
Your love

Write what you will
On this blank slate
That is me
Waiting to be cleansed
And renewed
With Your Spirit, Lord Jesus

Copyright October 24, 2008

Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed Christmas 2016.

Ann Marquette

Earlier in Little One’s journey with her traveling companions, Angel Mary told her about Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Little One is now on her way to a special place where she will have a special surprise during her first Christmas celebration.

After spending some time in this part of the forest with her traveling companions and introducing them to her old friend Sora the white owl Little One thinks it is time to move on again.

L’Uni, the young Unicorn and one of Little One’s traveling companions is ready to go.  Eagle Tom and the Doves, Peace and Love have returned and ready to join them.  Mary is Little One’s Guardian Angel and always with her.  She says “Today is Christmas Eve.  I know we are going to find a special place to rest tonight.”

Little One smiles and goes over to Sora to say goodbye.  As usual Sora is…

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Thanksgiving

Ann Marquette

Frances Brundage Thanksgiving Image via Wikipedia

It is Thanksgiving time, and there is so much I am grateful for…mostly for God in my life and all the wonderful people ~ family, friends, acquaintances, and those who softly breeze through my life even for a short while.

 I have been through many difficulties at various times in my life, and I thank God for bringing me through them to a better, brighter side. 

 I never knew this until 2006 the day we were putting mother in the assisted living home, when she told me that she was moments away from having me aborted when she decided not to go through with it.  So, here I am many years later alive and kicking.

Thank you God and Mother. for giving me life.   Mother is home in heaven and I am grateful that she is no long in pain, and at peace.

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The Visitors

It’s that time again!!! Hope you enjoy The Visitors.

Ann Marquette

Picture of several candles melting in the dark... Image via Wikipedia

Time to share my annual Halloween Story, which I wrote when I lived in Ireland.

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They come in the night, but only once a year…for Halloween.

In Old Ireland…it all began, a long, long time ago, about a century perhaps.The countryside was almost deserted. There was a graveyard very near a small thatched cottage. It was nighttime the end of October, and autumn seemed more like winter. The rain and wind began their song and dance as the pitch black of the night descended. The only light in the surrounding countryside came from the little fire and two candles burning in the tiny cottage.

Father settled in his chair in front of the warm crackling fire, with his corncob pipe. Mother was there too, mending old clothes. The children were playing and whispering together. The six-year-old boy, had fair hair and deep penetrating blue eyes that…

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I Have a Dream

D. Wallace Peach’s blog post today https://mythsofthemirror.com/2016/10/07/featured-blogger-d-wallace-peach/ inspires me to repost this piece I wrote some years ago.

Ann Marquette

I have a dream ~
A special place
Called HOME

I have a dream ~
That special place
Where peace and joy
Fill the hearts of all

I have a dream ~
That special place
Where heart smiles
Shine through the eyes of all

I have a dream ~
That special place
Where caring and love
Are gifted to all

I have a dream ~
That special place
Where LOVE IS
and
Dreams come true

Created June 18, 2009
Edited May 4, 2015

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My Autumn

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Autumn Leaves on the Reedy

I love Autumn…

Ann Marquette

Autumn has always been my favorite season. One Autumn a few years ago was extra special.

The tree colors in the city where I lived were more glorious than I had seen them before.

More wonderful, special people had come into my life…even if briefly. My heart used to hurt so much, when people who came into my life, and I would have liked to keep them there, but they would go out again; not for any bad reason, just life.

As I think about these special souls who come in and out of my life, I realize something magical about some of them. They have had unstable or life-threatening sad beginnings to their lives. Yet they and God knew they needed to be in this world of ours. They are living proof of miracles, and strength, goodness and love. These souls create moments of magic in other people’s lives…they have…

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Peace in the Garden by ann marquette

Currently I am reading Heaven by Randy Acorn, Mere Christianity by CS Lewis, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and for Church – Divine Renovation by Father James Mallon.

This fits in with my #3 Strength – Intellection.  I love reading and learning, and much of it inspires my Futuristic strength.  I don’t like to rush through reading these types of books.  As I read a little at a time I sometimes find similar or identical thoughts by the different authors, even when the theme of their books differ.

I’ve been transitioning within myself most of my life.  Somewhat of a gypsy as I’ve lived in many places including abroad, and travelled quit a bit.  A few years ago I realized I must have been searching for HOME when I happened on Greenville SC.  I thought it was just a great place to make day trips and occasional weekends away from where I was living at the time.  Then one day I realized it was THE PLACE where I felt AT HOME.  A few years later I was able to move here.

Greenville is not perfect as a city, not paradise, but it is a good place to live; and make wonderful new friends and friendly acquaintances.

I’m enjoying my various temp jobs while waiting for a great permanent part-time job.  It also affords me the joy of meeting more great people.  I don’t need to be rich, but I do need to have the extra quality personal time to read, learn, be inspired, and write.

Where to I go from here?

I continue to transition into better habits and see my path to a more creative life.

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