NOISE POLLUTION

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We live in a world which is constantly bombarded by noises. Whether it’s from family chatter, cars or trucks driving down the road, the sound of a lawn mower buzzing early in the morning and in my town the boom you can  hear from the quarry a couple of miles away. Quiet time is not always readily available when you are seeking time to pray and meditate.

I enjoy having quiet time first thing in the morning or late at night when my family is still asleep. The only sound I can hear in the distance are the birds singing their sweet melodies outside my window in the morning and at night, it’s the sounds of the crickets and nocturnal animals. It is not perfect but I try to meditate with very little distractions which sets a tranquil mood. Continue reading “NOISE POLLUTION”

CAPTURING THE MOMENT

P1030200I sat quietly on a bench with my dog biscuit besides me in the middle of the afternoon. My spirit was longing to connect to that which surrounds me in harmony. Gazing at a pristine lake, a slight breeze gently blowing across my face, I look on in wonder and amazement at God’s creation.   My focus is not on the people passing by or the cars rushing in either direction as I am capturing the moment that lies before me. I feel like I am in another world, away from the busyness of life, captivating the Continue reading “CAPTURING THE MOMENT”

HAPPINESS

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When I was younger, I set up a lot  parameters I needed in my life in order to be fulfilled and happy. Some of the beliefs I had was in order to be happy, I wanted to be married with children, have a wonderful career, a home out in the country and this list of my needs continued throughout my life. Why do we place so much constraints on our definition of Happiness? Continue reading “HAPPINESS”

When Tragedy Strikes

sad-black-womanWhen I woke up this morning I heard the news of a shooting that occurred in the community of Charleston in South Carolina. A man with a gun entered an African American church and after one hour, while listening to them pray to God, shot and killed nine people. According to the news, this was clearly a hate crime perpetrated by a young man who obviously is very disturbed. I can’t imagine the pandemonium that took place at the time of the shooting. This man took the lives of innocent people and will affect the nine individuals entire families, friends, neighbors and leave a terrible stain on our nation. Continue reading “When Tragedy Strikes”

A New Direction

When I started this Blog I knew I wanted to inspire people to a season of change.  This is still my ultimate goal but I am moving in another direction. The more I write, I am learning and growing along with my readers. Please bare with me and note the site title has changed from thinking out loud to Scattered Thoughts. Thank you for your comments and support as I continue to develop into the person God has created me to be. Stay Tuned……..