Theodore Roosevelt said, “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” My question is; what is your star? What is that thing that can force you to go to bed late and wake you up while many are in deep sleep? What’s it that can pick you up to walk again even after a frustrating fall? What’s it that gives you a smile in times of weeping? What’s that one thing that keeps you strong and gives hope in times of hopelessness? If you have it, then you have found that star he talked about. Keep moving! For as long as you have with you the three keys to personal excellence (The will to win, the desire to succeed and the urge to reach your full potential), you shall reach your star. I know that you know what I am talking about, but knowing isn’t enough, you must apply and do. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up on God’s gift to us; you must try one more time if you’re to succeed. Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities – for without confidence in your own powers, you cannot reach your star that God gave you as the guiding light in the darkest moments of your life. Your talent is God’s gift to you and what you do with it is your gift back to God. – Mark Farouk
We’re mourning a loss in our family. Our precious fur baby passed away on the 22nd of January and our lives are so different without him. He had diabetes and cancer that was very aggressive. He was 91 years old in people years, and had a wonderful long life with us. The 13 years he was with us were the happiest of our lives – that’s for sure.
I hate disease… just flat hate it!
What a beautiful prayer my friend Mark wrote:
Dear Jesus, Divine Physician, Healer of the Sick.
We call upon You and ask Your help for our loved ones
Who are suffering from cancer.
We entrust them to Your loving care.
They are Your children and they are in pain.
Give them the ability to know in their hearts
that You are with them in this difficult time.
Give them strength and healing.
Comfort them in their fears,
soothe their anxiety,
and let them rest securely in Your arms.
Help those who care for them.
Give insight to researchers that they may discover cures.
Give patience and energy to doctors and nurses so that
they will care for them with grace and love.
For us, their families, their friends and their community,
we need Your courage and strength,
to be with them and help them bear their burdens.
Give us joy, peace and confidence in You
so that like Mary, Your mother,
we may stand with them in faith and trust,
witnessing to Your healing love.
For you are blessed, for ever and ever.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen – Mark Farouk
I received a sweet poem from Lucinda Berry Hill and it brings me comfort – thinking of God’s heaven and eternal life always brings me comfort. Thank you, my sweet friend!
We don’t have children, therefore, we don’t have grandchildren. I like to think that Casey is in heaven playing with all the little children there! If you’ve read the book, “Heaven is For Real” or seen the movie, you know that little Colton saw his family in heaven – but they were young, not old. All the residents there are free of pain and the burdens of this world. It’s selfish to want them back here, isn’t it?
I’ll miss my furbaby – I won’t lie. He had the sweetest disposition (like his mama – lol). He loved everyone and never growled at anybody. When people came to the house, Casey was just sure they were there to see him, not us! Such a funny little fella… I’m gonna miss him, but he’s not in pain and is at peace. God will take care of him… and He will take care of us too. 🙂