Prayers and Blessings From Around the World (April 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note April 16, 2015 Prayers and Blessings From Around the World. Good morning!   Strong coffee.  Birds practicing for their choir concert still working on their harmony.  Fog.  Stillness.  My angel of dawn greeting me with a a tulip bouquet this morning as she arrives at my door.  Another gift of the chance […]

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Mark Twain – Epitaph on Daughter’s Stone and Misc. Twain Quotes (Sept. 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note September 3, 2015 Mark Twain – Epitaph on Daughter’s Stone and Misc. Twain Quotes Good morning!  Coffee is beginning to make it’s way to my fingertips to try to get my thoughts to travel to paper.  Silence.  Beautiful sound of morning silence inside.  Can silence be heard?   Only sign of life […]


Century-Old Prayers compiled by Elizabeth Yates (October 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note October 15, 2015 Century-Old Prayers (Your Prayers and Mine compiled by Elizabeth Yates).   Good morning.  So still this morning.  The sun is just arriving in pink.  A little bird trying to land on the highest branch outside my window.  Unsuccessfully.  Persistent as he tries again while singing to awaken his […]


Quotes and poetry on stillness. Grace Crowell. (March 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note March 3, 2016 Poetry by Grace Crowell.  Quotes on Stillness. Good morning.  Loud geese encouraging me to enter this day.  Easily making my eyes to look upwards to the skies.  The dark skies with the white reflections of their wings as they squawk their annual hello into my the ears of […]


Famous prayers and thoughts from various centuries. (March 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Note March 31, 2016 A collection of famous prayers and thoughts from various centuries. Good morning.  A little squirrel is running between trees with a large acorn hanging out of his mouth.  Completely oblivious to any problems that may be only 15 feet beneath him.  Enjoying with his entire being running in the […]


Max Ehrmann Poetry and Prayer on finding beauty in life. (September 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note September 4, 2016 Max Ehrmann poetry and poem on finding beauty in life. Good morning.  Beautiful fleeting moment where the sunlight on the grass glistens because the dew still covers everything.  Two doves having fun together making patterns for my entertainment.  My angel of dawn has shown again her faithfulness.  Peering […]


Blessings and Prayers from various religions and cultures. (April 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note April 9, 2015.   Blessings and Prayers from around the world. Good morning! Stillness on this side of the windowpane. Busy action in the little world of my birds outside the pane. How the little animals must love spring. They must notice what we wish we noticed. The first sign of […]


St. Francis of Assisi and St. Frances de Sales Prayer and Quotes. Canticle of the Sun song and prayer. (Feb. 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note February 19, 2015 St. Francis of Assisi and St. Francis de Sales Prayer and Quotes “Canticle of the Sun” prayer by St. Francis of Assisi and song written by Marty Haugen Good morning!   Perfect hot coffee. The angel of dawn has arrived gently on this cold morning.   A little fireman working […]


Songs Prayers Poems from “Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table” (February 2015)

  Susan’s Thursday Morning Note February 12, 2015 Songs, Poems, and Prayers from “Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table” Edited by Sarah McElwain Good morning! Silence. Hot coffee. Freezing cold. Our angel of dawn has arrived quietly this morning with her gift of this beautiful gift of life today. Arriving with a backdrop of orange […]


Scottish Blessing and beautiful Carthusian Prayer from 12th Century (Nov 2014)

    Susan’s Thursday Note – November 13, 2014 Scottish Blessing and Carthusian Prayer from 12th Century Good morning! Colder than the word cold. Strong coffee. Psychotic cats. Dim lights. Stacks of books. The angel of dawn has arrived handing me again the gift of this moment in time. Handing the gift amidst calm dark […]


Beautiful Classic Prayers Centuries Old (March 2014)

Susan’s Thursday Note March 28, 2014 Classic Beautiful Prayers   Good morning!  Unusual calm.  Overcast.  Little lions all over a little whose-it padding around.  Filler with a little coffee added in.  Tulips underground discussing when to open the show curtain and pop up for us…another gift from the angel of dawn.  Another beautiful gift of […]

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Quotes on Prayer. Writing on prayer found in a used book donation to the store. (July 2013)

Susan’s Thursday Note July 11, 2013  Quotes on Prayer.  Writing on prayer found in a used book donation to the store. Good morning. Such stillness. The beauty of the morning. Another gift from our angel of dawn. Letting us experience life for another morning. Always handed to us with the gift of hope. I’m in […]



Prayer. Our Creator desires our prayers, our relationship, our tears, our joy, our speaking with him all day long in our minds. “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young (Mar. 2010)

March 11, 2010 Susan’s Newsletter Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young Keeping eternal perspective. Prayer.  Our Creator desires our prayers, our relationship, our tears, our joy, our speaking with him all day long in our minds.   Good morning!   I can finally see the ground this morning!  The first Thursday to state there […]


Too Tired to Pray “Streams in the Desert” (July 2009)

July 16 2009 Susan's Newsletter (Can't Pray or Too Tired to Pray) June 18, 2009 Susan's Newsletter (Faith defined and Peace from God during Grief) July 1, 2006 Susan’s Newsletter (Comfort…written on 5th anniversary of my father's death in an accident)  November 2, 2006 Newsletter (Running with Patience – Moving On)     July 16 […]

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Prayers and Letting go of Past “Live with Intention: Rediscovering What we Deeply Know” by Mary Anne Radmacher (March 2012)

March 15, 2012 Susan's Newsletter Honey in Your Heart: Ways to See and Savor the Simple Good Things by Mary Anne Radmacher Live with Intention Rediscovering What we Deeply Know.by Mary Anne Radmacher   Good morning!!  Perfect filler with a little coffee added in, birds, tulips beginning to push through, windows open for first morning of the […]


“My Daily Prayer” Poem with various quotes on kindness (Feb. 2011)

Susan's Newsletter February 24, 2011 Prayer by Lillenas on Kindness Quotes on Kindness Good morning!  Coffee tastes great, it's still dark, cats are sulking in the garage, quiet, stillness, perfect for writing.  I love an older prayer on asking God for continual kindness for those in different situations in our lives.  This poem and favorite quotes beneath help […]


Great is Thy Faithfulness Hymn with Mercy Quotes (July 2010)

July 8, 2010 Susan’s Newsletter Great is Thy Faithfulness…Morning by Morning…new mercies I see!    Good morning!  Windows are open, coffee is perfect, cats are settling in to sleep for the day…time to think for all of us!  I saw a verse this morning that is from a favorite hymn of mine…one of the three that […]


Difficult Times – Verses of Promises from God (Jan. 2007)

  Susan’s Thursday Morning Newsletter January 4, 2007 Good morning! Family members are asleep in the living room, so I don’t dare tip-toe to get my coffee going. I’ll try to function enough to send you a hi! It seems like a majority of you that I have run into this week are not feeling […]


Change, Accepting & Growing…Susan’s Analogy to Simmering Pot of Soup (Aug. 2007)

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust August 30, 2007 Newsletter (Circumstances changing us…Relationship analogy to pot of soup) September 6, 2007 Newsletter (Prayer)   Hi everybody!  I've already downed two cups of coffee with an absolutely perfect filler/coffee combination, so think I can organize what I'd like to write for you and […]


God’s Involvement in Caring for Us. “Jesus Calling” Devotional by Sarah Young (Mar. 2010)

March 11, 2010 Susan’s Newsletter Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young   Good morning!   I can finally see the ground this morning!  The first Thursday to state there is dirt…not only snow that I believed the crust of this planet had turned into.  One of the best memories I'll have of my life right now […]


Diaries and Letters of Anne Lindbergh – Good-byes Soul Strength Prayer Grief (July 2008 & Aug 2011)

August 13, 2011 Susan’s Newsletter (Soul Strength) July 31, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter (Saying Good-bye, Prayer) War Within and Without 1939-1944: Diaries & Journals of Anne Lindbergh Good morning!!!   It seems like so long since I’ve sat to write.  It’s beautiful for thinking this morning…windows open.  Cats against the back of the computer for the vibration […]


Heaven – Mother meets her child in heaven that had died (Eugene Field) & “Just in Case You Ever Wonder” by Max Lucado (Dec. 2009)

December 31, 2009 Newsletter Heaven Eugene Field's short story of young child meeting mother in heaven Max Lucado – Just In Case You Ever Wonder (on telling a child about heaven) Good morning!!!  Beautiful snow blanket, psychotic cats staring at me with cabin fever, and a perfect cup of coffee with extra filler…..all working together to […]


Lady vs. Woman – Journals of Anne Lindbergh and Proverbs 31. (Mar. 2009)

March 12, 2009 Susan’s Newsletter “Lady” vs. “Woman” The Flower and the Nettle.  Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1936-1939.  Proverbs 31. Good morning!  Are you just resigned to the fact that you have absolutely no idea what to expect with the weather today, and you'll just grit your teeth & endure the cold, or […]


Prayers. Misc. writings from Susan’s newsletters

September 14, 2006 Newsletter I would like to share with you a prayer that I read from John Henry Cardinal Newman that I have written out. Dear Lord, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all […]


Entering God’s Presence. Perspective Changes. “Secret of the Secret Place” by Bob Sorge (Oct. 2007)

October 11, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter Secrets of the Secret Place : Discovering the Delight of Intimacy with God  by Bob Sorge Entering God’s Presence.  Perspective Changes.   Secret of the Secret Place: Discovering the Delight of Intimacy with God  by Bob Sorge (Oct. 2007) Good morning!  Two cats and a sky of beautiful stars.  Seems […]


Prayer defined as opening of tight fist. “With Open Hands” by Henri Nouwen (Oct. 2008)

October 24, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter With Open Hands by Henry Nouwen (defining prayer as opening of tight fist)   Good morning!  This week one morning I decided to keep the quiet & do what I encourage all of you to do – begin the day with some meaning.  Open a book.  In only twenty minutes […]


Psalms. God’s deep love for us. God using nighttime hours to give us peace. (May 2007)

May 10, 2007 Newsletter   Encouragement from Psalms on God’s deep love for us.  God using nighttime hours to give us peace. This week I once again realized the power of choosing what we put into our heads, and the power of choosing who we spend our time with.  It just never ceases to amaze […]


Desire for solitude. Creativity. Prayer. “Firstlight” by Sue Monk Kidd (Aug. 2008)

August 21, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd.  Desire for solitude, creativity, prayer. Oh, my goodness – can you believe how beautiful this week has been?  The breezes at night – is there anything that beats a cool breeze at night?!?!?   Even my coffee tastes better when the weather changes to cool – […]


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On Thursdays I try to send an e-mail where I write about what I am personally reading in my own life that week. I try to add a Latin phrase relating to the topic of my reading. You can see past notes under archives on my home page, listing these writings by topic. I write to help process life, I write so that we can all have the opportunity to read what will help us find beauty in life. Beauty in details. Realizing how much we have regardless of what pains we may have. I would love to add you to my list of who gets the notes on Thursdays! Susan



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