A Question to Ask on Black Friday Or Any Day

When is Enough Enough?

by Dawn Paoletta



When is enough, enough? 

When your life is stock full of stuff?

When your heart cries, “More!” 

and you run to the store

 seeking what lies behind the door.


When is enough, enough?

When ends meet or are stretched or defined?

Knowing ourselves means facing the truth

and seeking His face and mind.


When is enough, enough?

If less is best will we pass the test

waiting in quiet trust?


We are not defined by the days and times

but by that which we believe-

Contentment comes when we become One

 with our faith, not deceived.

Enough is enough as we give thanks,

and by the world remain unfazed.


 





The Danger of Should: Why Positive Thinking May Not be the Answer

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A preliminary scrolling of Instagram started my day, between the morning meandering that makes up the daily routine of my life and sitting down for my first cup of coffee, I find myself under assault.

The word, should, catches my attention.

I haven’t opened my Bible yet, but fortunately I must have slept in my spiritual armor. Or maybe after years of wearing it, it finally has become my permanent garb. Or maybe it’s just that I open my Bible enough so when I am confronted with philosophies disguised as wisdom in the form of memes, posts, advertising and free offers, I recognize the not so subtle brain washing of an unseen enemy who plays for keeps.

Have I gotten your attention yet?

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Against All Odds

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Dear Pillar of Society,

 

All of your reasons don’t matter.

Your staring, judgmental eyes burning

holes through my choices

leave me without doubt.

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What The Rose Knows

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One year ago today I wrote about the lesson I learned from the beautiful peach rose at the end of our walkway. Today, the post, which I shared on my blog, showed up in my Facebook feed and I read my own words from exactly one year ago. Ironically, I had just come in from walking the dog, and it is a beautiful Fall day with afternoon chirping crickets…It’s like Deja Vu.

I hope you won’t mind, I edited the post down a bit, but I wanted to share the message, modified and magically new.I pulled from the original what was significant to me today.

If you have written for any length of time at all, you start to see some themes that continuously re-surface. I pray that the essence of the writing speaks to your heart…

I linked the original post at the end of this version if you want to see how and what I extracted.

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Give Your To-Do List the Boot and Wake Up to Your Life

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Life is not found in long lists, but in the time we live awake to people, possibilities and the present moment.

 

It’s Sunday. There’s blue sky above, Fall swirling through the leaves and the smell of change in the air. It’s brisk but sunny enough to do anything. I love Autumn with its Orange happiness peeking from doorways, trees, shop windows and farm-stands. The crickets are chirping outside despite the fact that it’s afternoon. Perhaps they love the season as much as I do. I’m not sure, but either way both the crickets and I need rest sooner or later. I’ve just returned home from church… More

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