• DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  SPIRITUALITY

    Day 8 “Count On Me”

    From a Daily Book of Miracles, by Krista M. Moore, excerpt of a book in progress, Copyright 2019, Photo: Cross at West Hill, 2019

    Daily Miracle Message

    Have you ever had a best friend you could rely on even when they weren’t physically there? Someone who never goes away or fails you, who understands everything and never gives up on you?

    I have. Though I have been blessed to have a number of “best friends” in my life, there is one whom I count on before all others: Jesus Christ.

    I don’t know where my affinity with Jesus came from, but from the age of about 12 or so, I have claimed him and known him. He has felt like an intimate friend, a brother.  I talk to him all the time: When I’m walking the dog; going to bed at night; washing the dishes; or writing this book. He is always there, in my heart and mind.

    Maybe it’s because he made this promise long ago, that he would be with me ’til the end of time. My soul remembers, and he never forgets his Word.

    I can count on him, and now, I hope, he can count on me. When I was younger and more of a seeker on my spiritual journey, our relationship was a one-way street: 

    “Jesus/God, what can you do for me?” 

    Now that I’ve grown older and hopefully a little wiser, so it’s more like: “Jesus, what can I do for You?”

    But when times are tough and I am not as able to help others, I know where to turn. When life gets difficult as it must, when I need a friend who will not let me down, who will not judge, who is always available the instant I call his name, I know who I can count on. 

    It is as if Jesus is a very personal friend saying, “Count on me.”

    Physical friends are essential, amazing (and life-saving) for a lifetime of joy and happiness. But God and Jesus are like my heart and soul, something I cannot live without. Times change, people change, but my Source, my eternal Helper does not. And when he gets me out of a jam, and turns my life right side up, I can get back on my horse and ride out into the sunset, and as I turn back, I smile at him, toss my head back and say, “You can count on me, too, brother. You’ve got a friend.”

    Daily Miracle Practice

    Try having a silent conversation with Jesus. He may surprise you. He can also be quite funny! Nothing phases the One who has overcome the world. You can tell him anything. His heart is yours.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    I will always be here. I will always be with you. You can never lose me. Never doubt my Love. I will be with you ’til the end of time. When others fail you, I will help you. Count on me before all others. You’ve got a friend.

  • DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  LIFE

    Day 6 Unravelling Chaos

    Daily Miracle Message

    The natural order of life is to let life (or nature) take over.  Like the front garden of our house, if left to its own devices, will become a weed wonderland, and Alice will get very, very lost.  If we don’t get hold of it, it the weeds will take hold, and we will be struggling with the chaos instead of smelling the roses.

    My goal, my hope, my commitment, is to unravel chaos, one day at a time. By structuring time, by seeing it as tiny moments to be used and treasured, with clarity and conscious effort, instead of idly drifting by… 

    There is a time for rest and acceptance, allowing even; and there is a time for action, pruning, purpose. Conviction!

    The more consciously aware we become, the greater the reward to our peace of mind.  We can create our days from a place of intention, force back the “normalcy” of distraction and addiction, and take back our lives. 

    What would it be like to arise each day filled with a singleness of purpose, with passion, with dedication, with devotion? 

    Let’s try it!

    Clarity brings action, and action removes distraction; the less time we waste, the more time we have; the more time we use well, the greater our lives become, like a giant rose garden filled with luscious spell-binding roses, that have been lovingly cared for, and that bloom again and again over time.

    From sorting socks, to sorting clocks, we need to empty our minds of distractions and temptations, and find time for our true cause.

    What makes you awake and jump to create? What do you live for that won’t go away? What is more important than your next snack, text message or social media “like”?

    For me, I would build that beautiful rose garden, whatever it takes: one day, one project, one moment at a time!

    Daily Miracle Practice

    • Take a break. From distraction. 
    • Sort the chaos. Build from action.
    • Give yourself time to be the person you were born to be.
    • Start today!

    Daily Miracle Prayer

    Dear God, help me to create order in my life, and remove distraction and temptation from my midst. Help me to see my purpose with clarity and devotion; and to practice what I need to do, and what not to do, one day at a time. Thank you, Amen.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    God’s Light fills your days, leading you from the starting gate. Arise and feel the sunlight on your face. See the beauty in each moment. Count each one precious, and each hour an opportunity to do something amazing. Create miracles. Do what you came to do, one day at a time.

  • DAILY BOOK OF MIRACLES,  LIFE,  SPIRITUALITY

    Day 1 Sorting The Laundry

    From A Daily Book in Miracles, work in progress, Day 1, by Krista M. Moore

    Daily Miracle Message

    You may not think sorting your laundry is very miraculous. It may appear that clothes being sorted is the most mundane activity known to man – or mankind – or humankind. But how you sort the laundry, and why you sort the laundry is more important than you might think. 

    The avoidance of pain drives – almost – all human beings. We will come up with a million things to do other than sort the laundry. Unless we like that sort of thing. And most of us do not. As a matter of fact, when we sort the laundry, we may even be tempted to think that our lives are not important. That we are as mundane as the things we are sorting. But that is not the case.

    If you look at your life, it is like one giant pile of assorted things we put on: roles we play, ideas we have, decisions we make, children and projects we create, work we do, games we play. There are a million and one things on our todo list. And sorting the laundry is like the epitome of what it takes to face up to all of that.

    What if we sorted the laundry like it was our best friend? The most delicate and precious solitary act, the most reverent act of kindness toward ourselves and the ones for whom we are carefully folding and putting away? 

    Without the clothes on our backs our lives would be pretty scary indeed. Think of Adam and Eve!

    We can sort our laundry and name why we like each item, or why a certain item has seen better days and needs to be lovingly put away or given away. 

    What if we caressed our clothes like we caressed our lover, watching our hands as they fold, smelling the fresh fabric, unfurling the sheets with a last zip and flourish before folding each corner down over the other, trying to remember how our mother or grandmother learned to do such a thing? It is a marvel.

    What if we let go of our desire to do anything else but be exactly where we are?

    Now that would be a miracle!

    Daily Miracle Prayer

    Dear God, give me the strength to be here, exactly where I am, starting this day with You at my side. Give me the clarity to accept the things I cannot change and the will to love the things I can. I will love it all anyway. Amen.

    Daily Miracle Blessing

    Oh, that you would know how mighty and blessed you are. Exactly as you are. With all that you have and all that you do, you are a miraculous child of God. Bless you!