Just enough

It’s difficult sometimes to determine what is just enough. How much time is enough to do a task? How much food is enough to feed a family? How much paint is enough to make art? How much money is enough to pay all the bills?

One thing I can promise you that is enough is YOU.

You are enough for love, happiness and life. You are enough for the right relationship. You are enough for the right career. You are enough for a life full of joy.

And you are enough for God just as you are.

Day 56

I’ve heard it said that humans should not involve themselves in spiritual matters they do not understand. I would go as far to say they should not dable in things they think they understand. There is a reason that humans are warned not to turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. It’s not safe for your soul.

Some things are better left alone.

With that said, it’s your choice to open your soul to light or darkness, good or evil, right or wrong.

The consequences of that choice is not up to you.

Day 55

I don’t know what God is doing. I don’t know why the challenges are hitting the O’Gara clan so hard. Seems we get two steps forward in just to get knocked back five.

What I do know is God is in control. He will bring us through this, maybe a little banged up, but through it. What is waiting on the other side is what is perfect for us.

God’s will is what it will be.

So be it…

Day 47

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Everything

The word Love is mentioned in the Bible over 300 times and 190 in the Quran. Hindus have five separate words for love.

Hinduism has a beautiful story about the origins of love. In the beginning, there was a ultimate being named Purusha. This being was without desire, craving, fear, and lacked the need or impulse to to do anything at all—since the universe was already perfect and complete. Then the creator Brahma took out his divine sword and split Purusha in two. Sky became separate from earth, darkness from light, life from death, male from female. Each of these set off passionately to reunite with its severed half because Purusha was perfect love.

As a Christian I am draw to this story because it echoes in my soul. God created the universe and humans because of love. Love is the ultimate goal in life. To be complete is to be pure love.

Love is always the answer.

Day 39

If you follow the O’Garas and read our words, it’s no secret that we believe in God. We have a very open idea of who God is. We pray every day for God to bless us and believe with no uncertainty that God did bless us this week as we are going through the journey to our forever home.

Today we are thankful for the blessing.

Who is God to you?

Mary Did You Know?

Mary knew that she was the vessel of the Holy one. The angel Gabriel told her. Did she know that her son would preform miracles? Did she know he would heal the sick and comfort the broken? Did she know he would suffer and give his life for humanity?

I believe she did not know the extent to which Jesus would live out his mission. Yet, she loved him the way only a mother can and like all mothers, she let her child go to fulfill his destiny.

What Mary knew was that she would and did follow God’s will for her life and she knew God loved her. That is all she needed to know.

Christmas is about love

Isaiah 9:6
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

I don’t care if the Church (big C) created the Christmas holiday to over shadow the pagan rituals that people where fond of. I choose to use Christmas time to honor the gift of Christ that God bestowed on humans who deserved nothing.

I’m not sure if Jesus Christ was really born in December. When he was born is as important to me as the fact that he was born. Christmas is about love.