Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Shepherdess speaks...

No person is an island. We influence and impact someone’s life during our journey. We create our legacy by living our day-to-day life in a way that will inspire and challenge those who follow. Others went before us, leaving their footprints in the sand. Our responsibility is to leave our own mark in the world, to point the way for those who are following behind us, to leave a legacy that will make this world a better place than our own appointed time to live.
Ruth Carmichael Ellinger

Friday, August 16, 2013



Father, I thank you for the quietness of home
Sweet refuge from the storms of life.
I thank you for good and wholesome work,
For strength to perform what is mine to do.
I thank you for food, for taste and appetite;
For peaceful rest at the close of day
I thank you for your healing touch
To mind and soul and body, too.
I thank you for simple faith to believe
That you will be there; loving, caring for me.
I thank you for bearing all my cares
When we meet each day in the secret place of prayer.

~Ruth Carmichael Ellinger