Monthly Archives: November 2013

“I” Openers Inspirations, Insights, and Illuminations

is a gift to the heart
of both the giver and receiver

Ways to say THANK YOU!

This small but mighty phrase,
which dates from the 15th century,
goes a long way in  acknowledging
kindness big and small.  The less
formal thanks appeared in Shakespeare’s
writings.  Before then, he
word thank was often used to mean “thought” or “good will.”

This Spanish word for “thank you” shares roots with the
English word grace in the form of the Latin gratus, which
means “pleasing” or agreeable.”

This is gratitude with a tropical flavor.  This Hawaiian word for
“thank you” is sometimes expressed as mahalo nui loa, the
Hawaiian equivalent of “thank you very much.”

This Japanese term for “thank you” was famously
set to music in the 1983 Styx song “Mr. Roboto.”
Domo arigato  — thank you very much.

A cousin to the English word mercy this French word for
“thank you” is often paired with beaucoup for emphasis.

Las Vegas star Wayne Newton put this German word for “thank you” on the tips of tongues with his hit “Danke Schoen. This German expression is often translated as “thank you kindly.”

  No matter how you say it, the message is: 
 “You made a difference and I appreciate it.”











Word Alive


“Come away with me to a quiet place and you will find rest for your soul”  Matthew 6:31

 Jesus knew his disciples were tired, so he took them away to rest.  As Jesus’ disciples today, are we also in need of hearing those same words?   To prepare for the busyness of the holidays just around the corner or if our cups are almost empty, it is our responsibility to find a time and place of refilling.  God is waiting….

Will you take the time to be nurtured and nourished?  Being with God however that looks to you is sharing and showing your deep love and need for him.  Blessings pour forth easier from the blessed.

A retreat with God is a Homecoming that is Life Giving.