Originally posted on The Beautiful Hart Project:

“I have chosen the way of faithfulness;

I have set my heart on your laws.

I hold fast to your statutes, LORD;

Do not let me be put to shame.

I run in the path of your commands,

For you have broadened my understanding.”

PSALM 119: 30-32 (NIV)

A beautiful summer storm. Lightning is flickering in the distance and I grab my camera. It has been a very hot day with lots of noise and impromptu schedules.

The Perfect Storm Is Rolling In!

I’m not sure how long I attempted to capture this magnificent light show, however, I am sure it was brief- I was out of energy, imagination, patience.All I could think, as the bolts taunted me with their quickness, was: “this is an awful lot like fishing…and it’s NOT my thing!”

How quickly I had dismissed the wonder I have been desperately wanting to capture for…

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Let’s Pause. 


I know it isn’t Monday any longer but I’m refreshed and renewed after reading my good friend Greta Hartmann’s wonderful post on stopping to pause, relax and ask for God when you’re feeling stressful.
I felt that way most of the latter part of the day but it’s a new Tuesday and may all the over 2000 followers of Totally Inspired Mind know joy, know peace and take the time to pray and tell God what you need- big or small.

Paulette L Motzko

Originally posted on The Beautiful Hart Project:

“Laying a life up against the chest of His Word, and hearing the steady beat of His heart, is the only soundtrack that strengthens the human heart.” ~ Ann Voskamp

Pause, if you can. Take in a deep breath. Silence your soul for a moment and look around. If the scene is hectic, close your eyes. Block out the noise and Allow your face to soften as you breath in. Relax your neck and shoulders. Keep breathing.

Thank God for His beautiful peace. If only for a few moments, You can revive and recenter your soul In Him.

Mondays can be overwhelming as the racing gates are released and we set out to conquer all the demands of this life. The other day, I lost my keys (nothing new.) I searched calmly (at first) until I became highly agitated when they weren’t in any of my usual “drop” points.


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A Sip of Tea…

Originally posted on komversations:

When I sit down, daily, with my cup of tea,

I sigh a little, my mind somewhat free…

Sip by sip, I feel a warm glow,

As magic untangles and begins to flow…

“Be Still!” I hear, from somewhere near,

“And witness what comes in Now and here…”

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good read: understanding why we hold on to clutter

Originally posted on Dr. it girl:

good reads

Understanding why we hold on to clutter helps us make better editorial choices when decluttering.  Linda Sand, a commenter on the bemorewithless blog’s great post on “how to get rid of clutter you care about”, wrote that the trick for her was learning that “I keep things for who I wish I was instead of who I actually am.” The meaning of this took a few moments to settle in but when it did, it resonated with me.  It’s worth repeating:

“I keep things for who I wish I was instead of who I actually am.”

I am so impressed by how inward and honest she is with herself.  This wisdom can extend beyond decluttering and informs general life decisions as well.  Her comment helped me realize I was doing the same thing.  Now I feel like I can look at that burnt sienna blazer collecting dust in my closet and finally…

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What Do You Really Need?


From a beautiful Sanskrit poem comes this from Deborah Makarios.

Paulette Motzko

Originally posted on Deborah Makarios:

Loaf of bread baked in ad hoc oven (half eaten)

From all your herds, a cup or two of milk,
From all your granaries, a loaf of bread,
In all your palace, only half a bed:
Can man use more? And do you own the rest?

from an ancient Sanskrit poem,
quoted by Rolf Potts in his book

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A quote a day for three days – Day 3

Originally posted on Mundane Musings:

So, it’s already Day 3 and I’d like to thank Muskan of muskanreadsandwrites for inviting me to give this challenge a shot. Today, I want to post a quote of the amazing Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American poet.

Some rules:

  1. Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days, obviously  a different quote   each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.     
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.  
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.


“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’re special and unique. Don’t let anyone or anything dull your sparkle!

I’ve decided to forgo nominations. Those who’d like to give this challenge a shot, consider themselves nominated.
Keep smiling and keep blogging! :)

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To know Thyself…

Originally posted on InkMode...:

In the essence of the solitude,
In the silence of the darkness,
Lies this place,
To know thyself, To know thyself.

In the clamor of the crowd,
In the blitz of the thought,
Arise this age,
To know thyself, To know thyself.

In the strait of words,
In the brisk of blaze,
Ride this road,
To know thyself, To know thyself.

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There are those who do only what they’re made to do and others who do the right thing. Which One ARE YOU?


This is my jam: Shatter Me Featuring Lzzy Hale by Lindsey Stirling on The Piano Guys Radio ♫ #iHeartRadio #NowPlaying http://www.iheart.com/artist/Lindsey-Stirling-780013/songs/Shatter-Me-Featuring-Lzzy-Hale-25816251?campid=android_share

“Somebody shine a light”….

I hope you all, no matter where you are, feel alive, feel happy, and healthy, and have more than all your needs met.

It’s has really been a stressful day today arguing with the management of this place I live.

Finally, after threats to call the Health Department and also the Board of Housing, on Thursday my entire building is going to be fumigated and I will be really happy because the cockroaches that have been dancing in my tiny kitchen will be packing their bags!

I’ve been dealing with this since February here, and after talking to the Slum Lord who “manages this place “, I see why it has the problems I knew nothing about when I signed the lease on December 11th, 2014.

There people who do only what they have to do, then there are others who do what should be done. I’ve always done what should be done.

I never cared about how easy something was but just did it because it was the right thing to do.

I’m finding that is a rarity to find people who also do things because they have integrity, and they stand up for what they believe in are far and few between. I wish that wasn’t true.

I have 3 job projects on the burner now. Pray that at least one comes through. I will go on a nice, long needed vacation that will lower my blood pressure.

Paulette Motzko
July 6th, 2015
10:52 p.m.

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Wake up positive

Originally posted on Bhappy Bpositive:


Start your day off right. Look forward to what’s ahead. I may not enjoy waking up early, but knowing that I’m getting up early to go to the job I have, I’m happy. I walk through those doors at work and I’m greeted by the children in my classroom with shouts of my name and hugs and smiles, it doesn’t get any better than that. Wake up being thankful for what you have and looking forward to what has yet to be.

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Monday Inspiration ~ Why So Serious?

Originally posted on Fashionelle Studio:


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