The December follower of the month is Sharon of Gentle Stitches. She is an enthusiastic follower of Espirational and I love her comments. I also enjoy checking out her new crochet work and I’m sure you will too.
Preparing for an Espirational Time
Around this time of year over 2000 years ago, the stage of life was getting set to welcome the birth of the most loved and talked about baby ever born. A tiny baby who grew up to give the world two things it needed very much. Love and hope. In the spirit of giving, I give you these two sweet donkeys. The pattern is available here, on my free pattern page and of course at my ravelry store.
Sharon blogs at Gentle Stitches.com. She is passionate about all things stitchy and environmentally sustaining. She loves to make, write about and teach, crochet, knitting and hand sewing.
The November follower of the Month is Reena Davis who blogs at Yoga with Maheshwari. I know you will want to take a minute to drop by and visit her blog.
In seeking a place of serenity we sometimes find ourselves going through rage. We fight against the people or circumstances that we perceive are keeping us from the place of peace. Yogis have a saying — no matter how twisted we are on the outside, inside we
remain calm. The ability to find our internal peace even as we go through the storms of life is a skill; one that we can develop using mindfulness, practicing metta (loving-kindness), and practicing peace when times are not so difficult. In those times
that our internal peace seems lost, the serenity prayer can be useful:
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
~May you find the peace you are seeking. Namaste, Reena
About the Author: Reena is a certified yoga teacher from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre where she was given the spiritual name Maheshwari. Drawing inspiration from yoga as well as other spiritual texts and philosophies, Reena writes a blog at www.yogawithmaheshwari.wordpress.com
This month’s Follower of the Month is Michael Erb of ME and the Boss 2013. His inspirational blog with a daily quote and commentary is one of my favorites. He also takes his own photos.
Fruit of the Spirit
” But the
fruit of the Spirit
is love, joy, peace,
there is no law.”
— Galatians 5: 22 & 23
In the constant battle between good and evil
it is unfortunate that some souls are lost
when their moral compass is blocked from their heart.
Have faith, believe that God’s law is there to protect you
from the mean and heartless.
Today, be the warrior for the faithful,
keep your moral compass pointed towards
the right side of the God’s law..
Kindness is the fruit of the Spirit.
Kindness is the beginning of a life filled with love.
ME and the Boss
About the Author: ME (Michael Erb) and the Boss… the Boss being either God or my wife, depending on who is standing beside meat the time. Since I have been retired (not necessarily by choice) I have been writing daily to maintain my sense of purpose. I read, I write and I think positive. God will keep me young at heart if I keep God in my heart. — Love, hugs and blessings…ME and the Boss. Please take a minute to visit Me and the Boss at http://www.meandtheboss2013.
In appreciation of our followers we are starting a new feature called Follower of the Month. Each month one of our followers will have the opportunity to have a guest post here at Espirational. Details below.
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