Your Own Higher Ground

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Live in a world of competition

Friends or Foes full of ambition

Set eyes on them causes intimidation

Try to measure up may have limitation

Turn your eyes inward to find your passion

Turn your eyes upward to seek inspiration

Knowing there is only one of you in the whole creation

No one is like you, so create your specialization

With His blessings, target a higher ground with your own expectation

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Daily Prompt: Measure

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken Highway at Key West

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KeyWest HarborKey West southernmost point

Key West, Florida is the southernmost point in the continent of USA.  It’s one of the best places to watch sunset. Key West is humid. The fog came in at nightfall.

The second day of the trip, we drove up and down the Highway to visit other Keys. Apparently, part of the Highway was broken. Instead of repairing, a new section of the Highway was built, parallel to the broken section. The two ends of the new were connected to the original Highway. The broken section was left alone.

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We went to the Ernest Hemingway House, I took a photo of the picture of his fishing boat named Pilar. Hemingway regularly fished off the boat in the waters of Key West, Florida. Several of Hemingway’s books were influenced by time spent on the boat, most notably, The Old Man and the Sea and Islands in the Stream.

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The winter White House of President Harry S. Truman was his white house away from the White House. Today it is a public Key West museum.

Successful fishing trip! Many birds around were waiting for the scraps from cleaning the fish.

Wreck Museum displayed the treasures found from the shipwreck. Marilyn Monroe’s famous Seven Year Itch status was in front of a theater.

One of the highlights for my husband was his diving trip.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Broken

Featured Blogger for CWW Photo Challenge

I’m so excited to be selected as Featured Blogger of Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge for my November 23, 2016 entry. Thank you CWW challenge, and thank you, my blogger friends for almost 100 “likes.” I love all the encouragement and support you have given me! Much love!! Miriam

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Featured Blogger entry, November 23, 2016: Narrow Streets in Toledo Spain

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge #3 Final

This is my fourth time participating in this Challenge.

I want to thank Betcha Didn’t Know at https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com and Curry n Code at https://curryncode.com for nominating me to participate in the “3 Quotes, 3 days Challenge.” This is an opportunity for me to share with you the quotes that inspire me. Please visit Betcha’s lively and colorful blog, and Curry’s yummy blog.

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Rules:

  • Do quotes for 3 days
  • Display 3 quotes per day
  • Nominate 3 bloggers per day
  • Notify each of nominee
  • Have fun!

3 Quotes for Day #3

Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

One of the Awards: Nobel Peace Prize

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

Mother Teresa MC (1910 – 1997) known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.

My nominees for Day #3 are:

Nuskiya

Hailey

Vibes of a Calcuttan

Have fun with the challenge!

Betcha’s Nomination Link

Curry’s Nomination Link

 

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge #1

This is my fourth time participating in this Challenge.

I want to thank Betcha Didn’t Know https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com and Curry and Code at https://curryncode.com for nominating me to participate in the “3 Quotes, 3 days Challenge.” This is an opportunity for me to share with you the quotes that inspire me. Please visit Betcha’s lively and colorful blog, and Curry’s yummy blog

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Rules:

  • Do quotes for 3 days
  • Display 3 quotes per day
  • Nominate 3 bloggers per day
  • Notify each of nomination
  • Have fun!

3 Quotes for Day #1

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. Helen Keller’s teacher broke through the isolation of her complete lack of language, and encouraged the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate.

This quote is not only for women, it applies equally well for men.

Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. she wrote many hymns together with her pastor, Robert Lowry. She was one of the most prolific hymnist in history, writing over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs.

My nominees for Day #1 are:

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Tommy Too

Shefali

Have fun with the challenge!

Betcha’s Nomination Link

Curry’s Nomination Link

 

 

 

Handel’s Messiah

Daily Post: Song

Music speaks to my soul more deeply than written words, or speaking voices. Inspirational songs and hymns are my favorite. I started singing and taking voice lessons when I was a late teenager. Solo singing was my regular engagement. Several major classical music performances I participated in are:

Felix Mendelssohn’s “ELIJAH,” Johannes Brahms “A GERMAN REQUIEM,” and G. F. Handel’s “MESSIAH.”

This year’s Christmas concert of Handel’s MESSIAH rehearsal has already begun last Sunday, October 30, 2016.

The last song in MESSIAH is “Worthy is the Lamb.” The lyrics and the music touch my heart and humble my spirit:

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and

Hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to

Receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and

Strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

Blessing and honour, glory and power be

Unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and

Unto the Lamb, forever and ever. Amen.

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge #3 – Last Day

3 Days, 3 Quotes – Quote #3

This is my third time participating in this Challenge.

I want to thank Sasha at https://sasha1010blog.wordpress.com for nominating me to participate in the “3 Day, 3 Quotes Challenge.” This is an opportunity for me to share with you the quotes that inspire me. Please visit her lively and colorful blog.

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Rules of the challenge:

  1. Three quotes for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

Quote Day #3

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Day #3 Nominees:

Rugby843

NanoWrimo

Curry n Code

These are great blogs, please visit them!