My Traveling Shoes

Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality.
I've traveled so many miles in shoes that someone else bought for me, plain, poorly fitted, worn, second hand, hand me downs. Ohh, they hurt my feet and took me places that I didn't need to go, places that I didn't want to go. For many years I put them on. I was told it was my duty, but my heart was heavy and my cares so many.
Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality. I bought these shoes. I own these shoes. They are mine.
by Jeanne leigh...copyrighted...2007


JOIN ME ON MY ECLECTIC JOURNEY.....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

From Brokeness to Healing


I heard this song a number of years ago and every word rang true in my heart. These words fit my experience of turning to Christ when I was 19 years old. From that moment,  the path I chose turned my life in a completely different direction. This path would bring joys and sorrows but deep healing and happiness. The path I had been on would have destroyed me. I will always hold this song as a treasure. Julie Miller has become a favorite musician of mine. Buddy Miller and Julie are an awesome team. Check out there music. Peace, Jeanne
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buddy-Julie-Miller/69522817902

You can have my heart, though it isn't new,

It's been used and broken, and only comes in blue,
It's been down a long road, and it got dirty along the way,
If I give it to you, will you make it clean and wash the shame away?


You can have my heart, if you don't mind broken things,
You can have my life; you don't mind these tears,
Well, I heard that you make old things new, so I give these pieces all to you,
If you want it, you can have my heart.




So beyond repair, nothing I could do,
I tried to fix it myself, but it was only worse when I got through,
Then you walk right into my darkness and you speak words so sweet,
And you hold me like a child, 'til my frozen tears fall at your feet.


You can have my heart, if you don't mind broken things,
You can have my life if you don't mind these tears,
Well, I heard that you make old things new, so I give these pieces up to you,
If you want it, you can have my heart

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Being CARE- FULL of what we say.....


As sure as I share this something will spew out of this mouth that might best have been left unsaid. We are all so human but, its something surely worth working toward. I often end my e-mails or messages with PEACE, because peace is so important to me. It starts within my own heart and mind and then hopefully it will effect my loved ones, friends, community and acquaintances and as each of us works towards peace in our own little corner of the world then perhaps it will affect the world. That is my hope. I don't know where I read this. If you have seen it and know please let me know. This is a quote;

Your “homework” is to practice an ancient Sufi tradition: In your life together, speak words to your beloved only if they can pass through 3 gates: First, is it truthful? Second, is it necessary? Third, is it kind? If your words are truthful & necessary & kind, then the love you have maintained up until today will be nourished and continue to grow & your name will continue to remain safe in your beloved’s mouth.

I also read this quote on a friends Facebook recently:

There is so much good in the worst of us,

And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.


~Edward Wallis Hoch


This is something to consider. I hope we can all seek to be better about our words. We will slip up, and in those times we will need to forgive ourselves but, hopefully it will become less and less of a problem.  Peace, Jeanne

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wise Old River - Roseless Thorn

The title of this song is Roseless Thorn and its message is about recovery. One of my favorite lines is "How Sweet it is"... which of course is referring to the joy, peace and grace a person can experience when they seek help and begin the work of recovery.  Also, it relates to the families that suffer as their loved ones with an addiction struggle with this disease...and rejoice as the addict and family find help, hope and sobriety through recovery. "HOW SWEET IT IS! "...for everyone involved!! Please, Give it a listen. Peace, Jeanne

Thursday, July 1, 2010

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

It is very dangerous to go into eternity with possibilities which one has oneself prevented from becoming realities. A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it. In every one there is latent the highest possibility, one must follow it. If God does not wish it then let God prevent it, but one must not hinder oneself. Trusting to God I have dared, but I was not successful; in that is to be found peace, calm, and confidence in God. I have not dared: that is a woeful thought, a torment in eternity. - From the Journals of Kierkegaard, 18

I love this quote. I believe that we can rob ourselves of so many opportunities just because of fear or self-doubt sometimes just from the voices in our heads. I think we have to move forward with our hopes, dreams, visions and goals in spite of the fear and the obstacles within ourselves. Then, whatever we are able to accomplish will be such a delight. We can then trust that we have done our best. I don't believe we take our failures into eternity, but I think that statement helps stress the importance of not giving up on those things we feel drawn to.

Blessings on each and everyone of you. Peace, Jeanne