Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We're Still Reading

The Diva Journals is reading and studying The Book of Ecclesiastes, written by son of David, king in Jerusalem, speaking as if he’s none other than King Solomon.  This could be his autobiography.  Reflecting on his own life, and using many aphorisms (where he took his original thoughts, spoke about and wrote them in a very concise and memorable manner), King Solomon tries to share with us his wisdom and the meaning of life.  He talks about enjoying the fruits of our labor, and why we should just enjoy the simple pleasures of our daily lives, which are gifts from God.  He also talks about putting all of one's efforts towards that which is above the Sun as opposed to that which is under the sun, and he calls the efforts of the later futile (pointless, ineffective, basically wasteful).
  So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 21 For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? 23 All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless. -New International Version
Have you read it?  Let’s chat. Let’s journal.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Smile Today

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that saying is true, then a smile must be worth way more. A smile, (when you flex the muscles near both ends of the mouth and a facial expression forms) is something we can do before  greeting someone through speech, and it can change outcomes.  Smile at someone.  You never know what they're going through, and your kind gesture of a smile towards them may be their thousand words today.

Monday, October 1, 2012

We’re still reading!

The Diva Journals is reading Say Amen, Again, part of the Amen series by ReShonda Tate Billingsley.  Once again the Jackson family fights to overcome drama, embarrassment, and scandals where Rachel is at the heart of.  This is my other favorite fictional church family. As usual Mrs. Billingsley brings it right home with another great read, so it’s a page turner for me.  Have you read it?  If so, great! If not grab a copy, and let’s all journal.