Today's Dose of Inspiration

Treasure Beach Forum: Inspirational Thoughts: Today's Dose of Inspiration
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 09:31 am: Edit Post


Many persons continue to wonder about WORLD EVENTS—including natural disasters and people’s behavior in general. Skeptics make light of Bible prophecy and take the attitude that history is repeating itself. But did you know the Bible says that very thing—skepticism—would take place (2 Peter 3: 3, 4). Perhaps we need to take the view that all these events occurring, form the “sign of Christ’s presence and of the conclusion of the system of things.”—Matthew 24:1-14.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 02:26 pm: Edit Post


Dear Readers:
My life has been affected by our Dear Wilma. Our rain-drenched condo has been deemed unfit for occupancy. Our internet server is disfunctional and will be for some time. Below is today's dose:


A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always
delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the House, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer
delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments,perfect for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection. And miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have been able to
deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full
value from your efforts," the pot said.

The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw. So I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without
you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house?

Moral: Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take
each person for what they are, and look for the good in them.
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life.
Blessings to all my cracked pot friends.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Saturday, November 05, 2005 - 01:04 pm: Edit Post

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
Psalm 37:8

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Sunday, November 06, 2005 - 07:59 am: Edit Post


Watch the last leaf still enduring to the tree. The wind will blow and the air will freeze. The other leaves have long fallen and are
crumbling underfoot. Even as the snow falls and the freezing rain pummels the tree, that leaf and a few others will cling with unbelievable tenacity.
Eventually, the leaf will be forgotten among the fresh foliage growing up in the spring.

Lesson: Even when everything looks bleaker than bleak, survival happens. Spring always comes and past torment need not remain in center stage. It's OK to be optimistic. In fact, it's really great to be optimistic.

2 Cor 4:17

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 09:41 pm: Edit Post



Is thinking important? Studies have shown that the risk of Alzheimer's
can be greatly reduced by keeping an agile and fit mind. That means
doing different types of thinking. Jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles,
math problems, memorization, and other types of thinking can all help,
but they work best when you do a little of each type, because you are
exercising all the thought muscles.

Surprisingly, studies have also found the risk of Alzheimer's reduced
with physical fitness, and again variety is important. Yes, walking
along the fairway is good, but adding some bowling or dancing or tai chi
is better.

Keep your mind and your body nimble, so you will always remember how
good it feels.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 02:30 pm: Edit Post

If our vocabulary did not contain the words trouble, adversity, calamity and grief, it could not contain the words, bravery, patience and self-sacrifice. Those who face no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the human characteristics we admire most grow in a soil with a strong mixture of trouble.
— Dale Turner

2 Peter 4:15, 16

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 12:42 pm: Edit Post

Today's Dose of Inspiratation

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."
— Art Linkletter, Radio/TV Personality & Author (1912- )

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 07:39 am: Edit Post

Dear readers:
The following is my personal experience with Hurricane Wilma (in South Florida). It's kinda long, but I hope it will be worth your while. Let me know.


As natural disasters, especially storms, become more frequent with more intensity and affecting more regions of the globe—most nearly everybody seems to have experienced or to have heard a storm story. Mine is no different. In fact, there’s nothing extraordinary, nothing like images we watched out of New Orleans. Just that my heart yearns (perhaps a burst of inspiration) to tell my own eye-to-eye experience with Wilma.

Hurricane Wilma headed for South Florida, making history as the strongest, most intense Atlantic hurricane in terms of barometric pressure and the most rapidly strengthening on record. She came ashore Monday as a Category 3 storm on the southwest coast and came straight for us in Broward County. From my bedroom in the townhouse I share with my daughter, I heard her (Wilma’s) force banging at the windows, saw her wrath rocking huge trees and toppling them. Then I saw my worst fear yet: Water was dripping from the ceiling. And before I realized what was happening, there was a thud: Our ceiling in one of our bedrooms caved in, with pink fiberglass insulation all over—furniture, floor, everywhere. We rushed downstairs where water was now leaking as through a sieve, and, through the window, I saw (what was) our roof, shredded and fallen in a crumpled heap. When the ceiling of our second bedroom fell, my daughter and I made a fast decision, dashed for the car, and sought refuge at my other daughter’s house.

After Wilma roared through, the sun shone more radiantly than the average South Florida sun. Massive trees that once adorned the Sunshine State lay strewn. And unseasonably low temperatures dropped into the 50s about dawn Tuesday and were in the mid-70s during the day. This most desirable weather was striking against the bleak landscape, where questions and reality about Hurricane Wilma’s disaster continue to be overwhelming.

Water and gas became precious commodities, and people waited for hours for free water, ice, and food. Lines stretched for blocks at the few gas stations with the electricity needed to pump fuel, and arguments broke out, swear words fired when motorists tried to cut in line or when guarding policemen seemed to have missed a waiting queue’s turn. The quantity of debris is daunting: Pieces of roofs—including the one under which I lived for the past even months—trees, signs, awnings, fences, billboards, and pool screens are still lining the once picturesque swales.

Days later, when the rains began, the leaks became worse. My daughter’s townhouse was—red-tagged—declared by building safety inspectors too dangerous to occupy; its sodden shell awaits overburdened insurance adjusters. It wasn’t much, but it was our home—my daughter’s first major investment. Now, we join thousands of others—displaced. Like my daughter, many Townhouses of Plantation owners—most of them young first-time home buyers—will get little in the way of homeowners insurance, since the Association’s covers only damage to roofs and dry walls. Owners await FEMA’s assistance; many stood in the parking lot and broke down in tears as they witnessed their dream turn to a sad sodden heap.

Then, came the sympathizers. My daughter relates a conversation she had after the roof flew off her town house and her ceilings caved in: “Someone said to me: ‘You have life.’” She was incensed at the comment. “It’s hard to think you have life when you watch everything you own fall to ruins,” she says.

1. Possessions—material things—are just so temporary, and transitory. They really are not that important (Phil 3:8; Ecc 2:11). My daughter and I ran out of the townhouse with the clothes on our backs. At that point, the one goal was to preserve our lives.

2. At the darkest moments in your life (even during blackouts) is when you truly see the light of Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ at its brightest. I’ve learned to welcome darkness; to use it for quiet time, meditation, and reflection (Psalm 77:12).

3. Never say ‘never,’ (unless it’s an obvious breaking of Jehovah’s law, of course, James 4:13-15). I had declared that I’d never live with my adult children. Now the daughter that I thought I could never tolerate for a day is taking good care of me. As I’m writing here, she is making me one of my favorite dishes: Salmon.

4. Well-meaning comforters can just about break your heart. They look at you all torn and forlorn and say, “Be thankful my dear; you have life.” That is true, and at another point in your life, those words are music to your ears, literally. But, it appears that most persons do not realize that with any hurricane (or with any other personal crisis) there is a somewhat shattered life. You have survived, you do have life, but it’s crushed. You watch bits and pieces of your life’s worth, your memorabilia turn to soggy heaps of ruin. For at least a few moments, perhaps days, your head swirls in an untidy motion, more like the hurricane-bands, and you are sort of disoriented. Your so-called normal life has been intruded and trampled upon, and, simple things that you took for granted—like reading the Bible (with your favorite scriptures marked) kept on your nightstand, brushing your teeth with toothbrush and toothpaste kept on a particular side of the face basin—is now under a soggy heap—a soggy heap of fiber glass insulation from a roof that served to protect you from the elements, and perhaps one that symbolically sheltered you in the Great American Dream. You wake up from the Dream to a certain type of psychological turmoil, and, slowly, the reality you face is most undesirable—being forced to rely on family, friends, or the government for help. Your life is literally shattered, and you have to literally pick up the pieces (salvage pieces of personal belongings) and try to move on (Isaiah 57:15; Psalm 9:9).

5. In an instant your life, your circumstances can change, and what took you a lifetime to build can disappear in a second. Instead of seeking comfort zones and a life of ease, work on preparing to adapt (1John 2:15-17) and perhaps to leave all behind as did Lot.

6. There is no normal life, and things won’t always happen the way we expect. People you love and depend on can desert you when you need them most, and yet the reverse is true: Help and kindness can come from the most unlikely persons, places, or circumstances (1 Kings 17:6-16). At any rate, accept and welcome kindness from wherever it comes, and there’ll be no need to complain about the ‘should’ve been’s.’

7. Divert the focus from yourself for one blessed minute, look around for possibilities to think of and assist others, and you will find a certain inner calm that no category 5 storm can disrupt. I thought of and visited a lady suffering in excruciating pain from a rare form of cancer, read her a scripture, brought her lunch, and when she expressed gratitude, I could feel an immediate blessing from Jehovah—one of intense inner joy (Proverbs 10:22; Acts 20: 35).

8. Never say ‘things can’t get any worse.’ They just might (2 Timothy 3: 1-5, 13).

9. Instead of asking ‘Why me?’ I ask ‘Why not me?’ I reason that others have gotten their share of adversities from time to time; this is my turn. I believe that even when things look bleak, survival can happen (Psalm 37: 23, 24). I can create new possibilities, and past torment need not remain in center stage.

10. Finally, my ultimate lesson is that I am grateful for the experience. Any experience—even though painful—that can make me a more humble person, I welcome it (James 1:2; 3:10). And my new attitude toward any trial or adversity is “I BELIEVE IF JEHOVAH GOD IS ALLOWING IT, THEN I AM NEEDING IT.”
~Glasceta Honeyghan (2005) ~

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rebecca on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 08:18 am: Edit Post

You are a living inspiration to us all Miss Glasceta! So sorry to hear of your personal tragedy. May you feel the comfort and guidance provided by the thoughts and prayers being sent your way and continue to persevere.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Friday, November 11, 2005 - 05:37 pm: Edit Post

"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."

~St. Augustine, 354 430~
Early Christian Priest, Author
Romans 1:19, 20

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Miss Canada. on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 05:58 pm: Edit Post

Hi Glasceta Honeyghan, are you related to Jean Honeyghan, I also met a guy here in Canada by the name of Alvin Honeyghan he relate to Owren Honeyghan I think he have to called Mass Owren uncle TORONTO CANADA.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 08:45 pm: Edit Post

Hi Miss Canada:

I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with any of those names. However, Owen Honeyghan was my father-in-law.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By lola on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 12:40 pm: Edit Post

Let it go for 2006
There are people who can walk away from you.
And hear me when I tell you this!When people can walk away from you: let them walk.
People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay.
Let them go.
And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in your story is over. And you to know when people's part in the story is over so that you don;t keep trying to raised the dead. You got to know when it's dead.
If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to...
If you are holding on to past hurts and pains...
If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth.... LET IT GO!!!
If someone has angered you....
If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge....
If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction...
If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves...
If you're feeling depressed and stresse....
If you have a bad attitude...
If you keep judging others to make yourself better...
If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship...
If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents ...