In the Spirit of Victory

It was brought to my attention yesterday that intention is needed moreso in my life.


What do I intend to bring about?

What do I intend to bring into my world?

Do I wish beauty, peace and happiness?  Then I must intend it to be so!

How do I feel when I intend?  Where does this intention come from?

Let us understand the word intention as defined in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary:

Definition of intention*

1:a determination to act in a certain way :resolve
3a :what one intends to do or bring about
b :the object for which a prayer, mass, or pious act is offered
4:a process or manner of healing of incised wounds
5:concept; especially :a concept considered as the product of attention directed to an object of knowledge
intentions plural :purpose with respect to marriage

Derivation of the word Intention: Middle English: from Old French entent, entente, based on Latin intendere (see intend). The adjective is from Latin intentus, past participle of intendere .

So it is a determination, a resolve to bring about certain conditions in my life that is needed.

Lesson re-learned: I must exercise my mind/heart to bring forth that which I desire just like I must exercise my core physical muscles in my solar plexus to hold me upright.  And not just flexing my ‘muscles’ for 2 minutes!

This core foundation must be stable and secure.  And this foundation is inspired by that Force, that Source, that Principle, that Love within me which is propelling an impulse for intention.  This impulse then is intention’s origination.  I AM (that Source or Spirit within me) bringing forth into my world that which I desire.  And that which I desire for myself and others are only good effects; effects which can be easily experienced by others including myself.

It is then in the Spirit of Victory I AM come to do thy will…to help, to beautify, to call forth the solutions to life that are in abundance everywhere I AM.


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*Intention. (n.d.). Retrieved September 16, 2017, from

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Religion & Science Come Together


Together, beautiful art and simple words in one amazing book…check it out my friends.

Illustrator Junai Meijer and Author Mary Rensberry share common interests and passions.




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How to extend the attention span of your children.

Just some good solid advice! Please share!

Dayne Sislen Children's Book Illustration

Kids today are bombarded with video games as well as fast action cartoons and movies. Picture book publishers are requesting shorter and shorter picture books for young children. No wonder our children have problems keeping their minds focused on one thing for very long.

What can you do to help your kids have a longer attention span? My advice is not some new technical invention or app for your phone or tablet, but something easy and inexpensive that you can do in your own home.


You can extend your children’s attention span by reading to them.

What better way to show them you love them and help them at the same time. Kids love getting attention from their parents and grandparents. This one-on-one time without any distractions from phones or TV is important. Children can later illustrate the stories you read together so you have a visual reminder of the time you have…

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We are Instruments

We each have a part to play.

Mary Rensberry

We are instruments in the grand symphony of life. That’s why I enjoy watching and listening to orchestras play.  I am usually singing or tapping my hands or feet along or swinging my arms to the rhythm of the music.  My favorite is the playing of classical music, of course, and sung by well known tenor, Andrea Bochelli is a delight to hear.

To give you a little bit of background, take a look here about instrumentation in orchestras:

There’s many different types of instruments and families or groups of instruments, like the string section, or the brass or woodwind section. They each have a part or piece to play in the grand scheme of things. Just like you and me. There is life (which is the musical composition) and how to be in harmony with others in your family and with the other groups (people, plants, animals, earth…

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The Real Message

The real message is that we are but living, breathing spirits with unlimited potential having a body.

Fully human yet divine.


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the breath

how can there be anything but the breath

A breath is gasped or slowly drawn like a baby or ancient one

only to be released into the ethers

again in defeat or victory

breathing… in and out… in and out…regularly and steady, is life itself

my breath on occasion is held captive waiting to be released…but why, I wonder, does the cadence change

perhaps it is my outlook on life or the very life within me that seeks expression

breathing is life itself, the pneuma.

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From Monster Monster

Sharing for those little monsters out there….

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books

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Illustration by Mary Rensberry

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

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The Pantry

A Recipe for Love…❣️

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books

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Copyright © 2017, Richard Rensberry

All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photo-copied, recorded or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher and authors.

Published by: QuickTurtle Books LLC®

ISBN: 978-1-940736-31-0
Published in the United States of America

The brim

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Little things

it’s in the little things

that life and love brings

to us each day waking.

So touch your toes

and put on your clothes.

It’s in the little things

that life and love brings

to us each day waking.

Willingness to embrace

the newness of God’s grace.

It’s in the little things

that life and love brings

to us each day waking.

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Just for Fun

Smiles you and I share

that wraps us in flannel cloth

to bear autumn winds


Fall leaves.




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Mind-Body or Body-Mind Connections

Looks to me it really doesn’t matter from which point or stance you begin with…it’s all in holding in the core foundational truths.  So what’s that mean?

It means everything begins with the idea of help in the heart.  That’s the important thing- someone making up their mind to have the body follow through on something with the proper mind-set to begin with, all in the name of that word again, help.  If you are not helping, then you are hindering something or someone to some degree.  Can you accept help? And Give help?

It works the same with the body…if you are using great body mechanics and weight shifting instead of squatting to pick up something, then your core foundation is in place.  Years ago it was the right thing to do-to squat to pick up something.  That idea has changed.  Now, when using my body I’m instructed to shift my weight to pick up something, or to move my foot out when sweeping with a broom or when vacuuming.  Make my core foundational work for me.  It all makes sense now.

The challenge is to each of us is to hold our core foundational truths in as long as possible….think, say and do positive and helpful things.  Holding in your core foundation muscles while driving, sweeping, doing laundry is the same idea, got it?

So my advice for today:

“Get the core foundational truths in and never deviate from that.”  mmr

Works the same with your spiritual life, too.  🙂


Fall leaves

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