Monday, May 31, 2010

God Bless America and all who serve! Be blessed!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Its memorial weekend & time to honor all who defend our freedom. Love & thanks to my grandpas - Juel Bernard & James M Miller - WWII vets, my brother Jimmy - Marine survivor of Bierut & all friends/family who have served. Tell us, which service person can we help you honor this weekend? Be blessed!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

"I am always amazed that when I go as far as I can possibly see, I can then see further."
- Michael Bloxton

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This Memorial Day weekend let us pray for, honor and appreciate all those who have fought to defend our freedom. Let us reach out a hand of peace and reconciliation to our fellow man/woman in a gesture that honors what they were fighting for. Let us be peacemakers and peacekeepers. Be blessed!
“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” ~ Ralph W. Sockman

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We all know the golden rule - Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. But do you know the platinum rule - Do unto others as they would want you to do unto them. Think about it and be blessed!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
Words have tremendous power but they can only do 1 of 2 things - create or destroy. How are you using your words today? Create and be blessed!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Be bold, daring and unafraid. Be a leader and explorer. Be a mentor and a friend. Be yourself and be blessed!
Never forget - you are the Sculptor NOT the sculpture. Behave like a creator because you create your own life. Be blessed!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

If you don't have a dream that takes your breath away or gives you goosebumps - then what are you waiting for? Real living involves adventure, risk, faith and action. Be blessed!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"The greatest gift you can give to yourself and to the progress of your dreams and desires is the choice to no longer carry the offenses that others have made against you. You can lay it down." ~ Barbara B Miller - MIGHTY INSPIRATION

Friday, May 21, 2010

The People in the Window

When I was a little girl I was always known to be a daydreamer.  It was my escape from the world and reality that I would rather not be living in.  One of my frequent daydreams has actually remained with me through the years.  It's a classic one we all know. I'm the girl out on the street or in the car or bus.  The weather outside is raging and it's either raining or snowing.  You know - the kind of weather that makes you feel cold to the bone no matter what the season is. 

And then you see them.  Smiling people sitting in the little diner enjoying the warmth of the cozy atmosphere.  Or maybe they are home and their loved ones are gathered around for a meal or party.  You see them laughing and sense that you can almost hear them as well.  They might be looking over their shopping treasures, playing a game, or just sitting with heads close together sharing a secret or reminiscing.  In those moments it always seems dark outside and so warm and welcoming as you look in their window bathed in light.  If you try hard enough you can nearly smell the coffee or hear the crackle of a fireplace that is central to the scene.  You can pick out the details of their appearance - the warm scarf around the neck or the twinkle of their earrings as they nod their head in conversation.  I cherish those daydreamy scenes because they evoke a sense of sentimental nostalgia.  They plant the seed of desire for the cozy company of friends and family close in proximity to the starkness outside but light years away from the ache of loneliness or the shiver of  the cold.

So that brings me to today.  I was pleasantly surprised by a chance opportunity to have lunch with my college aged daughter.  We don't often get to steal away those moments to pause and catch up.  As we were sitting in the little local coffee shop that is our favorite, it got really dark and started to pour down rain outside.  It was not the gentle sprinkles of late spring but the hard driving rain of a quick storm.  We were sitting at the tall cafe table in the alcove surrounded by the 3 big picture windows. As I looked up to glance out at the rain I saw the cars slowing at the stop light.  There she was - a girl passing by in a car just looking back at me.  In that moment it struck me as only daydreams that come true really can - we were the people in the window! 

It gave me pause and I took a mental snapshot of that moment.  I was in a cute, cozy little restaurant with my favorite girl.  We were laughing and chatting and enjoying both the atmosphere and each other's company.  We had things to share and giggle about as we enjoyed the sweet taste of the flavor-spiked coffee and hot chocolate that we so enjoy there. 

I know I will cherish this day for a long time.  In our spontaneous, brief moment over lunch we got to be the daydream.  We got to be the people in the window.  I feel blessed!

Be blessed too!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I love this song and Lee Dewyze blew it out of the house! It actually gave me goose bumps. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Do you know what your ministry to the world is? Rock it and be blessed!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Do not suffer alone. God always sends us out "2 by 2" so that we do not have to carry the burdens of life alone and we have someone to celebrate the victories with. Lean on your friends and be blessed!
Celebrate all that we have in common for it gives us community. Celebrate all that we have in differences for it gives us opportunities for greater impact and more gifts in the world. Be blessed!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Never give up! You don't want to quit 5 minutes before the miracle shows up. Be blessed!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

You are the answer to someone's prayer. Be blessed!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Let your faith overcome your fear. Speak your victory over your troubles. Be strong in the face of the unknown and you will have all the support that you need. Be blessed!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I was a guestblogger for Paula Phillips and she did a great review of my book. Follow this link and scroll down a wee bit to check it out: Be blessed!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the fire of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - The Buddha

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Seek and you shall find. That works for good and for bad. Whatever you look for in yourself, in others, in the world, in your opportunities ... you will find. Seek the good and be blessed!
Check out this wonderful review of my book, MIGHTY INSPIRATION, Love Letters from God. Be blessed!
"God and the universe are conspiring on my behalf". ~ Unknown

Monday, May 10, 2010


Today I had a conversation with a friend about "interdependency". 

You hear alot about co-dependency which really is an ineffective, disempowering way for us to go about life.  But interdependency is so much different. 

Interdependency is about trust, accountability, and support.  When we are interdependent we must trust that the other person will keep their commitments and do their part of the equation.  We must hold ourselves and each other accountable for our areas of expertise and our promises to bring that to the task at hand.  And lastly we must agree to be a support to each other when it's time for an "all hands on deck" call for help.  It is powerful and empowering to know that we can build upon each others' strength to fulfill the need at hand.  That is interdependency.  That's how relationships, friendships, marriages, families, communities and companies actually work in a healthy and forward-moving fashion. 

Does this line up with your truth?  Are you living in a co-dependent or interdependent fashion?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I've had a birth mother to bring me life, an adoptive mother to give me a life, grandmothers, a godmother, aunts and lovely women to show me a mother's love. I honor them all. As a mother myself - I am blessed. Be blessed too!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

You do not need to "prove" righteousness to anyone. You do not need to "convince" someone else to believe. Simply show them truth in your actions. Be blessed!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Truth and love are always an inspiration! Be blessed!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mighty Inspiration, Love Letters from God

There are so many women like me, over 40, going through life changes.  This seems to be the time when we search for any spiritual direction as to who we are and what we are here to accomplish.  We start to wonder if we are having a crisis of identity or a spiritual awakening.  Who we were just a few years ago - wife and mother, just doesn't exist for us today or in our near future. 

Are you in that place?  Are you wondering what God has to say about this spiritual shift in your existence? He is the author of all truth and He lovingly provides revelation and answers.  To see what spiritual message from God is available for you, check out my book, MIGHTY INSPIRATION, Love Letters from God.

Be blessed!
Barbara Bernard Miller


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