Quote from Max Lucado’s fabulous book called “Morning and Evening Devotional Journal. Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado.”
I created the image below after having my piano tuned again last night.
This morning, when I was saying my daily prayers, readings and meditations I came across the quote that was just made for the picture that I created last night it is almost as though God directed me to that passage so I can put the two together.
What actions can you do here on earth that will play music on the keyboard of heaven?
Written and compiled by
Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
Photography and Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Le Pore Motzko. PLM Studios.
Copyright October 2017.
I bought 20 beautiful large paperwhites about a month ago, and due to all the terrible weather events we had all over the world, they were delayed in the shipment. I contacted the people that I bought them from and one of the managers contacted me back and they were sent priority mail the next day.
Even though it’s Autumn here in Las Vegas, Nevada with very few if any fall leaves to be seen, I’m going to be creating “Springtime in Autumn” by forcing paperwhites indoors.
Bulbs are so easy to work with and you can keep them going for years. They’re awesome for a beginning gardener. Usually just plant them about 1/2 to 3 times deep of what the bulb size is; the planting directions will tell you.
Years ago in my first house in Sandy Utah, when I was married to the rocket scientist, Mark”s sweet and very generous grandmother Hazel Griffin sent us several hundred dollars worth of bulbs and I had fun playing them all over the yard in around the bhouse.
I kept those orchids going for many years after and they were absolutely gorgeous. There were jumbo gladiolus and red and yellow and tulips, because we got snow in Sandy, Utah which was 20 minutes away from Salt Lake City. It was just awesome living there. I wouldn’t do it now because of the high amount of snow Utah gets. it’s great we can have a guy cleaning the driveway, and when you’re driving in a car everywhere you go. But for me who walks and uses lift and gets around a myriad of ways, it wouldn’t be logistically smart. but I will always remember the extraordinary Panorama mountains and how it look like a painting, how clear it was from where we lived by the Wasatch mountains off to see the Capitol building we could see as clear as day. I would say that Sandy Utah Salt Lake City is the opposite of Las Vegas Nevada. They’re people with their doors open and as long as you were good people they were good to you. Here we have a high crime rate high fraud rate there’s weirdos and goofballs and drunks all over the place it’s the opposite of what that place was, and what many places are I like my place here and it is cheaper to live but there’s prices you pay for that.
Utah was beautiful country and that the Mormon people were so awesome so kind so nice because I learned all about there and even though I didn’t believe what they did we respected one another . I wish more people thought like that . You don’t have to agree with everybody just need to respect their viewpoints and their beliefs.
Around Christmas time at The Visitor Center, they spent about three months every year wiring lights all around Visitor Center it was absolutely gorgeous.
Back to the bulbs, you can keep bulbs going for years just by taking them out, if you live in an area where you can do daffodils outside, like I used to in Southern California, I naturalized them outdoors and my last house in Orange California with the now ex and, I had crocus coming up ‘the first to come up in the spring time and daffodils.
I love growing things this is the first place that I’ve had where I could actually do that and think of growing things once I learned how to do it here in the terribly hot southwest desert.
I hope that by airing this video and buy me writing this, you’ll think of creating “Springtime at Autumn” where you live, and adding joy to your desk or your window sill by planting some really beautiful paperwhites
I ordered these around my birthday August 31st, which was the time they recommend to plant these. But, if you plant them (force them) indoors, you can have these going all year.
It’s kind of like having Springtime in your window sill are on your desk, which is what I’ll be having in about 2 weeks once I plant them.
I have everything but the little glass planter that you need to do these and gravel hydroponically.
I’m soon getting ready to head for church but I wanted to air this.
As I learn the world learns with me, and that’s just one of the cool thing about having a blog that’s read all over the world.
God bless you all.
If you’re Mormon, Muslim, Jewish, Agnostic, Atheist, Buddhist, and any other Christian faith, or don’t know what you believe, I bless you anyway and I hope that only good comes to you in every way.
We’re all the same on this planet and it really doesn’t matter. What matters is how you act and how you treat people it’s not the name your faith and it’s not how many times you go to church.
None of that matters what matters is who you are, what you do and what you bring to the world and what you want to leave the world as because you were in it.
Text Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
Sunday October 15th 2017
Updated October 21st 2017
Photo created by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright June 2017 PLM Studios.
Wednesday June 14th 2017 at
Here’s a note about the sparking American flag I used in the photo here….
It is one of my grandmother’s cherished pins she used to wear. She was my mother’s mother and singlehandedly raised her children on her own due to my grandfather James Hubert Hart dying of spinal meningitis when my mother was four years old.
Mom said the day that she finally realized that she was alive was the day she overheard someone talking about who is getting all the kids, and what houses they were all going to because Grandma couldn’t afford to take care of them all herself.
Grandma wasn’t afraid to take a man’s job in a time when it was was very unpopular for a woman to rivet airplanes -but she did.
There wasn’t anything that could stop my grandmother Ruby Hart.
She was proud to be an American citizen and so appreciative of everything that you ever did for her— just like my mother.
That’s why when she had Alzheimer’s disease-like my mother had, untiL she touched the face of God nearly a year ago I didn’t think anything of helping taking care of her.
I bought her big print Readers Digest books to encourage her to talk and keep her mind active…and they did.
She read one of them every day … so I bought more for her and she smiled as she read each story.
I found them at local libraries and we would talk about the stories in each story, which would inspire her to tell me about her life recalling memories of when she was younger.
I don’t have a digital image of Grandma-yet’ but I’ll create one for this story I didn’t know I was going to write, until writing the first sentence!
I know we have our trouble in America, but when you compare us to other countries- it’s pretty damn nice country anyway you look at it. We have precious freedoms another country can match.
I didn’t say God Bless America because I wanted everyone no matter who they were to be able to relate to the image and the meaning behind image.
I’m Christian so I’ll always say God Bless America, but as an empowered lady I would love to see all of us all over the world worry less about religion & culture and focus more about just treating each other kindly and know everyone has a right to believe what they feel strongly about.
As long as they are not hurting you or anyone then let him believe it if they find solace and peace through it.
Uniting as living, breathing people who have the power to good-is my dream for not only America but for the world.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
This has to be the coolest version of Amazing Grace I’ve ever seen and heard.
I heard it on YouTube Red when I was adding web content to one of my websites, but I had to take a look at it. What a talented player she is; I don’t know the name of the instrument that she’s playing but I love the sound of it. Amazing!
This song illustrates how connected we are as a people.
Somewhere in a rural, small town people are gathered in a white church with a steeple and they are probably singing this same song. Ever think of that? I did. I wish we could connect all the churches, synagogues , and mosques, and other places of worship and say one universal prayer for us all.
It makes the world seem not so big after all doesn’t it.
Images courtesy of Pinterest and Getty Images.
Compiled by Paulette Motzko.
God bless all who read my words and listen to this extraordinary song about GRACE.
June 13th 2017 at 3:37 p.m.
And in the hearts of us all.
In any country in the world you can go to http://www.ewtn.com and view the station live even if you don’t have a TV you can watch it.
There are masses, prayers, rosaries and all kinds of inspirational programming for adults, young people and kids.
Below image from Zedge.
Even if you are not a prayerful person, or you’ve never been baptized before, or even if you are Jewish, Protestant or Muslim or Buddhist or whatever your religion might be, turn it on anyway. You just may enjoy it once you shut off your preconceived ideas about it.
Below image from Zedge.
We have a commonality we share simply as human beings with the potential to believe. We all have souls that need a faith based life.
When we are companions with Jesus, our path is paved in gilded walk ways we only need open the communication line to reach HIM. That is what prayer is to me….
Image below photographed by Paulette Motzko from St Frances DE Sales Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV.
A dialog with your best friend in life and confidant-The Lord.
Beautiful image of a statue of The Virgin Mary & Sacred Heart of Jesus taken by my dear friend Leonardo Valencia. Edited by Paulette Motzko.
We’re the same no matter what race we are or what we believe in, or what we say our religion is. We’re people and we can benefit from sharing, and caring and praying and finding the time TO MAKE FAITH FIRST AND THE REST WILL BE BLESSED.
Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko
JUNE 6TH, 2017 1:20 P.M.
Thank heaven I have great calendars that tell me about all the holidays all over the world. I didn’t realize tomorrow is World Environment Day until looking at my cool weekly planner I bought from one of my favorite places in the world, Barnes & Noble.
To describe how much caring about the environment means to me, I would simply say that we need to take care of what matters to us- that includes people firstly, and topics that affect us all like the future of the world, our children and our environment, otherwise known as our home.
You need to look at the World Through New Eyes.
Think about the world not just in the present tense- the Here and Now- but stop and contemplate what our actions are doing to the world we live in.
That’s where that word environment comes into the picture.
Every action has a chain reaction in life.
What are your actions doing to try and help ensure that the world will still be here intact in 50 years, for people you and I will never even know. That’s not the point though.
This week I created a whole bunch of eco-friendly house cleaners, that amazingly work better than their chemical counterparts. I got the recipes from Mother Earth News, which I would recommend to anybody anywhere. The information contained within it’s pages far supersedes what you pay for the magazine.
Mother Earth Magazine has information about homeopathic remedies, and things that apply to almost anyone can benefit from reading it.
I was just reading Mother Earth Living early in the morning while savoring my coffee. …
As this article continues on, I will share some of the recipes that I created to clean my house. I am still astounded how effective they are and cheap to make. Probably every ingredient to make them are in your kitchen right now.
You’ll be rewarded a with clean house and feel gratified knowing but you just made a difference and what goes in our water system.
Do it yourself floor and all purpose cleaner
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup borax
1 cup white vinegar
10 drops essential oil of your choice to give a nice scent
Simply bring to a boil, then add the borax and dissolve completely period and white vinegar and essential oil to mixture place in a 16 ounce spray bottle.
Becky Rapinchuk is the owner of Clean Mama, LLC and CleanMama.Net, and the author of Simply Clean 2017 and The Organically Clean Home 2014. This is her recipe.
Do it yourself shower cleaner recipe is from Leslie Reichert, who is a green cleaning Coach working to change the world one spray bottle at a time, as Mother Earth Living says.
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup rubbing alcohol
It drops tea tree oil
8 drops essential oil of your choice for scent.
Combine the ingredients and pour into a spray bottle and then spray walls and floor of your shower after each use. I found it really cleans the bathtub really well too and all the stainless steel, better than any cleanser I’ve ever seen! I bought a back scrubber that I didn’t really like that has a really long handle on it. I use it to scrub my shower with and my bathroom and it saves my back a lot cuz I don’t have to been quite so much. It works far better as a bathroom cleaner than it did a back scrubber! Haha
As Emerson said so beautifully, let us all “live in the sunshine, swim the Sea, drink the wild air!”
I will add to his words, ” for a very long time to come.”
Written by Paulette L. Motzko
What cloud image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2017
June 4th 2017 at 7:15 p.m
Updated 7:45 p.m and finished at 1:17 a.m on June 5th, 2017.
All images from Pinterest.
Written and Compiled by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
If I wrote my entire name, complete with my middle name, confirmation name, maiden name and then married name it would look something like this….
Paulette Ann Therese Le Pore Motzko.
I was confirmed in 2001 after reading prayers of my Nanny’s and seeing a St. Therese chaplet advertised in the church bulletin.
I sent for it and began saying the 24 Glory Be To The Father prayers, (one for each of the 24 years she lived), asking her to carry my intention’s to the Throne of God like a bouquet of sweet roses. Roses started appearing in places where no roses grew and always when I asked for something, or the prayer would be answered.
That’s when I wanted to become confirmed, adding Therese to my name as a testimony to her influence in my life, which was very late for any Catholic. I never cared about what any one else did, but always stayed true to myself and genuine of heart. My Mother was my Sponsor with the Bishop. Those photos are stellar to look back on today.
Even if you’re not Catholic but Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other faith; there is great merit to be gleaned in St. Therese’s wisdom-filled words.
May 31st, 2017 at 2:48 a.m.
Below is a chaplet of St. Therese.