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December 19, 2016.

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Writing with Intention – Set your INTENTIONS for 2017

Lynda McKinney Lambert – Writing with Intention, presented LIVE on Branco Boracast on Recorded LIVE.

 

 

Knitting15_Scarf9_4 Thanks for flying with me in 2015 on SCANdalous-Recollections.

Lynda McKinney Lamber

Visit my website at lyndalambert.com

 

Goals or Intentions?

Goals or Intentions?

What’s the DIFFERENCE?

Goals are NOT Intentions. 

Intentions are NOT Goals!

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

What’s the BIG DEAL?   Well, it is a very big deal and can make all the difference in the world as to How you ENVISION  your life: what you DO;  Who you ARE;  What you will BE,

I will be important to know the differences between two words that many people misunderstand. 

The two words are not  interchangeable.

Knowing the difference can make a remarkable change in your life this year.

 

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What is a TRIGGER for Transformation?

 

I would like to explore this idea with you today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynda  McKinney Lambert 

I feel like a star  and I love to sparkle.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Bob Lambert, 2015

Lynda’s Bio

Lynda McKinney Lambert – author of “Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage” published by  Kota Press. To order, click here:  Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage
Lynda  authors two blogs on writing, the humanities, arts, and faith.
She is a freelance writer and her poetry and essays appear in numerous books and literary journals.  She is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities and she exhibits her fiber arts in exhibitions worldwide.
Currently, Lynda  has two books in development for publication in late 2016.

If you would like a signed copy of my book, contact me for information.

Are YOU at the Beginning of a New Vision for 2016?

The End -or- the Beginning?

SCANdalous-Recollections

 

Kaleidoscope: Collecting Images of Light and Dreams

I’ll sing a farewell song as 2015 comes to a close. My writing has appeared in many publications this year and I am thankful so many publishers, editors and readers found my work worthy of their time, efforts and reading enjoyment. Most of all, I am thankful for the shared time we spent together in 2015. And, I am so proud that I shared the work of 6 writers here on the blog this year!

The symbolic image I envision for the New Year, 2016, just ahead, is the

KALEIDOSCOPE

 

A Kaleidoscope is symbolic of Constant CHANGE.

I’m making an INTENTION to VIEW life filled with BEAUTY, COLOR and extraordinary PATTERNS of light and dreams.  This is my INTENTION for 2016.  I’ll be writing articles throughout the year with the magic of a Kaleidoscope in my mind as I write.

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My Literary INTENTIONS for 2016:

Publication of my book of memoir/essays: 

Kaleidoscope: Collecting Patterns of Light and Dreams

 

Publication of my new book of poems:

Eclipse: Hands Folded in Prayer

 

Continued publication of my writing in periodicals, literary journals and inclusion in books by other authors.

 

New articles by me and featured Guest Blogs with special topics in the Humanities, Arts and Faith.

SCANdalous-Recollections Blog just entered the 2nd year.

Walking by Inner Vision Blog entered its 7th year.

 

Before we say “good bye 2015” I want to share where the year ended here at SCANdalous-Recollections Blog:

 

December 29, 2014 was my first POST on SCANdalous-Recollections Blog!

2015_Viewers on the blog: 2,342

2015_My Home Page had 442 visits.

2015_Articles published and written by Lynda McKinney Lambert: 33

2015_My most popular article had 951 views: https://llambert363.wordpress.com/?s=Kaleidoscope

2015_ I featured 6 Guest Bloggers this year. Each of them wrote 1 article.

2015_The most Popular Guest Blog Article is by Beckie Ann Hurter:

https://llambert363.wordpress.com/?s=United+by+Stories

2015_ Search Engine searches that found the blog: 1,051

2015_Face Book Searches:  318

See you in 2016

with

A new VISION for the YEAR!

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You can read my 5  previous articles on the Symbols of Advent by clicking on the links below.

*** Link to Week 1 – The Candle of Hope at this link:

Go To Week 1 – the Candle of HOPE

*** Link to Week 2 – The Candle of Preparation (The Bethlehem Candle)

The Candle of Preparation (Bethlehem candle)

*** Lind to Week 3 – The Candle of Joy, or the Shepherd’s CandleWeek 2:
 *** Link to Week 4 – The Angel Candle:
*** Link to Week 5 – The Jesus Candle:
*** Link to my story, “A Western Pennsylvania Christmas”

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Lynda’s 2 blogs:

“Walking by Inner Vision” Link:  Walking by Inner Vision Blog
“SCANdalous – Recollections” Link:  SCANdalous – Recollections Blog
Contact Lynda:  riverwoman@zoominternet.net
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Lynda’s Bio

Lynda McKinney Lambert is the author of “Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage” published by  Kota Press. She authors two blogs on writing, the humanities, arts, and faith.  She is a freelance writer and her poetry and essays appear in numerous books and literary journals.  She is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities and she exhibits her fiber arts in exhibitions worldwide.
 Currently, she has two books in development for publication in 2016.

Skip to Walking by Inner Vision Journal:

In 2015,  Lynda wrote  30 Writing Assignments and Lessons to help you begin to write your own life story.

On When the Bear Goes Over the Mountain…

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The Bear Goes Over the Mountains, to see what she can see…

Can you SING along with me?  

OH, the bear goes over the mountain

the bear goes over the mountain,

The bear goes over the mountain, to see what she can see…

Did YOU ever sing this little song when you were a kid? I sure did!

Click on this link to hear the song and sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGJuoodm_BM

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Well, OK, I hope you took the little side trip and saw the video and now you have a happy heart and a joyful spirit after singing along. It’s good for my spirit to be a child again this morning and spend some time just singing along and watching a video that is so cheerful and happy. Isn’t it?

Take a deep breath now, and RELAX.  Go ahead, and do it a few more times. Let your hands go limp, relax your feet and legs, breathe in and HOLD IT, and then slowly EXHALE.  OH, it feels so good!

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This morning, Mama Bear  (that would be me, of course) climbed  back  over the MOUNTAIN and ARRIVED at  January 6, 2014. The climb up that mountain is treacherous and at times I thought I might not make it all the way up. I slipped backwards a few times, made mistakes, stumbled, fell, and got discouraged. But then, I decided to pick me up and keep on going UP. I INTENDED to reach the top of the mountain, and so I did. Now, what do I see from here?

  On my other  blog, Walking by Inner Vision, I saw  what I could see.   I saw dreams and goals at the top of the mountain and I saw me as I sat at my computer writing my first  blog article for 2014, just one year ago.  Today,  Mama Bear stands  at the beginning of 2015.  I can see over that mountain through all the months that brought me here to where I stand today.

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 There was only ONE THING I planned to concentrate on for the entire year –

The Essence of Intentions.  Today, my intentions are stronger and wiser than they were a year ago. I have grown. 

 May I suggest that we spend a few days, right now, to map out the journey YOU will be taking in 2015? If you have not yet done it – this might be the day.

 INTENTION  begins the moment when we decide to take the action of thinking about what we want to do, where we want to go, and what we might become in the future.

Oh, I know, it is so easy to make excuses for our failures, but please don’t bother to even think of failures or short comings, any  inability to deal with your life! Please don’t be so hard on yourself.  When I am walking the dogs and they sniff into things that are not good for them, I say, “Leave  It”  and that means – move on!

A long time ago the brilliant  author and Nazi death camp survivor, Corrie ten Boom, was thinking about her mistakes  and failures, and then she remembered what the Bible teaches us. Corrie  said that -after we recognize we have sinned, we can ask God  for forgiveness –  and then she said “God has buried our sins in the deepest sea and he has put up a sign  that says, “NO FISHING.”  My dear friends, please think of that and don’t go fishing for what has already been forgotten. Your mistakes are buried, never to be revealed again so the next time you try to dredge them up, say to yourself, “leave it.”

The only person who can CONTROL each of your DAYS, and how you think of them,  is YOU! Your day is your choice, so choose what makes you delighted.

Don’t be afraid of failure. Write your INTENTIONS out and keep them on your mind for the following year and a year from now, you can climb the mountain and see what you can see. I think you will like the view from the TOP of the MOUNTAIN!

 Be GOOD to yourself!

  How can we determine what our INTENTIONS will be?

 We begin by asking ONLY ONE question:

 “What will I GIVE?” 

 What is it that you want to GIVE to OTHERS  this year?

 The only thing we know for sure is that we have this moment, today. We have no assurance that we will see another day, as we consider our intentions for the unknown future we imagine we may have.

  Sit down today and begin to write YOUR INTENTIONS down. 

Sit down today and think about your lifestyle, your gifts, your talents,  and write down how  to  make a difference in your own life and GIVE from your HEART to others.  What do YOU have to share?  Everyone already has things to give. What will be your gifts for others this year?

 I  have created  a list of my own intentions for this year.  I’ll be walking on the HIGH ROAD, and it will be STEEP at times, and sometimes even frightening, but I will keep on going. How about YOU?

What path will you CHOOSE to be walking on this year?  I choose the mountain path…to see what I can see. BLOG_2015_Road_Mountains_PHOTO

 I’ll share a few of my intentions with you, and others are mine alone to keep in my heart – between me and God.  All of my intentions are based on my love of art, music, philosophy, and faith.  My faith in Jesus Christ and His guidance form my life is the core of my world view.

Each of my intentions recognizes the gifts I was given by God, and my desire to follow the path He has for my life. that

1.) I INTEND to spend some time in silence and prayer each day. If only for short periods of time – maybe I’ll begin by sitting quietly in a secluded place where I can be alone for awhile. Silence is where we can be open to the leading of God in our life.  I can begin by just sitting alone for 15 minutes, twice a day.

2.) I INTEND  to nurture my own creative spirit  through art and writing time. When we get quiet and begin to do creative work, we find we pass into a place that is “timelessness.”  There is nothing else in our life that is as important as spending some time alone to experience what creativity can do for our spirit and in our life.

For me, that means I’ll be working on art projects in my studio; reading GREAT books in my library; writing my TWO BLOGS; getting my work PUBLISHED in books and periodicals; displaying my ART in galleries and museums, and whatever else may come Up that will be a nice surprise for me this year.  (God has great surprises and HE is always right on time.)

3.) I intend to REST each day, to restore and refresh  my inner being.  Life is not about what we DO as much as  who we ARE inside, in our thoughts and our intentions;  I’ll stay focused on BEing  rather than DOing this year.

4.) I INTEND to surround myself with friends who are like-minded, those who  love the Arts and Faith –  those who sow seeds of Faith,  encouragement and  life.  That means I won’t be reading or watching  things that tear down, demean, or dishonor people of good will.  Life or death is in our tongue and in the words we say.  I’ll choose life!

5.) I INTEND  to read rigorous texts and follow the trail of ideas that have come to us from centuries before we lived.  There is nothing that exists today that does not have an historical context.  I have set a goal and made a list of the books I will read this year.

6.) I INTEND, THIS YEAR,   to financially and physically  support  ONLY charities in my own locale –  people in my own community and state are worthy to receive our help and it’s part of being  a good citizen to help them as we can.  My focus for gifting will be on

1.) animal protection and rescue in our county

2.) regional art organizations

3.) institutions of higher learning in our area.

Bob and I believe  in building strong communities and it begins at HOME as we all pitch in to make our HOME a better place to BE.  We will be buying all we can locally. We want to support local people. We love our village, our small western Pennsylvania city, our state and this is where we chose to spend our lives so of course, we want to make it better.  We are proud to live in Ellwood City, PA and we are committed to bringing honor to our own community organizations.  We love our neighbors and we love our community and our state. We have a grateful and thankful heart for them all.

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If you want to see what my INTENTIONS were for last year you can go here and read them:

http://lyndalambert.com/the-essence-of-our-intentions/