26 julho 2005


"Don't ask yourself
What the world needs;
Ask yourself
What makes you come alive.
and then do that.
Because the world needs people who have
come alive."

Harold Whitman

" The greatest christian revolutions
come not by the discovery of something
that was not known before.
They happen when somebody
takes radically something that was always there"

Philip Yancey


22 julho 2005

DriNk IT

isto é o q acontece qdo s bebe leite logo pela manhã...:] e não só!
E tb qdo ficamos fixados no pacote d'leite antes de o deitar fora...
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19 julho 2005

TimE 2 DrEAm

While you share, you discover yourself, learn new things with others... better: while you share, you turn your dreams alive!

I've been dreaming a lot for Pt these last times, not just 2 start something I'd like 2 do & feel realizated with, but seeing things differently & believing in it!
If there is power in our own words... just imagine if we all start "dreaming out loud" over what ever in our life [we are going through]... as well, over our own nation!

I get really :) as I find out people who dare to do it!
This encourages me not stop dreaming...

This weekend I got the chance of being away with my family in a house that was fruit of dream... a peacefull place near by the mountains, Alvados, Porto de Mós; I felt really great there, we all did, it was just we were really being at home; since I got there I could not forget what David said & as I had the chance of sleeping out side in a "modern Hamaca"...as I saw the morning wakening [this to cut a long story short] I surely understood much better his words : " -I look up to the mountains – does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD..." [1]
At the end we find out how they really do it as a family and to families! Thank you Rita, Rui,António e all the family @ Casa dos Matos [2] for receiving us as one of the family!
Back home I read about lots of details on the story of this place & as I started looking for a way of organizing/publishing my photos I ended up discovering new stories.

I found out something different.
This is Andrea, she is a painter, jewelry designer & photographer.
Check out the 2 last posts on her journal, 1 on Cindy who is courageously taking her time 2 start over & the last 1 on those casual daily life events that make you :) & that make you think over so many other things! [this has link to a bike shop ..check out all the concept of the shop & their social mission !]

These kind of stories get me thinking & really get enthusiastic about what we all can do with little! My heart just starts to go faster... I want to do something!! I dream about it !!
And w
ell this is just sharing something I found out, someone who has turned ideas into reality... still fighting with it...like this we realize that there is so much that can be done!
I count/trust on your creativity & dreams 2 pop out at the same time that we continuously support each other - learn 2 live as a comunity.
Come on it's time TO STAND UP! BRING dreams into reality!
DARE 2 do it! And by the way, keep sharing your stories ... we learn so much as we do it!

[1] Psalms 121:1
[2] another site- Casa dos Matos - Wonderfulland

12 julho 2005


For all my life 1 thing I have treasured the most or fighted for since I can remember - friends / relationships - we all have realized how important is to have friends, people in who we can trust.
I have also found out how much we can just learn from each other, how much is into just being ourselves, simple things we say, share - how this can fulfill others needs without we even noticing it. It can happen when we smile to someone in the street or in a silent time you spend with your best friend. As you give, not thinking in something in return, you'll receive,
still continue to give and still want to find out so much more... because there is so much than we can achieve and conquer together. I sometimes find myself smiling as I think about all this, just as a friend wrote in her last post
“This is just way too much fun!” . [0]

On the other hand, I know that sometimes as we expect too much, get really disapointed and then it hurts, I've been there sometimes and what do we do? We easily create walls around us, so that next time it would not happen. Sometimes it's quite normal we need our space or being by ourselves, but also there is a time for everything; the true is that we were not all-equipped for walking alone! We just can not see that we were created, just like that, "we're born for love; made to relate". [1] These longings come from God's own nature since we're made on His own image, as the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit continuously are relating to each other and were already before everything else was created!

One thing I can see is that this is an issue to be re-thinked constantly in our lives; we can do wonderful things through it [to reach/help others & as well ourselves, 'cause we discover things we wouldn't find out alone], it's our nature, it's God's nature on us.
So I see it as something natural in our daily lives, not as a technic or a strategie, but as something that flows from God's heart to the heart's of each one of us, and then to the hearts of others.
... there's a lot yet to be done!

[0] Borden, Lisa - Retreat Reflections, LisboaMatrix, 10th July post
[1] Hugget, Joyce - Just Good Friends? Growing in relationships, book

[I am trying 2 put in few words several ideas that God has been teaching me along so much time, through different situations since I was a child and even now that life is in a different phase and responsabilities.He has been showing me again.. It's difficult, 'cause I've met so many people along the way and each one has brought me something completly different, special and unique. Also through subjects I wrote/shearched about, verses, books I read; I think I'll write more into it... I hope so!]

07 julho 2005

bRAnchs RoOTs & cª

Se tu fores como uma árvore
e deixares que os teus ramos
cheguem até outros

Que os teus braços se
estendam, e entendam
tudo o que podes vir a ser
ou mesmo tudo o que és


Enquanto cresces
a chuva cai, a terra muda
as tuas raízes
jamais as irás esquecer.

16 Abril '99 _ cxp