As humans, we all fall short of the glory of God, and I know for a fact I am a greater sinner than you. I have had two abortions, one of which I kept secret, both before I knew better. To know better is where I want for all to be, and it is a far stretch across the abyss created by the swamp of evil in the world, specifically in Washington, D. C. where you chose to serve with an open heart your talent of negotiating for the good of the American people. You recognized the need to redirect our nation in the world, and particularly to help improve our sinking economy. Your God given genius to envision the best in people reminds of this quote written by one of my favorite writers:
“In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.” _C.S. LewisKeep Reading
To be soaked in the warmth of the sun as a gentle breeze embraces in the stillness of the moment while strolling contentedly towards dreams yet to inevitably unfold is to live in complete truth. Imagine if all encounters were met with the same sense of purpose to fulfill a feeling ingrained to be served. Visions to make a difference make a difference, yet in truth, in this less than perfect world, even an intelligent solution can be met with opposition.
To wish for all whom we encounter to have pure motives in life so as to serve competently without deception is to set the bar fairly high. No one is perfect, and even after a deluge of mistakes, many strive for ideals that would in fact be of exceptional value in life, yet a force hinders the progress. That force opposes truth at the cost of ruining dreams, visions, plans, goals, and is bound to attack to aim at character assassination.
Our 45th President, Mr. Donald J. Trump, is the present day martyr of the most irresponsible, poorly educated, and/or intentionally devious humans. The faces of the opposing force carry ignorance as a crown of hatred. When the truth should shine on their misdeeds, the blame of shame will be on the perpetrators of lies. Unfortunately, all who choose to attack are actually crying out soulful screams of discontentment. Their outrageous behaviors are not commendable but are fueled by opportunists too incompetent to shine as noble leaders. Keep Reading
To be merciful is to know compassion one step higher. It beckons an act of doing, answering, and feeling to embrace as even in forgiving the needy.
I often rely on The Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus, Son of God, please have mercy on me, a sinner.” I have also used it as an intercessory prayer for others.
To be merciful brings memories and I suppose we could sit in a circle as friends and find a story to relate. Each one of us can begin by remembering a time when we extended our hearts to the max because it was the most we could do, and innately, naturally so. The woe of loved ones hurt us as parents like no other yet mercy abounds to family, friends, and all. Mercy is a mindful response of kindness, and ultimately, of love.
“The quality of mercy is not strain’d;
It drouth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blest him that gives and him that takes:
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it become
The throned monarch better than his crown;
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
And earthly power doth them show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice. “
Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, IV, 1
I like the lightheartedness Shakespeare so skillfully plucked in using these words, and I hope the seriousness of being merciful is welcomed as he suggests. The analogy of mercy being like the gentle, heavenly rain upon the earth is brilliant. It is not strained. The quality of being merciful yields a two fold blessing as both the merciful and the recipient are graced as we all will be by God’s merciful justice.
To” be merciful” is the call for the letter M in the blog Come, Become Alphabetically Savvy… I hope you enjoyed this short one…
Intention is placed at the onset of each day. When I begin my work at the computer, I am greeted by a Rhema greeting. Some time ago, I came upon a message that spoke to my heart. I have kept some as guideposts to shed light on the obscure. How the random one appears is a mystery I enjoy. I take the pearls and feel the smoothness from their hands to mine. Somebody has amassed a wealth of divine information to pass along. I keep the ones that speak to my heart. I keep them for nourishment, for the good they can serve anyone through me from them.
” I am but a tiny pencil in the hand of the Lord.
None the less, He writes beautifully. ” _ Mother Theresa of Calcutta
I have chosen to share this Rhema to explain that the good reaped has been seeded in all of us by God. We just share differently the good we do… Keep Reading
” Let yourself silently be drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” _Rumi
One’s endurance is measured by the breadths taken day and night to survive rejection. It is inexplicable to the unbeliever because the life of faith delivers an ever restoring, flowing Holy Spirit. Without it, I could not have arrived at this moment in time.
I can count my encouragers. Who are yours?
In this abundantly planted orchard of life, the fruits ripen to be chosen rather than discarded. In today’s bowl, endurance is at the center; it has an old flavor recognizable for its ancient characteristics. Its value is as long as the beginning of each day is observed. It is delightful to the soul, gentle in texture and borders on honey for sweetness.
I remember the aches clinging to my joints as I gathered a handful of acrylic paints, three preferred brushes, and a trusty folded stool to take along to the gate waiting as a blank canvas on a palette ready to receive the very Spirit in me. It is in this laboriously searching to create a vessel to renew the luster of words written to welcome each soul that I found respite, consolation, and determination to honor a church whose people chose to invite my father to be their priest.painted in the far away right side…I wish I had taken a close up. There is a squirrel with a bushy tail in the lower left and two bobolinks in the tree, North American migratory blackbirds.
I used my father’s magnifying glass to see “the onion” church so dubbed because of the shape of its steeple. It is barely visible. It is painted in the far away right side…I wish I had taken a close up shot. There is a squirrel with a bushy tail in the lower left and two bobolinks in the tree, North American migratory blackbirds. Go figure. Keep Reading
“I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health__that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul.” _3 John 2
Prosperity is the cornucopia outpouring the goods harvested from a tilled, seeded, and watered field of dreams. To preserve the best possibility of achieving dreams, so much depends on the individual, and the support of others is monumental… How does one become worthy of both?Only self-reliance knows the wholesomeness of personal fulfillment. There is, therefore, no greater good that can be offered a child than a proper education. The basic education is the foundation of the future.
A proper education requires master teachers and professors. Their responsibility is to provide all they know about the subject being taught. No technology is needed to present the wealth of every subject’s basic information. A master teacher loves teaching the subject taught. A master teacher initiates the love of learning in every student. Reading, writing, speaking, and discussing requires books, composition tablets, pencils, and the opportunity to discover a voice, an opinion, an idea, and the unknown, new knowledge. The joy of getting the basics appears to have been lost. It is incredible that with all the books in the libraries across the country, reading is not the number one pastime…
Laugh if you will. There are those who read on a Kindle tablet and prefer it. Video games have become the mode of continual entertainment, even for adults. The music is violently imbued with foul language. Education has failed to incite learning. Students are not inspired to seek the classics. They are fed anti traditional values, including the Christians values inscribed in the sacred geometry of our United States capital in Washington, D. C. It is an unknown fact. The search for the truth may not please the inept, the uneducated, the people who have risen to advantageous positions without having the skills, or knowledge to be taken seriously. Keep Reading
Take a moment to consider the day you were born. Your business was to breathe and to continue to teach as you learned. We were all there from the start yet our circumstances clearly different, unique as our fingerprints.
There is evidence that we learn and teach from the moment of conception. Growth amasses change; Keep Reading