God Only Knows

Hearing this new song by the seasoned John Prine left me in tears. This is a song about oneself and to others, all the while managing to be a prayer to God. For me, it speaks of trying to do what is right and expected of me, but still being very human. I do walk the talk, though I admit that I stumble along the way. Those who love me forgive me, especially God. Because God only knows…I try, with every step. Peace.

 

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It is my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It becomes my weekly meditation. I hope that perhaps it can feed another’s spirit as well. With that in mind and heart, I invited others to join me.

There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. But, we can change that.

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

Prayer is a wonderful thing. It benefits the ones the prayer is for, as well as the one who is praying. Prayer brings one closer to God and His way. Prayer is the path and also the vehicle. Never stop praying. But, it should not end there. Actions are still needed to change the world.

How your hands can bring about a positive change is for you to decide. Be an advocate. There are letters to write, things to make, calls to place, and supplies to gather. Volunteer. There are babies to rock, mouths to feed, hands to hold, tears to dry. We can each do something. Use your gifts and your talents to change the world. Be the change.

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It is my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It becomes my weekly meditation. I hope that perhaps it can feed another’s spirit as well. With that in mind and heart, I invited others to join me.

There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. But, we can change that.


I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world! 

 

Yin and yang is the balancing act of life. The yin in life is the sorrow. I believe that these sorrows are given to us for reasons. We may never know why, but that does not matter. What matters is that we grow from them. We need to take these sore places where life has dealt us a blow and own them. They become our battle scars. We can become stronger at the broken places if we allow it. Because, yes, I believe Rumi got it right. Namaste.

 

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God is God

Today is Sunday. We are halfway through the A-Z Blogging Challenge. So, this is an Intermission of sorts. I am taking this opportunity to share one of my favourite songs, by one of my favourite singers. Written by Steve Earle, Joan Baez sings this best. Enjoy.

 

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It is my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It becomes my weekly meditation. I hope that perhaps it can feed another’s spirit as well. With that in mind and heart, I invited others to join me.

There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. But, we can change that.


I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

 

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It is my intent to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It becomes my weekly meditation. I hope that perhaps it can feed another’s spirit as well. With that in mind and heart, I invited others to join me.

There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. But, we can change that.


I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

 

Light of the World

You are the light of the world!
You are the light of the world!
But, if that light is under a bushel,
it’s lost something kind of crucial.
You’ve got to stay bright to be the light of the world.

You are the salt of the earth.
You are the salt of the earth.
But, if that salt has lost its flavor,
it ain’t got much in its favor.
You can’t have that fault and be the salt of the earth!

So let your light so shine before men;
let your light so shine.
So, that they might know some kindness again.
We all need help to feel fine.
Let’s have some wine! (Communion!)

You are the city of God.
You are the city of God.
But, if that city is on a hill,
it’s kinda’ hard to hide it well.
You’ve got to stay pretty in the city of God.

So let your light so shine before men;
let your light so shine.
So, that they might know some kindness again.
We all need help to feel fine.
Let’s have some wine! (Communion!)

You are the light of the world.
You are the light of the world.
But, the tallest candlestick
ain’t much good without a wick.
You’ve got to live right to be the light of the world.

~Godspell, 1973

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Alleluia!

     “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
                                                                                                                               ~Matthew 28:6

~Easter Blessings to you and yours!~

 

 

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Each Monday, I post a positive quote. This becomes my weekly meditation. I hope that perhaps, it can feed another’s spirit as well.

There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. But, we can change that.

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

I am a devout realist. It is not an easy world that we live in. I understand that life can be stressful. That is why I believe the only way you can change things is to face them realistically. We all can get frustrated. Sometimes, it feels like we are treading water, and not getting anywhere at all. Other times, we are overwhelmed, feeling it is one thing after another. 

Those are the times that we most need to take a moment to collect ourselves. We need to stop and think. We need to just…breathe. That is how we find our center, and that is where we are able to put things into perspective.

My offering this week is a photograph that I took in Minnesota. Six Mile Lake is nestled in the Chippewa National Forest, adjacent to the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. It is a beautiful place to “breathe”.

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