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Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

The first day began …
“God saw the light was good.”

Everyday the world greets a new sun rising,
we tumble through our days,
reaching deep for paradise –
a place of endless peace and happiness

I wonder about this utopia –
as the light slowly sets
over loved ones
now resting in peace.

Their souls whispering…

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let there be light
to mourn the silence that comes
the day life ceases

     and nothing remains, except –
our legacy left behind

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Love: Waiting – Holy Saturday

With the highlights of Good Friday and the light of Easter Sunday, Holy Saturday, or Black Saturday, can sometimes get lost in the Easter season. Holy Saturday signifies the day “Jesus Christ’s body lay in the tomb.” Like this dark time, we may also find our own lives going through periods feeling lost, hopeless and filled with darkness.

In this short but powerful video, Alain Emerson poignantly poses a challenging question about our relationship with God during the midst of pain, abandonment or anguish. He asks, “When was the last time you were truly honest with God?”

Sometimes when we pray about certain situations, it seems to get worse and waiting for answers only finds silence. This makes everything about praying seem hopeless. However, Alain’s honesty with God helped him find victory during a difficult time in his life.

This is a life-changing message I wish to share with you on this Easter season.

God bless you with abundant peace.

 

 

What Does Love Look Like?

 

Saint Augustine once wrote, “What does love look like?”

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~Love must look like the freshness and beauty found in the surprise gift of a vase full of flowers. Pretty, but more realistically, love probably looks less showy and ever bit more practical.

Augustine continued, “What does love look like…?

It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men…”

~In our silence you can hear the agonizing cries from those deeply hurt by life’s burdens–you listen with sadness and wonder what you can do with so many broken-hearted souls humiliated especially when their wound comes from love not felt or love torn away.

In love…
~We cry with them
~We spend time with them
~We listen and hold them close in our thoughts
~We love unconditionally…

“That is what love looks like.” ~St. Augustine

In order to see love, occasionally we need our silence to hear love calling out to us and a plea to heaven: God, give me your eyes…for just a second.

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What does love look like to you?

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In Comes Silence

SUNDAY POST : Silence.

Silence came today…

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to be close to the girl soon to be–
a grown daughter and the future’s hope
Yet, in this moment, a mother and daughter face–
Silence freely flowing between them both

No tears flow, only words–
Just a mother’s concerned words, questioning words, words…
From the mother to the future’s hope: the daughter–
Comes Silence…powerful, Silence

Future’s hope: the daughter, shuts down and goes within
Every question heard but not a sound–
the daughter remains with Silence
Somehow future’s hope: the daughter, has become skilled, a master with Silence

As time walked around with Silence in the room–
A mother waited patiently for the future’s hope:
the daughter to break free from powerful, Silence’s grip-
Not bad this time, for Silence left at three this morning

Mother and future’s hope: the daughter, drew closer again…goodbye, Silence

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Silence can be used as a powerful tool by giving absolutely nothing for your opponent to grab hold of and use against you, or, silence can be used as a tool to journey within ourselves to hear the Divine within us.

Where did Silence find you today? As a power tool against you or a tool that brought you peace and inner reflections?

Thank you for sharing your time here today…

~May your week be filled with abundant peace, light and inner silence.

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deep within your soft embrace
home in You Father

~Sunshine 2012~

Created with love for Jakesprinter: SUNDAY POST : Shelter.

Way Back Wednesday: Feeling Groovy!

 

Everyone knows how easy it is to make a New Year’s resolution but face it, every year it usually ends up the same way.

Starts with the firecracker explosion and the, pumped up, I’m gonna do it this time! attitude . . . only to find (usually within a couple of months) our resolutions  loitering aimlessly backstage looking for the ass kicking director’s notes and criticisms to get back on stage and finish the show with a bang.

Don’t let your resolutions loiter backstage. You’ve worked too hard, thinking, planning and writing about life changing goal(s) knowing once mastered, they can transform you and maybe even the world into something better.

My 2012 resolutions revolve around living.

A faith fit to live by, a self fit to live with, a work fit to live for, and someone to love and be loved by.

As I step out on the 2012 stage, I can think of no better song than the Way Back Wednesday Feature: Feeling Groovy 59th St Bridge Song by Simon and Garfunkel to keep my resolution up stage until I know how to make the morning(resolutions) last.

Slow down. Put the morning newspaper down, turn the news radio off and spend a few minutes in silent thoughts with God (my someone to love and being loved by!)

Relax my self. Close my eyes and just sit. Just sit in silence . . .  a few minutes today, but work a minute longer each day . . . sitting in silence being comfortable being alone and not afraid of being lonely.

Alone, yet feeling groovy!

Being blessed with excellent health and simply being employed thrills me like it’s a passionate hobby I love doing .

Working hard, yet feeling groovy!

My resolutions revolve around giving.

I’m taking each morning to set a good intention by placing my little self into the lives of others. To see how it is from their point of view and learning to share more and not worry about the cost or the loss.

Let the morning time drop all its petals on me 

Life I love you, all is groovy

Sunshine xoxo

Inspiration and credits:

1. Feeling Groovy 59th St Bridge Song Lyrics of Simon And Garfunkel

http://www.seeklyrics.com/y to sleep

2. Joseph Fort Newton