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Thursday, January 8, 2015, 9:59 AM
My cousin sent this to me, from her Facebook page
Its by a friend Sean Murphy..under the title "randoms"
I believe it's a random thought worth sharing:
On Birth and Death...
In a mother's womb were two babies.
One asked the other: "Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replies, "why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.
"Nonsense," says the other. "There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”
"I don't know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”
The other says "This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short.”
"I think there is something and maybe it's different than it is here.”
The other replies, "No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere.”
"Well, I don't know," says the other, "but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”
"Mother??" You believe in mother? Where is she now?
"She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.”
"I don't see her, so it's only logical that she doesn't exist." To which the other replied, "sometimes when you're in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her.”
I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality....
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 8:42 AM
[My Heart My Soul My God
Now that our Christmas gift giving is over, and we put or play with whatever we believe Christmas was supposed to mean, away. Do we also put Christ's purpose for living, back in the closet with the ornaments for the tree.
Is our faith soley ornamental or sentimental?
Is Christmas still in the form of our childhood? Related to the joy we wish to give our children, more, than the understanding of our purpose in Him?
Each of us has an unwrapped gift. A purpose He has gifted us ...with, that is held in waiting, in our Soul. Some will never open it, and it will remain as the untouched purpose He gave us. Him aware that the choice of course was our own.
For me, I wanted to be an artist all my life, I thought that was my unwrapped gift. So when I opened it, the creative energy I got, said...this is it! THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING ME THE ABILITY TO REACH MY LIFE LONG DREAM!
It was of course a dream come true, but is was MY NEED fulfilled, and not the purpose HE WANTED FOR ME.
It's when that creativity slowly made a change. As it became less of a love for art, and more for His need in me.
It was than, that I began to do something I really never thought of, nor even believed I could be something for me. I began to write. And as I wrote of what I loved, slowly that love became His purpose in my being. It became the expression of love. Less of the love whose focus is outward, and more inward as His Hand grasped tightly onto the feeling of my heart. My love for Him became the reason for my being. And I will speak of that Love, for as long as He gives me the breath to write.
Thursday, January 1, 2015, 7:58 AM
[Character of the Christ
One of my favorite quotes is: "Bread feeds the body, Beauty the Soul."
The beauty of which I speak, is a process by which a person is changed over time. It is part of the transformation that comes with Christ's preparing His Way, in us.
Of course we are good in how we see ourselves, but in Christ, beauty is a transforming element. It can change a complainer, into a supporter.
It can change a hater into a healer. It can change rage, into respect.
The Beauty of ones soul, can only be transformed, if we change the diet we have been fed on. It begins with listening to what we preach, and see if we follow our own message. It happens, when we choose to see life, not always from the perspective of pain, or our own past hurts. But rather in the growth that pain produced. Then that pain becomes beauty, and that beauty exudes gratitude. This transformational beauty produces a new being, who now can be fed by the truth and beauty of its Soul.
May this New Year usher in, the truth and beauty of your Soul
Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 2:16 PM
[My Heart My Soul My God
Thank you for my Vet, my Pet and my TV set.
Thanks for laughter, and music that my ears have been allowed to hear.
I'm thankful for those few, who give me a thought, or click a " like" my way .
I'm grateful for the time I had with those taken from my life, and hope to fill that loss by giving that missing love, to others.
I'm hopeful for a year that brings more for me to be grateful for.
For friends who share their love, by writing on my blog.
Who care enough to read the feelings I need to share.
And whose purpose in my life, has helped fill in the blanks of a family lost , with whom I once shared.
I'm truly grateful for Facebook, and Beliefnet , for giving me a place to express my love of God. And a Country that allows that, without asking to have my head.
I'm grateful to have had a child, to know what it felt like to be a Mother.
To have a husband who I gave, almost every ounce of my love.
I'm grateful for the gift of sight. The gift of reason, something missing in much of my early life
I'm grateful for my car, my legs, and the nearest grocery store.
I'm grateful for perfume, powder and shampoo.
I'm grateful to have Sugar, and to have had 4 other furry friends to love.
Most of all, I'm grateful to my God, without whom, I would have nothing to be grateful for...Happy New Year...and may we all be Blessed by His Love and Truth.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 9:09 AM
[Character of the Christ
I recently read a blog here on B-net that stated Christ was the least religious man ever! Sadly, I had to ask, if He were not the most religious man ever, who was?
I believe the word " religion" has been linked to the meaning of dogma. That in a world that see's itself without sin, would of course cause fear in the hearts of those who would choose its rejection.
Religion in my understanding was a term that discribed mans relationship with his God. Dogma implies rules, and abiding by certain laws. Which if I am not mistaken, Christ Himself claimed He came to fulfill!
The blog used Christs chastizing the Pharaisees, as its validation that He was against religion. Rather than His being angry with the lack of God truth, being taught. Those in charge of teaching the Word of God, were at fault, not the religious core of which Christ came to teach and fulfill. To say Christ Himself, was the least religious man, says those making that claim have little understanding of His purpose on earth. They used the fact that He chastised the leaders who were in charge of teaching His Fathers word to make the point of religion being the fault, rather than those who had forgot the true purpose of Gods word, as the wrong doing.
We can see the same being done today, as Pope Francis took to cleaning house. Throwing the money changers out of todays Church, not because of their religion, but because their lack of it! They like the Pharisees had lost their religious purpose and practice! This is the practice of many, who will choose their own need, over ther purpose of Heaven.
Christ was the most religious of all men, certainly not the least! One of the greatest principles of " religious practice" is OBEDIENCE.. Who more then He, obeyed His Father to His death?
So please don't accept everything you read. Look to Christ's life to answer your questions. Dont throw the baby out with the bath water, "religion" is not the problem. It's, man's interpretation and lack of following it, that sullys the Word.
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:14 AM
I just read an article here on B-net that states Jesus would disapprove of the American Dream. And although much of what is stated can be seen as a truth, I want to make the case for the Dream.
I can only say, those who are making that case, must have forgotten what the American Dream was all about?
The American Dream was a promise given to the individual, a land that would allow all people the opportunity to pursue what they believe fulfills their own idea of happiness. This dream isn't against anything Jesus would want for us. What seems to have happened is , many in that pursuit, left behind the... very element that CREATES HAPPINESS...our immortal SOUL.
It's that disconnect, that belief that "things" are what gives us the feeling of happiness, has never suffered the absence of their Soul.
Sadly we recently witnessed the death of Robin Williams, whose depression can give us a clue as to what one feels, when they lose sight of their source. When ones joy gives way to emptiness, and the realization that nothing one has materially can fill the pain of ones separation from God. Many have felt this, some have called it the Dark Night of the Soul. Some are brought through it, not on their own, but by the Hand of God...the God they no longer believe exists...for that is the reason for the darkness. For darkness is separation from God.
In Robins case he took his own life. In mine, God saw more purpose in lifting me out of that state. So that I know it was not due to anything I could have done, and so that I would also know, all Glory belongs to God.
It's not the American Dream that Jesus would be against...it's more the pursuit that forgets its purpose. All that is good is of God...its when we assume we are the source of that good, that we lose both our souls purpose and that of the American Dream.
Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:22 AM
So many people are waiting for Christ's return to earth, that it made me wonder, how would they know if He did?
Are they expecting that golden chariot in the sky? Are they expecting instant Peace to cover the earth with the White of snow?
What exactly do those who await His return believe they will see? And why do they believe He ever left them in the first place? Didn't He promise to be with us till the end of time? Or was that till the ends of time? And how will these who await Him, know when the Bridegroom cometh?
I believe those who are still waiting , will wait forever. I believe they know not what it is they need to see? Didnt Christ leave them with those same words? That they know not what they do?
I truly believe, those who are awaiting His return, need not wait. What I would ask them is, what has changed within them to make Christ enter into their world? Do they even know what is expected of them? And if they did, how willing would they be, to give up family and all the good they cling to the earth for. How many if any , will be saying ..."take me I'm yours!"
Few, if any will. The hold of the earth is strong. And their lack of awareness to what Christ asks of them, will keep them waiting till their end. How many would be more willing to change their moral character, when they prefer to look outside to others as their models of a Christian. They would prefer to cheer a young girl on Dancing with the Stars, than secure their own readiness to leave with One.
More are impressed with watching a movie about God, as if just watching it, proves where they are in Christ. How many of them would willingly accept the harshness of rejection, by being honest with those who need to hear the truth? I may sound like a non believer or a pessimist regarding my observation of the human race. But I have found few who want to really change who they are, as much as they would want others to believe they will. More are content with themselves mouthing the words, than making any attempt to grow more in His wisdom and understanding. For that, one needs passion. A passion that calls for more they they have to give.
If someone would say, Christ is on Beliefnet speaking to all who would listen and wish to change to conform more to Him. How many would sign on for the possibility? How many would even check it out to see if it were true?
I can only wonder? Because its harder to leave the intrenchment of ones mind, that believes its as good as it gets. It's easier to believe they are just what they are supposed to be, than to even make an attempt to become who they were truly meant to be.
For most it is impossible to surrender to the beauty of His truth, when they have yet to know what form His Beauty takes. They may wait forever, believing more in their time on earth as the goal, than in how they would live with Him in the Glory of Heaven.
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:46 AM
[Character of the Christ
Living, and believing, is a journey we all are taking. Some are taking the journey consciously, while others are unconsciously traveling by instinct or past history. Christ's statement of "though you be dead", supports the unconscious following of him, just by belief in who He is, alone.
And at every part of this journey, we use whatever means, unconscious or conscious that brings us a better understanding of ourselves and our relationship to God..
One part of my journey was ...a belief in Universal Consciousness. The nature of the Universal Mind is Omniscience (all knowing), Omnipotence (all powerful), Omnificence (all creative) and Omnipresence (always present). You have access to all knowledge, known and unknown; you have access to an infinite power for which nothing is impossible; you have access to the limitless creativity of the One Creator. All these attributes are present within you at all times in their potential form.
This belief claims you are a piece of God, who has these same qualities. It equalizes all the names man has given God, and makes them all the same. Allah and Christ in this belief are equalized, while at another time, according to the UN triangles group, calls Christ the Planetary God. This belief is also based on the science of energy. And as with everything in life, some truth exists in all of mans beliefs. Energy is of course part of who we are, but it offers us nothing tangible to follow. This belief is neutral in that energy has no conscience. And therefore it promotes the same in those who believe. Its the part of the Bible that says, the Sun shines on the good and the evil. So this belief, would not truly be the same, as to whom they also claim as the Planetary Christ.
And if we really see the qualities it says we gain with this belief...it answers what was sought in Eve's apple eating.
As the journey progresses, so too (if we are consciously seek Christ) will our understandings broaden. And what we believed at one point on the journey, may be left behind to learn more of what is true to us.
For me, Love didn't bring me happiness as much as it brought pain. And because of this understanding, I learned TRUTH to me, was the LOVE I needed. Truth allows for forgiveness and understanding. Without it, all that exists is the lie.
Christ indeed had the energy , and spiritual powers spoken in the Universal Mind. However, His way gave us values, principles, and a command for personal responsibility , something the latter belief did not. His way doesn't equalize evil as the same as GOOD. His truth requires our awareness, not to gain the powers that are God's, but the LOVING TRUTH that opens the door for evil to be forgiven.
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6:10 PM
Been thinking a lot lately, about how divided we have become in this country. Mostly, politically. And the conclusion I have come to is, that we have become more concerned with our "rights", while forgetting and giving away our "values".
We have become a country of "rights", "demands" and "false offenses".
More concerned with Entertainment, selfies, and opinions we believe are facts.
I believe few today, know the difference, between what is a "right", and what are our values?
We have been indoctrinated with political correctness. Which in itself, is a forced idea hoping to... change how people feel. Change doesn't come to people by force, but through understanding, and acceptance. Hence PC correctness is already based on a false premise.
We have individuals complaining about the Cross being offensive, rather than helping our Country carry its own cross. We can no longer claim we are a Country established on principles gotten from a God of Love. For saying we were founded on Judeo Christian values, for some reason causes a stir? What pray tell, is the offense? What pray tell is the replacement for those two religions, which gave the world civil order and a principle of Love?
Division happens when we separate from GOD. It happens in our daily lives, when we feel lonely or empty...It happened in the Garden of Eden, when we chose knowledge of the earth over the Oneness of God. It even happened when Christ Himself was crucified, for that moment of separation on the Cross, when He lost sight of who He was. When we lose sight of God, we also lose sight of the wholeness of our being. We lose the Oneness in " One Nation Under God". For there is only one WORD that unites all people...and that Word is the Word God.
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:09 AM
I hear much about can a Christian be a Democrat? Based upon what the Dems claim to believe "compassion towards the underdog", I would have believed the question would have been about being a Republican. You know those people who by their opposition , defines them as uncaring big business lovers.
And there in a nutshell live the untruths. Neither party should define your Christian character, they never will. Politics began as a matter of commerical trade, and government the source of our peoples territorial protection. Nothing to do with our Soul.
Through the years, government has taken on philosophies that has changed its purpose towards political powers sake, more than for the good of its people.
Power corrupts, it did to Judas, when He wanted Christ to establish a government on earth, rather than a place Judas himself, found beyond his belief.
I believe we need to rethink our governments duties, and limit it, to what it once was. I also believe, we have to choose to be either GOOD CHRISTIANS, or always wanting to be right, political dogs.
We have to realize, government was not founded to be a Charity. That was what churches and houses of worship were for. Churches were over taken by governments power. Believing the church had too much control over men!
People used to give a tithing to their churches, that would help those in their community in times of need. Yesterday the Admin. asked for their help with the influx of the South American children (illegals or the new word being used refugees) Even that should tell us that government can change a word to suit its needs. Even when it knew in Feb, what was going to be.
I believe, Christ can forgive each of us, for our individual misdeeds and choices. But He doesnt forgive a Government as a whole. His forgiveness looks into the heart of each individual. There is not one heart beating in government business, nor in its choices for what they believe is best. Each individual heart has its own purpose. Some for power , ego, philosophies, even some that would be completely against the character of God, like with "the ends justify the means". That is man's personal agenda, the philosophy that his power seeks.
Goverment will always do some good, but does more harm in how it has to go about it. Just look at all the hate partisianship instigates!
GOD will always unite us. When something terrible happens in our country or abroad, "we the people" move based on the charity of our hearts. However, when government determines who we are suppose to feel charitable about, there will always live a terrible divide. Why? because government is not the source of our hearts, its the power of our purses. And many times, we are at odds as to what we see is of value.
And lastly, the subject of abortion should make us think not about others, but what do we value as Christians? God allows for all laws we make, but not every law we make, is for His good. And abortion for our God who said He IS LIFE, ought to be a principle we must take seriously. You cant be for Him as Life, and then be willing to kill what He has allowed to concieve. This is the deciding factor of who we are as Chrisitans. This if nothing else, should be our guide. As Christians we should give far more support to the young women who choose to keep their babies or give them up for adoption. Our healthcare should be in complete support of them.
Politics should never be how you define youself as a Christian. Governments purpose will never express the principles we are supposed to follow. Abortion and war and two very serious values we must consider. Government tells us no one is above the law, but we will always find someone in government who doesnt live what they say. It's because government contains all of mans sins and goodness, because government is a matter of man.
And thats the point. Christianity says we are to follow Christ, His purpose lives far beyond the politics of mans power. If you want to seem powerful, do all that the world asks.
If you want to be of Christ, do all He asks of YOU the individual to do, and be.
Never let politics be your definer or replacement.