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One-Liner Wednesday: Love the Questions

 

“Be patient about all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves…”

__ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

PS. Here’s my poem inspired by the  quote:

 

Things will work out.

Muddy waters

Take a while to clear.

 

Light will come.

Trust the timing.

Love the questions.

 

It’s more than acceptance.

It’s an adventure of the soul

Exploring the unknown.

                                                          JM

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A Meditative Prayer

 

 

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On Sunday, having spent the night with my friend who helped with the estate sale, I visited her little church which is much like my own. Next to the hymn book, I discovered this meditative prayer. It’s helping me deal with something, someone, beyond my control. I hope you find it helpful, too.

 

AN INVITATION TO PRAY

 

Enjoy three deep breaths.

The first breath will help you be fully aware of your body.

The second breath is to clear your mind so you may be fully present.

The third breath is to open your heart and welcome the holy spirit.

 

Notice a question that draws you in.

 

Are you bringing someone with you in your heart today?

See that person in your mind’s eye.

Picture that person whole, healthy, restored, reconciled.

God is at work in the person’s life.

Ask God to show you the role you may play.

Are you counting your blessings today?

For what and for whom are you feeling thankful today?

As you get in touch with gratitude, express it to God.

 

Are you anxious today?

Whatever this is, God cares about you, and all those for whom you care.

 

Are you in need of laying down a burden today?

Hear Christ, the burden-bearer:

“Come to me all who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Be ready to lay down your burden at the foot of the cross.

Open your hands. Close your eyes.

Breathe deeply and slowly.

Empty your mind. Let sounds pass you by.

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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One-Liner Wednesday: Trust

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“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Golden leaves let go

Leaving slender branches bare.

We know spring will come.

 

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One-Liner Wednesday: Six “Impossible” Things

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“Why sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

(It just takes practice.)

It was the white Queen who said this line in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/ Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I played The White Queen in an offbeat college production in the late 70s. She was zany and dear to my heart.

Now, I’m off to practice believing in the “impossible”!

  1. I believe in the possibility of world peace.
  2. (Help me out here.)

Thank you to Karen, at “Healing Your Grief,” for this reminder in her inspiring post: Warriors in Life

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Song Lyric Sunday: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Song Lyric Sunday

I’m doing my own thing for today’s Song Lyric Sunday. The beautiful voice of Hillsong’s Taya Smith becomes a meditation in the middle of the song, transporting me to a place of trust, comfort, and faith. I hope it helps with whatever storm you may be facing.

Lyrics:

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine
Songwriters: Joel Houston / Matt Crocker / Salomon Ligthelm

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

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One-Liner Wednesday: If It’s Meant to Be, It Will Be.

If its meant to be it will be

I was told this at age 16 after my boyfriend moved away.

Here’s an excerpt from Trust the Timing, chapter 3: “The Moving Gremlin.”

      I did some babysitting that summer, mostly for a couple with three children. It wasn’t really babysitting because the kids ranged from six to ten years old and just needed someone older to keep an eye on them when their parents worked. The mom felt like a big sister to me. I think she’d been a Marine Corps wife and knew about being apart from the one you love. I told her about my boyfriend moving away and how sad I was.

“If you and David are meant to be together, then you will be,” she said with certainty.

“But I don’t know how that would happen.”

“I know. But if it’s meant to be, then it will be. If not, you’ll still be okay.”

Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again

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Charlie Doesn’t Know He’s “Terminally Ill,” But He Knows He’s Loved

“They adopted him just over a year later, not expecting him to live much beyond 2 years old.” But in June Charlie celebrated his third birthday.

Now doctors think he might live to be 10–12 years old, barring any medical complications.

It’s a heart breaking journey, but as Cori says, “Broken hearts can heal.”

You can read the whole story here.

I know this is a tough subject, but when I read the story and watched the video, I had to share this story of love and hope. I share this in memory of my sister who lovingly volunteered with severely handicapped and terminally ill children in a group home back in the 70’s.  I imagine she’s had a great time running, laughing, and  loving  them in heaven.

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