Tag Archive | Religion and Spirituality

Me and My God Talking…

My quiet time is in the morning…

God and I have many conversations at this time…

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Is it prayer?

I actually just call it talking… k4923057

You won’t hear my voice… but, God does

It’s a time I bring up all of those who are in need… Sometimes me

and if you were able to hear

You would hear this soft voice telling me in a quiet way

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Things I need to do…

People I need to give special care to…

Cards I need to write…k7124984

People I need to call…k12000398

Kind words that need to be spoken…

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I try and listen

and take heed to these loving words coming to me…

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Someone was laid on my heart today…

and so… I will have to do it…

what God has whispered in my ear to do…

It’s usually just a kind actti087a0203

I’m not HimI am just his messenger…

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but, He has given me this wonderful task of helping others in small ways…

What an honor!

Daily Prompt; 21st Century Citizen

Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MODERN.

I’m here… I’m in the 21st Century k13294207… so I guess I should try to be comfortable in it…k3145675

I don’t want to go forward into unexpected happenings sca0366 and I certainly like some of the amenities we have now… so don’t want to go backwardsk3068897

To be in the 21st Century doesn’t mean I have to be a Space Cadetk2213784

live on another planet…k5256752

wear clothes like everyone else…gwil106075

have a hairstyle like everyone else…k7095952

eat any kind of foods I don’t like…k10273056

I can live in the kind of house I like… (within my means)…k12562447

I can watch programs on TV that I like…k5498252

I can decorate and make my house into what I like…AME0009u14792708

I can choose to have all of the gadgets that are available or not…pbu0762

I can choose my friends…k5193832

I can choose to have a mate or not…k12706568

to have children or not …bul0163

and I can do most anything I want as long as I have the money to pay for it..

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The problem with the 21st Century… is that the media pushes us to live above our means k12991773 … trying to get everything the neighbors have… everything even our relatives have…

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live within your pay… (Be able to afford what you purchase)…k9116411

pick your friends carefully…k6197365

know right from wrongkar0023

I think you can fit into any Century…

It’s when you get out of control and try to become something you’re not… when the problems arise…

So, yes… I’m a 21st Century person… with some old-fashioned ideas… that have worked for Centuries

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Daily Prompt: Morality Play

Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us THE SOURCE.

I think we are born with morals

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I think we all know right and wrongk12974549

but, it’s our way in reacting to that knowledge that leads us to what our morals become

As children our parents influence us greatly…

telling us to say, “please”…or “thank you”087a3478

is just a beginning…

Showing us with good examples… how they talk… how they treat people… their reaction to situations…

So… do morals come from family?k4917370

most assuredly!

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… I make friends with their own taught morals… Do I switch to what I am hearing? … or do I stay strong in what was taught me?…

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of making our own choices starts to influence our morals

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We go to school… we go to work… we might get marriedk8117625

So many influences

In my case… I then had an encounter with accepting Christ‘s ways in my thinking…

I had an experience where I felt the love of God come into my heart…k0509118

Does this make me perfect and a good example of morals?…

No, it just influences my way of dealing with life… and my morals start to form

I try to follow His ways… because they… to me… make for good relationships… good judgement… lasting friendships… a good marriage… less problems… coping skills

and by living this way… I see goodness in others… can relate to others… and I feel at peaceMy morals have been formed!

Yes… I would like to tell people this is the way… but, all I can do is be an example… and hopefully others will come to this conclusion

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I’ve never found that forcing your moralsyour beliefs… which is what morals are… on anyone else…

We all have to find our own way!

Where God Ain’t!… My Sunday Grateful!- May 12, 2013

            A little poem emailed to me today…

This will be “My Grateful” for today…

Grateful that God shows us in so many ways His wonder!

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He was just a little boy,

On a week’s first day.

Wandering home from Bible School,

And dawdling on the way.

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He scuffed his shoes into the grass;

He even found a caterpillar.

He found a fluffy milkweed pod,

And blew out all the “filler”.

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A bird’s nest in a tree overhead,

So wisely placed up so high…

Was just another wonder,

That caught his eager eye.

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A neighbor watched his zigzag course,

And hailed him from the lawn;

Asked him where he’d been that day

And what was going on.

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“I’ve been to Bible School “,

He said and turned a piece of sod.

He picked up a wiggly worm k13729777replying,

“I’ve learned a lot about God“.

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“M’m, very fine way”, the neighbor said,

“for a boy to spend his time”.

“If you’ll tell me where God is,

I’ll give you a brand new dime”.

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Quick as a flash the answer came!

Nor were his accents faint.

“I’ll give you a dollar, Mister,

If you can tell me where God ain’t !”

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“In God We Still Trust!”

After our country k0169345seeing, hearing and living through some horrific events lately… this song gives me courage to uplift my source of faith… belief… and pride..

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So thankful for my provider… and hope… that there will be better days ahead…

I know we haven’t seen the likes of so many people in other countries… but, just a taste is enough for me to want it to end NOW!…

God Bless America..

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In God I Trust!…

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You place your hand on His Bible, when you swear to tell the Truth
His name is on our greatest Monuments, and all our money too,
And when we Pledge allegiance, there’s no doubt where we stand,
There is no separation, we’re one Nation under Him.

Chorus:
In God We Still Trust
Here in America
He’s the one we turn to every time
The goin’ gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Now there are those among us, who want to push Him out,
And erase His name from everything, this country’s all about,
From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse, they’re Silencing His Word,
Now it’s time for all Believers, to make our Voices heard.

In God We Still Trust,
Here in America
He’s the one we turn to every time
The goin’ gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Here in America
Here in America
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America

Daily Prompt: Imperfection

Imperfections — in things, in people, in places — add character to life.
Tell us about an imperfection that you cherish.

Oh, have I gained character!…

and I do cherish an imperfectionk7559064

It happens to be with my sonk10750560

Not a happy thought k0318227… when I gaze back on all of the trials we went through…

searching for answers…

wondering…

crying… ruf0007

sharing…

rejection… k11792414

unconcern…

hoping…

guilt…

sadness…yun0007

bewilderment… cof0977

anger… u14927808

unknowing…

The imperfection… which I will call it here… is Bi-polar Disorder

It causes severe mood swings… described as a roller coaster condition… with many hills…

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lows and highs… of many emotionsk5009629

and it seemed to be directed mainly at me and his Dad…

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Of course we wanted this to be a mistake

teen years…

adolescence…tn_group5_c

something we could put a finger on and change…

But, No!… no chance of that…

Actually… the thoughts I had were not pretty…k0318227

the thoughts he had were not prettyk0316821

But…

Thank goodness for the “but”

Things began to change after about 10 years… Yes… gradual changes

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diagnosis…

medications…”off” medications…vmo0033

contract…

counseling…

hospitalizations…k0645006

more hospitalizations…

My husband and I seemed to be on a roller coaster ourselves…k13039155

the valleys so deep at times…

the hills giving us hope

and the mountain which we have seemed to climbjust in view

We will never go over the mountain…

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just a constant awareness

I will cherishnot the disease… but, the successes

and my son for coming so far …

right meds…

counseling…

acknowledgement by him that he has such an ailment…

people’s acceptance…

better knowledge and information to be shared…

communication…

I now CHERISH … who I call one of my best friendsk12991795

My son…k1573402

We have learned to deal…

and find our way…k9868885

we have learned

tolerance…

restrictions…

understanding…and

acceptance most of all…cfr0054

Yes, I cherish… this imperfection… for all that it has taught us

how it made us grow closer to Godk5440798

and I know… we are not alone in this struggle

Daily Prompts: Deja Vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having?

Yes… I have had the sensation of deja vu…but, just in momentsseconds

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                                                                                                                                                                A turn of my head…

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A sound…

A quick photo in my mind…

A recollection that I had seen the same scene at another time…

It’s quite eery

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A glimpse into the past

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Gives you a quick intake of breath

I’ve said to whoever might be around, “I’ve seen or done that before!”… k10553752

It’s not a sense of an ongoing presence in the past… just a faint look

Quite mysterious… and makes me feel quite in awedna0011

of the world we live in..                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                          the spirit of life…

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the unknowing circumstances of death…

the wonderment of heaven…

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and the vastness of past and present happenings…

makes me feel quite small… but, so special!….u17139699

for that moment of Deja Vu!