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Sing With Me Today

27 Jul

Sing with me today.
The world needs a song
to penetrate the cold silence, a
melody that fills the memory
and insists on being sung at the
least expected time, in the moment
of necessity.

Hold my hand as a sign
of our unity.  Let us show
the world that voices can blend
and produce something beautiful,
a harmony of the heart and mind
that softens the sharp edges of rude
and hurtful words.

Take the hand of anyone
who wants to join our song.
All are welcome.  All are wanted.
There is a place for everyone as the
song rises above the clamor and confusion,
touches the heart of the universe
and then falls like a cleansing shower
on this thirsty world.

Sing with me today.
The world needs a song.

Home, At Last

24 Jul

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My bag is packed for the day’s journey.
All I need now is Light to show me the way.
Patience, the sun will rise and the path will
begin to appear.

Along the way I will embrace moments of
love, listen for hints of Spirit counsel, try to help
when need appears, learn something more
about myself, confirm my common humanity
with fellow travelers.  I will walk slowly,
deliberately and gratefully.

If the way is difficult, I will lie down
in a green pasture, splash my face
with cool, still water.  When the
afternoon rain comes, I will lay my
pack aside, raise my hands to the
sky and sing a song of thanksgiving.
Somewhere along the way, I will
walk through a meadow filled with
bluebonnets, sit down among them
and listen to their stories.

And, when evening gives way to
night, I will see the warm glow
in the window, watch the door
open wide and behold the face
of my Friend who always waits,
always welcomes.

Home, at last.
Home, at last.

 

Sweet Rain

23 Jul

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Living Water, fall upon all things that
crave refreshment, upon people
who walk dusty roads in
search of drink, into
rivers that struggle
to move through
arid lands.

Touch the flower that wilts
in the scorching sun,
animals that pant
for moisture.
The Earth
that allows us to live,
temporary residents,
in this paradise of
possibility.

May I regard the water that washes
my clothes as valuable as the wine
that fills the crystal chalice.
May I wear life as beautifully
as the rose wears her
jeweled necklace.

Present Spirit

22 Jul

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On a gray, cloudy day
there is comfort in knowing
that the sun is just beyond sight,
casting light above the smooth gray cover,
sending beams through thin places to say
“I am here.”

So with the Sacred Spirit.

Seen only with eyes of
the heart, heard as a friend’s
word of comfort, touched through
the hand of the helpless.

Often unseen but always present,
filling, renewing,
life giving.

On this overcast, somber day
I know that beyond my sight
light shines and I
am content to wait for
the inevitable revealing.

I know it will come.

 

 

This Day

20 Jul

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When I speak may the sound
of my words convey calming
grace and every word be true.

When I greet strangers or
friends may I do so without
hypocrisy, prejudice or arrogant
judgement.

May I consider that I breathe
because the miracle machine of
my body still functions.  I occupy
it for a short time.

May I feel the pain, share the
laughter, contribute something
worthwhile, honor gratitude
in my infinitesimal spot in
the world.

When I fall into my bed tonight,
may the stars twinkle a little
brighter, and sleep come as a
comforting friend because I have
lived this day with gratitude, not
grandeur.

And may my dreams carry me to
the Source of my thoughts and
wishes.  Today will have been
one beautiful step in the
journey.

Just People

15 Jul

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The Informed
The Indifferent
The Politically Conservative
The Homeless
The Educated
The Politically Progressive
The Celebrity
The Poor
The Minimum Wage Earner
The Immigrant
The Atheist
The Religiously Committed
The Ecologically Concerned
The Exploiters of the Earth
The Generous
The Greedy
The Curious
The Know-It-Alls
The People Like You
The People Like Me
People
All of us
Just People

Look Up Today

9 Jul

“I can see how it might be possible for a man
to look down upon the earth and be
an atheist, but I cannot conceive
how a man could look up into
the heavens and say there is
no God.”
Abraham Lincoln

Look up sometime today.
Look above the noise and confusion
of life, beyond suffering that
refuses human reason,
above anger and malice
that defy common sense.

For this one day, raise your
eyes, your mind, your awareness
above headlines and
talking heads outshouting
each other.

Do not look down today
lest you miss Hope
skywriting images
and signs of
the possible.

Look up.
Raise your hands to heaven.
Shout.