FRIDAY INSPIRATION

This was in my in-box this morning from loyal reader A. Renae.  I hope it gets you going like it did me.  This is a flashback video called “When I Rose This Morning” by the Mississippi Mass Choir.  Hopefully this will encourage you to get up and keep it moving as you function in your hopes, dreams, and goals.  Be inspired!!!

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SLEEP ON…

Sleep On

So many times you’re thought about

So many times we mourn

Our hearts are still yet bleeding

Because they certainly have been torn

The time we had to see your face

Has come and gone exceptionally fast

And yet this love you’ve let us with

For a lifetime… It will last

This heart of gold is now laid to rest

Our memories we hold remarkably near

And though we reverently yield to God’s plan

We still…wish that you were here

Goodbyes are often difficult to declare

Their pain runs ever so deep

And so we’ll never bid you adieu

We’ll just see you…as sound asleep

 

©tjroach

Today is another day that I found out that someone that I know has died.  That now makes about six people in the last six or seven months.  Although death is inevitable, it is certainly surprising at times and overwhelming as well.  Right now I’m burning a candle for all of those families who are grieving their loved-ones.  I’m  also wishing eternal peace for the deceased.  Above is a poem that I wrote some time ago and I hope it speaks to the heart of those who are trying to cope with their loss.

 

 

HAVE FAITH

FAITH IS A BRIDGE

                                       Faith is a bridge over which we may

                                      walk from the unknown to the known,

                                      from sunlight to darkness and on to

                                      sunlight again.  And though we cannot

                                     see the far end of the bridge, we step

                                     confidently, knowing that others have

                                    gone before us and the way is sure.  Let

                                    us not stand at the chasm’s edge and

                                    despair of the mist and the dark.  For

                                    all through life this bridge will hold.  If

                                   we but step on it, we shall find

                                   the way across.

                                       -Esther Baldwin York-

THE DRUM MAJOR’S DAUGHTER: BERNICE KING

This is a video where Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest child reflects on tragedy, fear and hope as she sits in the CNN Red Chair.   This video was originally published on youtube.com on August 23, 2013.

ARE YOU TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR?

mirror
The lyrics of Too Close To The Mirror (recorded by Eddie Ruth Bradford)
says the following:

“GUESS I’M TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR
TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE
WHILE YOU SHOWER DOWN YOUR BLESSING
YOUR BLESSING ON ME
NOT ANYTHING I DONE LORD
FOR AS I CAN SEE
GUESS I’M TOO CLOSE TO THE MIRROR
TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE IN ME”

The magnificent feature about a mirror is that we do not have the capacity to see ourselves as we actually are.  We merely get to see a replication and sometimes that reflection is simply what we hunger to see.  How many of us are misleading ourselves?  It is a good thing that GOD sees us for who we really are.  Don’t be deluded!  It’s not about you anyway!!!

 

THANKFUL

For GOD… who sent HIS SON to die for sin.
For the eternal peace that I have within.
For the ability to live, love, and be free.
For my senses; I-can hear,touch,smell,taste…and see!
For the beauty of HIS holiness, great and small.
For unconditional love… I’m thankful for them all!

ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Lay the gifts aside and get with this:  Christmas is not about the shiny red bow on a box.  What many often forget is that this is a great time to minister to others about the miraculous birth of JESUS CHRIST and HIS saving grace.  The meaning is really conveyed here in this awesome video from the movie “The Bible”.  The song “Mary Did You Know” is being performed by Ceelo Green.

Luke 2:1, 4-5 NIV – The Birth of Jesus ] In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

SUNDAY INSPIRATION

William Murphy: I’m Praying For You (MIME)

Psalm 95:6-7  NIV – Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice.