Live the Rising…

original artwork from the heart of j

original artwork from the heart of j

Praise God…each in his own way…throughout this holy day…

With song or dance or silent prayer…arms and heart lifted up in the air…

Celebrating the freedom He has gifted to you…

Through the death of His Son and a love so true.

Live thanksgiving…live the Rising!

Buzzing of Bee Thoughts…

 

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The buzzing of bee thoughts…humming in the head…

prevent living the glory of the present moment…

with stings of future and past.

The soft gentle rain that hinders the bees’ busyness…

is the mist of fine grace received that quiets the hum…

when all I think, do, or say is brought to Him…

who is the honey of our peace.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. ” John 14:27

Radically…

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image via butterfly-gifts.com

Are you a specimen Apostle?…

Contained underneath impenetrable glass? …

Your wings no longer able to stretch in your place of limitation? …

Your beauty encased like a museum piece? …

Conformed now to the mold of the world and other’s expectations?

Radically in His love you have been called…

Radically in His love you have been marked…

Radically in His love have you lived, shared, provided?

“The Christian who does not bear witness is sterile, without giving the life he has received from Jesus Christ”. Pope Francis 5/6/14

Robed but Invisible…

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Cloaked in your extravagant love…Robed in your magnificent mercy…

Child of God Royalty that I am in You…

Invisible to the common eye…stitched with threads eternal this Easter attire…

May I go forth this day…with thoughts, words, and deeds as acts of love

flowing forth from Your heart – my heart beating as One…

giving witness of You to all who cross my path.

“At dawn let me hear of your kindness, for in you I trust.  Show me the path I should walk, for to you I entrust my life.” Ps 143: 8

Facets of the Human Person…

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The facets of the human person…

Fallen yet immersed in the I AM…

Catching bits of light and reflecting it.

The broken- open- healed- present- potential bundle of God’s Love.

Just one cell of the mystical Body with a unique task that no other can accomplish in the Divine Plan.

Let there be harmony among the broken-open-healed-present-potential masterpieces of Divine Love…

Which is the not yet tuned symphony of the Glory of God…

Man Himself…

The broken-open-healed-present-potential bundle of God’s Love.

“At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face.  At present I know partially; then I shall know fully as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three, but the greatest of these is love.” ! Cor 13:12

Defiant Joy…

What to do?…

in the mixed up, muck filled, muddled mess of the world?

in the darkening, dismal, disconnected, depressing days?

A friend whispered….

defiant joy…

defiant joy?

Ah Yes, DEFIANT JOY!…

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image via fromtheheartofj

 

challenging, daring, defying, commanding JOY!

bold, brazen, hardy, gutsy JOY!

resistant to the opposing force…

DEFIANT JOY!

“rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength” Neh 8: 10b

The King Within….

THE KING WITHIN….Clothed in robes of love and mercy…

reigns within the heart.

THE  KING WITHIN…

Crowns us with royalty. We are heirs.

THE KING WITHIN…

rules over the chaotic areas of the heart…

waging war against all that would keep Him from His Beloved.

THE  KING WITHIN…

is ever present.

THE KING WITHIN…

calls us “friend” and opens His heart for rest and wholeness.

THE KING WITHIN…

what an incredible treasure.

THE KING WITHIN!

Stand tall and walk in Godly confidence.  THE KING WITHIN walks with you!

“Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”  John 14:23

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Be Bigger than the Bear…

Black bears can be found in the Smoky Mountains. They are basically shy animals but do come around looking for food when it is scarce. Many years ago I remember reading advice to hikers when encountering a bear. They are words that struck me then and are a constant reminder in this journey of the heart.

So  what does one do when a bear crosses the path?

BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!

Yes, BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR…

When life hands you the unexpected….BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!

Conflicted relationships, financial downfall….BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!

Depression, aloneness, hopelessness, boredom…..BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!

Pain of the heart, the body, the mind…BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!

Begin this day…BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!

Live this day….BIGGER THAN THE BEAR

End this day and rest in the Truth….

You walk in communion with the Resurrected One!

“Blesssed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in His great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials.” I Peter 1: 3-6

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