How many of us watched as twenty-four-year-old Buffalo Bills player, safety, Damar Hamlin, suffer a cardiac arrest during a football game with the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2nd.
I didn’t. I don’t follow football, but did see many replays on the news channels, and what I saw was heart rending as well as heart warming.
Big burly men were seen praying heartfelt prayers with visible tears on their faces. The love poured out on the Cincinnati football field for that young man was palpable.
It inspired me to watch the team play the New England Patriots on January 8th…and the love was still palpable. From what I could see, every player displayed Damar’s helmet slogan CHOOSE LOVE on their own helmets. Damar’s number 3 was also displayed on jerseys, caps, and in the stands as well.
The updates on Damar are all positive and his prognosis looks like all those prayers were answered.
My prayer is that all the criminals and warmongers out there watched as well and are inspired to stop killing and help make the world a better place by adopting Damar Hamlin’s slogan, CHOOSE LOVE.
It is what it is was one of the catch phrases of 2022. What more could be said? The year was so bazaar in so many ways that “It is what it is” seemed to cover everything unexplainable and unacceptable.
And now as we enter into a new year may we look forward to all that is acceptable and pleasing, and never have to use that phrase again.
Instead we shall go forth in anticipation of all good things to come as we shout the old year out with…It was what it was!
Possibilities abound in life; it is up to each individual to discover this in their own way. I just read about Nick Vujicic who was born without arms or legs and is a living dynamo of possibilities. Nick keeps a pair of shoes in his closet in the event that God will give him feet. That’s what keeps Nick so positive and upbeat most of the time…the hope that all things are possible. Happy Sunday.
Last week in our Spiritual Workshop we were led to laughing about something. One lady who suffers severely from rheumatoid arthritis laughed so much she commented, “I’m not even hurting!” Laughing is indeed good for health, heart and soul. Here is something to help you laugh it up. Happy September first!
There are those who find it very difficult to believe that there is a God. I find it impossible not to believe. And there was the man in scripture who begged Jesus to “Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Happy Sunday.
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
This is from 2 Chronicles 7:14 where God is talking to Solomon about Israel, and today applies to the world in general. Our lands do need humbling and healing, seeking and praying, and most of all taking heed of a simple admonition. Happy Sunday.
Is anyone out there into Haikus? A haiku is a Japanese poem made up of three lines. The first line consists of five syllables; the second line, seven syllables, and the third line five syllables. Each line relates to the other to depict a statement of some kind. For instance, here’s one I wrote a few years ago after tasting red snapper for the first time.
Dinner was superb
Red snapper on the menu,
Tasty on the tongue.
And here’s one I wrote yesterday after being hacked.
The happy hacker
Is missing his common sense
What a nincompoop!
I find it fun and brain teasing to come up with these little three liners. I’d love if someone would send me one of their haikus.