Be Transformed


Here is a scripture that profoundly changed my life once I truly realized its meaning. When we begin to change our way of thinking and open up to the fact that there is more to this world than the day to day physical activities, grudges, hurts, etc., then a whole new life begins to take shape. Simply put, change your way of thinking. Go ahead…be transformed. Happy Monday.

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Food for Thought



How many of us today are wondering what in the world is wrong with our world? Here is something that was shared on Facebook yesterday and could possibly be a clue to the answer to that very question.

Conformity is doing what everybody else is doing, regardless of what is right.

Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing. 

These are not mere words to read and dismiss but real words to give us food for thought.

What will make the difference in the world is the wisdom to differentiate.

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I AM ONLY ONE


It was a conversation with a friend that brought this little poem to my attention yesterday. It made me aware of how helpless we sometimes feel when things happen beyond our control; things like suffering, wars, crimes, accidents, lying, cheating, stealing, needless hurting, senseless behavior; you get the picture. And we think, that’s terrible but what can I do about it? Examining the words of this little poem, provides food for thought, and poses the question, “What is the something I can do?” And then we realize that not all things are beyond our control, and indeed we should not refuse to do the one something we can, however humble it may be.

I am only one
by Edward Everett Hale

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author, historian, and Unitarian minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here and Gone


People are dropping out of my life at a rapid rate.

Three  days ago a friend went for her morning walk, and instead of returning home, she went to heaven….via a bus. I’m having a difficult time comprehending that.

The absence of others is not so dramatic, but just as incomprehensible.

Different instances giving different meaning to three little words…here and gone.

I cannot lean on my own understanding.

Missing the Mark


Today, I want to talk about sin. I’ve always thought of sin as, you know–lying, stealing, cheating, being mean to people, being greedy, etc. You get the picture. But then I heard that sin actually means “missing the mark”. Now, I’ve heard that said, or written about, on a few occasions, but I read it again yesterday, and it hit me between the eyes! It actually sank in!

The writer explained that “missing the mark” actually means not living life as God intended us to live it, which includes all those other things I mentioned, plus even more. That got me to thinking about how we all came to this planet with God’s plan for us implanted like a GPS. But I think He must have forgotten how fallible we humans are, and how we so easily get distracted, and led off the path.

But that’s okay. As long as we find our way back onto it. I remember a faulty GPS taking my daughter, Lynn, and me on a roundabout trip in Wales, instead of the direct route we needed. Because of that little blip, we got to see the rural side of the country, which I had only seen in movies, and I loved it. We finally reconnected with our intended direction, arrived at our destination none the less for wear, and within a reasonable time frame. That is precisely what we are expected to do on our life journey. God didn’t say it would be easy, he said, “Just do it. I’ll be waiting for you.”

Now, I know some people out there are reading this (maybe only becauses it’s me writing it) and saying they didn’t come here through God’s plan, they got here through an ape, or monkey, or gorilla or some other kind of creature that they evolved from. And I got to thinking about that, too.

I’m thinking that it’s great to be here as God’s representative, because I get to think with the brain He gave me. Otherwise I would have inherited the brain of one of those creatures previously mentioned.

And that would be a sin!