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Patience

"I AM that I AM."
(
Almighty God )

Diligence Perseverance Steadfast

 

Fascinating people boldly transforming their lives before us. Discussion for your group:

what is the limit of your patience?

Dreamers Hill

Run with Patience

 

 But the fruit of the Spirit is
love
joy
peace
patience
kindness
goodness
faithfulness
gentleness
and self-control.
There is no law (Jewish Law) against such things.

 

- from a letter to Galatians

 

The Lord has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom.

So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again. 

 

Dreamers Hill

Quiet DISCOVERIES

Blessed is the one who remains steadfast under trial.

James

Renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with diligence and ardor.

Abigail Adams

There is no barrier to success which diligence and perseverance cannot hurdle.

Oscar Micheaux

I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with.

Sonia Sotomayor

Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another.

Ephesians

 


 

Encouragement
( PRESS ON )

Being Fit

Do not neglect the gift that is in you.

_ 1 Timothy

 

 

living water


TRASHBAG


I am made in the image of God, not your image of God.


Each and everyone of us has a different story.

Even the disciples of Jesus had a different story. They weren't all alike. They responded differently to how God made God's Self real in their lives.

Each of us is a story of God's Grace.

Some of us would even say. God's grace saved our lives literally.

We go into the world and we share those stories, because it is in the story of our lives that we are built up in our faith and in our experience.


Fetching Water

And that's another cool thing my Senior Pastor told us.

 

 


Love - Martin Luther King Jr

Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.


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Love is Patient

 

"We urge you to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone."

 

You've heard it said, patience is a virtue. Is that the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Do you also believe or have concluded the statement, patience is a virtue, to be a biblical quotation - a fine declaration from the wise one or a prophet or Our Lord or the oft innocently (more often recklessly) misquoted and misapplied prodigious letter-writer, Paul?

Whether so or not, such an error would not automatically dismiss any value embeded in that statement. Do you agree? So what is patience if we've established our subject on the surgeon's table - Love Is Patient - to be a wortthwile biblical truth and if in fact a core value of the sweet life, the fruitful life, the joyful life, the well-earned life, the heavenly life, is LOVE?

What is patience? What does it mean? What is its intention?
(Pause - Reflect - Clear Out The Cabinet)

It might well be our predominant sense of patience is one of w a i t i n g, of not being in a hurry, of hanging out for a while - a very long while - until we are accidentally bumped off that dusty ledge by this speedy little biblical encouragement: run with patience!

Ooops! The plot thickens. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. How shall we put Humpty Dumpty back together again? Hmm? I believe we can.

  PATIENCE (noun) defined
  1. tolerant and even-tempered perseverance
  2. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence
  3. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay
  4. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like
 

Aha! The very word suggests a quality of being possessed of a certain set of characteristics (namely: perseverence, diligence, even-temperedness, steadfastness, tolerance, quietness) that are unchanged even in the most trying of times, whatever those trials. Yes, it is in the language. No mystery at all.

Do you notice a certain oft repeated something missing from its characteristics? Let's take a second look.

Is there any value to this more enlightened quality of being?

Don't SIT on that ledge! If one must wait then wait patiently, not idly. PATIENCE does not mean waiting. Waiting does not mean PATIENCE. Yes, I know: it's not easy to escape from the slavery of false definitions draping with clanging chains and ringing symbols at every turn. But it CAN be done. Now that we have the key. It's up to us to be rid of those limiting chains. We've been already set free.

Love is patient. Patience is not a virtue; it is a complexity of virtues. Awesome! Love is . . . patient.


 

Come, let us all be friends for once, 
Let us make life easy on us, 
Let us be lovers and loved ones,
The earth shall be left to no one.

Yunus Emre

 


"It is not our experience that makes our lives, it is what we do with it"

When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary
When troubles come, and my heart burdened be
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be.

You raise me up to more than I can be.

 

 

Being fully functional and wholly human!

Love is . . .

Ah, love!

Which is it for you - in this moment - a presence or a pursuit?

There is a difference, you know, a difference I am suggesting is worthy of note in the course of any valuable discourse, lest in an unmindful laxity the joys of one sabotage the beauty of the other, or the sweetness of one overshadows the challenges of the other, and confusion reigns.

I'd like to tell you a story, but I'd rather wait and trust you will be patient with me, while I share this lovely lullaby alongside a gentle reminder: eros - the 'lyric fuel of imagination' - can just as sweetly educate the mind as it might the body, both of which we are most wisely endowed.

 

Lay your sleeping head, my love,
Human on my faithless arm;
Time and fevers burn away
Individual beauty from
Thoughtful children, and the grave
Proves the child ephemeral:
But in my arms till break of day
Let the living creature lie,
Mortal, guilty, but to me
The entirely beautiful.

Soul and body have no bounds:
To lovers as they lie upon
Her tolerant enchanted slope
In their ordinary swoon,
Grave the vision Venus sends
Of supernatural sympathy,
Universal love and hope;
While an abstract insight wakes
Among the glaciers and the rocks
The hermit's carnal ecstasy.

 

 

"Knowledge that takes you not beyond yourself is far worse than ignorance." Elif Shafak.

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Something To Consider



“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw



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You are

strong - brave - capable - valued - gifted - possessed of joy, hope, peace and love - treasured - entrusted - loved - courageous

What a PRIVILEGE!

 

Lennon on Love and Fear

 


Lyn Lyric

A MOMENT for REFLECTION

Lyn Lyric

Lyn Lyric

 




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