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Love

Neville DeAngelou

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

Fact Experience Truth

 

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

what three words lead to you

Dreamers Hill

A Grateful Soul

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I sing praise to you before the gods.

I face your holy Temple,
    bow down, and praise your name because of your constant love and faithfulness, because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme.

You answered me when I called to you;
    with your strength you strengthened me.

All the kings in the world will praise you, Lord,
    because they have heard your promises.

 They will sing about what you have done
    and about your great glory.

Even though you are so high above, you care for the lowly,
    and the proud cannot hide from you.

When I am surrounded by troubles, you keep me safe.
You oppose my angry enemies and save me by your power.

You will do everything you have promised;
    Lord, your love is eternal.
    Complete the work that you have begun.

- King David
I, even I, am the Lord;
and beside me there is no saviour.
I have declared, and have saved,
and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you:
therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.

Dreamers Hill

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A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

William Shakespeare

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Muhammad Ali

If there's no inner peace, people can't give it to you. The husband can't give it to you. Your children can't give it to you. You have to give it to you.

Linda Evans

 


 

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.


And Jesus told us to go into the world and tell our story, so that others might come to believe that if God can certainly bless me, if God could certainly work through me in the drama of my evolving story, if God could certainly still love me in the unfolding of who I am as a child of God, living and breathing, and still finding the blessings of God in my life, then if God can do it for me, God can do it for you.

 


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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In The Light


Love Series

 

Let your light shine.

 

Walking On Air

 

"I learn silence from the talkative and tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind."

 

Today's opening video brought to mind David - the King. I am not sure why. He isn't a contemporary of mine, but I've grown attached. I'm a fan.

In that video Huang Yi is harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering - a man-machine dance duet with KUKA -- a robot he conceptualized and programmed to a stirring cello rendition by Joshua Roman. It grabbed my attention and took me to a new yet familiar place where I met a refreshing new set of ideas. And good friends!

You will meet Chris (below) in a moment.

Meanwhile, enjoy my sweet moment - David. A comforting familiarity! David was once a boy then a youth before becoming a man, yet for me he is and always was a king - growing from the boy who is to be king to a musician who is king. King David. Growing alongside me. In me. With me. And for me. Oh, the miracles of the mind! King David.

Just look at him! He walks on air!

He probably turned old through the years, but that visage is way beyond the periphery of my enthralled vision. He is King David! My boy wonder! God-lover!

Don't worry, Jonathan; I love you too; we'll share some precious moments, but today I have a King David sweet-tooth. I am in this luscious field listening and watching - all googly-eyes - at the make of an authentic man! He walks on air. He leaps. And Bounds. He soars. No wonder God loves him so. I 'heart' him too! He and I would've been wonderful friends. Yep.

Pardon me?

Now what does a king do? My royal friend, specifically? This dancer! This singer! This lyricist! This worshiper! My great friend! Yes. Indeed, this king does many-many things! A plethora of things! This word is worthy of him. Plethora!

What undergirds his longevity, his unique greatness?

I'll let you solve that sweet puzzle. Permit me to highlight this one thing: a great king solves problems. The king who is loved and adored, the king who lifts the people above the cringiness of normalcy, whose peoples are ever ready and willing and longing to lift their king to majestic new heights, such a king solves problems.

Mhm! You know it.

Herod, also, was a king! Mhm! - Another genre of sorts, isn't he? - Mhm! I'm not a fan!

Life bends that way too, but let me draw you back into my luscious field filled with joy and sweet loving and my David. So kingly, he! Turn this way for a moment - along this side street.

Meet Chris. He is our contemporary. Later, I'll introduce you to Eduardo and Elif.


 

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!

A Familiar Experience!

Ooops!

I made a quick dash between joyful duties on an errand to find a fix for that. Got it. (Oooh, prices have gone up. Oh, well! What-ya-gonna do! Forget cheesecake this year. Cows eat grass and they've been around for eons. Oh, well.)

For nigh on two years there is this other problem I've been chewing on, working around, unable to organize an affordable fix. A fix would get me baskets of cheesecake. There! Something caught my eye. That's new. I called the attendant. Tell me about that! He told me. That's a fix, I was thinking. And close to affordable too! What's the downside? I pestered the attendant to reveal the downside. Don't want to get burned by the downside, I warned him. No downside? No downside! Are you sure? I use it, he said. Let me think about it. I like what you're telling me. I like. I like. How long has this been around? Two years! Oh, God! Really?

My life!

Oh! Something quite special is about to happen. Cheescake Factory, here I come. Before my exciting revelation - Oh, Life! - here is the real thing, and what I so like about Huang, Chris, and a slew of like minds with a plethora of solutions! They see a problem. They recognize a new possibility - a solution. They organize a fix. No judgments. No condemnations. Fixes! I kinda like that. Very much. It inspires me! I start walking on air. Jeez, I could jump over the moon!

[Here is the difficulty - I have discovered - we are sometimes trapped by the familiar, by accustomed methods, by comfortable ways of how a thing is done and been done since before granny had teeth. We miss positive change all around us. Eyes get latched to the 'bad' things we disapprove. Hearts grow cold and unexciting. Custom keeps us tied to the ground while the tide is rising high - Oops! - when in reality there is a lot of air around to walk on. Then again, what's the use of walking on air, you might ask, when we don't know how to fly? Hmm?]

Oh, I was about to tell you about my cheesecake revival.

The attendant said something - I almost missed it. I was walking away. I spun around back to him and said, Did you say such-and-such? Yes. And that would be an even better fix for my two-year old problem? Yes, he said, and, sir, you already have that right in your home; you won't have to spend four hundred bucks to get this.

Yes! Just like that! For two years my fix has been right under my nose! Never mind that. Cheesecake Factory, here I come.

So I went home, barely begin salivating on my trip for my lovely cheese-cake treat.

Knock-Knock!

Hello.

"Good day, sir. Isn't this a beautiful day? These children need cheese. And these families need cake. Do you happen to have any to spare?"

Well! Gosh! Your timing!

LATER THAT DAY:

(Dear Loving God who takes care of all of my needs, in whom I trust, why are all these cows in my yard?) Life!

 

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

 

 

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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