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Monsters and Dragons

"I AM with YOU."
Almighty God )

Arise Shine Soar


Fascinating people boldly transforming their lives before us. Discussion for your group:
stranger at the door: what do you do?

Dreamers Hill

Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed.


Nebuchadnezzar ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. 

So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. 

The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace.

Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?”

They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.”


Nebuchanezzar said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”.

_ Daniel

Gratitude Changes Everything

Why practice EMPATHY?
  • It CONNECTS us
  • It POWERS the BEST in us
  • It has a POSITIVE correlation with SUCCESS
  • It is a positive SPIRITUAL TRAIT
  • Jesus DID.



"the ability to understand and share the feelings of another"

"the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; 





Being Fit

Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. 

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

_ Paul



miraculous moments



“I believe that the Holy Bibie is a friend that helps us to understand the relationship that God calls each of us into. It is this relationship that breathes new life into us every day, and makes our journey of faith both personal and compelling.”

Fetching Water

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




Love - Martin Luther King Jr


"One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
― Maya Angelou


"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
― Wilson Churchill



In The Light

Let your light shine.

Searching for AP (Episode 6)

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." John 4:18

Daylight gone. Stars full on. Having dug this deep to find and free AP - for that's the mission - It was time to consider possibilities. What if AP is trapped beneath monsters and dragons?

Perhaps benevolent dragons are protecting AP from raging monsters. Regardless, being safely trapped is NOT joyous freedom. So what should we do? How does one deal effectively with life's pesky dragons in order to free AP?

Someone advanced the real concern over whether this is a question of choice: 'safety and security' or 'joy and freedom'? And if so, in which of these would our AP operate his or her god-given best and be most genuinelly effective? Does it even matter?

Indeed, in the process of considering these we discovered many amazing biblical characters squarely set in each of those scenarios, albeit circumstances varied and different. Remember Shardrach, Meshack & Abednego? Remember David? Remember Daniel? Remember Isaac? Remember Samson? On and on and on!

Someone advanced the real concern as to whether this might be a question of acts-and-consequences - payback time! So, drop to your knees! Is AP doomed?

Ooo-wee! Quite a discussion! But the mission! The mission! The mission! Ours was to find and free AP! Is there anything impossible in The Lord!

Many considerations in progress, each of us was prompted to offer up our own indulgences of modern day enligtenment! Mine, here, (below) is a delicious tingler.

You see, in the process of considering dragons, however regarded, I began to notice something! An option! A possiblity. A unique reality! A not so private perspective. An aha!

In that light, here is my present moment offer of enlightenment on being AP, dragons or no dragons! Maybe, you might be feeling it too.


"Raise the rest of your life to meet you."
"Empathy is the engine that powers all the best in us."

Be as you will. Do as you must. It is still your life. If, perchance, someone is tempted to lighten or dismiss this moment as actors merely acting, I'd encourage a closer look, a deeper listen. A precious treat!

To be authentic on this amazing planet, to fearlessly explore awesome possibilities of life and living, perhaps requires, as one of Meryl Streeps characters implies, a good measure of chutzpah, but never hubris!

"Empathy is the engine that powers all the best in us. It is what civilizes us. It is what connects us." Meryl Streep. And isn't that a reason why Jesus, The Christ, lived amongst us here on earth? And is still with us - even here, even now?

"Raise the rest of your life to meet You!"

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." James Arthur Baldwin

A chance to decide!

"I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear." Oprah Winfrey

"Love is what we were born with, fear is what we learned here." Marianne Williamson



They are real. They live amonst us. Some of them are some of us.

It was time to consider monsters. There are more than enough of biblical, historical and present day super villains to scare the living darkness out of any reveiw. And so it was!
Some monsters know they are monsters. Amazingly, many monsters do not percieve themselves to be monsters. Many monsters conflate their actions and intentions with that of doing what they percieve to be necessary and right - all the more frigtening! Some can be sweet and nice. Always, they are a destrctive force in ways that span life's spectrum. And that's one way to know them. They come to kill, steal & destroy - not always in ways clearly visible beyond the borders of one's soul - and often times thoroughly rationalized and well disguised. Some monsters are demonic. Some monsters are mad!

Rather than a cinematic over view of monster & monstering, consider this!

Monsters are Real


Many of the most brutal battles are those within the self - self against self, against a past, against a percieved future, against an un-embraced now, against the dark, against the light

How does one deal with monsters. There are many perspectives, dependent on whether such monsters are external or internal.

Here is one to consider, knowing that where monsters and dragons press forth, fear and love appear. They appear beside. They arise in us. They crack open opportunities to transcend.

Transcend the gravity of negative impulses; the negative impulses of fear, for example; the negative impulses of hate, for example; the negative impulses of control, greed, or whatever comprises that scarlet letter being seen or stamped on someone - anyone! Transcend!

In this particular perspective of transcend, realize that transcending is different in nature from overcoming; it is different from defeating; it is different from conquering, controling, restraining, escaping - each and all of which also have their implications.

The experience of transcending - of soaring - of being transcendent - renders views and understanding that are useful when (of nature, of necesiity) one sets foot back in the nitty-gritty of life, on the ground facing the challenges of those reigning impulses. A rather different perspective.

So how does one rise above, i.e, soar, transcend?

Paul provides a perspective to the Hebrews: strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up, and run with endurance the race God has set before us.

Or as my granny used to say: "Mind your own business, pull up your sleeve, and do what you came to do." Just a perspective!


Have You Seen AP?

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


Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another;
            listening with the ears of another;
and feeling with the heart of another.

      So the craftsman encourages the smelter,
            And he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil,
            Saying of the soldering, “It is good”;
            And he fastens it with nails,
            So that it will not totter.


Stronger Than Yesterday

Tickle The Heart

Lennon on Love and Fear


Lyn Lyric


Lyn Lyric

Lyn Lyric

Free To Be or Not To Be!

  • amazing
  • extraordinary
  • outstanding
  • beautiful
  • magnificent
  • majestic
  • mind-blowing
  • cool
  • doggone hot!
  • humble
  • quiet
  • reflective
  • monk
  • inspiring
  • insightful
  • joyful
  • fun
  • powerful
  • capable
  • strong

May your light and mine shine through storms along The Journey.

"Live Your Life - Live it well. You are worth it."

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