Another Martin Luther King day-Now what?


It’s 12:01 AM – another memorial day gone for a humanitarian hero for another year.

Will what he stood for and died for live on, or take hold, or are we just going to continue on and bring up the topic again next year?
Let’s stop mere annual recognition and start clear volition.
Give peace a chance – Peace without pieces.

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Rather than Judging


 

 

 

 

 

 

Judging points out the thorn and misses  the rose

It sees the wrong stroke on a beautiful painting – blind to the artist’s heart

Judging finds the crooked stitch on a quilt – removing its warmth

It shows the chip out of a wooden chair – not as a place to sit and rest

When you judge – you become the thorn

You paint the wrong stroke

You sew the crooked stitch

You become the tool that chips the wood

You could be the softness and the scent of that rose – drawing others near

You could be the pallet and the vastness of its colors – brushing beauty

You could be a thread that weaves us together

You could polish the grain of the wood – allowing the tree to live again

Rather than judging – choose to be the painting of the rose on the quilt

over the chair.

Love song of redemption


Have you heard the revelation- all about the Resurrection

And what it is that Jesus did for you?

There’s a story that foretold Him

There’s a grave that could not hold Him

So you’d realize that He did rise for you

It’s a love song of redemption

Of the power of His affection

Your salvation rests at Heaven’s open door

The world brought you affliction

The Lord brought crucifixion

So you don’t have to suffer anymore

Now just call the Name of Jesus

That’s what we did and He saved us

All of Heaven is rejoicing over you

You won’t miss the life you’re living

You will love the life He’s giving

And you’ll realize- that He did rise for you

And you’ll see the place that He prepared for you

It’s a love song of redemption over you

Infinity Lingers ∞


The December holidays have come and gone again. Reflecting on this holiday week, I’m praying for the spirit of peace, love, joy, giving and unity of family, to be more than a visitation; more of a habitation – to linger a long while among us; Spirit, don’t leave us.

As I ‘m sitting here, I closed my eyes and had a vision of an endless row of lit candles, making a slight curve as they went on into infinity. I saw how our individual candles put together, make a solid flame, giving off great light and waves of heat.

We are destined for infinity – God is infinite and he goes on forever, like the candles.We have the promise of infinity – eternity with Him.I want this beautiful vision to linger with me, as with the spirit of this holiday.

It’s a beautiful – infinite vision.  A picture without a border – A song you always hear.

A memory that never leaves you – a love that is always near.

Infinity, it is there, but it lingers here –  forever. We’ll always be together.   ∞

 

Love one another


No new words today – just a few that have already been spoken by others.

“I may not the worlds smartest man, but I know what love is.”   Forest Gump

 

“Light of the world, shine on me – Love is the answer

Shine on us all, set us free – Love is the answer

When you feel afraid – love one another

When you’ve lost your way – love one another

When you’re all alone – love one another

When you’re far from home – love one another

When you’re down and out – love one another

When all your hope runs out – love one another

When you need a friend – love one another

When you’re near the end – love one another

We have to love one another”          Todd Rundgren

 

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 13:35  By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love, one to another.

John 15:12  This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

John 15:17  These things I command you, that you love one another.

Romans 12:10  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;

Romans 13:8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

Galatians 5:13  For you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Ephesians 4:2  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

1 Thessalonians 3:12  And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:9  But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Hebrews 10:24  And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works:

1 Peter 1:22  Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1 Peter 3:8  Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

1 John 3:11  For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:23  And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

1 John 4:11  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1 John 4:12  No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

2 John 1:5  And now I beseech you, both man and woman, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

 

“I will be blessed – because you love me

I will have joy – because you love me

I will have peace – because you love me

I will love you – because you love me

Love makes us one”        Mark Ettinger

 

Desperate for You (from the project “All about His Love”)


Desperate for You

If I’m desperate for anything – I’m desperate for You

Tried almost everything –there’s no one like You

The world is uncertain, but Jesus you’re still the same

You first loved me – that’s why I  love You

You guard my heart and guide me to You

You are my Shepherd-You keep me from wandering

So I’m desperate- I’m desperate for You

Yes I’m desperate-I’m desperate for You

Help me to never forget my first love

Let me remember Your grace is enough

Nothing I do can compare to the things You’ve done

I’m desperate – I’m desperate for You

Oh Jesus – I’m calling for You

If there’s one thing that’s certain- It’s You’ve set me free

You walk beside me and never leave me

No way I’m falling, while Your love is holding me

I still remember- when I first met You

There in your Glory- I bowed before You

My heart was aching- and You came to comfort me

So I’m desperate – I’m desperate for you

Help me to never forget my first love

Let me remember Your  grace is enough

Nothing I do can compare to the things You’ve done

I’m desperate – I’m desperate for You

Oh Jesus – I’m calling on You