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.

Option and Choice

Free From the journals – over two decades and thousands of pages

of writing for whatever reason, simply trying to convey inspiration

to others with what I have been inspired with.

Not really sharing who I was but who I am.

Normally, I’ve been posting a piece from the current date of years earlier.

Occasionally, I’ll just post something randomly.

Today, here’s one from 2008.  What I was vs What I am.  Thanks to the option and the choice that only God offers.


WHAT  I  WAS            VS                 WHAT I AM

Careless                                      Compassionate
Cruel                                            Merciful
Quick                                           Patient
Evasive                                        Empathetic
Rude                                            Kind
Fearful                                         Faithful
Fleshly                                         Spiritual
Defeated                                     Victorious
Victim                                         Dominion
Hateful                                        Loving
Battling                                       Peaceful
Captive                                       Free


Be a blessing not a curse
Be a living – loving verse
People will read you

Be inspired – be inspiring

God, inhabit me

God, make your habitation in me

You inhabit the praises of Your people

And I praise You – inhabit me

As the stars inhabit the sky – inhabit me

the Earth is Yours and all of its fullness

Inhabit me, with Your fullness

Holy Spirit , fill this place within me

Take away any disgrace within me

Make Your habitation in me

Love of God, abide in me

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


Hearing from God (in retrospect)

In retrospect to my most recent writing, which relates to hearing God. Today, I was looking at my journal from a year ago and also my daily devotional from yesterday, only to find similar writings on hearing God.  The confirmations of these writings, led me to share this event from one year ago today. It’s amazing how some things go full circle and return to you.

Spiritually speaking, this is a nice occurence, as we are in the season of Rosh Hoshanah

and are to be seeking our oneness with God. So I pray for my Jewish friends and family

and my Christian friends and family who are seeking God’s closeness during this time.

Also to those who are soul-searching, to find oneness with God. May this testimony lead you there.

One  year ago,  I was continuing my work on  remodeling a house.  A week or so before, I had lost my hammer and couldn’t find it. I was using a hammer that belonged to the owner of the house I was working on, to do some other work. When I returned to the house, I took his hammer back in with me and wondered to myself: “Where is my hammer?”

My work for the day was in the kitchen, so I turned on the radio and started to work on the cabinets.  Thinking about my hammer again, since I needed it and really liked the feel of it, I opened up an upper cabinet door and there was my hammer, lying in the cabinet.

I said out loud: “Hey, there’s my hammer!”  The music was playing and the instant I  grabbed the hammer, I heard the singer on the radio sing these words; “The hand on the hammer was God’s.”  The song continued and I stood there with this hammer in my hand. A wave of energy went right through my body, from head to toe.  I was struck in my spirit by the depth of the words to this song that I’ve never heard before.

The Holy Spirit upon me was overwhelming and this feeling of joy and the love of God came over me, as I stood there, gazing at my hammer. What an awesome presence this was . I could feel the presence of God with me in that kitchen. Then amazingly, the next

two or three songs were some of my favorites, so I just stopped working and was singing along, worshiping God, with a hammer in my hand. I was set up – God had something to tell me and  He used a hammer and a song on the radio to do it. He told me He loves me.

As I said in the previous writing; You can hear God. He may not talk in words to you-face to face, or tell you what you want to hear. Though if you listen, you will hear Him, through the media that He chooses. It may be situational, people, movies, dreams, songs – God loves songs. He will tell you what you need to hear.

He spoke to me one year ago, He spoke to me yesterday, He is guiding me today.

He could be speaking to you right now, as you’re reading this- do you hear Him?

He hears you, He wants you to hear Him. Not just in this Holy time of atonement with Him,

but every day.  Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord, will be saved.

He hears you – He loves you.   Peace..   Oneness with God, is peace.

Living a quiet life-here

I’ll close my eyes and see that You are

The ever bright and morning star

I’ll close my eyes and my clouds disappear

You are always there-always here

When the life you are living becomes so loud, that you can’t hear God from a distance.

He will come to you, so He can whisper into your ear, with a still-small voice.

He will bring you to an intimate place with Him, face to face, so you can hear Him.

You will once again, be living a quiet life.