Archive | December, 2011

It’s that “trust” thing again!

28 Dec

Trust:  belief that someone, something, is reliable, honest, effective….etc.

I like that definition…effective.  I can (believe) that”they” will do whatever will “produce the desired outcome”.  Awesome…sort of clear.

Oops…I used the word “believe”….”to accept as true”.

(all definitions are from Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary)

Is it coming together for you?  I think it means…leaning back, shutting up, giving way, handing over…the responsibility of a thing.

Responsibility?  2a.  a duty or task that you are required or expected to do.

OH!  I get it, I get out of the responsible part…and get to go straight to the done part.  awesome!

But, the kicker is…I am afraid.  My ethical part is counting on all things being done “right”…”correctly”…etc.  That trust part.  Darn…..

I trust the sun to come up, I trust the darkness to be next, I trust the ocean  to stay where it is, the land to stay where it is, the stars to be shining, birds to fly, etc.  But I have the hardest time with this trusting “my stuff” to God.  (My little, puny, inconsequential, STUFF to God. )

Sounds rather idiotic if you put it like that.  Maybe it isn’t a trust thing at all…maybe it is a CONTROL thing…..hmmmmm.

That, my friends is another story!

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Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Gloria!

25 Dec

Angels we have heard on high…..this sweet refrain….Gloria!

What an awesome end to a not so awesome year.  Christ the Lord!

Maybe this is why we celebrate in December, folks.  Maybe this is why the year is divided the way it is.

All I know is…From feeling  “kicked to the curb” to feeling “My God is an awesome God”…all I can say is…over and over… Gloria!  Gloria! Gloria! Amen.

Gloria

In the land of Milk and Honey.

5 Dec

  We “feel” this picture…but we do not “see” this picture.  All the ugly is made pretty so we do not “suffer” too much emotion in looking.  Milk and Honey….nothing showing what really happens….the bruises…the broken bones…the disfigurements…the dying.

Here, in the United States…we are protected.  “They” can not let us get too uncomfortable…or we might decide to “do something”.  But no, not us, we are comfortable…”they” see to that.

Anger, abuse…children or anyone…, murder, torture…these things exist.  They have always existed…since the first murder of Abel by Cain.  We just color it all up…so we do not have to “really” see.  We are the lucky ones.

In many places of the world…death, torture, abuse, …happen all around, everyday, and the bodies, the children, the people…they are just kicked out of way like so much garbage.  Those worlds are used to this…they have seen it too many times to be shocked.  Nothing is new to them.

While searching for a song today…I looked and kept looking…I wanted to share this song…but all the videos were too shocking…too graphic…and it dawned on me…that was because “I” live in the world of “Milk and Honey”.  I am not used to it.  Below is the link to this song.  It is moving, emotional, eerily beautiful…but a bit graphic.  I chose one with less…but do not watch if you are easily disturbed.

In the end…believe this…Yes, there is a heaven “for these people to go”.

With love and emotion….Rosemary Sharon