the battle

Church is poetry. Poetry is life. A life well lived.

We think we know where God would have us. Man looks in God’s absence. We move into empty space, find our presence in man’s cross hairs.  People doubt. Question.

America is facing an election. I believe I know what should happen to America. What I want to see occur. The answer remains how I handle the answer or fear of what could be our future for four years.

I know not to fret. If believers behold how it all ends, this tragic play, Shakespeare could fuel us with his knowledge of human nature. The rest? The story of God.

 

regarding my Sunday post…

I had scheduled for a later time, and never pushed the publish button, on my Winds post and was surprised to wake and find it public. At first I wanted to quickly pull it off the site until I noticed it had likes and then reread my words and decided to let it stand and be read. Believe it or not, I am a very private person. I mull things in my mind day and night. I do have opinions but often I want others to figure out their own thoughts and ideas of what life is to live among others and in their own minds. My intention is never to coerce but bring conversation to the table.

I wrote my post “Winds” yesterday, contemplating the state of America’s affairs as seen from my heart and mind. I am disturbed by the happenings and would love to know, if you dare say, what caught your attention and resonated with you.  You can always email me at promisegardens@att.net if you rather keep whatever you wish to say private.

***Of course, Word Press has been acting erratic of late, as many have posted. Even in the middle of night, when I write from my dreams, something accidentally posts and I quickly retract it before some reads it.  Maybe the lesson here is to write on my IPhone notepad to keep it safe.

Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.  –Paulo Coehlo
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Debra Hurd rendition

 

Courage

I have been feeling rather brave of late.
I carried my thoughts,
alone and wondering about myself. I carry self-doubt,
travel with baggage,
packed haphazardly and feel it time to organize and weed out the garbage.

Abraham Lincoln was wise and gave a speech, 1839, “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not me.” We know he was talking about slavery but we personally can hold ourselves slave to thoughts. A study of his words determines that struggle is personal. We are to love ourselves as our neighbors. Lincoln encourages all to take the torch of light and burn bright inwardly so those blessings overflow to struggling neighbors. You will know who they are, even if they do not reach out. You who are able must defend and go forth in courage.

Words Lincoln Lived By,
Gene Griessman

I am not into politics…but the Munk Debates!

Munk Debates
A debate to be aired live, worldwide, via the internet. This moment is crucial and particularly interesting as people try and make sense of the quaking events taking place as the world unravels before our eyes. 

It is hard to believe at times the “civil” unrest during this seasonal, political-criminal game being played. The counter-intelligence, the human trafficking, the collapsing economy and the terror-filled night.

Just what the “hell” is going on? I am digging for gold where truth is worth more than wealth and my goal is to keep my soul. In no way do I believe any real truth will arise from this debate but a discerning mind may find nuggets of wisdom. 

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. 

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.

–Abraham Lincoln