our being set
apart by God,
and set apart
to God and for God.
our being set
our being set
apart by God,
and set apart
to God and for God.
of an activecitizenshipwithin a formand forms ofthe common lifewithin a Platonist,Aristotelian,Thomist,Hegelian,Marxistunderstanding of apurposively orderedand scaled universeof ascending themesand powers, a unitarysummum bonumin which everythingis in its proper placeto make for awell-tempered harmony
its preparations,is in its finalintentiondirectedsolely totheir solutionin metaphysics.
to a problem is similarto searching memoryfor a name youhave forgotten.You know that the nameis there, or else youwould not search.The scanner in your brainscans back over storedmemories until the desiredis recognized.
enjoys continuous mental peace.He is like a rock unmoved in sufferings.Every human being is begotten by God.A man or a woman who overcomes the worldenjoys the victory over the worldand stands firm in the tribulations.God’s spirit is the truth.The Spirit of God bears witnessto all our actions, words and thoughtssince we are the children of…
when I have the powerto speak and influence others.Use me for the weak and helpless.Give me the abilityand great desireto take care of thosewho have gone astray.Help me to stand by my word.If I make a mistake,I am ready to stand bywhat I have doneand admit my faults.When I expect forgiveness,make me ready to forgivewithout…
to the next andthere we findthat love isall that is.Love is eternal,of that I have no doubt.(Written from the comments of the great poetess Marie Shine)(Graphic: lucy saved to rumi Pinterest)
To rank and critique.
As if my ego,
Would find a boost…
By the use of your techniques.
You insisted that I needed this.
And even today I agree I do.
The exposure to such pettiness…
Has kept me feeling blessed,
That what I have to offer
Does not need to pass your tests!
You invited me,
To share my abilities.
And not feed from the offerings,
Of a constant flow of mindless BS!
That you claim is among your very best!
I am not flattered easily,
I have been told I am not ‘really’ happy.I am told I hunger for a success that shows.I am told my lifestyle is much too basic.And I wish for things to hear others sing,My praises.Because I made decisions,To release and free myself of tensions.Preferring my peace,Surrounded by more of it…I have split from all conflicts…
And forget that thought,Entered your mind!It will save time,And explanationsWhen re-occurrences happen!And they will!Just like a cheating spouse!If it’s not stuck like glue…Know what to do.Split!
I’m certain it was shown.And who have you been?It looks as if you are the one,Who has been pretending.But that’s okay!That has long been displayed.Your eyes are filled with criticism.And that has helped my movementsFlow in ways I can not say!
With dialogue set to reload?How deep is a forgiveness given,When emotions connect…Simmering to explode?Refreshed,These actions once taken.Were then to them expessedWith much deep felt regret!Yet…Here it is today years later,An argument is baited.Instigated by those related…To inflate with tempers leeched,And fetched!Like mad dogs fed,Raw meat to keep them mean!Shallow scenes like these…Invokes ignorance and demeans!But…
Need not concern themselves…As to when to expect rescue!
To be here with you near.To know this as we do.Like,We do.You me…Together.One of two ‘but’ one!Happy and having fun.Loving…And getting that right.Sometimes wrong…But not for long.You and I.So it is, as I am.As you are with me…As we.Are!Now!Together.Forever…Like this,As one!Again like this.
The storehouse of
All beauty dear.
Can never touch
Here is love
And here is the time
To make life
No disease can
ପ୍ରେମର ଅନନ୍ତ ଆଲୁଅଛବିମୟ ସମୟ।ନଈର ନୀରଶବ୍ଦ କଠୋର।ଅଙ୍ଗ ଅଙ୍ଗରେ ଅଭିଷେକଅମୃତ ଅନେକ।ଜୀବନ ଅବଧିପ୍ରଭାତ ସ୍ଥିତି।ଜହ୍ନ ଜହ୍ନ ସ୍ୱପ୍ନଜୀବନ ଜୀବନ।
And yet IProceed ahead.I know clearNothing wrongWith anything.And I know notWhat happened toYou people!
I can say the number of starsAnd moons here in my universe.Who is most powerful hereThat I can’t say, but I can sayWho is doing what at his sweet will,And what is going on here at this placeAnd with due respect, I can request youWith folded hands to maintain dignity.From one place to anotherEach one…
ତୁ ଆଉଆମ୍ୱକଷି ହୋଇନାହୁଁରେ ସୁନ୍ଦରୀ।ଏବେନା ତୋର ପାଳିନା ମୋର!ଏଠୁ ସେଠିକୁଯିବାକୁସମୟ ନାଇଁ।ନାଇଁ ତୋ ପାଖରେନାଇଁ ମୋ ପାଖରେନାଇଁ ନାଇଁ ନାଇଁ।ତୋ ଭିତରର ଝଡତତେ ନାଶିବ ସୁନ୍ଦରୀ,ମତେ ବି ଛାଡିବ ନିମୋ ଭିତରରବନ୍ୟା ବାତ୍ଯା ମରୁଡି,ଆମଠି ଆମର କରାଳ ରଡି।ରେ ସୁନ୍ଦରୀତୋ ନବନାଟକରନୁହଁ ମୁଁ ନାୟକ ଆଉ,ତୁ ବି ଆଉନାୟିକା ହୋଇ ନାହୁଁ,କୁଆଡୁ କୁଆଡକୁଏଠାକାର ଏଉତ୍ତାଳ ତରଙ୍ଗବୋହି ନେଉଛି କିନ୍ତୁଆମ ଦିହିଙ୍କୁ।ଯୁଆଡେ ଯାଉଛୁ ଯାଯୋଉଠି ଅଛୁ ଥା,ଆମର ଭେଟ ଏମିତିଅଚାନକ ବେଳେବେଳେହେଉଛି ତ ହେଉଥାଉ।ଏ ବେଳରେଲେସି ହେଉ କି…
Something very nice.Anger is thereWith the fools.Intelligent oneKnows angerAs poison.Set timeAt your sweet will, dear.Life is waitingFor you.Let is all sweetAnd it is the truth.
And the poetryIs in me.And I needNot yourCompanion.Laugh notAt me sir,I am singleAnd relaxed.I am withFlood and fireWorld over.
in your life
will be over
and it will be
okay and fine.
Just be patient
and stay strong.
we are not alone.
Invite the well spring of love.It is your deepest natureto flow through life in love.(This was published by me in Micropoet under the name of my beloved mother Genova Maaa who passed away at the young age of 38. I published for a long time under this second name. i write to keep her memory…
How a person evaluateshis or her appearanceis very important.Our own Psychologicaldimension and how a personevaluates his or her personalityis of utmost importance.Forming a self-imagethrough the Intellectualcapabilities and howa person evaluateshis or her intelligenceis decisive for life.
and comfort you.He gives you peace,health of the bodyand the salvation of the soul.It is the wish of the Lord.So it shall be intime and eternity.So shall it beto you.
force that canbe found ineverything.For them,God is not apersonal being,but more likea providentialpower, that is notinterestedin rules ordetails butonly in thebig picture of things.
identify Himself toMoses so manyyears before – whenMoses turned asideto see why the burningbush, on Mount Sinai,was not consumed.No surprise that assoon as Jesus saidto them, ‘I AM’,that they all wentbackward, and fellto the ground.No surprise thatwhen Christ identifiedHimself as the almightyCreator of the universe,that all who came toarrest Him and accuse Him,and fell down…
speaks His ownname in the centerof your soul,you will no moreknow Him thana stone knowsthe ground uponwhich it rests in its inertia.
If you are suffering from the acknowledgement of it…
And can not free yourself from an assortment of beliefs,
There is nothing about truth you will accept.
Even if God answered your prayers…
You would still be in denial.
Preferring to align yourself with routine.
And not a deliverance with concrete meaning.
That would be too much reality!
You could not live without relying upon delusions.
Or an embellishment of your activities.
You’ve become accustomed to structure,
With a place to hide where you can go lie to yourself.
Concealed in neurotic freedoms.
Who wishes more to hear that which pleases.However…It does appear that reality is the winner in the end.And when that happens,There is nothing left to contemplate.No response is needed to pre-meditate.A conclusion arrives…Whether accepted or not!
Or political affiliation,One keeps attached and boasted.This change that comes affects everyone on Earth.Pretentions flaunted will haunt the undaunted mindless.These times on the threshold are beyond religious beliefs.And those who find no relief from them,Will welcome tremendous grief.A shocking comes to stop division!And no one will be spared the teachings to be taught!There will be…
I can not put both feet in one sock!So I hop!
There is nothing like acceptance.It frees the soul.And being knockout by doubt…Time and time again,Is a lesson that has come late.But a life I have begun to appreciate,Wins!
To that glitter and glitz,You left us with…Diana.Your quirky vocals,Introduced a freshness…Long missed.It was how you did this,That made you reign ‘supreme’.Can you deliver as it was then?Chirping like a bird…As you carved out new tunes.And packaged with a beat,That mowed us down.When that punch was driven…With a snap and crackle,Unique and given by that…
If you want to make it.Stretch your wings.You can,If you want to make it.Stretch your wings.You can,If you want to make it.Look up to the sky,And find a place to fly!Stretch your wings.You can,If you want to make it.Stretch your wings.You can,If you want to make it.Stretch your wings.You can,If you want to make it.Look…
-for a weekend-
The tea bowl
To glue together
of the poor.We experience your fear as the least pardonable ofhumiliations; in the pastit has sent us scurrying offdaunted and ashamedinto the shadows.Now,the world endingthe only one all of us have knownwe seek the samefresh lightyou do:the same high placeand ample table.The poor always believethere is room enoughfor all of us;the very rich never seem…
limousine. They ask for everything but never offeranything in return.Be like those who can see that my feet achefrom across a crowded roomthat a foot rubif I’m agreeablenever mind the staringis the best way to smile& say helloto me.
Holding his robe with one handIs odd.His gaitAlso.One’s own bodyAchesWitnessingThe slopingShoulders& AngledNeck;One hopesHeAttendsYoga classOr does YogaOn his ownAs partOf prayer.He smilesAs he bowsTo Everything:AcceptingThe heavyBurdensOfThis earth;It’sToxicEvils& ProlificInsults.Even so,He sleepsThroughThe nightLike a childBecauseThank goodnessThat is somethingElseDaylongMeditationAss ures.You could cryYourself to sleepOn his behalf& HeHas done thatToo.LifeHas beenA greatEndlessTearing awayForHim.FromMother, Father, Siblings, Country, Home.And yetClearlyHis motherLoved him;His…
deposits me:I want to stick my toe& soon my whole bodyinto the water.I want to shake out a fat broom& sweep dried leavesbruised blossomsdead insects& dust.I want to growsomething.It seems impossible that desirecan sometimes transform into devotion;but this has happened.And that is how I’ve survived:how the holeI carefully tendedin the garden of my heartgrew a…
When they torture your fatherplant a treeWhen they torture your brotherand your sisterplant a treeWhen they assassinateyour leadersand loversplant a treeWhey they torture youtoo badto talkplant a tree.When they begin to torturethe treesand cut down the forestthey have madestart another.
look the deerinthe face?How can Mommy,having erectedmy fence?
according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus
as in the Philippians 4: 19 we can read
Prayer journals are amazing tools
for tracing answered prayers,
but are not required to remember
where God has come through for us in our lives.
He is close to the brokenhearted,
and He hears our prayers!
Thank you for reading,
© Sylvia Frances Chan
All Rights Reserved
Sunday 9 August 2020
Though you’re marriedSomeone new who falls in love with youDoesn’t know your marital status quojust smile friendlysay kindest wordsnothing about bees, honeys or birdswhich can cause new births….!that’s whynever worrybe happyand always talk to Godhe will prevent you from something painfulyet so stout, but also very very odd,trust Godbelieve in himhe will help you toreach…
that after His death and resurrection Jesus was taken up to heavenbefore His disciples.This day is exactly 40 days after Easter.We find this event described in the Bible in the book of Acts of the apostles:I made my first book, Teophilus,about all that Jesus began to teach and learn,until the day that He was taken…
is er vaak een klein lichtpunt,vergeet het dan nietom je licht aan te doenzelfs in het minst van ademis er altijd een zucht over,vergeet het dan nooitgymnastiek te doen, tot je huid nat is!het is zondag,vergeet alsjeblieft nietom te bidden en te prijzende naam van de Heerboven alle namenonthoud, geen spellen,ik herhaal hier elke keer…
ik heb het niet over leeftijdof wellicht wel misschienwij zeggen steeds: ‘Wij zullen het zien’of wellicht niet altijd misschien?Ach, beschouw het maar als in het Kabineten zo is het altijd maar netvangen achter het netof wellicht niet misschien?dat zullen wij later dan wel zienof niet misschien?maar vertrouw er opdat de onderste laag tot en met…
Died today at the age of 99 years in all peaceful surroundsIn his home at Montreat, North CarolinaHis Life wasflourishing and decayevery minute in every wayjust like nature around himthere are flourishings to the brimand decay ones, yes also for himhe accepted his life as it comes and goesmore happy moments than all his woesbefore…
en Hij schept schoonheid,schoonheid van hemel en aarde,er tussenin ligt,aangezien we er nooit op hebben gelet,Gods meest wonderlijke dimensie:de zwangerschap vanmaagd Maria,Gods krachtigste en machtigste daad:opgestaan uit de dood.Geen enkele Boeddha, noch Mohammed of Confucius kan dit doen!vraag Jeruzalem!het gebeurde daar!geloof is een echt feitGods wonderbaarlijkste daad,Zijn pact met de mensheid:Hij geeft ons liefde,Hij geeft…
Begin descending to fret…
All opportunity to correct this,
Has been exhausted.
Everything you own,
Will seem valueless!
Unworthy to be shown.
But all is not lost!
There has to be ‘some’ decisions you made
Pleasing your heart…
That did not require a purchase from the start!
With a lease, rental or mortgage to digest!
If you are happy within,
With a peace of mind you can display…
What else is more satisfying than that?
Many are holding onto impressions!
Possessions they can least afford.
Accompanied by confessions that bore.
Many are abandoning their happiness in ‘things’!
If you are happy within,
With a peace of mind you can display…
Know today you can say,
What you have is completely yours!
And foreclosure or repossession,
Is not coming your way!
Not for what took you long to pursue.
Nurturing this to have it grow like it grew…
Have been exposed as tremendously ignorant.I hope forgiveness embraces and heals the pain.And proves that needless suffering has no gains!Nothing is obtained with a heightened greed,And bitterness achieved!The ultimate winners in all of this despair…Are those ‘deities’ who are in control of the heavens,Beholding the Moon and Sun.And gently embracing our precious air!When the carnival…
Wouldn’t in that nothingnessBe a ‘something’ else doneWe ‘did’ together do?Let’s discuss the disgust of purulence!And the suppuration,Pertinent to pus!At least there is something else…To discover in conversation,That can and does ooze from us!And then we could examineThe quality and texture.Gaining and maintaining each other’s trust!
With loans due and credit rates soaring to pay.And creditors seem to lose their sense of humor,The moment an application is signed…And denied for having no credit history.With no one to co-sign for a lifetime of dependency.Or one having such bad credit a rating no longer applies.Leaving those with no debts at all…Feeling ostracized and…
But you attracted me like a magnet.Hypnotized!In a ‘whipped’ kind of crave.Have I become crazed?Yes!And I am unbelieving,I have allowed myself to drool.But whatever you’ve got,To keep me tied up in knots!I am under your spell,Wishing not to be rescued.‘What’s my name? ‘Maxine.‘No…The other one.And say it louder! ‘MAMA!‘That’s better!I’m going upstairs.You want to join…
They have found santuaries void of deceptions.Viewed they are praying in worship,Passing notes to provoke those thereIn true devotion and unaware…They have become subjects of gossip shared,And whispered between psalms!In places that sedates and rids those of fears,Hypocrites of faith are seen wiping tears!And as soon as dried eyes are cleared temporarily…A sermon that teaches…
By telling what he knows is true.Nor is he the only one…To be labelled digruntled,By those feeding delusion…In their high priced silk worn suits!He could have stayed,And continued the betrayal…In dismay.But a sense of integrity,He had to pursue.And now he has been declared embittered,By proclaimingHe and others have represented dishonesty.And that was wrongly by them…
ends, be strong.
now the love of God.
thing for each of usis to develop our ownunique and unrepeatablerelationship with Godwherever we are today.
rips and wrenches uslike in a powerful flow.Often we are drivenin directions thatwe do not want.Often we aretempted unwillinglywith a half mindto go the wrong way.Pardon us o heavenly God.
People are at war here,people are missing.Give us the strengthto get involvedwhere our help is needed.Give us the giftof discerning the spiritsso that we can findout what is importantnow for me and forthe people we live with.
that the good personis the opposite ofthe evil person.His argument isthat goodand evil are justdifferent expressionsof the same basicimpulses that wefind in each and all.Nietzschethoroughly repudiatestraditional moralityin favor of alife-affirmingapproach thatrecognizes theperspectival natureof knowledge andthe awful moralcondition of themodern individual.
a singular event:God becoming man.An incredible thought,one that seemscompletely impossible.After all, how can theinfinite become finite?How can finite languagecapture truths aboutan infinite God?(The season of Advent is the preparatory weeks before Christmas. Devote Christians observe these days in fasting and prayer) .
As he placed the spider on the ground, it stung him.The strength of his prayer saved him from the poison.The next day the same thing happened. On the third day again the man saw the spider in the water struggling.This time the spider asked him: ‘Why do you save me always from the water. Don’t…
And not only drones,
This was a country,
For excellence known,
Life was not only,
A joke and a phone.
Enter a country,
With Socialist groans,
Birth of roped nation,
Rodeo of drones,
All come a riding,
Top of false domes.
Ashamed of my country
Ashamed of the ones,
That have cut us to pieces,
‘What a good job they’ve done! ‘
Goodbye to America,
As once it was known,
Now we can say,
‘We can never go home! ‘
For They are a Gift to us All,Living monuments,Of kindness and incredible talent,Given to the spirit,Not to the flesh,Pure and simple, overture,Human Love thru GenerosityThat’s all.
That still believesThat Hope and Love,Can still exist,Somewhere, Somehow…
Material satisfactionWill not hold,But when there’s someoneWho loves you for youNo greater treasureDay by day is true,As Life thru LoveDoes constantly renew.
For Spanish is my loverBut English sets me free.
Let’s do the square danceOf ‘hide in the sac’Where did we lose it?Still primitive hacks,Man is a loser,Humanity lacks.Centuries pass,More of the same,Man is a creature,Not totally sanePersecutes others,Tortures and maimsWhere is the love?In Humanity’s name?
The elated and mystified Crowds can read you,But never, never exceed you in your feelings,Because your words possess and are your feelings,Your words are your Life’s goal,Your words tell you, you are not alone,Your words, after all, are your Soul.
follows your mind.
Thinking leads you.
Do not give into
Be one with
Let not your
emotions rule you.
came to earth asthe Son of Manto be our kinsman-Redeemer.He was born to die,so that by faithin Him we can beborn-again andlive forever.But He must finishwhat He started,which requires Himto open the scroll,which will set inmotion the finalscene in God’samazing planof redemption.
Sleep in grace.Every nightgo to bedwith Godand the angels.Sleep in peacemy friends always.This is faith.(Johnny R. Powell Pinterest)
among the senses.The Almightyis the consciousnessin living beings.(View of the Vedas)
What a sad life?Follow the Sun.Your shadows willfollow you.
of the mind andsensuous reality,drawing out thevalue inherentin the world andin thehuman being.Understandhuman beingsas active membersof a ceaselesslycreative universewhich haswill, meaning,purpose, value,and consciousnessat its heart asintegral toits operation.
fortheuniversaltruth.The mystic believesthat byopennessto Buddhism, to Hinduism,and to these great Asian traditions,we allstand a wonderful chanceof learningmoreaboutthepotentiality ofthe christian traditions.Thecombinationofthenaturaltechniques and the gracesand the other things thathave been manifested in Asiaand the Christian libertyof the gospel should bringusall atlast to thatfulland transcendentliberty.