I am lucky to be me

Sometimes life is hard.

Possibilities are impossible.

Understanding is

misunderstood.

Hope is hopeless.

But every belief I have and

Everything I’ve learned in life

Leads to this:

There are others in the world

With bigger mountains to

climb

With bigger oceans to swim

With bigger divides to cross.

My mountains are speed

bumps in the road

My oceans are narrow

streams

My divides are cracks in the

sidewalk.

I am blessed beyond measure

I am abounding in love

I am lucky to be me.

Joanne Hirase-Stacey

For a Change of Seasons

  

Creator, artist, author of the world,

what joy to sense the seasons turn,

the colors change

the flowers bloom,

the trees hum,

the music of birds,

the caress of the winds,

the stories of clouds.

The beauty of Your world

makes my own spirit dance,

as I watch time passing,

I know that You are eternal,

the Centre of Life,

the Creator of all things,

and I know

that there is beauty far beyond my imaginings,

and that all of us,

Your children,

Your creatures,

Your plantings —

live to honor You,

and sing your praise with

every breath.

God saw all that he had made, and behold it was very good.

(Genesis 1:31)

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Trust in Christ Jesus

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 (Living Bible Translation)

Communion

Today, I went to church.

I stepped out into the garden

and the choir was already in full voice –

sparrows carrying the melody with soprano trills and leaps

to the jubilant chorus of a solo robin,

while the early morning gentle autumn sun

shone through the petals of a sunflower

like a stained-glass window.

A fat furry bee zig zagged past me

searching for its harvest of nectar

in the scarlet flowers of a runner bean plant.

In this church

the prayers are gratitude

the hymns are praise

and the lesson is peace.

And all the creatures exemplify the gifts and grace of God.

Amen.

L.M.D.

A Grateful Day


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A Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering online and community-based educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living, and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility.

We hold grateful living as an engaged mindfulness practice, grounded in both wisdom and science, which supports our ability to see the wonder and opportunity in every moment, and motivates us to act boldly with love, generosity, and respect towards one another, ourselves, and the Earth.

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About Brother David

❤️ Thank You ❤️

Thank you to my blogging friends – the poets among you, the philosophers, horse addicts, photographers, nature lovers, encouragers, scientists, theologians . . . thank you everyone for your patience and understanding while I take time to rest and recover.