Life is said to be like a parade viewed through a knot hole. We only see a small slice of the picture. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it all!
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The pedals are to dampen the sound, magnify or amplify the sound, or sustain a sound. It takes wisdom, timing, education, innate sensitivities, risk taking, practice, to transform the notes in each connection or encounter we make with others, our circumstances, our environment into the music that is you. Sometimes the wonder, the confusion, the joy, the pain within calls for a sweet whisper. Sometimes we must strike with conviction and exclaimation. Then as the song fades the music seems to take on an echoing reverb that beckons and invites repetition. Selah.
Starting in a lovely retreat in the mountains above Yucaipa. Catching morning filtered light between the trees. Then I came upon this gorgeous 3 tiered fountain.
On my way back home I looked up a dear friend living in an assisted living community for the elderly in the town of Redlands. There I found another fountain, flowers, and Frank Sinatra piped though the sound system. I felt sad.
Time is so quickly passed and life is so short and fragile.
I am totally captivated by light and shadows. So interesting how we associate pain, hard times and disappointments with darkness. The light and dark times are threads that wind themselves through the story of our lives. The darkest times we find so unbearable we often shove into the recesses of our memories only to be nursed like an absessed tooth at our weakest moments. The thing about dark times, like the shadows on this keyboard, without them there is no drama, definition, interest, or beauty. The thing we so anguish over is really the part of your life’s story that makes you so unique and amazing and multilayered in your personality and character. I often whine how I hate the drama some people bring into my life but, come on, who can really hate a good drama or a canvas that pops with light and deep shadows?
The God of the Bible does not get off on power, gadgets, or the awesomeness and coolness of what we have got going. He’s got all that and way, way more. If the God of the Bible just says the word and calls EVERYTHING into existence how can we possibly get His attention? Psalm 148:11 says “The Lord is pleased with those who respect Him, with those who trust His love.”
The God of the Holy Bible (Psalm147:1-8) is like none other. He rebuilds, He brings back, He heals the broken hearted and bandages their wounds, He numbers the stars and names each one, He is great and powerful, there is no limit to what He knows, yet He stoops to defend the humble but throws the wicked to the ground. So who do you have in your wallet? It’s not the God of the Bible because He will never fit.
Why is it not wise to trust in people to solve your problems? According to Psalm 146 in the Holy Bible, it’s because they can’t save themselves from death. When they die all their plans and power die with them. But God will always be here. Nothing can alter His plans.