Category: abundant life

where the sky glues us

sky meets leaves sky meets water sky meets trees sky meets people Where the sky meets us there is a quiet space if you will just listen with your heart you will find it not too hard to love and not hate to give what you lack to resist loathing to desist stifling this super-bonding … Continue reading where the sky glues us

another attempt: the windows are open

from where we stand, on this street, the windows are open windows of opportunity open daily to hearts that tally and not give up patiently perseveringly waiting for the break dawns always break at the first ray of light come alive a call so still and quiet yet you hear it high and wide many … Continue reading another attempt: the windows are open

random love, favorites for no reason

All-Time Favorites these are some of my favorite memories though you insist I must say sorry to have collated at random with no momentum here a story there a story too many if any perchance you remember too just as I do pictures are good for goodbye as time goes by a rhyme you may … Continue reading random love, favorites for no reason

Not magic: a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Not Magic. Underwater life is no magic. It is real in the tangible physical world. Where did such wonder come from? The same where every living and none living things (including planets and the origins of the materials and matters that form planets, stars, gases and forces) and creatures come from. Bible verses: And God … Continue reading Not magic: a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

his quest for light

a Quest for light He is a lover of light and high mountains. He took this photo last winter standing on a mountain. The original scene was breathtaking. It was a sunny day, and the clouds were dispersed. There were distant mountains too. He cannot now remember whether the blue and white patches below the sun were … Continue reading his quest for light

“Voilà, Lo, there it is, see here!” a haiku (and a prose)

a fine day unfolds meeting green friends light refreshed petal parasols ~~~~~~~~~~~~Nature often brings pleasant surprises. A casual walk under the sun may bring you to another world. Like this picture. We are taken to a tour at the dam to see fishermen fishing and making of fish paste. But the other side of the dam is … Continue reading “Voilà, Lo, there it is, see here!” a haiku (and a prose)

a birthday greeting: Love Definition

Indispensable Love Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have … Continue reading a birthday greeting: Love Definition

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 40: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

More words for hard times coping, or rather, overcoming, which is a better and stronger action word, with victory in sight. Hard times draw out the best in human, the tough ones who go on and become tougher still. The weak ones too must rise to their best and become tough and free from their … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 40: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 39: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

Hard times are the number one concern to every individual, not to mention those with a family to feed. Hard times means a lack. Lack of sufficient resources. Lack of the usual stuff that we consider constituting physical, mental and emotional security and well being. Increasingly we hear of news of certain economic phenomena that … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 39: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

Dearest love, he began: a haiku (and a prose)

Dearest love, he began, seeing her at other land, write to me, she said. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When he travels he likes to write down what he sees, hears and thinks. A picture in his selective perceptive mind often helps him to recall the moment of encounter with colors, sounds, and lives that co-exist: a pleasant surprise, a happy … Continue reading Dearest love, he began: a haiku (and a prose)

random words, definitions, quotes: LIBERAL

Today we look at the definition of a popular English word that came from France. LIBERTY/LIBERAL/FREE. French libre ‎(“free, having liberty, at liberty”) Origin of LIBERAL comes from:Middle English: via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber 'free (man)'. The original sense was 'suitable for a free man', hence 'suitable for a gentleman' (one not … Continue reading random words, definitions, quotes: LIBERAL

so still is my heart: a haiku

(reaching the waves, he became a rock.) no more tears to cry see here my heart bare and dry so still and so brave ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. I … Continue reading so still is my heart: a haiku

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 37: words for hard times

I decided to resume writing this unusual word dictionary for spiritual navigators. Today we look at some positive words to be used in hard times. Unlike many may think, these are not cliches. They are for the believers. Let's ride this rough waters together! (Note: in summary, the following words are all neutral words which … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 37: words for hard times

spiritual traveler’s confession: walking free

This traveler decided to live with one of the poorest people groups for awhile. One finding is there is relevance in the following words of wisdom today which is the 30th of June. The verse are taken from Proverbs 30:5-9 in two translations. There is a heavenly allotment of this world's goods for each of … Continue reading spiritual traveler’s confession: walking free

Christian Philosophy? Pure Philosophy?

Has anyone heard of Christians having philosophy? what is Christian Philosophy? Is it the same as psychology? Or Greek philosophy? Chinese philosophy? Western philosophy? Eastern philosophy? Here is a good teaching. I quote in full an article from Andrew Wommack. Every person views their life through a filter. For example, optimists see opportunity in every … Continue reading Christian Philosophy? Pure Philosophy?

light and fresh promises

every new day starts with light and fresh promises to feed yearning hearts ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Seeing the Invisible ] Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16 [Full Chapter]) Psalm 96:2 Sing to the Lord, bless His … Continue reading light and fresh promises

it started off well

light without measure spraying across great beyond good finish assured ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. … Continue reading it started off well

rain in March

a hundred days passed the blessing poured on parched ground the children laughing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rain of blessing 11 “The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury … Continue reading rain in March

dayspring colors our best youth

dawn is beautiful dayspring colors our best youth joyous and faithful ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Samuel 23:3-5 New Living Translation (NLT) 3 The God of Israel spoke.     The Rock of Israel said to me: ‘The one who rules righteously,     who rules in the fear of God, 4 is like the light of morning at sunrise,     like a morning without … Continue reading dayspring colors our best youth

for the bare but not barren field

bare but not barren always bountiful for all is the song we pray ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Generations (The ploughed field and the fallow field) The ploughed field and the fallow field They sang a prudent song to me; We bide all year and take our yield Or barrenness as case may be. What time or tide may … Continue reading for the bare but not barren field

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 35: the paradox of “picture’

The word 'picture' for a photograph is another word of paradox. When we first see it we would imagine a copy representing a real thing. Yet when we compare the physical with the image, we realize that the copy is not a copy. How can that be? A 'photographic picture' may give the connotation of … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” 35: the paradox of “picture’