A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 45: Promises (and Shield)

Today's words are PROMISES (and SHIELD). The wise poets in ancient days declared: About God: He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. (Psalm 91:4) To God: You are my refuge and my shield, and your promises are my only source of hope. (Psalm 119:114) I … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 45: Promises (and Shield)

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 44: the power of Grace

Today we again read the letter G from the Book. GRACE is today's word. The spirit-mind man used to think of grace as a weak word and avoided it until one day when he was struck (metaphorically) by it and was caught up into a realm he had never encountered before, like being suck up … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 44: the power of Grace

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 43: the victorious Giving

Windows of giving. Today we open the Book to the word GIVE. This could mean life and death. Without someone giving the right provision at the right time to another person selflessly, the would-be recipient may have perished. For example, giving of direction to the right road, giving of the right type and quantity of … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 43: the victorious Giving

A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 41: start afresh in A, B, C

I rested for one year. The last blog in this series was aptly named: "MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES". Today I start afresh and dive into my ocean of God's words. Be refreshed and spurred to ponder more as you dip into the ocean of God's treasure chest. ADAM's famous quote: Genesis 3:12 Expanded Bible … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 41: start afresh in A, B, C

a young girl’s anticipation of good

an Anticipation of good from a young idealist. This is the sound minder's wish too. For a new year of new beginning for many. Be transformed by the renewal of our mind. Bible verses on hope: Romans 5:4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Hebrews 6:18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for … Continue reading a young girl’s anticipation of good

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

my tiny fruitful acquaintances

Tiny This picture of tiny berries was taken when I was looking for bright colors in Autumn. It grew by the roadside. The colors are rich and give a feeling of the richness of nature in this season when those who labor can expect a harvest. The birds and squirrels too have waited for this … Continue reading my tiny fruitful acquaintances

Flowers are not in chaos

Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you. (1 Corinthians 14:26) The flowers are Not … Continue reading Flowers are not in chaos

view from a train on three stations

Shine on Davis, Sacramento, Colfax As I look at these pictures I took last January from a train, I realize how attractive the color yellow is when the sun shines on it. The buildings with the yellow plastered on them are basked under the sunshine and become beautiful. They are of three distinctly different architecture. The … Continue reading view from a train on three stations

free admission, a glimpse, inspiration

a Local museum opens today. This is a very small museum recording the life of one man in the local community of this little suburb town. Admission is free. Very few travelers come to this town. I happen to be around as a wedding guest. This is the first time I visit a museum that looks like … Continue reading free admission, a glimpse, inspiration

the colors you wear: a haiku (and a prose)

colors green and blue always your favorite so true a dress for my heart ~~~~~~~~~~~~~He remembers her in her blue and green dress. She dresses well. The colors of nature: the green grass, green plants, green trees, and the blue sea, blue mountain, blue sky. Often there is white space in between, like a white canvas background … Continue reading the colors you wear: a haiku (and a prose)

planting with my heart: a haiku (and a prose)

opening the heart seeing beauty in plain sight gold and rare delight ~~~~~~~~Seeing is not longer difficult for a traveler with a heart. He sees things differently. The field. The sky. The plants. The clouds. The water. The light. The colors. Dawn. Noon. Sunset. Rain or shine. Seasons. Structure and organization of matters. Even the … Continue reading planting with my heart: a haiku (and a prose)

I could have loved you better: a haiku (and a prose)

only when love leaves silently sunset arrives heart is filled with tears ~~~~~~~~~the word today starts with "R". Regret. Remorse. Repent. Repressed. Reversed. In matters of human relationship sometimes the harm done is irrevocable. You just cannot reverse the car and pretend that nothing had happened if you have already run over something. On the other hand, … Continue reading I could have loved you better: a haiku (and a prose)

a tree and her shade: a haiku (and prose)

inseparable a tree and her shade label refreshing table ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Walking in hot sun requires plenty of shady spots to rest. Here is one of my favorite spots. Near Autumn but there is still plenty of green. The sun can get quite unbearable and one has to fortify oneself with a hat/cap, at least a bottle … Continue reading a tree and her shade: a haiku (and 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

winter’s positive statement: a haiku (and a prose)

they burst out living turning this corner walking winter spring in all ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Just before he leaves this place he walks round to see if there is any moment of joy and hope he can capture and send to her. Someone says that even in winter some trees will bloom if there is sunshine for a few … Continue reading winter’s positive statement: a haiku (and a prose)

I shall cross this mountain for you: a haiku (and a prose)

I walk far and wide my love gives me strength on high each step a conquest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~His love for her is a strength. Some say he may be too tired by now after all the years of seemingly endless travel. Some say he needs to settle down for a long rest. But he does not fear … Continue reading I shall cross this mountain for you: a haiku (and a prose)

ocean in the sky: a haiku (and a prose)

Ocean shifted house billowing waves right above spectacular move ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In the geographical terrain where the traveler now stations on this globe he sees a different sky. Another shade of blue color. Another formation of clouds. Another regiment of trees. Same globe but different. The waves of the ocean sky are different. The foams are different. Often it makes him … Continue reading ocean in the sky: a haiku (and a prose)

behold love: a haiku (and a prose)

Behold love so vast beyond my vision's ship mast sailing on with hope ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sometimes he finds it hard to carry on hoping when he has waited quite long. He may feel tired and somewhat lonely when he is sailing alone facing the same tough and trying stormy or impasse situation. Yet in his deepest inner … Continue reading behold love: a haiku (and a prose)

she knows love: a haiku (and prose)

His heart with hope glows her new song from ocean's end never ebbing flow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. Having come … Continue reading she knows love: a haiku (and prose)

If I sell you love: a haiku (and a prose)

Will you buy from me if I sell you my heart ache bleeding all in blue ~~~~~~~~~~~~~He tries the last resort. He decides to start a healing school -treating cases of heart aches. There is no lack of supplies and demands. He has a theatre full. But he specializes on only one kind of heart ache, a rare kind, … Continue reading If I sell you love: a haiku (and a prose)

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