A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters (1): anger, bravery, consider and excellence (Revised August 8, 2020)

I wrote this first of a series based on notes from study of God's words on 03/16/2013. I took words from the Bible in the sequence of words starting with A, B, C and so on. “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” background explained (3/17/2013): Why does the spiritual mindman start this new journey to … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters (1): anger, bravery, consider and excellence (Revised August 8, 2020)

blue square and a poem: recalibrate and celebrate

See this window blue-shuttered silence see the things that can be seen through a lens but you cannot see the unseen things like my lonesome way sheltered in the coolness of the day why look at the unseen you ask the seen are temporary task we tend to forget and soon to regret yet framed … Continue reading blue square and a poem: recalibrate and celebrate

@my best friend: the time for an old poet

leaf and life thought The poet gazes afar as the two slowly walk, Through a strait gate palm in palm they talk. Now I am ninety-nine and you not younger dear, Friend to friend, goodbye without fear. Time to leave them all: sanctuary abode round the corner, Old dreams of love and whimsy bliss that … Continue reading @my best friend: the time for an old poet

Sound Mind Economics #1: “equal right”

gold bars: economics principle Sound Mind Economics and Application Issues #1 Dear Millennials and others: Because I was once your age I know how you currently struggle with many pertinent issues. Why economics? It is the main issue that divides many in this world of “inequality”. I believe when we go deeper in economics we … Continue reading Sound Mind Economics #1: “equal right”

a joyous ascent from joy to joy

A joyous ascent poetry alone cannot reveal: a poetic study on Nehemiah 12:27-43 our words and pictures and the light Come assist celebrate Priests singers musicians leaders people Large choirs all Ezra the writer for God leads I follow Joyous thanksgiving with cymbals harps and lyres ready singers all around All to sing rise to … Continue reading a joyous ascent from joy to joy

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

beloved, this day you shall not fly alone (updated)

this day I shall not fly alone with new hope and not forlorn living dreaming planning parting leaving behind my depressed mind stepping ahead as my spirit heard you said do not fear for I have wiped away your every tear go forth as I have come forth behold here is My heart as always … Continue reading beloved, this day you shall not fly alone (updated)

What is the only true reality when it comes to the value of every person? (1)

every investor knows that the value of anything is not the value we pay for at the moment we transact. it is another value we see in the unseen, a future value of the investment and this involves the crucial word "Growth". without seeing a potential for growth we will not bother to invest. every … Continue reading What is the only true reality when it comes to the value of every person? (1)

A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 46: how to define love? (2017 Revised)

The spirit-mind man realizes he does not know many things about love and God. Love ties with pain. Here is a word that God uses to describe Himself. Love. What is love? Let us read about love again. This is what he attempted in this blog before: (with 2017 up to date mind man's deliberations … Continue reading A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters 46: how to define love? (2017 Revised)

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 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

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

details of my life (fiction)

Details Some years ago while jogging along the lakeside, I looked up and suddenly found that the world had lost its colours. Closing my eyes I then reopened them and found that truly the colours had gone. There was no more differentiation of the living things around me by colours. The trees and grass lost their … Continue reading details of my life (fiction)

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)

“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)

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)

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

two minds: To love at all is to be vulnerable

a haiku for this story of the love of two minds: a mind who ponders met a mirrored mind of his late but not too late. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken...""For Jack the attraction was at first undoubtedly intellectual. Joy … Continue reading two minds: To love at all is to be vulnerable

Half hearted adieu: a haiku

Autumn left her heart such fine masterpiece of art half done half adieu ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fall is a beautiful mellow and tender season like my favorite watercolor art. This year's fall tried to linger but could not bear the early arrival of the cold. It was ironical that I liked the leaves to turn into richer … Continue reading Half hearted adieu: a haiku

Quotes from a man of faith and words

Kenneth E. Hagin quotes “Do not have any anxiety about anything.” ― Kenneth E. Hagin, Casting Your Care Upon The Lord “Jesus paid for salvation for every man, woman, boy, and girl who would ever live on this earth. But people must believe on Jesus and receive Him as their own Savior before salvation can … Continue reading Quotes from a man of faith and words

Beware timing: a haiku for a woman of some means

Is this not the time to seek pleasure and grandeur NO NOT for self Frau ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and … Continue reading Beware timing: a haiku for a woman of some means

the eyes of your heart: a haiku

behind a cool glass flying horse passed by in haste tree friends waved in silence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When he is just riding in a car, minding his own business, things are happening in another realm right before his eyes. The trees bend and wave. The cloud moves into position. A clear sign appears in the clear blue … Continue reading the eyes of your heart: a haiku

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

And that is what happened: a haiku

fascinated awed glimpses of another realm daily marching pass ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. Genesis 1:15 You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. Job 22:28 From Mount Zion, the perfection of … Continue reading And that is what happened: a haiku

small lone man at ocean: a haiku

nothing to declare even footprints are awashed erased without trace ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Uphold my steps in Your paths, That my footsteps may not slip. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. Our heart has not turned back, … Continue reading small lone man at ocean: a haiku

Here is traveler’s rest: a haiku

Here is traveler's rest right spot  right foot at its best shady cozy nest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Promised Rest for God’s People ] God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has … Continue reading Here is traveler’s rest: 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?

traveller’s mirror reflects: a haiku on Day One (with notes)

~a haiku on Day One~ somewhere before time existence took sight and life day one began here. _____________________ Spiritual explanatory notes for the two latest haiku on the subject of 'royalty' and 'day one'. I am a spiritual blogger and write mostly from spiritual perspectives. The royal color does not refer to the colors we … Continue reading traveller’s mirror reflects: a haiku on Day One (with notes)

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 27 – power of “praise”

Recently this traveler discovered the power of another word, "PRAISE". This is a word not generally taken seriously. It is often misused and even abused when the user does not mean what he says or say what he means. In spiritual reality it is one of the most powerful words. It is not just for … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 27 – power of “praise”

Singing in the Spirit on higher ground

1 I’m pressing on the upward way, New heights I’m gaining every day; Still praying as I onward bound, “Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.” Lord, lift me up, and let me stand By faith on Canaan’s tableland; A higher plane than I have found, Lord, plant my feet on higher ground. 2 My … Continue reading Singing in the Spirit on higher ground

– power of “confess”

Today we come to the powerful positive word: "confess". Take note that this is a verb and not a noun. The word has often been associated with fear. No one wants to make public his or her deepest secret. The word "confess" intrudes. However, today we look at the positive side of this word which … Continue reading – power of “confess”

A prayer for travellers who are fearful and sleepless

Dear Abba Father: thank you for giving me this sweet time of rest in You. I praise You and thank You for Your goodness and mercy and grace-undeserved favor for me through out the day. You are my shelter and my strength. Your truth is my shield and my buckler. I continue to take refuge … Continue reading A prayer for travellers who are fearful and sleepless

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 24 – meaning of “return”

The word is "return". It does not mean what you think it will mean. Why? When we use this word, we tend to mean we are going back to where we had been. In a physical journey it means going back to where we have first embarked or the port from which we first set … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 24 – meaning of “return”

Jesus Foretells the Future: the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

Mark 13 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Foretells the Future 13 As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, look at these magnificent buildings! Look at the impressive stones in the walls.” 2 Jesus replied, “Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will … Continue reading Jesus Foretells the Future: the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

The Poet’s 24 reasons to cry “Joy” to the world!

this is my Christmas gift to those who are still celebrating this day. Rejoice. For a real good reason. from the poet of all ages. Psalm 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name … Continue reading The Poet’s 24 reasons to cry “Joy” to the world!

My real life: the mind is a habit

Daily Practice makes a habit It takes time and patience to experience a renewal of your mind if you try to use your own efforts. The mindman has discovered. The mind is a habit forming thing. It has taken on years of practices to accumulate a lot of stuff which, unlike physical stuff, cannot be … Continue reading My real life: the mind is a habit