https://youtu.be/-8TzxJYFNVk This post was inspired by a writing prompt from Karen Hering, author of Writing to Wake the Soul. Here is a quote: “Whether we are writers or not, words help us reach beyond ourselves to name and claim our greater wholeness. They help us summon our best possibilities, bridging between the world as it is today and the place of justice and peace that we long for it to be.” The prompt is: "If peace were a way of moving what would it do (walking, skipping, leaping. . . .)?" I believe that if peace were a way of moving, it would sail. The wind would catch peace and move it forward, so that it could envelop everything within its range. No one can see what's moving it, because the divine spirit is invisible. The breath of God inspires His people with
Promoting peace within yourself becomes the ultimate practicality. --Henry Seltzer Photo credit: "Morning Prayers," Don Christner, 2007.
"Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.” Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons A NEW YEAR’S PLEA Lord, let me stand in the thick of the fight, Let me bear what I must without whining; Grant me the wisdom to do what is right, Though a thousand false beacons are shining. Let me be true as the steel of a blade, Make me bigger than skillful or clever; Teach me to cling to my best, unafraid, And harken to false gospels, never. Let me be brave when the burden is great, Faithful when wounded by sorrow; Teach me, when troubled, with patience to wait The better and brighter to-morrow. Spare me from hatred and envy and shame