Saturday, October 24
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Tag: renewal

Finding a New Beginning

Finding a New Beginning

inspiration, Renewal
I am a child of the 80's, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I have been revisiting so many memories lately, and the death of Prince has opened some doors that have been closed long ago. I'm not that girl anymore. Sometimes I wish I were. I've left pieces of myself along the way, and so many of the people I loved are gone. But what I miss the most was the unquestioning faith I had. It's hard to carry that through losses and beliefs that just don't match up anymore with the foundation of the faith I had. I knew who I was back then. One of Prince's band mates was quoted as saying the image of purple rain represented “a new beginning. Purple, the sky at dawn; rain, the cleansing factor.” I don't know what he meant for it to represent, but I've always believed it meant something like tha...

Joy in the Morning

Joy, poem, Poetry
Because rebuke is in his anger, and life is in his pleasure; at evening, weeping will spend the night, and in the morning - joy!" The Aramaic Bible in Plain English a man stares at me with unseeing eyes and  reads my face like a page in braille . night-blooming jasmine wraps the street where a homeless woman sleeps under a bridge and cars drive by without stopping . to vituperate is acid and a pillow is as tender as a child garlic doesn't ward off poverty . hope lies in our gentle sighs somewhere there lives love and peace and in the morning - Joy! © 2012, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved; Photo credits ~ Sunrise In Chichester by TBridget Mac, Public Domain Pictures.net 
A Time to Pause – Prayerful Tuesday

A Time to Pause – Prayerful Tuesday

prayer, spiritual practice
Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. ‘Resting from our labors’, this is such a lovely phrase.  Even God knew when to rest and let his new creation be.  He even made it a sacred moment in time.  While scripture identifies the seventh day as a time of rest for most of us there is no real strict rule as to when to take a day of rest, a time of Sabbath. Nor is there a set time limit for how long our rest should be. Today is Tuesday and most likely you are in the midst of your busy lives.  But, ...