Holiday Weekend Wisdom: Dr. King

Here are a few of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s quotes. May at least one of them resonate with you.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others? ” 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

 

The time is always right to do what is right.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

 

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

31 Days of Joy: Day 4 – Joy in Rest

It is 9:01 a.m. as I write this post.  I have been up 36 minutes.

There was no alarm clock singing its shrill song this morning, for I am not working today. (Cue Mr. Handel – Hal-le-lu-jah!, Hal-le-lu-jah!)

I woke up at 6 and promptly rolled over and fell back into a deep, restful sleep.  Every now and then I would here Rommie come into my bedroom attempting to get me out of bed, but I felt called to asleep. I could not have gotten up even if I wanted. It is as if the hand of God was holding me down, telling me to sleep.

I felt very relaxed, warm and cozy. The warmth was probably from the sun streaming through the eastern window. God knew I needed the sleep as my monkey brain was in overdrive this week chattering about the household chores, errands, and job search activities that need done. God used this restorative sleep to shut the monkey up.

Plus God knows this next week is a 48 hour work week and I need to store up the energy for it.

Thanks for the deep, relaxing sleep God. I felt very loved by and connected to you.

Now this very rested and restored blogger is off to eat her Scottish Oatmeal with 2 tablespoons ground flax-seed meal with a pinch of organic honey swirled in. Then it is off to the dry cleaners as the interview suit needs cleaned.

May you experience joy in a deep, relaxing sleep in God’s arms today.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

 

 

Weekend Wisdom: Make Me An Instrument

This poem by St. Francis of Assisi seemed like a good one to post this weekend.

 

Make Me An Instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, 

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy. 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love, 

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

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