The way to love someone
is to lightly run your finger over that person's soul
until you find a crack,
and then gently pour your love into that crack.
~Keith Miller

Monday, September 23, 2013

The IOS 7 ... I like it, I don't like the hassle of opening up enough space on the already overcrowded iPad, ForeFlight (which I absolutely like) is a space hog.  Already shopped the upgrade on a GPS able device and what can I say ... I'm saving up ... all other "treat" purchases are on hold.  Apple ... truly a love/hate sorta thing.  The mousepad on my Macbook is acting up and L thinks it may be "tired".  I will make the pilgrimage North to all things apple-ious and let the gurus prognosticate.

In the meanwhile ... today ... Two has so very graciously loaned her wifi mouse to ease my project along.  Today ... I want to drop those notes previously stored on my iPad in here on my blog/journal.
So ... with the note that there is little sense to the following other then I noted it as a point of interest I proceed with my C/P endeavor:

"A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought.He is not a mere ass; he is actually ill.Worse, he is incurable." - H.L.Mencken 
I think that the verses you note have too much prominence in the minds of individuals with faith in God, and I positively think that those verses, as popularly understood and bandied about, do not honor the truth of verses such as Genesis 2:23-24, Matthew 19:6.  Is a helpmate simply an individual who submits, or, is a helpmate an individual who is a mate, and helps just as equally as the other helpmate?  Is not the joining of man and woman together in marriage, under the eyes of God, a combining of two helpmates into one, and thus an increase in their mutual ability to help, i.e. become greater?  "Where two or three are gathered together, there I AM also."

"We're conceived in irony. We float in it from the womb. It's the amniotic fluid. It's the silver sea. It's the waters at their priest-like task, washing away guilt and purpose and responsibility. Joking but not joking. Caring but not caring. Serious but not serious."
(Hilary in The Old Country by Alan Bennett, 1977)


When you come to me, unbidden,
Beckoning me
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.

Offering me, as to a child, an attic,
Gatherings of days too few.
Baubles of stolen kisses.
Trinkets of borrowed loves.
Trunks of secret words,


-Maya Angelou

Loneliness is the day after forever . . . the waking moments after a dream . . . memories forgotten until the midnight hour.
via The King of Texas - and there attributed to - Nat Lamb THE PIED TYPER

"A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.’ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

“There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.”

“I'm still discovering, right up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. I mean living unreservedly in life's duties, problems, successes and failures, experiences and perplexities. In so doing, we throw ourselves completely into the arms of God.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve -- even in pain -- the authentic relationship. Further more, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.”


The wonder of a miracle from which this love began. There is so much found in the touch of holding a grandchild's hand." Unknown
Gladys Aylward

"... if God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you... remember it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel."

"I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China, I don't know who it was.  It must have been a man, well-educated man.  I don't know what happened.  Perhaps he died.  Perhaps he wasn't willing, and God looked down and saw Gladys Aylward and God said - "Well, she's willing."

"I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China, I don't know who it was

171. Tahhieal trail

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. ~ Albert Einstein

Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust - we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
What your heart thinks is great, is great.

The soul's emphasis is always right.

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, U.S. Poet, essayist and transcendentalist (1803-1882)



"Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires."
~ Goethe
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Satchel Paige

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, 42psalms7&8

(C tin boom the hiding place. )

– physical activity, social interaction, emotional engagement with others – as a way of helping to facilitate positive coping and increase physical and mental well-being.


Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.I

I hear jet engines here and there their sound disperses ricochets  about on the thick overcast layer
Now the steady pat of a jogger groaning as the terrain shifts slightly down hill which mile does he pass


12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: proverbs 13:12
Ps 16 ... 6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God's people. Rev 5:
(Love those prayer bowls)
Eros enters him like an invader, taking over and reorganising, one by one, the institutions of a conquered country. It may have taken over many others before it reaches the sex in him; and it will reorganise that too86
The reader will notice that Eros thus wonderfully transforms what is par excellence a Need-pleasure into the most Appreciative of all pleasures. It is the nature of a Needpleasure to show us the object solely in relation to our need, even our momentary need. But in Eros, a Need, at its most intense, sees the object most intensely as a thing admirable in herself, important far beyond her relation to the lover's need.87
If we had not all experienced this, if we were mere logicians, we might boggle at the conception of desiring a human being, as distinct from desiring any pleasure, comfort, or service that human being can give87
Without Eros sexual desire, like every other desire, is a fact about ourselves. Within Eros it is rather about the Beloved. 87
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.  Ps139
(w/ those super cool micro sand images)
"The Wind That Blows"
The wind that blows quiet knows
A song as soft as silence goes
Into each thread a secret said
The sun and moon on a wedding bed

A rope unbound a treasure found
A healing ground an island drowned
To be without and not belong
Between the right and the wrong

And I won't seek nor will I find
Today is here then gone behind

The future makes the past opaque
I've given all for true love's sake
The tolling chime the senseless mime
The whirling hand of the beast of time

And what of this for a traitor's kiss
And what of now for a beggar's bliss
To fall away and leave the fray
To disappear and lose the way

And I won't seek nor will I find
Today is here then gone behind

The lost ones and the lonely
Are the ones that go before their time is done
And the broken and the helpless
Are the ones that leave but never ever come

I'm not ashamed to be unnamed
And unmarked box left unclaimed
To be without and not belong
Between the right and the wrong

And I won't seek nor will I find
Today is here then gone behind

~Piers Faccini

In one corner lay a little heap of withered rose-leaves,whose long-lived scent had long since departed; and, in another, a small packet of papers, tied with a bit of ribbon, whose color had gone with the rose-scent.
180ct12 (written by Lewis' guy whose name I don't recall just now)
Saturn  lightening up the SE sky.  Inbound .... Rising looks like inbound traffic approaching low and slow
The fuzz of early morning golden nudging back the black ahead the grey gives way to clear blue skies ... 28F ... Smooth sailing over ATL ...
Moving East through the terminator line towards the second cup of morning coffee
VO5 hairspray fumes burning my still tired eyes (I remember those words are about L's mother)

Moving in line ... Aligned ... Yet not connected   I wonder how ants know ... Who wonders how we know and ... Do we know?    Transporting our young and or old to the one point where they will board separately and go their own ways ... Away from this last time together ... I think I know that.

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do. Tolstoy
Violent, forceful, coersive (black and white of it) ~D

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

-Albert Einstein
So that's why we chose "Icarus," but besides that we have a clever way of seeing the Icarus myth, which brushes away some of the inhibitions people have. Because we hear it a lot, that we picked the wrong name, that "hey isn't this the guy who tried to fly with his father's wax wings and fell into the ocean." But that was a myth, a myth from 2,500 years ago, and like many myths it's flexible, especially in a time like ours when we have Hollywood and CGI, which are tools that allow you to reshape a myth. In our version, Icarus falling into the ocean wasn't the final chapter. We believe that he washed up on a beautiful deserted island, and he looked for his father in the sky and didn't see him. So he started a fire on the beach, and tried to think about how he might get back to the sky. And at that moment he looked toward the sky and he saw his destiny, and his destiny was to forge new wings of steel and fire so that he could try again. And he wouldn't repeat the mistakes of his father, who after all had fashioned the original wax wings. He would improve on his father's design. 

"At every crossway on the road that leads to the future...each progressive spirit is opposed by...a thousand men appointed to guard the past." -- Maurice Maeterlinck
"Man must rise above the Earth -- to the top of the atmosphere and beyond -- for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." -- Socrates
Perhaps I did not change the world. Perhaps there is still injustice in the world. But there will be a child who will live because men left the security they enjoyed in their home country to come to his. And this child will learn in the new schools that have been built. He will walk his streets not worried about whether or not his leader’s henchmen are going to come and kidnap him. He will grow into a fine man who will pursue every opportunity his heart could desire. He will have the gift of freedom, which I have enjoyed for so long. If my life buys the safety of a child who will one day change this world, then I know that it was all worth it.—-Sgt. William Stacey as written in a letter that was given to his family after he died from an IED in Afghanistan

Well, I love it.
Love that ground speed tending to blur "the" landing process ... An hour ahead and a few clear thoughts behind.
Love that inside two weeks your little French  girl can get the co-pilot fluent in French ... Uh, flyin' French that is.
Love the mythical Captain voice soothing in the cabin, smoothing up front ... and that you can do that even as you squirm ... impressive.
What I really love is at what point in the learning experience and how you finessed this out of the proverbial hand basket before the plane's enhanced high gloss feathers were rippled.  "Yes ... now."  Too funny.

20 Ways to Feel ALIVE!!!!!!
Unless you are the second coming of Jesus Christ (if you are, please comment!) it’s impossible not to feel a bit down sometimes. Here are 20 quick ways to revive yourself and get back that “on top of the world” feeling.

Stick your body out of a sunroof while the car is driving
I can tell you first-hand this one is a lot of fun. If you don’t have a sunroof, a window works just as well. Speeds of 40 mph+ make the experience much more invigorating.
Go experience nature
Being outside just feels right.
Destroy something
Take out some frustrations on an inanimate object like the printer in ‘Office Space’
Remember that one time you got a bit tipsy and ACTUALLY danced and didn’t care about everyone watching? Go do that again (being tipsy is optional).
Realize that you are ALIVE!
You have years and years of potential ahead of you. If you feel dead today, consider what stupendous things you could be doing tomorrow.
Hormones are the best legal drugs out there. Pump some iron or go for a run and get that adrenaline pumping.
Watch the sun rise
You can’t argue with this one. Wake up a bit early and remind yourself how refreshing this experience can be.
Scare yourself
Are you deathly afraid of spiders? Go touch one. Pick a fear and go check and see if it still freaks you out ;)
Run around in the rain
Haven’t you seen ‘Singing in the Rain’ or ‘The Sound of Music?’
Blast your favorite badass song
My favorites are Bliss by Muse, You and Whose Army? by Radiohead and Without a Face by Rage Against the Machine.
Do something outside of your comfort zone
Surely you can find something in this last but I wanted to keep your imagination going just in case.
Scream at the top of your lungs
Like in all of those cliche movies where they yell in the rain on top of some mountain… except do in right where you are, right now.
Google “meditation techniques” if you’re unsure of the best way to do this.
Do something spontaneous
It doesn’t have to be crazy or dangerous, just fine. Stepping outside your normal schedule and throwing responsibility to the wind feels great.
Practice an act of random kindness
Giving feels really good. Sometimes we forget exactly how good.
Get to know a stranger
Truly connect with another human being. Skip the small talk and ask about their goals and ambitions.
Make love and/or have an outrageous make-out session
The room/closet/dressing room you occupy should be FILLED with steam afterward or you’re not rocking it hard enough.
Do something illegal
Oh my gosh, did I just tell you to break the law? Hell yes I did. Laws are made to be broken and it feels great to do it.
Drive fast…really fast
Think ‘The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift.’ If you have a Prius, maybe you should just skip to the next one…
Get Mad!
Anger is a gift. If something is getting you down, express your frustration about it! Just getting your feeling out can feel amazing.
Bonus Reader-Suggested Ways
Swim in a cold lake, beach or river
I never feel more alive than when I get out after a cold swim and my heart is pumping to keep my body warm. A cold shower is good too. I believe the word is: invigorating. — Elkano
Attend a funeral
It’s been said that nothing makes you feel more alive than death. — Ace
How Do You Make That Feeling Permanent?
Step 1: Figure out what it is that makes you feel dead and cut it out of your life.
Step 2: Find your bliss and go after it with every fiber of your being.

About Jordan Lejuwaan
Hey, I'm the creator of HighExistence. I love inspiring others to follow their bliss, which in turn fulfills my own. I live for traveling, late-night conversations and moments of intense clarity or intoxication.

100 cool ideas

1. True wisdom and insight is always free.
2. Give your power over to no one.
3. Going into the unknown is how you expand what is known.
4. Get a library card.
5. Spend more time around people that both challenge and respect you.
6. Remain skeptical forever.
7. Fight for what matters.
8. There is a method that works. Find it.
9. Join a movement.
10. Drink your coffee black.
11. Never let anyone photoshop a picture of you. It creates a false sense of self-confidence.
12. Read more. Especially things you disagree with.
13. Get used to feeling stupid. It’s a sign of growth.
14. It’s easy for people to talk a good game, so watch how they behave instead.
15. Learn something from everyone.
16. Find things that inspire you and pursue them, even if there’s no money in it.
17. Starve if you have to, for as long as you need to.
18. Survive on a little just to prove you can do it.
19. Get one big success at an early age. It’ll help build your confidence for bigger things.
20. Do what you say you’ll do. No one is reliable anymore.
21. Be comfortable with abandonment, even of parts of your identity.
22. Learn a new language.
23. Eat more protein.
24. Keep people around you that will tell you the truth.
25. Genius gets you nowhere. Execution is everything.
26. If given the choice of equity or cash, always take cash.
27. Meet new people as often as possible. Offer to help them.
28. Don’t discriminate. Connect anyone in your network to anyone else.
29. If you can’t do a pull-up, you have a problem.
30. Nobody likes a know-it-all.
31. Get a passport. Fill it up with stamps no one has ever seen.
32. Quit your horrible job.
33. Read biographies. It’s like having access to the best mentors in history.
34. Go to bed, and wake up, early. No one will bother you, letting your best work emerge.
35. Scare yourself a little bit every day. It will expand your inner map.
36. Learn to climb trees.
37. Don’t buy a lot of stuff, and only buy the stuff you really love.
38. Be humble and curious.
39. Twitter followers don’t keep you warm at night.
40. Be as useful as you can in as many circumstances as possible.
41. Show up.
42. Repeat people’s names when you meet them.
43. Turn internet access off your phone. Wifi is fine.
44. Get a deck of Oblique Strategies cards. Use them.
45. Make your home a place where you feel safe.
46. Take people up on bets. Make more bets yourself.
47. Take cold showers. They’re better than coffee.
48. Learn to enjoy hunger.
49. Make everything either shorter, or longer, than it needs to be.
50. Always remember those who helped you. Deliver two or three times as much value back.
51. But also, help people who have never helped you, and can’t.
52. When you know that pain is temporary, it affects all of your decisions.
53. Get a tattoo. Don’t worry about regret.
54. Commit to things, regularly, that are far beyond your ability.
55. Meet with friends more often than you think you have to.
56. Learn to meditate. Go on a retreat if you have to.
57. Your stories are both more and less interesting than you think.
58. Learn to really listen.
59. Walk more.
60. Ugly is just a step on the way to beautiful.
61. Get to know your neighbours.
62. Don’t take anything personally, ever.
63. Consider avoiding school. Go to lots of conferences instead.
64. As soon as you can, buy some art.
65. Apologize more than you need to.
66. Find out if there will be food there.
67. A good haircut changes everything.
68. Read Man’s Search For Meaning.
69. Say no to projects you don’t care about.
70. Do things that are uncool. Later on, they usually end up becoming cool anyway.
71. Find your voice.
72. Have some manners.
73. Learn to play chess, go, and bridge. They’ll keep you from going senile.
74. Learn about the Tetrapharmakos.
75. Find ways to cheat the system– just don’t cheat people.
76. Be like Jesus, not like his followers. (This applies to all of them.)
77. At least once, date someone that’s out of your league.
78. Examine your jealousy. You’ll learn a lot about yourself.
79. Good connections are about people, not social networks.
80. Address small problems. They will become big problems.
81. Dress like a cooler version of yourself.
82. Yes, there is such a thing as bad press.
83. Add “adventurer” to your Twitter bio. Then, become one.
84. If the internet is the best thing in your life, you have a serious problem.
85. Give away your best work for free.
86. Find mentors. Just don’t call them that.
87. Actually write on your blog. Nobody cares if it’s hard.
88. Download Freedom. Use it for an hour every day.
89. Join a gym. Lift the heaviest you can. (This applies to girls too.)
90. Do some freewriting. It helps you think things through.
91. When you’re having supper with rich people, pick up the cheque.
92. Learn how to speak in public.
93. If you see someone who needs help, stop asking yourself if they need help. Instead, just help.
94. Bring a bottle of wine.
95. The best conversations are had side by side, not one in front of the other.
96. Protect your hearing. Trust me.
97. Do what’s most important first thing in the morning, before you check email.
98. Everyone feels like they’re not good enough. It’s not just you.
99. Courage is a learned skill.
100. Go to Iceland. It’s worth it.

Julien Smith

Talking of copilots - you may or may not of seen this poem before, its by Keith Murray (a pilot - google for more info) and was written in 1941:

I am the co-pilot, I sit on the right,
It’s up to me to be quick and bright;
I never talk back for I have regrets,
But I have to remember what the Captain forgets.

I make out the flight plan and study the weather,
Pull up the gear, stand by to feather;
Make out the mail forms and do the reporting;
And fly the old crate while the Captain is courting.

I take the readings, adjust the power,
Put on the heaters when we’re in a shower;
Tell him where we are on the darkest of night,
And do all the bookwork without any light.

I call for my Captain and buy him cokes;
I always laugh at his corney jokes;
And once in a while when his landings are rusty,
I always come through with, "By gosh it’s gusty".

All in all I’m a general stooge,
As I sit on the right of the man I call "Scrooge";
I guess you think this is past understanding,
But maybe some day he will give me a landing.

via FL390 comment from UK Dave

Star Bright is a charm quilt where fabrics are only used one time in the quilt. There are 1624 different fabrics in this quilt top.

Finland. This hotel offers rooms that are thermal igloos made of glass so you can view the Northern Lights.

Psalm 73: 25&26~> (25) Whom have I in heaven but thee?  and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. (26) My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

“The most important human endeavor is striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955);
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner

“Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.”
Wendell Phillips (1811-1884);
Slavery Abolitionist

"Lake|Flato's architecture can serve as a lesson for us all: how a building stands to the sun, how it welcomes the cooling breeze, how it partners with plant materials.  Nothing sensational or exotic, no visual fireworks of fashion, just architecture that intrigues the mind, delights the soul, and refreshes the eye with its elegant detail and simplicity.  timeless architecture needn't shout ..." ~ William Turnbull, FAIA
"I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth."

Psalm 34:1

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility: For this hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen...q

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."

High Flight
By John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
(A sonnet written by John Gillespie Magee, an American pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He came to Britain, flew in a Spitfire squadron, and was killed at the age of nineteen on 11 December 1941 during a training flight from the airfield near Scopwick.)

Portions Of This Lovely Poem Appear On The Headstones
Of Many Interred In Arlington National Cemetery,
Patricularly Aviators And Astronauts

The tzitzit first appear on Numbers 15 when God says to Moses, "Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord in each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. then you will remember to obey all my commands."

God tells his people to attach tassels to the corners of their garments so they will be constantly visually reminded to live as he created them to live.

The word in Hebrew here for "corners" is kanaf.

The word for tassel (or fringe) is tzitzit.

To this day, many Jews wear a prayer shawl to obey this text.  The prayer shawl is also in a lot of interesting places throughout the Bible.  One of the most significant is in the prophet Malachi's prediction about the coming Messiah:  The sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. (4:2)

The word Malachi uses for wings is "kanuf" - the same word in Numbers which refers to the edge of a garment, to which the tassels were attached.  So a legend grew that when the Messiah came there would be special healing powers in his kanuf,  in the tassels of his prayer shawl.

Fast forward to the time of Jesus: A woman has had an illness for twelve years and no one can cure her. She pushes her way through a crowd to get to Jesus, and when she gets close to him she grabs his cloak. Now remember Jesus is a Torah-observant Jewish rabbi who keeps the Scripture commandments word for word, including passages like Numbers 15, which means Jesus would have been wearing a prayer shawl. So when the woman grabs the edge of his cloak she is demonstrating that she believes that Jesus is the Messiah, and that his tassels have healing powers.  She believes that Jesus is who Malachi is talking about.

If you were in the crowd, what would you think about this woman?  This woman believes that this man is the Messiah.

She touches his tassels and is healed just like Malachi said.

But I don't think the physical healing is Jesus' point here.  I think it is what Jesus says to her when they part ways.

He says to her "Go in peace."

The word Jesus would have used is the Hebrew word shalom.
Shalom is an important word in the Bible, and it is not completely accurate to translate it simply as "peace."

For many of us, we understand peace to be the absence of conflict. We talk about peace in the home or in the world or giving peace a chance. But the Hebraic understanding of shalom is far more the absence of conflict or strife.

Shalom is the presence of the goodness of God. It is the presence of wholeness, completeness.

So when Jesus tells the woman to go in peace, he is placing the blessing of God on all of her. Not just her physical body.  He is blessing her with God's presence on her entire being. And this is because for Jesus, salvation is holistic in nature. For Jesus, being saved or reconciled to God involves far more the the saving of your physical body or your soul - it involves all of you.

God's desire is for us to live in harmony with him - body, soul, spirit, mind, emotions - every inch of our being.

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry—“Anima Hominis,” Essays (1924). Yeats
Rama logos

Logos objective thrush of God. Truth eternal truth

Rama is when God taps you on the should and says hey I'm talking to you

When you are awaken to a "truth"/Rama

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory ... All sinners ... Sin buddies ... When the Bible says all its to make sure you know God is talking about you ... It means I have sinned it means you have sinned bc until you realize you have sinned you don't really need a savior.

Four elements of worship

I urge you there fore (this words references everything which has been written in light of everything all 11 chapters ... I urge you to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice.  You cannot accidentally worship God ... It is a conscious choice ... You concede your willingness
To sacrifice ... Sacrifice is a very big word and it is associated with sin ...

We are the creation/Ed that is specifically designed to worship God ... Something mysterious there ...
Falling short of Gods GLORY

Honor glorified ...
Sin is failing to be positioned where we may experience God's glory.

Those things in our lives that compete with us paying attention to God ... Are idols. In place of the time you should be spending w God.

Die to those things and the stuff God likes He will resurrect.

When I want what God wants I'll get what I want.
God can change desires
God can change hearts.

If you heard him and didn't obey Him you didn't worship him
Ask Him to speak to you
If any man lacks wisdom let him ask of God


Cranberry Fluff
Ground fresh cranberries marinated in OJ and sugar over night)
Halved green grapes
Fuji apple - chopped (Use fresh slice to garnish)
baby sized marshmallows
whipped cream

Cinnamon raisin bread toast or muffins?  Lemon poppy seed muffins maybe.
Starbucks bottled coffee for the girls
Apple juice
coffee for me goes w/o saying ...


butternut squash/ pumpkin cream soup with bacon crisps
caramelized onion goat cheese tartlets
shrimp shooters

sage/onion cornbread dressing
thyme roasted new potatoes (Parmesan)
sweet potato salad, roasted garlic, toasted pumpkin seeds, with apple cider vinaigrette (Dried fuji slice to garnish)

Rustic (perfect for my baking skills! lol) Apple cinnamon tart with   cider ice cream
chocolate brownie/ amaretto cream

  “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

     “Most people are on the world, not in it - having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate”

We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all.
John Muir, Badè's Life and Letters of John Muir: June 9, 1872 letter to Miss Catharine Merrill, from New Sentinel Hotel, Yosemite Valley
US (Scottish-born) conservationist & naturalist (1838 - 1914)

James 3:17-18
Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others.  It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two- faced.  You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.

Toxic relationships
Toxic habits ... Diminishing satisfaction


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