Expect the unexpected




This is a keeper. It is just what I need right now. I must share it. I know it will resonate with many.

Jubilee Journey


Peace, unto this house, I pray,
Keep terror and despair away;
Shield it from evil and let sin
Never find lodging room within.
May never in these walls be heard
The hateful or accusing word.

Grant that its warm and mellow light
May be to all a beacon bright,
A flaming symbol that shall stir
The beating pulse of him or her
Who finds this door and seems to say,
“Here end the trials of the day.”

Hold us together, gentle Lord,
Who sit about this humble board;
May we be spared the cruel fate
Of those whom hatreds separate;
Here let love bind us fast, that we
May know the joys of unity.

Lord, this humble house we’d keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our…

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More Merton — gratitude, awakening to new wonder


“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”  — Thomas Merton

Incredible lightness in my being

Paused mid-day to pray, asking God to excuse me for being so scattered. As I finished the prayer, I realized God would guide me to do what needed to be done and provide the desire and energy to do it. My amazing friend percussionist Jewfwah proclaimed to me yesterday that he was taking this day off. A day off for him is still slightly busy but filled with things he enjoys. Maybe it will be a day off for me as well.

As I sat there, I began to feel an incredible lightness in my being. It was like a boulder that had been pinning me down fell away. I felt as if I had suddenly lost 10 pounds (miracles do happen). It felt as if the ethers had parted and radiant beams of light began tickling my soul. I knew something incredibly good was manifesting for me in the universe.

fairy on crescent moon

What a joyous feeling. I feel as if I am hanging out on a moon beam enjoying the spectacular light show in the sky all around me.

It is dazzling majestic divine order. I hope I never forget this feeling.

Clip Art: Fairy on crescent moon.