Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Big dreams...big wheels

Sustainable chic?  This is the way to ride in style!  FDR quoted an African proverb: Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.  I can go far with these four wheels, making a loud statement without leaving a big footprint.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Quotation Inspiration

"The fullness of my life is at my door...on both sides of it...while I talk with the Lord all day long."

-Pat, a homemaker

Sunday, January 16, 2011

If You Don't Know...


- Bill Mollison, co-founder of the world-wide permaculture movement

     There is a lot to be said for the common acronym, KISS.  It's short, memorable and encourages proper perspective. 
     Keeping it simple is far from stupid. Our world is no less full of evil than it was in the time before the Flood.  It is, however; flooded with more mercy and more of God's wisdom and promise than it was before Yahshuah's coming and since. 
     Yahshuah said that the kingdom is for those who come to Him as a little child.  The kingdom of heaven, vast and eternal Glory, is so simple that a child can grasp it.  Yet, it eludes many of us because we refuse to embrace the very simplicity that brings us the peace and power to attain it.  Why? 
     Because simple is NOT easy.
     Returning to our Jewish roots is not complicated.  There is no need to trudge through lengthy and often erroneous rabbinical teaching in order to understand the basics of the Torah. The Ten Commandments will suffice.  Returning to purity is not complicated.  There is no need to break down the psycholgical affectations of music videos on society.  Mary's example and that of Ruth and Esther will suffice.  Returning our earth to a healthy and balanced state is not complicated.  There is no need to read massive studies on glacier meltdown or memorize oil drill depth ratios.  It will suffice to view water, nutrient-rich soil, skilled trades and community as our best resources, rather than worthless pieces of paper, printed with ink.
     As we used to say, back in the day, "It ain't that deep."  The simplest answers are right in front of our eyes.  They will suffice.  But we don't want sufficiency, we want surplus.  We don't want the simple answers  because they challenge our senses of comfort and convenience. We ignore them, disdain them, like the Pharisees of old, who would rather kill a King than be ruled by Him.
     They missed it.  We've missed it.  We need a more simplistic view of everything from worship to career, from recycling to feminity. Do what God wants us to do the way He wants us to do it and our nation, our world will have no choice but to flourish.  This is the new old way.  The latest retro style.  Plain and simple.
     Now you know.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Some people are a trickle, like the last drops of storm rain
Some, a torrent, inescapable
Some dreams are rare,    r
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pressured like diamonds.
my Dreams explode. Their boom deafens kills reveals.
My love, a sad staccato, begs for Your legato, the maddening
cCrescendOo of death meeting light meeting undone to be done and undone


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Some good advice from a new friend

You'd better get to livin', givin'/ Be willin' and forgivin' cause all healin' has to start with you/
You better stop whinin', pinin'/ Get your dreams in line and then just shine, design, refine 'til they come true/And you better get to livin'/Your life's a wreck, your house is a mess, and your wardrobe way outdated/ All your plans just keep on fallin' thru/Overweight and underpaid, under appreciated/I'm no guru but I'll tell you this I know is true/You better get to livin'/Don't sweat the small stuff, keep your chin up/Just hang tough and if it gets too rough//fall on your knees and pray and do that everyday/Then you'll get to livin'.

Thanks Dolly!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I just got off the phone with a friend who called me "freaking out" about the direction her heart was going.  Pouting her passion for a life she's afraid to live, she tearfully walked me through elements of her upbringing, a recent debacle of a match made somewhere south of heaven and the realization that no one knows that the girl who has it all together is, in fact, falling apart at the seams. 

In these "freak out" times, it's easy to think that everything really is falling apart.  That you're selfish and rebellious for asking questions that go against the things your parents taught you.  That your religion is giving way to the Nothing that feeds on your hopes and dreams.

But the TRUTH is, these are the moments when Holy Spirit is shaking things up, tearing things down, removing the stranglehold of religion.  It is the space between your comfort zone and God's will that thunders and strikes within the soul. In these spaces new perspectives are formed as God kneels down and looks us straight in the eyes, asking us a question.  "Will you hold onto what you've been taught and the comfort you've found in the midst of chaos or will you turn round and release yourself to do what pleases me?"

He is very patient to wait for the answer.