Monthly Archives: April 2013

Laugh, Like Your Life Depends On It

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“A good laugh is as good as a prayer sometimes” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” – Proverbs 31:25

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Heaven is Where You Create It

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seek and you will findGreetings all! Today’s Soul Food is a great reminder that we all have the power and ability to create heaven in our lives, the lives of others and here on earth. Use your time wisely–it’s the one thing you will never get back! After reading this, think about what heaven is to you and CREATE IT. In this moment, I can say that for me, heaven is the existence of possibilities.

Meditate on this and enjoy link below 😉
“…No one knows the hour, nor do they know the day,
but the kingdom is near, don’t let anything lead you astray.
as long as God is with me, everything will be okay.
so right about then,we decided to pray….

your time
is a terrible thing to waste!!!
for there’s not one of these possessions that you can bring to space (yeah, it doesn’t matter)
it’s a challenge, but the chance of seeing, is quite a dream to chase (yes it is)
I hope
I remind God of Him when He sees my face ….

all mighty love,
watching over me….
a smile……..brilliant…..
all over …..constantly…..
warm …..comforting…..
perfect…like …no..thing
no hate..no confusion…no strain
simply peace…. simply
simply…simply…simply

No fear! Heaven is to me
no fear of destruction
understanding who He is
his name is Christ!!
heaven, heaven is to me
wisdom, understanding, knowledge

streets of gold and pearly gates
halos wings all dressed in white
angels sing and cymbals glare
no ones rich, no one’s poor
people dreaming they live free
making love while they in love
wonderful dream wake me when you’re home

Heaven. Heaven is being Pops
heaven is spending the day with your grandchildren
listening to their voices when they laugh and play
and then at the end of the day, we hug,  we kiss and slowly they walk away
and then suddenly they turn and rush back to me and hug me ’round the knees
yeah, that’s heaven to me…”

excerpts from ‘Heaven Somewhere’ by Common, featuring Bilal, Ceelo Green, Omar, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu & “Papa Lynn”

Meditate on Order and Guidance

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what lies within usGreetings all! Today’s Soul Food is a very powerful song/prayer (audio link below) that I think we all must learn, no mater what faith we serve. When we meditate on guidance and direction and ask for direction and order, we can transform our lives and be useful in transforming the lives of others. I think we all can agree that this world needs more divine order from a positive place:

“Order my steps in your word dear Lord,
Lead me, guide me everyday,
Send your anointing, Father I pray;
Order my steps in your word,
Please, order my steps in your word.

Humbly, I ask thee to teach me your will,
While you are working, help me be still,
Though satan is busy, God is real;
Order my steps in your word,
Please, order my steps in your word.

Bridle my tongue let my words edify,
Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in thy sight,
Take charge of my thoughts both day and night;
Order my steps in your word,
Please order my steps in your word.

I want to walk worthy,
My calling to fulfill.
Please order my steps lord,
And I’ll do your blessed will.
The world is ever-changing,
But you are still the same;
If you order my steps, I’ll praise your name.

Order my steps in your word.
Order my tongue in your word.
Guide my feet in your word.
Wash my heart in your word.
Show me how to walk in your word.
Show me how to talk in your word.
When I need a brand new song to sing,
Show me how to let your praises ring,
In your word

Please order my steps in your word.

Please order my steps in your word.
Please order my tongue in your word.
Please guide my feet in your word.
Please wash my heart in your word.
Please order my steps in your word.”

Shine On…

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Today I felt the need to post 2 entries.
Be inspired. Be blessed. SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THE WORLD! Enjoy and remember: No life’s worth more than any other, No sister worth less than any brother….so SHINE ON and Let your heart be boundless, Like your faith in The One….! (video below)

“Shine on
All my people who’ve been broken-hearted
Shine on
From the place where all life had been started
When you need fresh air
Go beyond horizons
To your place in the sun
Shine on
Let your heart be boundless
Like your faith in The One.

It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
Don’t tell me that you don’t care
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
No stopping to this warfare
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
We’re breathing in the same air
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
Don’t tell me that you don’t care
You don’t care
No stopping to this warfare
And you don’t care
No

Sing on
From the language of your ancestors and
Sing on
Be playful in your innocence and
Lift your head up high
And rejoice for all you see
Without your eyes
Sing on
Like a bird that’s making love in sunset skies

It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
Don’t tell me that you don’t care
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
No stopping to this warfare
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
We’re breathing in the same air
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
Don’t tell me that you don’t care

No life’s worth more than any other
No sister worth less than any brother
No life’s worth more than any other
No sister worth less than any brother
No life’s worth more than any other
No sister worth less than any brother
No life’s worth more than any other
No sister worth less than any brother

It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
Don’t tell me that you don’t care
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
No stopping to this warfare
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
We’re breathing in the same air
It’s crazy, crazy, crazy
Don’t tell me that you don’t care
You don’t care
No stopping to this warfare
You don’t care

Somebody, please
Send us a prayer.” – Michael Franti featuring Spearhead

What’s Your Declaration?

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“The Lord is the light of my life and he brightens up my world yes He is!…” – Queen Latifah, “Winki’s Theme”

Greetings all!
Today’s Soul Food is just a reminder to us that sometimes life’s circumstances calls for us to declare the goodness in our lives, whatever goodness we see or feel. Declare it to ourselves and declare it to others. Well, my declaration today is that “Sharing positivity with the world feeds my soul” 😉Enjoy the audio below! Be blessed
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You Are the Reflection of God

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“The God of the universe–the One who created everything and holds it all in His hand–created each of us in His image, to bear His likeness, His imprintIt is only when Christ dwells within our hearts, radiating the pure light of His love through our humanity, that we discover who we are and what we were intended to be.  There is no other joy that reaches as deep or as wide or as high–there is no other joy that is more complete.” – Wendy Moore
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We Are All Family

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“When indeed shall we learn that we are all related to one another, that we are all members of one body?  Until the spirit of love for our fellow man, regardless of race, color or creed, shall fill the world, making real in our lives and our deeds the actuality of human brotherhood–until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.” – Helen Keller

Send loving prayer to Boston, send loving prayer to the world….pray for respect, understanding and empathy. Pray to the positive and powerful being that you believe in that all lost souls, lost minds, and all damaged hearts receive love and positive guidance to walk through life in the light of the Creator.

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Change

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Great day all!! So today’s Soul Food may not seem inspirational to some but it inspires me. Sometimes the best inspiration is acceptance of the situations of life. Once we accept a situation, we can decide how we want to conquer, address or correct it.  I think this is perfect for a Monday and whenever I hear it (audio link below), I am filled with determination to enjoy life more and not be a “slave to the money”. Enjoy!

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah,

No change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray
But tonight I’m on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can’t change
I can’t change

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Try to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the things meet yeah

You know I can’t change, I can’t change
I can’t change, I can’t change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
from one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

I can’t change my mold
no, no, no, no, no,
I can’t change
Can’t change my body,
no, no, no

I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Have you ever been down?
Have you’ve ever been down?

-Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve