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Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, is the root of the word “adventure.” It means to finally arrive after a long journey. It is about Christ’s arrival. And ours. “One of the essential paradoxes of Advent: that while we wait for God, we are with God all along, that while we need to be […]
via And so It Begins… — Mitch Teemley
There was a crack in the shell
that I had built
It's a funny thing
They not only keep
the bad things out,
they also keep
the good things out
I could no longer
stand on my own
So I fell to my knees
Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson
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I believe most people are good
And most mama’s oughta qualify for sainthood
Those are the first 2 lines in the chorus of the song Most People Are Good sung by Luke Bryan. I listen to mostly C&W music these days. Although my taste in music varies wildly. Those 2 lines made me think.
I DO think that most people ARE good. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. I will trust and believe what you say until you prove that I cannot. This is just the way that I’m wired. I’ve TRIED to be more wary or cynical of people, but I just can’t do it. My heart won’t let me. I just believe that in general, most people ARE good.
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Who else could have pulled me to my feet? Who else would possibly understand my depths of despair? When all was darkness, you shed a light. Though I would curse you for daring to bring the sunlight.
I stumbled down the trail but you lit my path. Yours was the hand on my shoulder when I sought comfort. Yours were the whispered words of encouragement my heart felt when I cried out.
Continue reading “Denial”
When I moved to Texas from Oregon, it was a hardest and most frightening decision I ever made in my life. At 50-something years old, I was starting my life over again from scratch. All I had that was guaranteed was a bed to sleep in at my brother’s house and faith. Faith that I was making the right decision.
I’ve told a lot of people since I moved to Texas that “I’m meant to be here.” My life has improved tremendously since my move from Oregon. But it does make me wonder…
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A fellow blogger here, Breathwords, has a Wonderful blog! It’s filled with beautiful poetry and other amazing things. Be sure to check it out. The reason I bring up my new-found friend, is because of a recent revelation. They say “write what scares you”. I’ve done that a little bit, but I’ve always held back, not liking what was coming up on the page.
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N – Naivete
Am I naïve?
I wear my heart on my sleeve, apparently. I believe what someone tells me until they prove that I cannot believe.
I’m not stupid. If someone told me that there were purple unicorns running down the street, I would love to see that, but no, I would not believe.
I cannot help myself. I have been this way all my life.
I guess I believe that people are basically good. I still like to think that there are more good people in this world than there are bad people.
With all the negativity in this world, with all the evil, death and destruction, I still believe in good.
Does this make me naive? Or just foolish?