Good morning to you family. We weathered the storm that came through our area (North Texas) last night. At one point we gathered the family up and went into the safest part of the house. We weren’t bored as neither the electricity or the internet waivered and we were able to continue watching Season 4 of the History Channel show Vikings. When the winds really started to blow, I was anxious at first but then I remembered my power in such times….my thoughts. I asked myself what I wanted to happen and that was for there to be a restoration of stillness and calm and I focused on that until it came.
This morning when I went out to survey our backyard, I found the most amazing thing. There were spider threads wound around EVERYTHING! The fanciful part of myself thought, my friends the spiders made sure our house and all the property didn’t blow away last night! Spiders and I weren’t always best of friends. When I was a little girl I can remember being in the house by myself and there being a huge spider that was in the house. It seemed to chase me into the basement and I was terrified. When my Dad got home he took the vacuum and sucked it up. I wonder now, knowing what I know about spiders, if it wasn’t chasing me but trying to get me to let it outside? I try always to get them back outside when I find them in the house now.
This is one of my favorite David Bowie songs:
Today is the day we here in America honor an amazing man from history, Martin Luther King Jr. I wonder what he would have to say about the state of things as we a species cross the threshold of 2017. I venture to guess he might be a bit sad that we still haven’t managed to look past, what I now call the “star car” (our exterior bodies) and see what the God of my understanding sees of us….pure light energy, beauty, love and potential. He would see the news headlines and probably shake his head, “We haven’t grown past this yet?!” I think his faith in us would remain unwavering….the year is young and so are we.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.”
I found this video and it’s perfect. I get to hear the story of Martin through the voice of another man and actor I miss and admired, Michael Clarke Duncan:
Published on Jan 17, 2014
At this time last year, over at our blog, www.pastorappreciationblog.com, we posted a group of quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., to go with pictures for the presentation. Now, even one year later, that post continues to be one of the most-viewed posts on the blog.
Now, we present a video of the book “Martin’s Big Words.” The book was
written by Doreen Rappaport, and the narration is by Michael Clarke Duncan.
To go with the beautiful artwork, a choir is featured throughout the presentation.
The words of the book, the excellent narration, and the choir, all join together to make viewing this an unforgettable experience.
Please enjoy the video … remember … and honor … the life and lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.