Fearless

Thinking about whether or not I’m fearless I’ve come to a conclusion. Sometimes I am and sometimes not.

The most fearless thing I’ve done was travel to Italy alone. That was my first time ever going to Europe. The first time my passport was stamped and that was my second one.

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Flying Over Italy to Rome Airport

I was with a group the first week but after that I traveled alone. The grace and peace of God  filled me so full there was no room for fear to enter.

I’d have to say again, sometimes I am and sometimes not FEARLESS.

Harmony

“The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords having a pleasing effect; the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.”

Let harmony arise at the intermingling of the sound.

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These ladies were preparing to bring entertainment to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday.

Karma Chameleon I

After I responded to what I thought was today’s  daily prompt I went back to find that this prompt was from April 18, 2015 and was connected to my prompt for today. Can’t remember if I wrote about it then but here it is now.

This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways?

Proverbs 18:21 in The Message (MSG) Bible says:

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit-you chose.

Science does nothing but prove the Bible is correct-as if it needed to be proven.

I keep in mind that the words I speak can kill or give life to me or someone I speak to or about. With that in mind I choose my words carefully. If I can’t say something good I won’t say anything at all. I may wonder why someone does or say a thing. But at the end of the day only God knows the true intent of the heart which so often makes the lips speak.

Remember don’t commit suicide or kill anyone with what passes through your lips today.

Naked with Black Socks

Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in the bathroom? Why?

Many moons ago when I was a child we were required to give book reports. I would read my book and write my report all the while fear and terror crept in and gripped me.

When my turn came to give my report I’d walk up to the front like I had it all together. As I turned around to face the class a series of bodily malfunctions began. I would go blind and couldn’t see anyone. My hearing became non-existent. The brain in my head left the room. What I wrote on my note cards were on the cards-no longer in my brain. My body shook like a leaf on a tree knocked around by a fierce wind. It was not good.

The first time I was able to speak in front of people was in a class in college. I didn’t know how it was going to turn out and much to my surprise I did a great job. You can say a miracle happened.

I’m still not particular about public speaking but I believe I can pull it off.

I never saw myself naked in black socks. I saw myself comatose with nothing in me working. I don’t know why I was encumbered by those tragic times but I’m glad I outgrew them.

Voice Work

Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be?

Since this is make believe and you didn’t say the person had to be alive the person I’d choose is now deceased. That person is Maya Angelou.

As I started writing James Earl Jones came to mind. So I’d choose him also. Maybe they could collaborate. It would be a fantastic audiobook.

The Eighth Sin

Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?

For me sin #8 is Revenge.

It’s a shame that everyone doesn’t comply with the American right to free speech and freedom to do or not do according to their conscience.

Seeking revenge against someone or their business because they don’t believe what you believe has moved up a few notches to #1 in my book.

The saying “Just say no” has become a cardinal sin to some people.

The right thing to do is say thank you and move on to the next place. Not seek revenge because they don’t think or feel the same as you.

Why should a person be sued for their beliefs and have their livelihood snatched from them.

That’s a shame no matter who it is happening to and why.

Life After Blogs

Your life without a computer: what does it look like?

Life with a computer would not be good at first.

That would be the end of blogs, Facebook, twitter, emails and everything else connected with the computer. I’d be in trouble trying to go places because I can’t read a map. I guess I’d stay home more.

Letter writing by hand would again become the thing of the present. The sadness in that is I’d have to print the letters because cursive writing is no longer taught in school.

Watching my Sunday worship service via webcast would come to an end. That’s not a good thought.

I would be able to do a lot of things I use to do when I didn’t have a computer and didn’t waste a lot of time playing games. That would be a good thing.

At the end of the day I think I’d survive.