Thursday, June 30, 2011

On Fellowship, Growth and Humility

Strength and vitality and signs of life; these are the physics and chemistry of striving, cooperating, overcoming humanity.

Indifference is a pariah. It divides even as it pretends friendship.

No adulation in celebration. Instead celebrate fellowship together.

You may cry inside as you smile in vain. God knows the truth.

Intensity of heart is the secret of life. Just as much it must be tempered.

Disciplines will hold us and commitment quicken our spirits.

Growth never stops. To stop growing is to select reverse gear.

Nothing expands like words. Bloating and extending they betray truth at light speed.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Growing Old with the Aged

When thought comes to enjoy the grandchildren, a new burden presents — the aged parent.

Age can be a scourge. But not when the dishevelment of years is cast off. Why feel bad for being ‘old’ or dependent again?

Acceptance greets age in the manner of grace; when the urge to return to childishness, within capacity, is resisted.

Aged parents: gifts of God to hearken us onward on our journey to patience.

Patience with the aged; a test for the purity of our hearts.

How humbling to be cared for, as an invalid, by one’s children and grandchildren.

Familial justice of the years: those who were cared for will care for those who cared for them.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Graphic Credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One Day

Our days: winsome and lovely and yearned for, some. Deplorable and desperate and depressing, the thought of others. And many are those between. These are our days.

One large set of entirely different events. How could one day be entirely bad or good?

One day is a world; in terms of time. Like American Beauty, 24, or Groundhog Day it has plenty of its own celebrations and concerns — every one, a macrocosm of wonder.

One day in time; a raucous success or an abject failure. Either way put it behind you. Be present.

One day at a time. Each day starts as they always do; with fresh hope or in despair — it’s our choice. What do we choose for?

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Graphic Credit: ZiggyDenim.

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Gold Dust, Christian Faith and Resolution

Relational Gold Dust:

Pleasant reminders are opportunities at 20-second corridor conversations. The best of days are sprinkled with these.

One Superior Life:

Understanding why we have envious enemies is easy when we consider how awesome it would be to live our lives. This is the God-possession.

‘AND’ not ‘OR’:

The Christian faith is universally dispersed yet it can never be watered down. Truth must be. God cannot cohabit with one not disposed to truth. Salvation is God’s desired destiny for all. Yet it can only occur in humble truth.

Resolution of Spirit:

Disciplines of abstinence enacted are not only self-control, but peace; the harmony of forward-flowing energy for life. The gear “congruence” has been engaged.

All in a One Day:

Blessed are they who can see past, present and future — truthfully — on one day.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

On Joy, Mindfulness, the Present and Achieving Love

Increasing Joy:

Good, better, best. That’s our lives if we look hopefully. What we settle for now is nothing compared with what is still coming.

A Capable Mind:

Ablaze in chaos, yet serene-spirited; that’s the humble, capable mind. It’s a mind home to truth.

Sense and reason defy logic only where sense and reason are corrupted. Many distractions and vagaries are to blame.

Holding the Present:

Thought for the future is not our possession, yet. It should not stop us attempting to plan, however. Wisdom is possessing thought of a plan, and then being open.

Achieving Love:

We live for love. Anything less is a betrayal of ourselves. It’s the end of God’s purposes: love. In courage, humility, hope, and faith: love. Live and die for it.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

On Time, Aloneness, Humility and Goodness

The Sensibilities of Time:

What is time, but a fabrication of sensible understanding? And who said sensible? Perceptions of time hinder our lives and relationships. But it’s not time we can blame — or God — but our momentary loss of perspective.

Cosmically Alone with God:

Self-importance is a concept shrouded in conceitedness. In the end it helps more to know we’re alone; with God — and nothing without Him.

Humility’s Irony:

Humility is an eternal buzzword among the morally adept. Yet, humility wants nothing to do with the word. It is; that’s all. It’s etched in truth — of itself, and God; and of itself in God.

Dig Up What’s Good:

See the good. However unnatural it is, it’s the augury of life and all relationships.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sweet Nothings, Lost in Love and Fresh Discoveries

Sweet Nothings:

Whispering ‘sweet nothings’ in the midst of pain and difficulty; that’s when we know we understand life, and the force behind life God.

Lost in Love:

Lost in love: the purpose of life. Find what you love, then do it. Life’s easier after that.

Fresh Discoveries:

A life worthy of our being waking with thought of fresh discoveries that await as moments unfold.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

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