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Wear Red!


Today was a day
we were encouraged
to wear red.

My cast insures
that I’ll wear red
whether I want to or not!

Hello from Bob & me

Tomorrow the pins
will come out
and the cast
comes off!

Then my prayer
is that the swelling
decreases & flexibility
begins to return.

That will be
a time to celebrate.
Don’t you agree?
Wheeee!

Oh, but why
“Wear Red”
You ask?
It’s Pentacost!

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Tongues of fire
Descended on the folks
Gathered at the Temple

The tongues of fire
Were the Holy Spirit
Entering the Disciples

Here’s how the story goes:

At the Last Supper, Jesus instructed His disciples to go out into the world to minister and heal the sick on their own. Fifty days after Jesus’ death, the Holy Spirit (with tongues of fire) descended onto the disciples, allowing them to speak in tongues. All the people from all parts of the world who were gathered there were able to hear the Word in their own language as the apostles (filled with the Holy Spirit) spoke to them. Some explanations say that it was the “Pentecostal experience” that allowed the apostles direct communication with God. The PBS News Hour explanation of Pentecost says, “That signaled a major shift in the religious landscape and laid the foundation for what would become Christianity.”

Pentecost shares roots with the Jewish holiday, Shavu’ot. Since that holiday’s liturgical color is red, to symbolize the apostles “tongues of fire” and also the blood of martyrs, sometimes Christians will dress in red or decorate churches with red. Many churches hold baptisms and confirmations on that day, as well. (Our church was decorated in red and we held a fellowship hour after church celebrating the graduation of three of our young people from elementary to high school – and from high school to college.)

Many artists have tried to depict what
that day of Pentecost
must have been like
for the people there.

This is one of my favorites:

Here is another favorite…
It shows the people from various cultures,
each of whom speak a different language,
receiving the Holy Spirit.
God’s sign of UNITY
through and within
our diversity.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful
if we all could have a “Pentecostal experience”
where we understand every language
as if it were spoken in our own tongue?
No more language barriers?

How are you celebrating Pentecost today?
Are you wearing red?
Let’s all celebrate
UNITY
through and within
our diversity.

LOVE is why Jesus came!
Pentecost is a day
to celebrate His continued presence
through the Holy Spirit
sent to live in each of us!!

God bless you.
See you later…
After the pins come out!

Love,
JanBeek

Embrace Inner Strength


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“Why do we need compassion?
Experience tells us that it brings inner strength.
It also benefits others
and we face many unnecessary problems
when we lack it.

To understand this
we must develop a holistic way
of seeing the bigger picture,
which means we must use our intelligence.”

Dalai Lama@DalaiLama



Inner Strength brings peace
When we use it to create
Inner compassion

Then compassion brings
Inner strength when we use it
To show outer peace

Peace be with you, my friends.
Tomorrow we’ll be on our way to Oregon
to be with my sister-in-law
as we celebrate the life and memory
of her husband of 60+ years.

May your soul
Rest in peace, Stanley P Hunt.

And my dear WordPress Friends,
May your day be filled with peace and blessings,
compassion and inner strength.
God bless you!

Hugs,
JanBeek


P.S. May you find sweet peace that passes understanding.

We’ve Tried Hate


We’ve Tried Hate

Tried Hate - Try PEACE

Destruction must go
Let’s try something different
COLLABORATION

Eliminate Hate
Substitute empowerment
LET’S COMMUNICATE

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Matheus Bertelli

Let’s solve world problems
Come sit by the fireside
Let’s try peace and love.

ARE  YOU  WITH  ME?
What might we talk about?

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See ya tomorrow.

Do You Tweet?


Are you a Twitter fan?

Do you Tweet?

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People can tell a lot about you depending on your answer these two questions.

Who do you follow?
and
What sorts of things do you tweet about?

 

Can I tell what you love by reading your Tweets?
Do you Tweet about things that annoy you instead?

Some people are open books – they use very few filters and they just type in whatever pops into their heads. Some are quite thoughtful.

I prefer to follow people like

Dalai Lama:

“Cooperation comes from friendship, friendship comes from trust, and trust comes from kindheartedness. Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying, or exploitation; instead, you can be honest, truthful and transparent in your conduct.”

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Dalai Lama’s messages are usually quite different from

Donald Trump:

“The Fake News Media has NEVER been more Dishonest or Corrupt than it is right now. There has never been a time like this in American History. Very exciting but also, very sad! Fake News is the absolute Enemy of the People and our Country itself!”

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In contrast, it helps my spirits to tune in to people like

Bob Goff:

“The world is full of difficulties; but it’s even more full of hope.”

@lovedoes
https://www.facebook.com/bobgoffis/

 

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Bob’s messages are uplifting, and so are those of

Pope Francis:

“Prayer reconnects us to God, charity to our neighbor, fasting to ourselves. God, my brothers and sisters, my life: these are the realities that do not end in nothing, and in which we must invest.” #Lent

If I follow a politician like our president,
I think it’s also important to check out other politicians.
Keep balanced – hear from both Republicans and Democrats.
Check the Tweets by

Elizabeth Warren:

“Our differences make us stronger. I will fight against all forms of bigotry and hate—including white nationalism.”

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And the Tweets by

Barack Obama:

Yesterday he tweeted, “And here are some ways to help cyclone victims in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe:” (linked @barackobama)

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For pure entertainment, I get a kick out of

The Voice:

“When insane runs meet unstoppable energy, you get this incredible battle.

See who @JohnLegend picks MONDAY 8/7c on @NBC! 🎶❤️”

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If you check out Tweets,
why do you do so?

Is it to entertain, to inform, to connect with others?
Or do you avoid it all together?

I find Twitter can be time-consuming if I get caught up in it,
and I’d rather read the blogs I follow on WordPress!

I’m curious,
what is your impression of Twitter
and all the Tweets folks are posting?

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