Is my blog stuck?
Is writing on the same topic,
“Adding Meaning to Life,”
everyday related to being in a rut?
At my request, professional blogger of excellence,
The Art of Blogging, Cristian Mihai,
gave me ten tips on how to improve my blog.
One of them was,
“… choose one day of the week
to write some weekly type of blog
that [your] ideal reader would love.”
Before making that suggestion, he asked me to define my “ideal reader.” You, my blogging friend, or my daughter, or my creative, encouraging friend, you are it!
That’s DeDe, my dear daughter
You know I often use Sundays to post my sermon notes. You know I listen intently to capture what the minister is saying to me, and I record my notes in poetry.
It’s not a stretch to call this my “different weekly type of blog.” I hope you look forward each Sunday to seeing/hearing what the message was in church this morning. Here is today’s:
Rev. Jean Johnson, Madison Valley Presbyterian Church
Ennis, MT, April 28, 2019, John 20:19-31
The disciples were stuck
In the same room as they
Were a week ago when
It was a glorious Easter Day.
Why were they still there?
What difference did Christ make?
What difference has his death
Made for your life’s sake?
Has His resurrection made
A difference in your days?
Or are you, like the disciples,
Stuck in your usual ways?
I should be doing better –
Living more authentically today.
I should be listening carefully
Like the disciples on their Emmaus way.
But changing old patterns
Is a process that takes time.
Is staying behind locked doors
A cowardly, unacceptable crime?
I wanted to wake up today
To a whole new world of joy.
But the news today was the same old
Sad, violent acts, and hates that destroy.
Change is well overdue.
I want to see instant relief,
But the hatred in this world
Tends to shake my firm belief.
The empty tomb tells me
That the risen Christ is here.
He’s working with you and me
To change our doubts to cheer.
Where you are is your
Starting place where you are.
It’s the place Christ comes
And lets you out to follow His star.
Have faith to see
Christ is risen;
So should we be!
We cannot be stuck in this place of
violence, synagogue shootings, and
a world of intolerance, prejudice,
wars, and hunger. Listen to the pleads
of the Rabbi who spoke to us today.
Don’t let this dark period hide the light.
Go out and BE THE LIGHT!!