How dull it would be
If the whole world was beige. The idea of a melting pot Needs to turn a different page. Turn to the page of color Where each one is celebrated. The idea of a salad bowl Needs to be integrated. Don’t try to make us all Of one color and creed. Honor and appreciate the joy In each unique, beautiful seed. Sow seeds of understanding. Sow seeds of faith and love. Sow seeds of joy and unity. We’re all one from God above. You color my world!
May your world dazzle with color!
Love ya… and really appreciate your prayers for those fighting this pandemic. Thank you!
See ya tomorrow. JanBeek
We each have a light
Shining brightly within us My friends, let it out! We each are unique. We’re each individuals, But we’re connected. The best examples Of humanity’s bright lights Are in the Bible. Do our very best To emulate examples Of God’s good people.
Here are some women of the Bible whose examples of letting their lights shine are worthy of emulation. Let’s try to be like them as much as possible:
Abigil was wise Dorcus used her talents Elizabeth believed Esther boldly spoke the Truth Hannah prayed ceaselessly Lydia shared generously Mary Magdalene experienced great joy Rehab gave God her best Rebekah exhibited Christ-like character Ruth remained always loyal Sarah trusted You and I learn from their examples – let our lights shine brighter because of the way these ladies lit their lamps to light our paths.
Our paths are brighter;
These ladies of the Bible Lit bright lamps for us. May we in return Illuminate the pathway For those who follow.
Bee well, my friends.
I send my love and light to you. Hugs, JanBeek
All the same stardust –
Part of this vast Pale Blue Dot. Must work together. Nationalism Must give way to unity; We’re all one people! Embrace uniqueness While celebrating sameness. Live in harmony.
Only when we know
The importance of Oneness Will we heal our earth. You’re my bro or sis; I am your sister-in-love. So, let’s get along! Let’s cooperate With God who wants only good. We’re all One People!
I want to show you
How much I love our Oneness. What can I do – huh? We’re in this salad, Each adding our own color – Creating beauty.
It would be boring
If we were all just the same. Thanks for being YOU!
Kindness and a Happy Smile – So just smile and love!
I just love your smile.
I love your uniqueness, too. Smile – and spread love!
Can’t keep us from spreading smiles. They’re MORE contagious!
Cheers, my dear friends, I love you! What will you do to make your smile contagious today? Have a Terrific Tuesday! See you later.
Sometimes being odd,
Being the one who’s different, Is so very hard. We are often birds – Birds of a feather who flock Together as one. We have such trouble Being the one who’s left out. It takes bravery!
But we are called now
To be safe and be unique. Follow the orders. When others refuse And head for the beach or bar, You just stay at home.
Be Mona Lisa –
Hunkering down in your house – Safe from the others. Free from suffering, Value human connection, But, just limit it!!
I love that baby!
His expression is priceless. Does he mirror you? Stay at home, you say? I’m stuck here with my grandma? When will all this end? Pray with me:
No one knows for sure
When darkness will turn to light. But yes, it will come. Meantime, hang in there! Pray, hope, and reach out in love. Spread kindness and peace.
Bee well! Bee safe! Bee different!
Thanks for visiting
JanBeek. Tell me how you’re doing. Is everything okay with you and your family? . See ya tomorrow
Be Like a Tree
Today is Wordless Wednesday,
but I could not help myself.
I saw this and decided
it is too good to keep to myself.
I can “Be Like a Tree”
while I remain “wordless.”
Keep Growing, dear friends.
Keep Facing the Son!
See ya tomorrow.
from message based on
“That They May Be One.”
Jesus prayed for Oneness
For each divided sect.
As He is One with God,
He prayed we will show respect.
The ways in which we
Polarize ourselves here
Is tiring. It saddens me.
It brings no one cheer.
All people are more similar
Than different from each other.
We establish boundaries
To separate from our brothers.
We do it to prove that
We are right and we’re accepted.
We name others as losers
And place them outside – rejected.
Jesus prayed that we would just
Love One another – differences and all.
He prayed for our Oneness.
Honor uniqueness; stand tall!
Oneness is not about eliminating
The differences we see.
It’s about loving our uniqueness.
Love your neighbor, even your enemy!
It is about Oneness with God;
It’s a boundary-less love.
It’s only possible with help
From the Divine Source above.
If we call ourselves Christian,
We must stop bickering and be
The loving children our Creator intended.
Love differences; love even me!
Be one with all.
In Christ’s Love we Pray,
JanBeek’s poetic notes
from a sermon
by Rev. Jean Johnson
at the Madison Valley Presbyterian Church
Ennis, MontanaJune 2, 2019
What will you do today to demontrate your love for one another?
See you tomorrow
If I measure me against me,
I could be six foot three.
If I measure me against YOU,
I’m not even two foot two!
So, who do I use?
What feet do I choose?
Who carries my blues?
Who walks in my shoes?
“No one,” You say?
God took His soft clay
And molded a shape –
Unique! Full of play!
God gifted your soul
Full of treasure untold.
Then He threw out the mold.
You’re more precious than gold.
Who do I measure myself against then?
Do I look at my friends, compare me with them?
“No one,” God smiles. “I’ll say it again,
You’re a unique, one-of-a-kind gem!”