All posts filed under: Spirtuality

irumeur… A Muslim-American in Office

Is Obama a genius or plain crazy?  That is the question many people across the world are probably asking themselves about now. The more we accept the more we risk – the more we risk the greater the reward.  Which of these scenarios will be at the fore front if  a Muslim-American, Abid Riaz Qureshi, is appointed to serve the  U.S.  District Court? Jesus instructed us to love one another even as we fear -and we do fear the possibility of our country being dominated by Muslim rule.  One of the best ways to overcome fear, is to bring two people together and discover how they are each alike.  Our likenesses is the point we bond. Bonding with our neighbors, our countrymen, our brothers and sister in life across the world is the only way to build world peace.  Yet, in doing, so we risk our way of life. What do I mean from that? We are a Christian nation -or at least, we were built with God as our leader and Christ as our savior.  God …

irumeur… I’m Out of Control

I’m waiting… For what?                                                       Death. When?                                                                                              I don’t know! Am I a webtoon character where someone else gets to decide when I die, who I love, what I become?          I try to remember the last time any decision I made for my own life came to fruition.  As a young woman, I knew who I loved and what I wanted to be.  Along my path, I’ve made choices to dare myself in facing the dangers of rejection, loneliness, and disappointment -believing if I tried hard enough I would one day be in control. Yet, here I sit without a single hope my dreams will come true. With each step, I get knocked back down.  With each choice, I am forced to accept I am not in control.  With each desire I am shown a trickle of satisfaction.  With each change I make it only becomes a new way to fail.  Why?  Who are you who holds the pen to my creation?  If your hand must intervene into my every drawing why do you give me barriers I can’t break through?  Did you create …

irumeur…Go Up A Mountain With God

My title is wise words from Allister Begg. I love him…  He is such a great teacher of the Bible.  I didn’t feel like going to church, and I don’t push myself when this happens.  If I go for the wrong reason -God knows anyhow.  There is no escaping him. Failure I have a habit of being lazy for fear of failure.  I use this excuse to blow off my housework, my writing and my lawn. However, the older I get the more I want to complete things.  It is this driving force that keeps me writing even when I’m not sure I have something to say.  Is this age?  Or, do I finally get it? Life isn’t about lazily sitting around hours watching TV, or searching YouTube.  Life is about making an impact we can be proud of so the moment we die; we don’t feel it was wasted.  If I don’t cook and clean -who will care for my family?  If I don’t step up at church, will my church survive?  If I don’t …

irumeur -250 ISIS Militants Killed

http://abc7.com/1407528/ via @abc7 250 ISIS Militants Killed When I read these report’s I must celebrate our county’s victory.  As I celebrate, I remember to bend my knees in prayer.  Why? Lives have been lost.  Each time any human dies, we have lost an earthly brother or a sister, maybe a child.  This act  should not be celebrated with great joy.  If we lose sight of humanity -then we become less than human. First, let me tell you all, I am so very proud of our soldiers who fight each day for our freedom.  Many of you already know that my father fought in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  I was one of the lucky children, to have my daddy return to me. Each time our men and woman go out -their lives are risked.  They do this for us.  A sacrifice none should be asked to make.  I celebrate them -and the continued freedom from all who would oppress us for greed, money, power, or even religion.  I think about their personal sacrifice -not only of …

irumeur -Blossom Where You Live

“Blossom Where You Live” At church, this past Sunday, our pastor mentioned Saint Francis de Sales quote, “bloom where you are planted.”    The Bishop of Geneva was telling us to rely up Christ for our guidance in life and find peace and happiness in his grace. I just read a blog: https://tomlangford.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/bloom-where-youre-planted/#comment-213, that questions this very idea.              How can we thrive when we may need more sun, more rain, more shade -the country, city or space? For the last several days, while contemplating this statement, I was not satisfied with blooming where I’m planted.  I do, however, place my faith and trust in Christ for his guidance, and greater knowledge concerning the best for me and my family.  That does not mean I will bloom where I live if I am planted poorly. God, does not always plant us where we will thrive at our very best.  There are challenges we must pass through to become the followers ‘he’ desires us to be.  There will be poor soil, lack of sun, we will become …

The Seasons of Our Lives

Finally, I remember! My cousins, wives – father died.  His funeral was yesterday.  L -was a wonderful man, who never said an unfair word about anyone.  He spoke softly, and always offered a smile.  Since I was young, I thought of him more as an uncle -then the neighborhood grocer. During his funeral, the minister spoke of L -as a savior.  At first, I was confused.  Then he explained that we were all saviors of something, earthly.  He was not comparing L to Christ -only in his giving to others -saving them. See, L knew the people who shopped at his store.  He knew when they didn’t buy enough food, they were low on money, needed clothing, shoes, mittens -and he provided.  He was a great representative for Christ, on earth. What struck me, what I had such a hard time remembering, was the ending to his sermon.  It was the seasons -The Seasons of Our Lives. A season to be born; a season to marry, a season to begin a family; a season to die.  Oh, …

Just Jot It January 24

Just Jot It January 24th – Compelled – We’re almost there!   Jot -Compelled Proverbs 31 talks about a woman clothed with strength and dignity.  This is the only woman fit to be the wife of a King. Men are frequently lured, while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, into the bedrooms of women without dignity.  If I’m not mistaken, men go to bars, with the intention of picking up a woman. Not surprisingly, many women go to bars to find a man. The man is looking for sex.  The woman is looking for a man to love her.  One will be easily found, and the other will most likely be left -forgotten! Why do women search for men, in a den of lust?  Why would any women look for love, where sex is on the menu -served up in a glass of poison?  Do we truly expect to find faithfulness, dependability, and a man of dignity? Remember, a man without dignity -will never be a good husband for a Queen.  What?  You’re not a queen?  …