To start this day with joy.
To end this day with peace.
To start this day with longing.
To end this day released.
Live each day with wonder,
With kindness, awe and grace.
Live each day with courage,
With trust, with hope, with faith.
Hold fast to sacred moments.
Hold fast to precious love.
Hold fast to one another.
Hold fast to God above.
Hold courage through the hours,
And humor through the tears.
Hold God above your sorrows.
Hold God above your fears.
To You I must surrender,
Oh God of hidden spheres.
You are Source and Shelter.
To You I pledge my years.
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Alden Solovy is a liturgist, poet, editor and writing coach, as well as an award-winning essayist and journalist. His work combines ancient ideas with new voices and modern rhythms into a unique range of prayers, meditations and poetry. Find more of his work at To Bend Light on Facebook, Twitter and www.tobendlight.com.
The exquisite and heartfelt sounds of Ginny Owens is captured live at the Cup O Joy music venue in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She performs “If You Want Me To” in finest voice, with piano accompaniment that tickles the soul. Prayables recommends this recorded music video – enjoy!
she was my favorite singer in my childhood, I always looked up to her, and still do
omg wow i canteven explain!
This song always touches me. It always becomes the cry of my heart when I hear it – just trusting God and leaning on Him no matter where the road goes, no matter how difficult at times. She’s such a beautiful woman and this is an amazing song! I actually prefer this version over the cd version.
A man walked into a restaurant in a strange town. The waiter came and asked him for his order. Feeling lonely, he replied, “Meat loaf and a kind word.”
When the waiter returned with the meat loaf, the man said, “Where’s the good word?”
The waiter put down the meat loaf and sighed, bent down, and whispered, “Don’t eat the meat loaf.”
Joseph had a dream, where stalks of wheat bowed down to him. Telling his brothers about his nocturnal drama got him in one great big heap of trouble. But we all know— it turned out just fine in the end.
If you give voice to your dream, like Joseph, it’s possible others will be offended. Chances are you’ll get eye rolls, yawns or other facial gestures to let you know— they don’t much care. And then there are the times when you’re taken seriously. You find encouragement to talk about your dreams and ways to make those dreams a reality.
Viola swears that she can see her reality in a dream, before she even lives it. She subscribes to the theory that in order to activate your dreams, it must be seen vividly in all its dimensions.
It’s up to you to hear it, see it, touch it, feel it, and then decide whether or not to own your dream. Dreams can be noble, nonsense or self-serving. Sometimes a dream is nothing more than a fleeting thought. Other times, it is God speaking to you, and you’d best be listening.
- Prayables, Inspired by the women of Woman ACT Now!
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more.