Tag Archive | Religion and Philosophy

Christmas Bells 2018 #3 . . . .Tomtar




“Tomtar (Swedish for gnomes) require very little from the humans they work for,
demanding only their respect and trust, and a bowl of porridge on Christmas eve,
which they consider their due. The porridge MUST have butter… or else.”





“Legends of the Tomtar,” Skandium Journal. Illus. by John Bauer, “Woman Leaving Porridge for the Tomtar,” 1908.
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Prayer is like planting a seed.




“Prayer is like planting a seed.
Don’t dig it up to see how it is doing!
Pray for it. Release it by giving thanks.
Begin acting like you already have it!”

~ Iyanla Vanzant





Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant https://www.facebook.com/DrIyanlaVanzant/

Sunday reflection . . . .You have searched me, Lord




You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

– Psalm 139






The Sleeping Forest – Peter Bognar image
Text & image source: Tom Woolley https://www.facebook.com/tom.woolley.12?

The whole earth is brimming with glory





Photo post source: Contemplative Monk https://www.facebook.com/ContemplativeMonk/

We learn under the tutelage of wounds.




“But gradually we learn something very precious under the tutelage of these
wounds. We learn a compassion for others that replaces judging, self-loathing,
and the compulsion to find someone to blame. We learn a reverent joy before our
wounds that replaces the condemnation of and comparison of ourselves with others
that used to fuel our anxiety. We learn that the consummation of self-esteem is
self-forgetful abandonment to the Silence of God that gives birth to loving
service of all who struggle.”

~Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land:





Art: Marija Gautci
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High recognitions . . . .Guardian Angel.





“We are guided and guided through a spiritual helper friend who is always by our
side, giving us guidance, and showing through the inner voice, how we should
behave in every situation of our life. But for that we need to be receptive, to
hear your voice, knowing how to interpret it through the circumstances
surrounding our life. Your silent guidance will certainly lead us to the
greatest spiritual progress of our being, avoiding unnecessary mistakes, pain
and suffering. Seek to be attentive and meditate silently, to hear the voice of
this friend who is sent to us through the perfect laws of God, and who guides us
silently, without ever abandoning us.”

~ Roberto Pepper.





Text & image source: Robert Pimenta https://www.facebook.com/roberto.pimenta.71

Christmas Bells 2018 #2 . . . .The Rays of The Radiant Star





“These simple folk had run home,
fetched their wives and children,
and then followed the Ray of the Star
until they found the stable. –

How their eyes shone!
How ardently they wished
to be allowed to serve the Messiah!

They were filled with happiness.”

– Jeschua Ben Jahwe. –





Text & image source: Obinna Magnobi https://www.facebook.com/obinna.magnobi?