…called Quest

…called Quest

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Connection       

Gradually, day-by-day, in our brave new world, machines and technology offer us virtual connection, virtual communication, but there is no substitute for looking at another person in their eyes. Only connect with them, and you notice, you really begin to see that person.                

-Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Full Sermon:   http://ssje.org/ssje/2011/11/15/not-waving-but-drowning-br-geoffrey-tristram/

{song selection & reflection by Peter L.}

Nina Simone - Seems I’m Never Tired of Loving You

Connecting with one thing tends to separate you from something else. I mean, we all love the internet, right? It’s paradoxical. In the Republican Party they bond over how independent they are. You join the group to prove your independence. Strange how connections can divide us. That’s where God works differently. His Light is inclusive. It doesn’t so much separate us from the darkness of matter as free us from it’s divisiveness. This is the great theme of the Bible. The Jews escape the Egyptian reality of master and slave. Christians are liberated from the Law itself by faith in the Spirit. And the Spirit - perceived only in love - returns us to the dimension in which we are all one.

My impression is that Nina Simone lived this contradiction between connection and separation more than most. As an African-American woman artist, she struggled with racism and sexism, at once estranged and reaching out for expression. This song appeared on “Nina at the Piano,” in which she sang and played solo. It was the album she was most proud of. Her passion goes deep.

Darling, you are always needed/ And your tenderness is needed too

And it seems that I’m never tired loving you.

Never was the feeling stronger./ Aching for the sweet things you do

And it seems that I’m never tired loving you.

Should the mountains crumble to ashes/ And the rain should cease to fall

And if the river stopped its flowing,/ You’d still be my all and all

And if the clouds cover the sky/ So the sunlight don’t come through

Then I would never, never, never, never/ Never tire of loving you

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spiritualinspiration:

God will always finish what He started. The moment God placed a dream in your heart, the moment that promise took root, God not only started something in your life but He also set a completion date. Scripture tells us that God is called the Author and the Finisher of our faith. God wouldn’t have given you the dream; the promise wouldn’t have come alive if God didn’t already have a plan to bring it to pass.

It doesn’t matter how long it’s been or how impossible it looks. Your mind may tell you that it’s too late. You’ve missed too many opportunities. It’s never going to happen. No, God is saying, “It’s not over. I have the final say. I’ve already set the completion date.” So if you will stay in faith and not talk yourself out of it, it will just be a matter of time before it comes to pass!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:Father, thank You for completing what You’ve started in my life. I choose to trust You. I choose to wait on You. I put my faith in You knowing that through faith and patience every promise will come to pass in Jesus’ name. Amen.

spiritualinspiration:

God will always finish what He started. The moment God placed a dream in your heart, the moment that promise took root, God not only started something in your life but He also set a completion date. Scripture tells us that God is called the Author and the Finisher of our faith. God wouldn’t have given you the dream; the promise wouldn’t have come alive if God didn’t already have a plan to bring it to pass.

It doesn’t matter how long it’s been or how impossible it looks. Your mind may tell you that it’s too late. You’ve missed too many opportunities. It’s never going to happen. No, God is saying, “It’s not over. I have the final say. I’ve already set the completion date.” So if you will stay in faith and not talk yourself out of it, it will just be a matter of time before it comes to pass!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, thank You for completing what You’ve started in my life. I choose to trust You. I choose to wait on You. I put my faith in You knowing that through faith and patience every promise will come to pass in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Queen Left-Eye.

Queen Left-Eye.

Girl Wonder. #art #music #piano #wondergirl #prodigy

Girl Wonder. #art #music #piano #wondergirl #prodigy

Blaque.

Blaque.

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Me and those dreaming eyes…

Me and those dreaming eyes…

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blackfashion:

Illustration Of Azealia Banks By Jaleel Campbell

19

Syracuse,New York

IG:jaleelthecreator

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spiritualinspiration:

We all face challenges. We all have obstacles to overcome. But if we can keep the right perspective, it will help us stay in faith so that we can move forward into victory. You may feel right now like the challenges that you face are too big or too overwhelming. One thing I’ve learned is that average people have average problems. Ordinary people have ordinary challenges. But remember, you’re not average. You’re not ordinary. You are extraordinary. God breathed His life into you. You are exceptional, and exceptional people face exceptional difficulties. But, the good news is that we serve an exceptional God! He’ll pour out His exceptional grace, exceptional wisdom and exceptional favor!

When you have an extraordinary problem; instead of being discouraged, be encouraged knowing that you’re an extraordinary person and have an extraordinary future. Your path is shining brighter and brighter. You are on an extraordinary path. Keep standing in faith, keep declaring victory over your future, keep declaring His promises. Keep declaring that you are moving forward into the exceptional favor the Lord has in store for you!

The God in me.

spiritualinspiration:

We all face challenges. We all have obstacles to overcome. But if we can keep the right perspective, it will help us stay in faith so that we can move forward into victory. You may feel right now like the challenges that you face are too big or too overwhelming. One thing I’ve learned is that average people have average problems. Ordinary people have ordinary challenges. But remember, you’re not average. You’re not ordinary. You are extraordinary. God breathed His life into you. You are exceptional, and exceptional people face exceptional difficulties. But, the good news is that we serve an exceptional God! He’ll pour out His exceptional grace, exceptional wisdom and exceptional favor!

When you have an extraordinary problem; instead of being discouraged, be encouraged knowing that you’re an extraordinary person and have an extraordinary future. Your path is shining brighter and brighter. You are on an extraordinary path. Keep standing in faith, keep declaring victory over your future, keep declaring His promises. Keep declaring that you are moving forward into the exceptional favor the Lord has in store for you!

The God in me.

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"Dancing to the beat of your own hand-crafted drum" - The DreamR, DreamRs Republic

"Dancing to the beat of your own hand-crafted drum" - The DreamR, DreamRs Republic

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This is my beautiful sister!!! So proud of you!

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This is my beautiful sister!!! So proud of you!