Prayers of Inspiration, Motivation and Execution

Today as I left yoga in my super zen state of chill, contentment, joy & awareness, I began to pray... I prayed for inspiration, but not just inspiration-- I prayed for execution-- the motivation and guidance to execute the inspiration that came my way. All too often I pray prayers of blanket statements without really thinking about the rounded out outcome. I don't just want to be inspired, I want to take that spark of inspiration and set fire to everything I set my hands to! I want to let that Inspiration unfold in unique and creative ways to be put to use in my work where, at the end of the day, I can stand back and go 'whoa, what an incredible day. I didn't think I had that in me, but it was God-breathed inspiration living through me and it's amazing to see.' Today, think of both [...]

2018-01-02T01:52:14+00:00

Freedom Sunday and the days that follow.

Freedom Sunday. A day where the faith community as a whole comes together in their place of worship and devotes their time to learn what it means to end slavery. This is incredible. As a Christian I truly believe that we, as the church, should be leading the movement to end slavery in our lifetime. The night before Freedom Sunday my wonderful husband and I were hanging out with some friends and we chatted most of the evening about faith. We chatted various aspects of faith and at one point my husband said something absolutely wonderful. He mentioned that doing good things like feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, helping the widow and orphan, shouldn't be something of special mention for a Christian. When you die people at your funeral shouldn't be like "Aelea was awesome. She helped the poor, the orphans, etc...". That should be commonplace. That is a [...]

2013-02-20T00:14:00+00:00