God is my Guide. In God’s light, I see my way clearly.
God is my Life. I am becoming stronger in God’s presence.
God is my Light. I walk in beauty, in the healing Light of Love.
I believe that the good life is now arriving for me, right on time. I believe that good fortune is on my side and these are the good times. I believe that every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. My mind is renewed and my life is transformed right now, in my own sweet time. You better believe it!
I believe that the good life is now arriving for me, right on time.
I believe that good fortune is on my side and these are the good times.
I believe that every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
My mind is renewed and my life is transformed right now, in my own sweet time.
You better believe it!
from the words of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together . . . .
With this faith we will be able . . . to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. . . .
Let freedom ring!”
“When you hear a voice no one else can hear, yet clear and loud and ringing in your ear.
And you finally know what it’s time to do, that’s your true calling calling you.
You ask yourself, ‘Is that a voice I can trust?’ You may think you can’t, but you know that you must.
You’re afraid you’ll fall if you let go, but there’s only one way you’ll ever know.
Those wings you keep folded are meant to be used when your true calling is calling you.
When your heart’s wide open ‘cause your mind’s been changed and the dreams you’ve dreamed are not the same, there’s a gate that’s open, you can walk right through.
That’s your true calling calling you.”
from “True Calling” by Jana Stanfield and Jimmy Scott
I wouldn’t do again what my old self would allow, but I didn’t know then what I know now.
As I change my thinking, I change my life.
The Christ in me knows better, so the Christ in me shows better.
Happy New Year, Happy New You – Strong and Serene in 2016!
Lyrics to “Illuminate” by Sloan Wainwright and Stephen Murphy
“Light the candle, illuminate your heart. Don’t be afraid of the dark . . . .
Ring out the old, bring in the new, bless and release what you have to, and love with love with hope . . . .
Ring out the old, bring in the new, bless and release what you have to, and love with hope . . . .
(adapted from lyrics by Sloan Wainwright and Jan Garrett):
“Sacred Mother, full of grace, surrender to her dark embrace,
for deep inside this winter’s night is birthed the coming of the Light.”
“Unseen Guides bless your light, set aside the how and why.
Restore your soul and rest assured, safely in their keeping.”
“Lullaby, my dearest child, let the world go for awhile.
It will spin and make its way, gently while you’re sleeping.”
“Receive this kindness as a prayer. You will find such comfort there.
The Love Divine, Her Grand Design, will breathe us into being.
Receive the coming of the Light.”
Make of my heart a manger, Lord, to receive the newborn Christ Child.
Calm my fears, and give me peace, Lord, that I witness the birth of the Christ Child in everyday experience.
Give me a sign, Lord, that the Christ Child is born in the midst of the simple life.
In steadfast, stable faith, Lord, I behold the newborn Christ Child in the manger of my heart.
“We waited then; we’re waiting still. The answer lies within our will.
Every child that’s born each day brings the gift of peace and shows the way, and is a Child of peace in its own way, to show the hope of possibility.”
“Child of peace, pure and sweet. Show me how to be a Child of peace.
When a child is born, it brings the gift of peace, an offering from the universe to everyone.”
“For unto us a Child is born, and so the seeds of love are sown with every child that’s born in every land.
Every time I see a child, I greet it with a loving smile. I give my heart to the Child of peace.”
“I bless the ground beneath my feet and long for guidance to receive the gift the season brings.
In my heart there is a space. Fill it with your loving grace, Child of peace Child of peace, pure and sweet. Show me how to be a Child of peace.”