This Place
Leddy Hammock

I am not here by accident. I am here in this place by divine appointment. Since God is everywhere equally present, whenever I turn my attention to the presence of the Good, I dwell in the House of the Lord. Wherever I am–either alone or gathered with others in prayer– my heart is in a holy place. In Genesis, we read that Jacob fell asleep, alone in the wilderness; when he awoke, he declared: “Surely the LORD is in this place and I knew it not” (Genesis 28:16, King James Version). Wherever I am, wherever I journey, I can always pause and pray. I feel instantly safe and divinely guided as I affirm: “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place!”

Evolution
Leddy Hammock

(inspired by lyrics by David Roth, Lisa Aschmann, and J.D. Martin) We are spiritual beings, currently going through a human experience on the way to an infinite unfoldment. We are made of hopes and dreams. We are the stuff of stars. Everything and every creature began as a divine idea in the mind of God. We are children of God. We are God’s ideas. We are the stuff of stars. We are the stuff of stars. The world is made of “God-Stuff” – radiant with God-Life. We are made of Spirit. We are the stuff of stars. No challenge can extinguish who we are. Never underestimate the power and speed of light. We’re the stuff that stars are made of. We are the stuff of stars.

Sunday Kind of Love
Leddy Hammock

quotations are from the lyrics to “The Love You’ve Always Known” by Paula Hawley “Let the light pour in your soul; feel it heal you, make you whole as it flows from head to toe. It’s the love you’ve always known.” “You let love expand your heart with gratitude for every part. See forgiveness light the dark. Know this love is who you are.” “I let the light pour in my soul. It heals me. I am whole, as it flows from head to toe. It’s the love I’ve always known.” I feel God’s presence and the warmth of God’s love, right here, right now. This is the love I’ve always known.

Caring for Caregivers
Leddy Hammock & Linda Burhans

Being the change we wish to see in the world means taking care of others and also taking care of ourselves. Even the smallest act of kindness blesses both the giver and the receiver. We care for others selflessly, serving the Christ within each and all. We are guided and strengthened to be the change we wish to see in the world by doing all we can with what we have, in the time we have in the place we are. This is why we are here!

In the Name of Love
Leddy Hammock

Love is the nature of the Spirit of Life. Love is the power that calls forth great souls to stand up and show the way, even during hard times. Love is like the water that wears down the seeming obstacles and brings change, making a way when there seemed to be no way. “Love is the water that wears down the rock. Love is the power that won't be stopped. Love is the water that wears down the rock.” – Brother Sun

Resolution
Leddy Hammock

Lyrics from “If I Were Brave” by Jana Stanfield: “What would I do if I knew that I could not fail? If I believed, would the wind always fill up my sail? How far would I go, what could I achieve, trusting the hero in me? If I were brave I’d walk the razor’s edge, where fools and dreamer’s dare to tread, and never lose faith, even when losing my way. What step would I take today, if I were brave? . . . What if we’re all meant to do what we secretly dream? What would you ask if you knew you could have anything? Like the mighty oak sleeps in the heart of a seed, are there miracles in you and me? If I refuse to listen to the voice of fear, would the voice of courage whisper in my ear? What would I do today if I were brave?” I am brave!

Begin Again
Leddy Hammock

I can feel a change is coming. I have released the old year, and I am ready to begin again. I can feel myself outgrowing this life I’ve been living in. So, by the power of my word of faith, I begin again. I am now speaking into creation a good new year — a good new life. I know I’m going to be all right. Lovingly, I send forth my word of wisdom and faith and I begin again.

Happy New You
Sue Riley

Let all the heartaches be forgot and never brought to mind. Let all the sorrows fade away. We’ll keep the good in mind. “And here’s a hand, my trusted friend, and lend a hand o’ thine. We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet for the days of auld lang syne.

Joy to the World
Leddy Hammock

Inspired by lyrics to “It’s a Wonderful Life” by Robert Anderson and Kelly Corsino: Stop! Look! It’s a beautiful sight! We’re here at the manger, in Love’s holy light! That same star shines, shines so bright! A lifetime of memories, feels like Christmas, all right! Joy to the world, with love, peace, and light! Right here and now, it’s a wonderful life!

Shepherds Show Up
Leddy Hammock

Stables, by Peter Mayer In Bethlehem a manger waits, long ago and so today, Where hatred-weary people pray Love will come and lay there. And so do countless stables stand in hearts as harsh as desert lands, Rough shelters in the wind and sand, so Love will come and stay there --. Love that opens fists of hate, heaps of gold on beggars’ plates, Love that shows a kindly face to enemies and strangers. And walls of stables tremble so when winds of fear and judgment blow. For a stable hopes in Love alone and knows that Love’s the answer. Oh, Love, the prophets’ only word, the only lesson left to learn, The only end of heaven’s work, and the only road that goes there -- Love that sees with mercy’s eyes, holds its arms out open wide, Threads its loom with separate lives and weaves them all together. So, may the lamps of stables glow brightly lit that light may go for miles in the darkness, so Love will find its way there.

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