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Monday, March 08, 2010

Hopeful

I heard this quote last week at the end of an episode of Criminal Minds. They have quotes at the beginning and/or end of each episode and this one really spoke to me. It’s a section of a poem by Emily Dickinson.

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.”

By the end of last week I was ready for a reprieve and found it in this quote. Then after hearing this, serendipitously I also resumed reading a book I had ‘put away’ some time ago as I just couldn’t get into it. Now I can totally get ‘into it’ and it is food for this ravaged soul.

I am reading Anne Lamott’s “Plan B Further Thoughts on Faith”. If you haven’t read any of Anne Lamott’s books you have no idea what you’re missing. She writes with such raw honesty and it has helped me to know that where I am is just that…where I am right now. No excuses or apologies, I am exactly where God has me right now.

That said I am HOPEFUL that the ‘thing with feathers perched in my soul…’ is alive and kicking and ready to tackle whatever comes our way.

11 comments:

brett said...
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Captain Obvious said...

That's great!

So many of us forget that its a personal relationship with HIM and a personal journey.

My feeling isn't that God wants us to all develop at the same rate or even necessarily have us arrive at the same place. He must have the insight to know that each of us is shaped by our experiences and since all of us have different experiences then we all remain unique. Sometimes we forget that when we consider a fellow Christian brother - its easy to judge others when they are in a different spot in their walk. Especially when we are silly enough to think that we have it all figured out....

MJM said...

Love this...it is so true!

bluebird of happiness said...

I watched that episode too, and that quote struck me as well. And now I've come across your blog, seems fitting to follow it and see what else you have to say. Have a wonderful day!

Servant of the Most High said...
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Servant of the Most High said...

Hi,


Here is a blog that serves for your spiritual needs...
It has messages from the Holy Scriptures that teach us how to have GOD in all the aspects of our lives, and allow GOD's rule in every matter.

http://www.holyoneofisrael-reconciliation.blogspot.com

Have a blessed reading.

God bless you.

Dawn said...

Kristen asked me if I watch Criminal Minds. I don't think I dare get another obsession going! But it's neat that they have such good quotes.

I've not read Ann Lamott. Sounds like I need to.

brett said...

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LOSER PAUL said...

Hello! :)

進行試 said...

Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late. ....................................................

Allison said...

Thank you for the quote and your words. They were Beautifully put.