Weekly Posting Goal:

Start off your week with a new post from Spark America every Sunday to get you informed and energized, and to give you meaningful, thought provoking information and inspirational dialog to share with your friends for the entire week. I welcome your comments.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hurt More --- Love More

If you love and get hurt, love more
If you love more and get hurt more, love even more
If you love even more and you get hurt even more, love some more until it hurts no more.

Women may fall when there's no strength in man

Love comforteth, like sunshine after rain

The course of true love never did run smooth

Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing

"live, love, and let it be"

I have not slept one wink

Till then......

William Shakespeare

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Love All -- Do Wrong To None

In the light of current events, there seems to be a darkening vapor of fear and discontent among most Americans.  Circumstances that  are clouding our ability to think for ourselves, and it's diluting our perspective for using good old fashioned "common sense."  To solve the enormous problems set forth by our own resistance and reluctance to act on these issues, it is erroneous to think we can sustain this pompous attitude for much longer. Things have to change quickly-before it's too late. 

There is no conceivable reason to disbelieve the that simple acts of love, kindness, and compassion are incapable of "jump starting" our new "attitude." These alone will help us to sustain our focus on solving the problems we have now, and those that lie ahead of us.  They are essential to build bridges between our hearts, that will detour us from a path of anomie, that seems to be in the drivers seat of our future. 

The only choice we have is to take a second look at our own lives. Then we can wake up from the "media induced coma" web of deceit. We must turn off the faucet of excessive " me-me-me, " and begin to turn around this "season of discontent, disconnect, and disenchantment." We must surrender ourselves to seek, listen, and receive. To awaken the hunger inside of us, that can open the door to teach us to express the inexpressible. We need to be kinder. 

To  err is human- to forgive... divine. 
To be human is to love. It would be erroneous to think otherwise. It's our only hope...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Winds Of Faith

It is time to put our faith in American core values to the test. Life is always good when things are going just the way we want them to--- good job, happy and healthy family, good schools, a government to protect us, and the ultimate gift---the pursuit of happiness. These are the just part of the undeniable rights fought for and bequeathed to us by our founding fathers--- and the people that died for these rights. With these established principals that these honored American heroes left behind them, we can lead the good life that for some reason we feel we are entitled to. With these principals in place, it should be easy to keep the faith. So now is the time in American history to ask the question---why are we loosing the faith we need to sustain us? Life is easy when life is good, living on top of the mountain of money,success, and pretty.

At the present time in America our faith is being put to the test every day. We are now living in the valley of dwindling faith, hope, a way out, and are facing great trials and tribulations. Right now our faith in America and her need for our help is being tested to the max. Are we ready to make the right choices that will bring us to realize that every one of us must become a piece of the solution to help us face and erase this feeling of doubt and hopelessness? Will we allow this lack of faith that seems to slowly be diluting our understanding of the urgency to participate, to blind us to the realization that the time is now?

Let us begin to dig deep inside of ourselves to find this faith that will sustain us and our great nation, even when we are being tested in the valley of hard times. Let us build a stairway of faith, peace and love for God,and one another,  We must put these God-given principles on our shoulders and rise to the top of that mountain and let us build bridges of faith, peace, empathy,and love to get us to the  top. Only love, faith, and trust can build a long lasting and strong bridge between our hearts. Once we arrive to the top of that mountain we will be able to move mountains together. This struggle is the only thing worth fighting for -- the only thing that will save us as a nation. Just look at what a colony of ants accomplishes every day with just a little mound of dirt. Faith is like the wind, you can't see it but you know it's there.

When we climb to the top of that mountain we may see God.
Maybe when we reach the top of our own mountain, we may realize that all the love we have been given, has been left just for us.