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Judith's Manifesto

June 18, 2018 03:06PM, 0 comments

I think it's important to remind ourselves. Blind followers are just that: blind. Blind followers can be on the Left or on the Right. That's as clear as saying when you get above the clouds the skies are clear, which anyone who has been in a plane can attest.

What I'm looking for is someone who isn't blind. Who doesn't follow any creed or platform or person blindly. Who thinks for themselves. Who votes independent of party. Who actually cuts a swath through the middle of the Crowd, and makes a way through the wilderness, when right and left people are stumbling around and because they are stumbling around they latch onto others and form a group who think and talk like they do and think by doing that they have found a way out of the wilderness.

If you can't think for yourself, take a critical look at your own assumptions and biases, look realistically at situations and people As They Are, and assess act by act and word by word those you have chosen as your leader/s, instead of giving them a blank check of approval.

Then, for Pete's sake. Stay there.

Because if that is the case.

You do not belong with me.

Nor would we work together successfully.

End of story.

Have a great day!

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Let's find....

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June 13, 2018 11:06PM, 0 comments

Some men need safety.

Or so their fears tell them.

And she....she is not safe.

Far from it, in fact.

Some men need safety.

And a woman who plumbs depths. 

And scales heights. 

Without fear. Is not for them.

So, don the shirt.

The suit. The tie.

Retreat to "safe" ground. Familiar and safe.

She shall go on.

Wild woman that she is.

Knowing this.

God is not safe.

And yet you expect her to be?

Peace on your way.

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There isn't time....

April 24, 2017 05:04AM, 4 comments

There isn't time to be the people we used to be.

There isn't time.

There's only you and me.

No time to be the people we used to be.

We have to be something else.

Disembodied, ethereal, above the fray.

Something more than human. Or less than.

That isn't me. It's not my skin.

My skin is human. But then.....

There isn't time to be the people we used to be.

There isn't time.

There's only you and me.

And all the dreams I had. So human. Dreams that humans dream.

No time for those. No time, you see.

There isn't time to be the people we used to be.

There isn't time.

There's only you and me.

Caught up in the maelstrom. Pulled along by the stream.

Time nonexistent. The dream but a dream.

There isn't time to be the people we used to be.

There isn't time.

There's only you and me.

Separate. Apart. Alone. Forever.

Never the twain shall meet.

But still we see.

There isn't time to be the people we used to be.

There isn't time.

There's only you and me.

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My Great Big Glorious God

March 15, 2017 04:03PM, 0 comments

The year was 1984. I was edging close to 40. Four decades. I was no child.

But in many ways, I operated as one. How? It was "my way or the highway."

We went to the movie I wanted to see, ate at the restaurant I chose, listened to the music in the car that I loved, raised the kids the way I saw fit, spent our money within my guidelines. Generally did everything Just The Way I Liked It. Yes, indeed.

And somewhere in this time period, God had had enough. Now, I'm not saying He spoke these words specifically to me but here was the Gist of what He imparted.

"Enough is enough. You have Got to grow up. You're not a child anymore. You can't go on living this way."

Now, anybody else had said that I would have kicked them in the shins. But when God sends you this message. Well, at least when God sends me such a strong message, I perk up and listen.

Why? Because in truth I was getting pretty tired of myself, too. Hello. Deep down, I actually hated myself. For being so selfish. And such a taker. That, of course, vacillated in me. On odd days, I was the best thing since sliced bread. Hey, you can't hate yourself Every day. Or at least I can't. ;)

So, extremes. Between I am the worst human being on the planet to I am the best. Oh, brother.

Ok. I hear you, God. But, here's the deal. I am lost as to how to do this. How to change. How to grow up. How to quit being So Dang Selfish.

I mean, I was distraught. This was like asking a couch potato to climb Mt. Everest. Without oxygen! No kidding.

Well, that Great Big Glorious God of mine (ok, now I'm crying) said two words to me: "Baby steps." Baby steps. In other words, we're going to take Baby Steps toward this goal. Oh, my great big glorious God, who but You would think up this plan!

Now, He did not spell out the first baby steps. Nope. I didn't have a clue when the first venture in this new walk would take place.

Still crying.....

So, one day out of nowhere. A perfectly ordinary day on the planet. My husband, GT, and I get in the car to go somewhere. And as usual, I reach for the radio knob to put My Music on.

And. God. Stops. Me.

Just gently nudges me.

And I draw my hand back. And I think. And I realize. I have a choice.

And somewhere out of "outer space," (haha) this voice says, "Honey, what station would you like to listen to?" (Ok, now I'm really crying.)

And he looked at me. Like "Who Stole Judith? Did aliens cart her away?!"

But once GT recovered, he made a suggestion. Timidly, I grant you.

And I found That radio station for him.

It was that simple. It was that complex. It was that earthly. And that heavenly.

Because God intersected my life that day and interrupted my path.

And that was the beginning of the woman you know as Judith today.

Here is your takeaway, my friends.

If you are plagued by a habit, an attitude, a lifestyle, a way of thinking and acting that you wish to goodness you could change.

Take heart. Gain hope. From my story.

Because If You Are Willing.

God will take you one baby step at a time.

To your goal.

He Loves You So!

Hearts to all.....

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We wait....

March 13, 2017 12:03AM, 0 comments

All our lives.....

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We must find....

February 15, 2017 09:02PM, 1 comments

A reason for the pain.

Or we will squander carefree days.

As if they are owed to us.

They are not.

Find a reason for the pain.

Invite it in.

Sit awhile with it.

Understand and hear it.

And when it leaves for a spell.

There will be wisdom.

In the leaving.

It will come. It will go.

But peace will move in.

To stay.

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We must learn....

February 02, 2017 04:02PM, 1 comments

We must learn to be sick.

Before we can learn to be well.

We must learn to be fragmented.

Before we can learn to be whole.

We must learn to be at home.

With ourselves.

Before we can learn to be at Home.

With Him.

At last.

"This is my body, which is broken for you."

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