The Week’s End

Friday, July 18, 2014

As we move into the week’s end, think on this:

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Handle your anger. Yes, handle it. In other words, don’t let it sit and course through your veins. It only will flow right back into YOU. Anger, if not tended to, will set up shop on the inside and, before you know it, a den of robbers will begin to steal your joy. That is not good. Anger needs attention; it knows its own power which is why it provides a moment for us to step back and rightly assess a situation. It is only fair to give it an outlet to perform. I remember an episode on Desperate Housewives when husband and father Mike Delfino (James Denton) had been killed. His wife, Susan (Teri Hatcher) and son Preston (Brent/Shane Kinsman) were putting away groceries when Preston accidentally broke a jar of jelly on the floor. Susan paused, then grabbed another jar and smashed it on the floor. What followed was a jelly-jar-smashing orchestral expression of anger over the death of Mike. After that, Susan and Preston began the process of moving through their grief. Remember Jesus brandishing that whip in anger over the thieves in the temple? (I just had a Prince moment). Anyway, He handled his anger. Matthew 21:12-13 tells us after that episode, Jesus declared, “My house will be called a house of prayer”. Exactly! Once you handle that anger you can cease from it as the Psalmist bids us to do in Psalm 37. Peace shall abide.

Run on anger. Walk on anger. Lift weights. Stomp in the basement on anger. Dance. Sing. Write it out in a journal without judgment. Pray on it. Pour water over it. Audition for a play as I did on Tuesday night to deal with my anger over an incident that blindsided me that weekend. Being in the theater was just what the doctor ordered.

Handle your anger; it’s only fair.

May peace and joy abide within you.

Happy week’s end ~ to all of you!

~ K Lynn

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The Week’s End

As we settle into the week’s end, think on this:

Stay away from what and who does not belong to you. That commandment, “thou shalt not covet they neighbor’s goods” is no joke! Why? Because what is not yours never will be happy with you–ever! It will harangue you. It will taunt you. At worse, it will cause destruction in your your world. Bottom line? It wants its own master, and YOU are not it. Remember this: What you are searching for is searching for you and for you only! Be patient while waiting for it to find you. The Psalmist tells us to “fret not thyself” and to “be still […]” and to “wait patiently […]” (Psalm 37). If you are preoccupied with what is not your own, what IS yours will pass on because it has no place to rest in your household. That which is your own is waiting for the right time and for the right place to come to you. Be prepared to receive and embrace it.

Happy Week’s End ~ to all of you!

The Week’s End

As we move into the week’s end, think on this:

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Honor the labor that you put into realizing any desired product. If the end result is not to your liking, don’t abandon it. Give it a proper ‘burial’. A negative assessment or a dismissal of your work could turn Frankensteinian. In creating her story, perhaps this is Mary Shelly’s warning to her readers, even to her world. You know the story: A scientist named Dr. Frankenstein devotes his time to study how to create life; then, he gives over every hour, every stream of energy, and all of his mental capacities to realize his dream. The experiment works, but he casts aside his creation as you would a Dixie cup at a frat party. What is worst, he calls it a monster. Well, that monster not only lives but it wreaks havoc on the community through murder. It stalks his ‘father’ until the very end. It’s just a thought, but had he stopped to call his labors ‘good’ and put away his product nicely, there might have been a different outcome.

So, honor your labors. They come from you. Why disrespect them? That you even have the wherewithal to labor is a gift from the Universe.

“And God saw that it was good!”
~ Genesis 1:10

Happy Week’s End ~ to all of you!

The Week’s End

As we move into the week’s end, think on this:

Be thankful for needful things–‘things’ being the operative word here. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and while here on this earth, we have need for things. That car you are driving carried you to work because as of now, we have yet to manipulate our bodies to travel through time or to take wings to fly. Planes, trains, and automobiles enable us to do that! The kitchen ware made possible the preparation of meals for your family. The shelter you are in right now is protecting you from the elements. That cell phone, tablet, and/or laptop make possible communication with each other–even the world! Before Jesus performed his very first miracle, his mother Mary knew that he would need things, so she pointed Him to the empty 20-gallon earthenware jars at that wedding in Cana, Galilee. Such was the taste of the wine that the host remarked, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” (John 2:10). Let us give thanks for needful things–those things that are necessary for our spirits to see and use the world!

Happy Week’s End ~ to all of you!

~ K Lynn

The Week’s End

As we move into the week’s end, think on this:

Practice in earnest your very best self.
Reach for the Joy that is within you.
Luv heartily; cook boldly; prepare your table with beauty, then eat well!
Hold someone’s hand ~ smile at them …
Lean deeply into the crevice of your lover’s arm;
Embrace that lean and anoint it with a promise, ‘I am here. I protect you.’

Happy Week’s End ~ to all of you!

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