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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

another one of those messages from the universe....

So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place..
1 Samuel 3:9 (NIV)

I was walking the dog yesterday before meeting a friend for breakfast.  (Yesterday was my birthday, and the one gift I always give myself is a day pass from cooking anything on that day.  My birthday blessings included a girlfriend taking me to breakfast, another to lunch, and my family outing to a lovely Cuban restaurant where we know the owner and often enjoy a meal.)  As usual, my iPod was both tracking my steps and serenading me as I took them. 
Birthdays are a time when we often assess where we are, consider where we’ve been, and look to where we will go in the year to come.  I’ve had my world turned upside down in the last several years, and while I am still not comfortable with all the uncertainty, I am learning to rest in Him (not that there are many other choices)

I haven’t seen The Wiz in years, but within its songbook is one of the most quietly beautiful ballads ever written, flawlessly performed by Lena Horne.  That was my birthday message from the Universe.  Thank You lord, for quieting my soul on a walk with my dog that I might hear Your voice Particularly on my birthday, my cup overflowed (not with things, but with love), and I am again remindedGod is good.. 

If you believe
Within your heart
You'll know that no one can change
The path that you must go
Believe what you feel
And know you're right because
The time will come around
When you'll say it's yours

Believe that you can go home
Believe you can float on air
Then click your heels three times
If you believe
Then you'll be there
That's why I want you to
Believe in yourself
Right from the start
Believe in the magic
Right there in your heart
Go ahead believe all these things
Not because I told you to
But believe in yourself
If you believe in yourself
Just believe in yourself
As I believe in you
If you believe by Charlie Smalls


  1. Such a great song! Thanks for sharing it. And happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely one. :)

  2. Happy Birthday! How special that it was filled with so much love from family and good friends (and your puppy...of course). I love the way you're seeing beautiful in everything vs. simply "things."

  3. That's such a beautiful song, and happy birthday, glad you had a great day :)


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