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What Do You Believe?


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Terminal or Eternal?

T ime on
E arth is not
R evolving.
M inutes spent
I n mortality
N ever repeat.
A lways spend each one
L ovingly and joyfully.

Time on earth is terminal.

Some believe in a revolving door called reincarnation, believing they’ll return as another person if the good deeds they do in this lifetime do not raise their karma above the 50% mark. Reincarnation becomes a chance to try it again. Be better, kinder, more loving and more wise the next time around, and eventually the Karmic Board will judge you worthy. Your life will tip the Karmic Scale and you’ll earn the right to resurrection and life in Eternity.

Others believe when this terminal life as a human being is over, they’ll return as a creature. They talk about what it might be like to come back as a family pet or as a bee, a bird, or a lion.

Acknowledging that life on earth is terminal, some think that this is all there is. When we die, that’s it. From dust we come; to dust we will return. No reincarnation. No resurrection. No nothing. What a bleak, meaningless existence that must be!

As for me, I believe life on earth is terminal. I don’t believe I’ll return as another person. I don’t see myself coming back in the form of another earthly creature. But, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this brief earthly life is not all there is. I want to live in love and peace, to spread joy and hope, and to serve my Maker and others. But, I don’t live giving out blessings because I think I’m earning the right to live eternally. I don’t serve to rack up points and move a notch closer to God in Heaven in the “After-Life.” My place already has been secured. I serve out of gratitude, hopefully with an attitude of generosity – grateful for the fact that the price was paid. Paid by God’s Son.

That’s what Easter is all about. It’s not bunnies and colored eggs, frilly new dresses, fancy hats, and patent leather shoes. It’s about a Man named Jesus, a span of three years of ministry on earth, teaching us how to live and how to treat one another, and a forty day period we call Lent. Lent is the time when Jesus was accused, tried, convicted for our sins, beaten, crucified on a cross, and buried in a tomb. Because He died with, “Father, forgive them,” on His lips, I am assured of my forgiveness. I know because He rose again, and because He lives, and because He promised, “I go to prepare a place for you,” when my terminal life on earth is over, I will take that place in Eternity reserved for me. My soul will live on. This is not the end.

This is what I believe. Easter assures me. This life is only the beginning.

Hallelujah! Happy Easter!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


GinaV at ProfessionsforPeace.com nominated my blog site for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award.” I was inspired by the intent of the award, which is to “Keep the [Blogosphere] a Beautiful Place.” Helping to make the blog world (whatever that word was on the award) or our whole big, wide world a more loving place to live – whether in cyberspace or in the inches of space right around me – is a wonderful life goal. Thank you, Gina, for the inspiration to keep on writing. I gratefully accept.

Dear readers, if you click on the award in the right hand margin, it will link you to Gina’s blog. Do visit her site!

Here are the steps for accepting this Award:
1) Display the award logo somewhere on your blog. (Check!)
2) Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you. (Check!)
3) Share seven things about yourself that people may not already know. (See below.)
4) Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. (I’ll work on this one, since like Gina, I want to try to avoid redundancy.)
5) Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.(Will do that as I find the ones I wish to nominate… and I will begin with my inspiration, Lilie, at WordPress “underthewisdomtree”)

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Seven Things You May Not Know About Me:
1) I love houseplants – I have about three dozen of them!
2) I enjoy early morning coffee in the peace and quiet of my very own sanctuary – my favorite place in my house.
3) I play the accordion and the clarinet.
4) I love Boston Terrors (pun intended).
5) I wish I had a cat.
6) Writing is my connection to myself and others.
7) The Triune God is my constant companion and best friend!

God Bless You on this Mother’s Day. May all your days be an inspiration to love. Write on!

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