Last night I happened to be in a community dining hall with many Europeans including a lovely young man from FRANCE and because I love all cultures & know some french we had a lively & delightful conversation. His name is Abracadabra & I LOVED hearing the beautiful french accent & language. Later in the evening he was part of a larger group that I got to spontaneously lead in music & a moment of prayer for reflection & compassion for the grieving in Paris & around the world and then to reach out in Kindness RIGHT THERE WITH A GROUP OF
STRANGERS to take a hand.
I used the gift of music to have us sing to comfort ourselves & relieve the pain of such a tragedy.
We sang Amazing GRACE together & then I told the story ( with help from the Audience!) behind the song. The author, John Newton had owned slave ships and miraculously found GRACE or shall we say GRACE FOUND HIM when he almost died in a storm. He realized & repented from his wrong choices of priorities ( MONEY & not compassion) and
HE instantly was transformed & did his best to stop and FIGHT FOR LIBERTY FOR ALL
THE TRUE LIBERTY THAT WANTS TO SET EVERYONE FREE ~ EVEN OUR ENEMIES!!!!
CHOOSE LIFE NOW ~ DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR DEATH BED.
NO DAY IS UNDER OUR CONTROL only this MOMENT ~
CHOOSE LIFE! CHOOSE GOD’S LIBERTY FROM FEAR ~
GOD’S AMAZING LOVE & GRACE COVERS IT ALL.
That grace changed John’s life & he was able to change the world for many with his
life’s most memorable work : setting captives FREE & WRITING A SONG ABOUT IT!
WHAT IS YOUR SONG TODAY?
WHAT IS YOUR GIFT FOR THE WORLD?
FOR ABUNDANT LIFE ~ LIBERTY & FREEDOM FOR ALL~~~~ GRACE!!!
GRACE IS A GIFT ~ HAVE YOU OPENED YOUR PACKAGE YET?
TODAY IS A GOOD TIME~ NOW IS THE MOMENT
THIS PRESENT GRACE!
TOMORROW is a mystery !~ NOW IS WHAT WE HAVE ~ CHERISH IT~
FORGIVE SOMEONE…FORGIVE YOURSELF…DO THE HARD THING NOW
TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE….
GOD’S AMAZING GRACE & KINDNESS IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON OF CHOICE THERE IS!
FIGHT WITH LOVE & WORDS OF KINDNESS ~ EVERYWHERE
STARTING IN PRAYER
FOR FRANCE and our neighbor… they might even be FRENCH & NEED HELP or a hug from a friend ~ YOU!
OR TOMORROW THE BOMB COULD DROP IN OUR HOME TOWN!
SPEAK UP NOW!!!!
DON’T JUST TALK ~ WALK THE WALK ~
GIVE A CUP OF KINDNESS TO SOMEONE.
THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FOR THE FRENCH NATION just like when we needed it on 911
is PRECIOUS ….BUT DO NOT WAIT FOR CRISIS ….LET US BE IN THE HABIT OF COMPASSION
RIGHT WHERE WE ARE!!
We must EMBRACE the pain of others & ourselves and then return to JOY & movement to
do something with the gifts we have .
Paris & ALL countries are under attacks because of FEAR .
WE ARE ALL SAD for what is happening in the WORLD BUT IF WE
BELIEVE IN LOVE …TRUE & PURE ETERNAL LOVE THAT CREATED THIS WORLD & &S
WE ARE NOT AFRAID~~~
IT STILL CAN BE A WONDERFUL when we have a THANKFUL HEART!
IN DEATH ~ LIBERTY CAN BE IGNITED
TO PARIS & YOU
today, though mourning for & with Paris ,
~ I will celebrate my dear Daddy’s birthday
in the same town I sang him to his eternal home
CLIFFORD Le ROY November 1912~ Nov 1993
A GREAT MAN’S LEGACY LIVES FOREVER
THROUGH HIS CHILDREN~
JUST LIKE JESUS ~ yesHUa
THANK YOU DADDY ~
LET’S DANCE ALL DAY WIPING TEARS AWAY!!!
HA HA HALLELUYEAH ~ YAH~ WAY
I LOVE YOU TOO~ AHHHHH