“Seek Me” (Secret Garden)

August 1, 2012

WindHarps: 
“Seek Me” (Secret Garden)

(08/01/2012): Revelation 7:14
And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest.  And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


WindHarps: 07-28-2012: "Glimpse[s]"

WindHarps: “Glimpse[s]”

(08/03): The Wall (Livgren, Walsh)

“To pass beyond is what I seek, I fear that I may be too weak
And those are few who’ve seen it through to glimpse the other side,
The promised land is waiting like a maiden that is soon to be a bride
The moment is a masterpiece, the weight of indecision’s in the air
It’s standing there, the symbol and the sum of all that’s me
It’s just a travesty, towering, blocking out the light and blinding me
I want to see

All I am, and all that I was ever meant to be, in harmony
Shining true and smiling back at all who wait to cross”

Searchin’ So Long: 2012 Rains

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Received: A Glimpse of Home

July 27, 2012

A Glimpse of Home (Kerry Livgren)

When I was very young so many songs were sung
So much wasted time on an uphill climb
But you where always there, a feeling in the air
There was nothing to fear you were so near
Now you are here once again
As I stand in your presence
I can feel the quiet patience of your gaze
Like an old superstition
You are haunting all my dreams and waking days

(Chorus)
All my life I knew you were waiting, revelation anticipating
All is well, the search is over, let the truth be known
Let it be shown (give me a glimpse of home)

There’s no resisting you among the chosen few
It’s so hard to be sure, it’s so hard to endure
And when I hear your voice
I know I have the choice
To pursue an ideal, something so real
Now I’ve got nothing to lose
As I see your reflection
All the answers I desire become so clear
Like a page that is turning
I can look into the future without fear

(Chorus)

You’re in my rock and roll, you’re in my very soul
Though it’s heavy to bear, it’s a feeling so rare
And it’s a mystery, the way it’s meant to be
Can we ever know, we’re moving so slow
There ain’t enough time in the world
As I reach up the ladder
There is something ever higher to perceive
Like a fire that is burning
In my heart I know I surely must believe

(Chorus)

07-03-2012: Its Who You Are

WindHarps: “It’s Who You Are”

“Being Conscious of Miracles Attracts More of Them”:

From the heart of the core miracle, through each connected/lighted realm, there are both natural and purposely provided paths.  In association, our spirits (as guided by exploring/opening minds and pristine callings) have the ability to make these journeys (in truth) – where, beyond earthly settings, even the physical follows through.

Proto-Kaw: On The Eve Of The Great Decline

Magnum Opus: Kansas (Believe)

Searchin’ So Long: 2012 Rains

To my love, my “Joan of Arc”:

At pristine times, you were a messenger –
of the greatest “Glimpse[s].”
At present times, we are continued –
among the messages.

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Disapproving the Far-Right Texas Education Board

March 13, 2010

Teachers in Texas will be required to cover the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation’s Founding Fathers, but not highlight the philosophical rationale for the separation of church and state.”  This relates to a state where the governor is so bold (regardless of implications and reverberations) that he openly promotes a second wave/era of Secessionism.  Those declarations, of course, are framed in terms of States’ Rights.  You know, just like they were – in 1859 (and 1964).  How far can the honorable slogan “Don’t Mess With Texas” evolve from promoting connotations of emboldened independence (Sam Houston) to eliciting references of shame (Chuck Norris)?  What’s next?  Will (captive) students soon be forced (indoctrinated) to learn (from the elementary stage forth) updated interpretations on due process (since Magna Carta), probable cause (basic rights/land of the “Free”), speedy Public trials (with impartial juries/without indefinite detention), right to counsel (protected from the opposition’s surveillance), cruel and unusual punishment (torture), and double jeopardy (acquitted, but they keep terrorizing with new venues)?  Since the Constitution, to this minority, is such an “outdated document” and just a “G…Damned piece of paper,” the likelihood of our Bill of Rights becoming a subversive/socialistic representation – in their hands – is completely realistic.  From our beginning, the importance of Prohibiting an establishment of (State/National) religion has been fought over for many historical reasons.  If only we could (proudly) be “One Nation Under God” – without a (supposedly) sanctioned few forcing their personal translations of that God upon every individual citizen.

Reaction to the latter sentence: “The inherent contradiction embraced in that statement is profoundly disturbing!”  “Why can’t we be ‘One Nation, United in Freedom from doctrinal ideology’?”

Reply: For theists, it is neither contradictory nor disturbing.  The “profoundly” welcoming door in the statement imparts a nation, with various beliefs, under God (as we all are) – without disparaging differences between Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, etc.  True, atheists are offended by such designations; “In God We Trust” must also be an outrage to them.  Yet, while we (for the most part) go out of our way to be all-inclusive, how much should an ultimate majority be expected to give in and give up?  The certitude in a “Higher Power” has been predominant since the original settlers forged their path.  While many major mistakes were made throughout our history regarding religion (and continue to be: note critical tone of original comment), it does not mean the proper outcome ought to be one of complete impiety.  We progress by perpetually seeking acceptable balances and boundaries, not by making goals to erase all ideology – to such a point that Freedom, here, is only finally realized by nonbelievers if it’s a barren Utopian landscape, completely void of Spirit.

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