Our goal is not to secure applause and/or accolades.


Applause and accolades, to flatter and stimulate the ego, are empty and fleeting.



Our goal is to humbly remain driven 


to do God's Will, 


despite what we can or cannot see.

 


We know that all things in Heaven and on earth are under God's authority.


We know that God's plans for us are far superior to our ambitions. 


We know that God has a way of orchestrating a series


 of unlikely events that will work together for our good. 



Our goal is to cultivate, embrace,


 and pass on God's Peace with care, love, and grace...


to the best of our ability.

1Corinthians 10:31



“Do all to the glory of God.” 


This is the first principle of all godly life. 


The “Glory of God”—the carrying out of God's Will.


We are taught that if we 


“Seek this first, all the other things 


shall be added unto us.”


is endeavoring to positively and creatively sow

 

inspirational seeds of goodness and serve as a source 


of Spiritual upliftment to help us live a less fretful, 


a more fruitful, a more creative, and all-around improved life.


We pray these seed thoughts, illustrations,


and wholesome nuggets will, in some way,


reach out and speak to the needs of those who are 


 often overlooked, marginalized, deprived, and forgotten.



We pray these seed thoughts will provide Biblical, 


applicable, and timely spiritual upliftment to those who are


living under severe hardship, sadness, fear,


self-criticism, creative blockage, doubt, persecution,


grief, criticism, scorn, and any other challenges one may face.


We pray the contents of this website will serve


as a storehouse of encouragement 


and be a fresh incentive for individuals to obtain strength,


victory, and a spiritually richer and more fulfilling life.



May the uplifting words equip and point readers back to their purpose 


and the path that they committed to before birth,



and mostly...



may these humble offerings equip and point others

 


to live a more awakened life by turning back to



the Perfect One within us...



Who is majestic, perfectly good, 



just, righteous, without



 partiality, faithful to His promises, 



Intimately aware of all of creation... and

 


"Able to do exceedingly abundantly

 


above all that we ask or think"...



simultaneously!



Yes, God is the personal journey



we all yearn to be on.

believes within each of us is the Fountain of all good.

 

We believe God is within every one of us. 


We believe God is ever-present and


dwells within the innermost heart of man. 


We firmly believe we shall find God 


within ourselves when we turn and seek God...


 within ourselves.


May we seek the Oneness within.



This website draws heavily upon


God's Word. 


Our views do not speak for or to any specific religion.


We believe Spirituality extends far beyond 


the known and observable realm of 


worldly barriers and designations perceived between 


ourselves and others.


God is Truth. 

Truth is transcultural;

 if something is true, it is true for all people, 

in all places, at all times.

We believe Spirituality transcends 


the material aspects of life, the diversity of race, color, language, and sect, 


and helps us realize the dignity of each individual.


This typically means being less self-serving, 


overcoming ego, overcoming self-righteous indignation, 


elevating our consciousness,


 and emulating the characteristics of our Creator.

Let us not be held captive by tradition.


When our attitudes and actions are consistent with the teachings of Jesus...


we can learn new ways to share, and act, and be together.


Everything that is needed to build a new culture of peace 


already exists within each one of us. 


We believe God wants us to share the bread of life,


the Greatest News to share,


with every tribe, nation, and tongue. 

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One Voice
Gladys Knight (One Voice)
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We believe Spirituality extends far beyond imaginary barriers

and worldly designations, i.e., race, tribe, creed, color, gender, language, age, 

culture, disability, political beliefs, educational background, or 

socioeconomic differences, experiences, or realities.

Whether we are conscious of it or not, 


we are all interconnected, living the human experience, 


breathing the same air, 


and eating food grown out of mother earth...


and no matter how far away we live...


every one of us are literally sharing her. 

Our deep-seated aversions to different races, tribes, colors, 

genders, languages, cultures, etc., 

may actually be our response to fear that those qualities we see in them... 

also exist in us.

God's pure love is within each of us.


God gives pure love, life, breath, and spirit to everyone.

 All of creation depends on God and are a part of God's exquisite and divine plan.

How fortunate we are to have such a wellspring of diversity in creation. 


Every aspect of our individuality contributes to the rich fabric of mankind. 


Our music, art, customs, and colloquialisms are just a few of the threads we weave


together to form the exquisite patchwork of society.


 Such diversity creates a rich, interesting and multihued world 


that not only enriches our environment, but enriches us personally. 


Such diversity adds richness to our ideas and instincts, our actions and approaches.


This richness optimizes our ability to face today’s challenges, 


compelling us to revisit and re-examine paradigms of the past.

Every thread is guided by the unspeakably tender hand of God.


Everybody's story is important in this huge, rich, beautiful, and diverse tapestry. 


Every individual is like a thread and each thread has a vital contribution to make.


Each thread has possibility.


Each thread can make a positively good difference.



We believe that we fall short 


when we take a narrow view of the 


world and give in to stereotyping.


Given that... one cannot rise above 


destructive and violent rhetoric. 



We believe the idea of difference, 


worldly isms, and class privilege 


are interlocking systems of oppression. 


They appear to be natural; however, 


they are, in fact, socially constructed 


and are used to rationalize 


inequality and all kinds of isms.

Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.


The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all people before God.


God's Word is very clear in telling us that no one is insignificant.


Every single person is important, vital, and valuable to God.


May we embrace the common thread


 that weaves the complex tapestry of life together.


It is our belief that if God is at work in our hearts


giving us the desire to lovingly help others come to experience the joy


 in knowing Him and realizing and experiencing His love,


especially considering the times and issues we are faced with in this fallen world,


we would limit ourselves and be a disservice to the Kingdom of God


 if we did not share or chose to share only from one culture, 


laced with isms and ego.


We believe, with God in the forefront of all of our affairs, 


we can rise above narrow and habitual ways of thinking about other 


beings and free ourselves from identification with the temporary state of our 


physical forms as we remember our true nature.



We strongly believe when truth is well wrapped in God's grace...


we are able to effectively witness to every


tribe, nation, and tongue.



**Every tribe, nation, and tongue emphasizes


the concept of wholeness, entirety, or all-encompassing.


We are all the work of God's hand.

-- Isaiah 64:8. 

We believe that now with advanced technology, nuclear energy, and computers


as factors in society, we must seize the moment and become intentional 


about embracing and celebrating all races and cultures.


 We believe, inclusion propels us forward in Unity to our Divine Destiny.



God's message is always


one of inclusion.


Revelation 7:9-10: “I looked, and behold, a great multitude ... 


of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues


standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, 


with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying,


 ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”


Diversity did not stop Jesus. 


Jesus always included people.


He embraced others... 


with a radical disregard for their  


race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language,


age, culture, disability, political beliefs,


educational background, or socioeconomic differences,


experiences, or realities. 

"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and language 


and people and nation."


Revelations 5:9

We believe those of us who know God 


know that no one can annul what God has planned and purposed. 


As we wholeheartedly pursue a relationship with God and follow Jesus' lead... 


we, too, can boldly and bravely take advantage of every opportunity to exalt God 


publicly... especially in our, sincere, actions and words.

Jesus did not allow social status or cultural barriers


to dictate His relationships with people.


It didn't matter who they were, where they had been,


 or how long they had been out there.


Tradition, cultural restrictions, or the displeased, fighting mad, 


irate behavior of a few people, on the sidelines, 


did not discourage Jesus.



Jesus made the most of every opportunity to minister to 


souls that were callused, in despair, and  


thirsting for truth. 

Jesus was criticized for His actions,


but what prophet ever lived without criticism???


Jesus' example shows us that we should not allow worldly barriers,


 such as geographical limits to particular countries, communities, 


religions, or traditions to dictate whom we share the Good News with.

Jesus promised:


The Spirit will empower us to be witnesses

has been bountifully blessed to benefit and glean


from the life experiences of many determined people,


nations, cultures, and generations. 



Our mentors generously passed-on to us 


wonderful pearls of wisdom 


 and treasure troves of truth, beauty, 


and pragmatic advice. 


Their rich experiences and deposits sown... 


have been invaluable to us.


Some of the important and painful life lessons 

we are learning and have learned,

are being passed on to the next generation 

so they may avoid costly mistakes

and have a deeper and better understanding of life.


Just as our ancestors generously passed-on 


pearls of wisdom to us... 


we are freely sowing seeds so that future generations


may reap the vital life lessons we learned, 


as well as glean from the wisdom, perspectives, and happiness 


we have acquired throughout the years.


This website is somewhat of an account

of our spiritual pilgrimage.
Our main purpose for developing this website

is to do all we can with what we have...

 in the time we have... in the place we have been planted.

 It is not to place ourselves as the experts 

or as flawless individuals without faults or failures.

Trust... we realize we are flawed; we are far from perfect, 

and we certainly do not have a shortage of faults. 

We know that we have much more to learn, this is why, 

with great intentionality...

we humbly remain teachable spirits and usable channels 

for Greater Works.

We, sincerely, believe blessings and life lessons learned


should NOT be held captive, to die with us, or placed under a basket, 


but passed on... from one to the other.


It is our prayer the virtual chapters, on this website,


will serve as a positively good Spiritual feast, 


that will enlighten minds,


strengthen souls, and call our visitors to


positively good and righteous actions.

May the following virtual chapters be edifying

and have immortal significance in the lives they touch.

May the contents of this website 

project beauty into the lives of future generations.

This website is based on the idea of freely offering inspiration,


motivation, and edification as a gift


rather than trading or asking for monetary support.


We are not here to judge or condemn others. 


 It is not our purpose to make you agree with us, 


but rather to point you to the One who can do anything, 


created and controls everything!



God chooses anyone He desires,


 regardless of their accomplishments, skills, or special experiences. 


We are fully aware that God does not necessarily call the equipped; 


but God equips the called.


We know that we cannot open someone's heart to God's Truth, 


but God can.

We believe we draw people to God by walking the talk... 


not by discrediting who people are,


what others have done, how far "Out there" they are, 


or what they believe.



We believe others will desire to know


 the Source of our joy...


as we let God's Light shine through us.


Then Jesus said to them...

tell everyone...