Sunday, November 23, 2008

"...Coming round right"

Simple Gifts by Elder Joseph
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,

'Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gain'd,

To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,

To turn, turn will be our delight,

Till by turning, turning we come round right.

This song has been speaking to me for a long time now. When Maggie was first born it was on one of her lullabye CDs... I had heard it before but hadn't really listened till then...

From WIKIPEDIA: "It was written by Elder Joseph while he was at the Shaker community in Alfred, Maine in 1848...." "It has endured many inaccurate descriptions. Though often classified as an anonymous Shaker hymn or as a work song, it is better classified as a dance song."

I couldn't find a version I quite liked to share here, no version that you could dance to, I'm gonna do my own version...Coming up soon with perhaps some of my other songs...
Working on it friends

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How to rest...

When you are used to always trying to do something, to help someone, or be someone, it's hard to learn to be still and wait. It's not easy to really listen.
Maybe if you really don't "feel'" it, then you don't need to force yourself to do anything. Maybe it means you need to rest ...
Perhaps everything you've been taught isn't true. Actually I can assure you that not everything we've been told and taught is true. There is a difference between God's voice and man's voice. Can you tell the difference?

Jesus says
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 17:28-29

Some things just need to get done, I know. But how much of what we're doing really needs to be done? What is compelling us? What is most important, really?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Save you"

By Matthew Perryman Jones- (I think he rocks!)