The Key of Life


Last Easter

This picture got put here sort of at the last minute… and believe it or not, was taken with a camera phone! This is our Church, Immaculate Conception Church in Elizabeth, NJ. See our choir area on the left, with two of our choir members talking. This was taken last Easter. I love the effect that the inferiority of my phone created of the cross at the top.

Got this quote from the GUD site. I just had to scoop it up and put it here, as well.

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ”

~ Albert Einstein

This is the stuff of who we are. Jesus is in us, we are in him, get it? We must strip away all the earthly things and seek the Father.

Romans 12:4-5

“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

As always, I feel a hymn coming on….. So simple, so beautiful
One Bread One Body

Refrain:

One bread one body; one Lord of all; one cup of blessing which we bless.

And we, though many throughout the earth; we are one body in this one Lord.

1. Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man……… no more.

2. Many the gifts, many the works, one in the Lord of all.

3. Grain for the fields, scattered and grown, gathered for one, for all.

I really enjoy being in the choir. I tell ya, I’ve always been a ROCKER from the ’70’s on… and I still enjoy those songs and singing those songs. Heart, Meat Loaf, Eagles, Styx, Def Leopard, Led Zep, ELO… all those guys. But you know, I feel so at home singing church songs and I’m not ashamed to say that for everyone to see. The music, the sound of the music, just resonates all through me…. very emotional songs, whether it be Gospel or more traditional, like Amazing Grace or The Saints Come Marching In. Take the time to really listen some time.

I’ll tell you something else. It wasn’t until I started singing church songs (hymns) that my voice really got strong enough to handle those rough, raunchy “ROCK” songs, especially through practicing the slow, high ones.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH!……………………………. 😀

Amen!

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About dragonmommie

I am a wife and mother of an amazing eight year old boy. When school starts, I don the hat of “advocate”. This is very new to me and so, like everything else in my life right now, a necessary transition. I can see already that I will be honing my communication skills as well as sharpening my assertiveness. I am married to an amazing man, who, spoils me to no end. Not in a material way... NO I'm wrong. When he can, he does spoil me materially as he is well acquainted with my infatuation and love all electronic gadgets. I am a self professed EGG, “Electronic Gadget Groupie.” The most important way he spoils me is with taking over attending to our son's needs. My eye has always been caught by sparkly things, the beautiful, and the unique.

Posted on Sunday, November 5, 2006 ~, in Faith, Hymns, Life, Lyrics, Music, Pictures, Poems & Quotations, Spirituality & Religion, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The Einstein quote is stunning, thank you! And it coordinates so well with your quotes from the NT.

  2. Thanks, Naturalhigh. I got that Einstein quote from Grace’s page… though I forgot to link it, I’ll have to do that. It inspired my entry last night.

    This is why I love blogging. I can feel free to let my thoughts go “wherever”… not like in real life where I have to (should) organize and edit BEFORE it comes out of my mouth!

  3. :)….you’ve got a wonderful gift, DM…and you, too, NH. I’ve linked you both from my blog, as you are two very inspirational women!

    DM..I have only one question…

    WHAT kind of phone do you have? LOL Picture was amazing!

    😉

  4. Thank you, Grace… but… um… have you noticed that you have a gift, as well? Silly woman!

    I have you on my blogroll. I think we all connect with each other’s blogs… maybe even wish that we could write like the others, or think of the same, inspiring topics. But, you know, if we were all the same, we would not be sparking each other’s imagination. We, mostly me, play off each other’s ideas and I think that is another great thing about these blogs. How else can we build upon our thoughts… to go forward with our thought processes?

    The camera I took the pics with is my Razor, but don’t go out and buy one, I really hate it! The reasons are here: https://dragonmommie.wordpress.com/2006/09/26/first-talk/

    and here:

    https://dragonmommie.wordpress.com/2006/10/05/electronic-candy/

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