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Easter Exultet!

Friday, April 06, 2012

The Glorious Grand Tetons and Wildflowers


Shake out your qualms.
Shake up your dreams.
Deepen your roots.
Extend your branches.
Trust deep water
and head for the open,
even if your vision
shipwrecks you.
Quit your addiction
to sneer and complain.
Open a lookout.
Dance on a brink.
Run with your wildfire.
You are closer to glory
leaping an abyss
than upholstering a rut.
Not dawdling.
Not doubting.
Intrepid all the way
Walk toward clarity.
At every crossroad
Be prepared
to bump into wonder.
Only love prevails.
En route to disaster
insist on canticles.
Lift your ineffable
out of the mundane.
Nothing perishes;
nothing survives;
everything transforms!
Honeymoon with Big Joy!

~ James Broughton ~
(Sermons of the Big Joy)

The inimitable James Broughton:


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CRYSTALJEM 4/13/2012 11:00AM

    I have been behind in your blogs obviously! This was lovely, thank you so much.

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PEACEFULONE 4/9/2012 12:30AM

    Again you dear Maha bring beauty, joy and inspiration to my life!
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Peace, blessings, and love to you!!!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/8/2012 6:42PM

    Exultant and lovely!

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JESPAH 4/8/2012 11:44AM

    Oh, how lovely! :)

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JUST_BREATHE08 4/7/2012 10:23PM

    emoticon Beautiful poem from a beautiful Lady!! Happy Easter.

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FRANCESCANAZ 4/7/2012 4:17PM

    Beautiful poem for a beautiful spring day read from a beautiful Spark friend! emoticon

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DDOORN 4/6/2012 10:43PM

    Oh how I needed this one! To transcend fears and worries...blow by them and just let the SPARKS FLY!

Thank you so much for sharing such inspirations, 'Maha!


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SUNNY332 4/6/2012 8:17PM

    Be Blessed today.....

Today is Good Friday !
Someone asks 'Why do we call it good?'
It was the agonizing death of an innocent Man for crimes he did not commit.
We cannot bear to see His suffering on a rough hewn cross.
In the words of Isaiah we agree...
"We hid our faces from Him, He was despised and we did not esteem Him."
Is. 53:3b

But, look again.

The Man who died never did anything wrong.
That was GOOD ...
As the sacrificial Passover Lamb the Man was perfect , without blemish.
That was GOOD
The Man willingly gave His life to save others.
That was GOOD
The Man even as He hung on the cross spoke comforting words to sinners ...
"Father, forgive them... " and ...
"Today you will be with Me in paradise.. "
That was GOOD
His Father in heaven was watching ...
He knew Sunday was coming and it would reveal God's ancient plan.
and He said...
"It is GOOD!"

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SUE_2U 4/6/2012 7:56PM

    Oh I love this one! I used to read it every year. Thank you so much for posting this and reminding me of it. One of my very favorite poems!

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GENKI_WARRIOR 4/6/2012 2:12PM

    Beautiful! So applicable to what needs to be prescribed in life: an overhaul of what's no longer useful; of what holds back and hinders and causes pain and dis-ease, and a launching--full dive--into the unknown with clarity of faith that love will paint a great picture of life (because it does). Thanks for sharing : )

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WATERMELLEN 4/6/2012 12:21PM

    Exultet iam angelica turba caelorum:
exultent divina mysteria:
et pro tanti Regis victoria tuba insonet salutaris.

Happy Easter to you, MAHA! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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K-PO110 4/6/2012 11:56AM

    Quit your addiction
to sneer and complain.

You are closer to glory
leaping an abyss
than upholstering a rut.

Thank you, thank you - messages I wish I could gift to everyone everyday.

Have a great weekend Maha, and thank you as always for the inspiration.


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GOANNA2 4/6/2012 11:16AM

    Thanks for sharing. That was beautiful!
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DAISY443 4/6/2012 11:00AM

    "Be prepared to bump into wonder" How often we forget this and miss the wonder!

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