23 May 2014

Several years ago, I completed one of those late-night, self-help quizzes that asked what was the one thing I had to have in my life each day.  At first I thought of my family and friends, my beloved toy poodle, and even world peace.  But the more I thought, the more I realized that something in me craves inspiration.  Daily.  My soul needs to be inspired each day as much as our bodies need daily bread.  Whether it be a wonderful story, beautiful music, or rousing words; each day I need to be inspired!

For a long time I’ve been looking outside of myself for such inspiration.  Everything from the quiet of the morning from my back patio to quotes from famous speeches to soothing words of the Psalms of the Bible.  Daily inspiration has come to me from all sorts of sources.  And today, I’ve decided it’s finally time I listen to the inspiration arising inside of me:  the phrases that sustain, the images that come, the feelings that ground me in a knowing that cannot be challenged.  Today I begin the process of mining inspiration that comes through the living of my own days that it might be sustenance for the living of ALL of our days.  I hope that the insights shared here may bring us all the hope, love, and joy we each need to live inspired every day.

Join me in this feast of bread on our journeys!

And while we’re at it:  how about you?  What inspiring words or images from your journey do you have to share today?

5 thoughts on “Beginning

  1. Jan Rosson

    I am so proud of you! Beautiful post!
    My favorite prayer of late by Macrina Wiederkehr-

    Prayer for a Questioning Heart

    It seems to me Lord
    that we search
    much to desperately
    for answers
    when a good question
    holds as much grace
    as an answer.

    you are a Great Questioner
    keep our questions alive
    that we may always be seekers
    rather than settlers

    Guard us well
    from the sin of settling in
    with our answers
    hugged to our breasts.

    Make of us
    a wondering
    restless people
    and give us the feet of pilgrims
    on this journey unfinished.


    1. RevJule Post author

      Let’s all learn together! I know I need it too! I hope to add a favorite spiritual authors/speakers section and you know Richard Rohr will be on it! Blessings — RevJule


  2. Stu Truelsen

    I like your thought about mining inspiration. Never thought of it that way. Today I was inspired by running three miles before church and having just enough time to hit my favorite coffee shop before the worship service started. Beautiful day too. For me, running has a spiritual quality to it. At the very least, I have to thank God that I can do it!



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