Ponderings for Wednesday: 15 May 2019: Week 4 of Easter

My Faith Pondering

AM Psalm 119:49-72; PM Psalm 49, [53] Wisdom 4:16-5:8; Col. 1:24-2:7; Luke 6:27-38

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31)

This is Luke’s version of the Golden Rule.  Its premise is based on a healthy desire for yourself.  So when I think of what I have appreciated most in my life it has been the teaching moments, or maybe better put, the learning moments.  But even then I had to put aside my own know-it-all attitude so that I might be able to receive instruction.  I love it when people “teach me” something new and wonderful, something life-changing. I am a little beyond the material world of “having things.”  I would so much rather someone teach me to fish than give me a fish.

So, in doing onto others, I want to teach people important things, life-changing things.  I want people to teach me new stuff, life evolving stuff.  I want life-long learning.  Therefore, I want to teach others as well. This is my take on the importance of the Golden Rule.

My Fitness Pondering

My workout went well yesterday.  I did pushups bend and squats, pull ups, sit ups, dips, leg lifts and concluded with yoga beginning the yoga with the dreaded “crow” position.  I hate that bird.  Well, I don’t hate the bird, I just stress about doing that particular yoga position. 

My Music Pondering

I have two things to say about my musical experiences.  First, my music practice needs to move up in the day.  I find that if I put it at the end of my day the quality of my learning is greatly diminished.

Second, playing the piano requires a great deal of eye to hand coordination. I have to see the notes and “automatically” have my fingers go to the right place just as I am typing this journal without looking – it just happens.  This will take practice – practice that requires morning application, not end of the day, fatigued struggling. My descriptive language needs to change from doing music everyday to doing music every morning.  That’s a little change in language but a big difference in results.

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying through and to the people of the Creating Word and then let us “Ponder anew what the Almighty can do.”  John Thomas Frazier Sr.

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