As 2014 draws to a close…

I would like to say a big thank you! Thank you for reading my posts, for supporting me in different ways, and for believing in me. This year has been one of the most stretching and most challenging years of my life, but I have also grown so much this year!

Here are a few questions for you to ponder as the year 2014 ends… How have you made a difference in the life of someone else this year? It doesn’t matter if the difference was in a big or small way, no competition here… The important thing is to make a positive difference in someone else’s life, share the love of God with someone else, be a friend, walk in humility. Like the scripture in Micah 6:8 says “Do Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with your God”.

I’ll end this post with Dr Maya Angelou’s poem “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”… it challenges me to no end…

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind   
and floats downstream   
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.
 
But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and   
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
 
The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.
 
The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own
 
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams   
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream   
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied   
so he opens his throat to sing.
 
The caged bird sings   
with a fearful trill   
of things unknown   
but longed for still   
and his tune is heard   
on the distant hill   
for the caged bird   
sings of freedom.
So with every breath in me, I will fight for the freedom of those trapped in sexual slavery; so that they too like the free bird can name the sky their own.
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