What is really within the night sky, beyond the Stars

” We are looking for the city, that is to come”

Hebrews 13:14

” Face to face with Christ my Savior,

Face to face what will it be?

When with rapture, I behold him,

Jesus Christ who died for me?

Face to face I shall behold him,

Far beyond the starry sky,

Face to face in all his glory,

I shall see him by and by”

*** Carrie E. Breck***

Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we all would have no hope for the future. As the Bible promises, when this journey ends for us, we all will come face to face with Jesus Christ, as now all our questions will be answered with all our sorrows and fears to vanish. Someday when the journey ends for each of us, as no one really knows when our time will be up? We could be here for a short time, or we may be here a very long time? Only Jesus knows as he is the one we meet, at the gates of Heaven and that is the judgment day for us all.

Get out within mother nature, go set up a tent upon the Earth’s floor, chop up some firewood for the campfire and ready the pit for the center piece of camping, better known as the ” campfire”. To set up a tent upon the floor of this Earth and sleep inside the tent, goes a bit deeper than just lying on the ground, now you can actually feel the heartbeat of the Earth. you can be one with mother nature, as now you can listen to all the beautiful songs, that make up the night sky. When you truly open your ears to all the sounds within mother nature, you can hear the snake slither by, the foot steps of the moose, walking by your tent, a bit nervous? Being nervous is only natural, as you then become one with them and now you are as quiet as a bear deep within their hybernation. The peaceful serenity of the nights sky will soothe you, it helps heal you from all the stress, as it melts away from your shoulders. Some may think that sleeping on the ground within a tent is not for them? They really need to try it at least once, to truly experience the real heartbeat, of this planet, so all her beauty can soothe your soul and heal you from all the stress.

Now as the tent is set and ready for you to get a good nights rest, time to ready the fire pit, so you can build a campfire, to sit and relax from the days activities. The pit is ready and you now build the fire with the fruits of your labor, of the wood you chopped from your days chores, the flames are big as they increase the hot coals within, you stare into the fire at the red of the coals and become hypnotized as a warm feeling of relax falls over you. There is nothing like sitting around a firepit within mother nature, you listen to the Owls waking up for their nightly journey, a pack of Coyotes howling to the night sky, as the running water from the stream soothes you so. You sit there not wanting to get up, so you then look up to the moon rising over the horizon in front of you, so now as the light of the moon lights up everything around you, you see the stars within the dark, clear sky.

What is really beyond the stars within the nights sky? Are there other life forms? Is Jesus up there looking down upon us? Even with all the space trips, nobody really knows this answer, but maybe one day, as this journey comes to a close, we will find the answer to all our questions? Maybe God is up there looking down, as Jesus is within us all, with his blood flowing through our hearts and warming us with his love. You stare into the darkness of the sky and into the light of the stars, you see many that take different shapes, the big dipper, little dipper, millions of stars, with some planets as well, that make up the milky way within the nights sky. Now you see this bright light moving swiftly on it’s course, it is the space station flying by and just maybe with some Astronauts within it, writing in their daily journals. There is so much going on within the nights sky, but unless you step out of the city lights and within mother nature, you will never truly see, just how beautiful the nights sky can be. There are also these lights known as the ” northern lights”, the best viewing of these lights is either Iceland, or Fairbanks, Alaska. Yes you may see in other parts, but the best and most beautiful spots are in Iceland and Fairbanks. There is so much within mother nature, makes you wonder just how she keeps it all so prestine and beautiful.

Mother nature seems as if she is everywhere? Maybe God put another in charge of keeping all this beauty for us all? There are so many questions now, but one day we just may find out all the answers to these questions, as just like Jesus came and walked his journey among us, so to did others like Jesus, Abraham, Simon etc… So maybe there will be another like Jesus that will come before us? Will we know who he is? Or will he be a she? Or just maybe, they will blend in without any of us knowng that they are here? This journey has so much and so many questions, hopefully one day, our questions get answered, like our prayers do. Who really answers our prayers? is it Jesus? or is it a sign he places in front of us? maybe he sends others to answer what we pray? They say everything happens for a reason, so we all have to keep an eye for the reason, so maybe alot of the questions we have just might get answered, before we enter into the gates and look Jesus face to face.

Jesus Christ died for us all, so he could go within the resurrection, for we could have hope movinng forward. There is so much to this journey, there are so many questions as well, will we remember them all when we need? No worries, Jesus has it all planned and what our next assignment will be.

Go deeply into the journey of the nights sky,

Go deeply into the woods away from the city lights,

Pitch a tent on the ground to feel the heartbeat of the Earth,

Be one with nature and listen to her beautiful music,

Build a campfire and be hypnotized into relaxation,

Truly let the fire warm your soul as the stress melts away off the shoulders,

Stare into the bright lights of the nights sky,

Gaze deeply into the light of the stars as you see the milky way above,

The sun gives way to the moon and the night sky,

Just so you can see the beauty of the milky way light up the sky,

The northern lights with all its different colors,

So get to one of the two viewing spots to see the beauty,

Jesus Christ died and has risen for us on this journey,

So we can have hope bring us into the path of righteousness,

This journey has so much for us to explore,

so get out within nature and see all you can see.

Change is everywhere along the journey of life

“Change is everywhere around you and nothing ever stays the same, you just have to adjust to it in order to have change go as smooth as possible?.

We as Humans go through many changes from the time of our first breathe here on Earth to our last breathe, some change comes real easy and smooth, while some change comes with much resistance and more pain then we know how too handle it. Our bodies go through much change like, we grow taller, or maybe a bit more plump or skinny, our hair goes from our natural color, to a grey or silver color as we get older and some may lose their hair all together. Our blood may get thinner as we grow old, not too mention the other internal changes of our bodies, our voices will change also as we grow older, then there is the natural changes to our appearance, or the changes we do to our appearance as we go to the gym and bulk up with larger muscle mass, As we change throughout our lives along this journey of life, so does everything else around us as well.

The Tree’s in this picture go through many changes also like we do as Human Beings, They start out as a little seedling and grow quite big, depending on the kind of tree. The green leaves on the branches of the tree’s change colors depending on the kind of tree, or even which season we are in, during the fall months these tree’s exhale, which turns the leaves a bright vibrant color, til the leaves fall to the ground as the tree gets ready for the winter months. then in the winter the tree becomes bare during the cold dark days of winter, as the spring months come, these same tree’s inhale and grow more buds on their branches, which grows more green leaves for the warmer months to come. Tree’s come in all shapes and sizes, the leaves change colors depending on the seasons we enter, With the different shapes and sizes of the tree’s and the colors of their leaves, shows us the change they go through throughout our journey’s along our paths we walk.

The deep blue color of the sky in this picture, shows us, just how beautiful all is beneath the sky. It brings out the color of the green tree’s, not too mention the rays of sunlight beaming down upon us, The sky also comes with different colors depending if the sky is angry or happy? When the sky is angry it gets filled with clouds and turns the color to dark grey, depending just how angry it is? The clouds themselves also come in different shapes, sizes, or colors, as these clouds become filled with moisture, then drop raindrops upon our heads. When the sky is full of clouds and dropping raindrops upon us, now you have we as Humans becoming gloomy or depressed, which is another change we go through with all the other changes we go through.

With all these changes to ourselves and all that is around us, it is very easy to overlook change and become lost along our paths of our journey through life. We need to better understand these changes, so we can adjust to and except these changes as they come to us along our paths. Now sometimes these changes will come to us unexpectedly and from another along our journey through life, but when we have faith in and are confident in ourselves, understand better of the change that is happening, then change won’t be so hard for us as we walk our paths. Just as the change in the seasons happen smoothly year after year for all the tree’s around us, then real change can go smoothly for us as well, as we walk our paths along our journey through life.

” the four seasons change the Tree’s around us smoothly and with beauty So can change to us as Humans go smoothly, with no resistance, as we adapt moving forward along our journey through life”

” Change happens in many ways whether internal or external, change does not have to be hard as we except and adjust to all the changes that may come to us

” the sky is blue and the tree’s are green, showing us true happiness throughout the different changes, when the sky is grey and soaking the tree”s with water, makes for difficult change through anger, as all sways in the wind with chaos and disarray”

The true reflection of life throughout this Journey

          That thing we look into in the morning as we get ready to start our days, that thing called a mirror which reflects our image back at us, so we can fix ourselves up for the coming day. The mirror was made with Human hands, as the reflection in this little pond, is totally natural and comes from Mother Nature herself. This kind of reflection in the pond is a beautiful thing to see, as you can see all that surrounds the pond within the pond, like your seeing double of everything you see and get an extra view of what you are looking at.

The pond is so smooth that it reflects everything around it and makes it seem like it isn’t really a pond, look straight across and see the Birch tree, then look down in the pond and see the Birch tree again, only the one in the water is the cloned double of the one on land, this makes for a great picture except maybe some fall colors, would truly make this mirrored image really stand out.

No matter where you turn there will be a mirrored image of something for you to see, whether the mirror is handmade or not? You walk by a vehicle with chrome bumpers and see yourself walking by as well, windows in our homes when the day sky turns to night, now you can see yourself like you are peeking into the window, you turn off the TV and you can see yourself in front of the Television, There is so much around us that form this reflection of what we see, that a lot of times we tune out the reflection, just to continue to move forward along our paths of our journey through life.

This Birch tree seems like it is all alone with all the green plant life around it, maybe this is why the reflection of itself is within the water? The mirrored image of life truly brings out the beauty, of everything that we see. The mirror we look into to start our day, brings out our inner beauty so we can also look as good as the Birch tree in this picture.

They say beauty is in the eye of the be-holder? But true beauty is the reflection that the be-holder will always see. We will never see a reflection of any kind, let alone the not seeing the true beauty that is around us, without first looking deeply into what we see, When we are honest with ourselves, look deeply into what we see, we will see all the reflections of every image and the true beauty within it, everyday as we walk our paths along this journey of life.

” A reflection is an image that will have us seeing double, til we look deeply into what we see”

” mirror mirror on the wall…….is that my reflection or is this my true beauty that you bring forth for me to see”

” A mirror may be man made, but the reflection coming out of it is the natural beauty, of what ever it is reflecting”

The different formations and never ending looks of the sky,,,,

           The sky above us has a huge variety of formations and different looks to it everyday, one day it may be a clear blue sky and the next it will have a grayish and not so clear look, one day the sky may be calm, then the next day it is full of fury and danger?  Most of the time we take the different looks of the sky for granted, much like we take things around us for granted as well, as we walk our paths of our journey through life.

The sky is one of those things we don’t pay that much attention to and it is above us every waking moment of our lives, just like the arrow in the word Fed-ex (which is a package delivery company), we don’t see the arrow as we are too busy to pay attention in our busy lives, the next time you see this truck in your neighborhood, look closely as to locate the arrow within this word. There is a lot that we don’t notice cause we are too busy in this fast paced Society and unless we take the time to notice what is around us, then life along our paths of our journey of life, will simply fly by with each of us wondering where did my life go?

The Pope came here to America not just because God sent him here, he came here to show us that there is hope for each and every one of us here within God’s creation, for each of us to have this hope, we first have to take the time to notice all the true beauty that is around us. Instead of each one of us walking our paths and not caring for whatever that is in our way. Take the time to care for and show our true empathy for everything along our paths, a lot of the Pope’s message of hope, comes from each one of us, showing our true empathy that is a deep feeling withing all of us and sharing this feeling of empathy with each other. True Empathy is something we lack in this Society and it shows in just how we treat each other, We would rather step all over each other just to put ourselves above each other. When God created this planet and all of Mankind, he did so with a vision of hope, love and caring for each other, he did not create all this for us to attack, ridicule or stomp on each other. Now that the Pope went back home to the Vatican, let’s not forget the true message of hope given to us from the Pope himself, let’s move forward with our true empathy of each other as strong as it ever was, so we can show the Pope and God, that the visit of the Pope wasn’t a temporary thing and that we all can have hope, as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

The different formations of the sky each and every day, is simply another way that God looks down on us and sends us messages for us to see, so we can change for the better and see all the true beauty that is around us. Yes when the sky is in full fury, this is God sending us a message that he is not happy with how we are walking our paths throughout this journey of life, just remember when Noah built the Ark and took all the animals two by two, so they wouldn’t drown from the flooded waters, this was God’s way of cleansing the Earth of all the crap, so we could start over, show hope that we all can show our empathy of each other and we all can be better moving forward. When we show our true empathy that is within us towards each other, then all the less fortunate will be better along their paths as well, the ones that struggle to put a meal on the table, will find that meal and a table to eat it on, those who don’t have a roof over their heads, will find that shelter, so they to can have safety like the rest of us do. The Pope’s message of hope wasn’t just for a few, it was meant for each one of us, as we are all equal in the eyes of God and he does not discriminate, To truly have this hope all we have to do is, take the time to notice all the true beauty that is around us and as we walk our paths of our journey through life, show our true empathy of each other, which will bring out our true love and caring of each other, without all the hate and stomping on of each other.

” Pope Francis is a true Saint and like God, he does not discriminate as he blesses us all with the, Father, the son and the Holy Spirit”

” The different formations of the sky is right above us all, we just have to take the time to notice the true beauty in which it brings”

” just as the blue sky brings calm and beauty, the grayish sky brings fury and a rough time”

There is Beauty in everything that is around us………

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To some that look at this picture may only see what is in the picture, but to truly see what is the beauty of this picture, you have to stop and really look at each individual item within this picture, this is what Mayor Tom Menino did everyday of his 20 year tenure within the city of Boston.

Each one of these items within this picture has a purpose, not just of itself but for each other, as well as us as Human beings, you have a blue sky with clouds, that bring rain and sunshine that help feed all this plant life, you also have a body of water that holds and stores this rain and within this body of water, there is more plant life as well as different kinds of Amphibious animals that also live and breathe on this planet Earth, that we all share.

There is so much beauty around us, it is just that we don’t take the time to stop and look around at it all, Mayor Menino did just that as he walked the streets of Boston, he also didn’t over look one thing, in order to help another, he showed so much diversity for everything in which he looked at, true we as Human Beings are very unique in our own way, but we are all very similar in that we are Human Beings and walk a path along our journey of life, Mayor Menino saw all the uniqueness within us all and took action to help us all thrive to be better, so the city of Boston can be better for all that come walk their journey’s within it.

Mayor Menino’s funeral was done in a very special way, with close to 1000 people within the church it was full of people from all walks of life, it showed people coming together to celebrate the life of a great man, not just people but a huge diversity of people from, big named politicians, big named sports stars, to just ordinary people from a neighborhood, all coming together for a common cause, this was what Mayor Menino was all about all 20 years of his time in the city of Boston, this was a man that didn’t judge you by your appearance, only saw the good deep within everybody he looked at, every thanksgiving he would go serve the homeless at the shelter, before returning home with his family for his own thanksgiving dinner, he would always travel into the neighborhoods and listen to the people, then took care of what he needed to so the people would be happy everyday, this was Mayor Menno doing what he loved to do.

Most all politicians will say what you want to hear just to get your vote, not Mayor Menino, when he said something he would back it up with actions, because it is what he loved to do, most politicians when they get elected, stay within their office and forget about the ones that put them there, they become engulfed in a world that they portray which is usually a world of make believe and then they keep it going, by becoming something/someone in which they are not, Mayor Menino was real and genuine, which is a trait that today’s politician doesn’t have, Mayor Menino also treated everybody with respect and dignity, which are two things we all as Human Beings are guilty of not doing amongst each other, which explains all the bitterness and hatred that surrounds us today.

Let us all learn from the ways of Mayor Menino and let us all truly see the message he left us from his funeral, when we do it correctly and treat everybody around us with respect and dignity, no matter who or what is around you, all our paths along our journey of life, will be better and stronger moving forward, diversity is all of us as Human Beings, as we are all unique in our own way, but yet very similar as Humans and until we all acknowledge this, there will always be bitterness and hatred around us, it is all up to each of us, to not only love ourselves but to love everybody around us, not just for show or to portray a fake self to others, but to be real and genuine, so the true love pours out of us, even without us truly knowing it is flowing out of us, so all our paths along our journey of life, is full of happiness and strength.

” to be real and genuine will always help us love and see the true beauty of everything around us”

” Diversity is each of us as Human Beings, we may be unique in our own way, but we are all very similar as well”

” respect and dignity will make us all happy, as it keeps us all strong on our paths of our journey of life”