Share Your World 5-11-20

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What do you know! I am right on time for SHARING MY WORLD THIS WEEK!

This is the challenge where Melanie (the hostess) shares weekly questions geared to help us all reveal a little bit of how we live and think. Here are her questions for the week and my answers:

  • I asked this on an award thingie I was nominated for, and I got such interesting responses, I thought I’d ask it on Share Your World too:  Do you have a favorite kind of tree

I love black locust trees. They are so fragrant in the early summer.

Black locust (Not recommended) | The Morton Arboretum
  • What bridges are you happy you burned

I am happy I burned my bridges to the business world and entered the ministry. That said, I am aware that most bridges can be rebuilt should one really desire it.

  • Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?

I don’t think any of us truly knows the answer to this question. In the moment? Stirred by a cause or a story? I don’t know. I think I might have the courage to do so if I had time to ponder the stranger’s plight, but would it be instinctive ( like jumping in front of a bus in a moment’s time)? I have no idea.

  • How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?

My emphasis on the interior life has deepened. My focus on art has grown. My view of money and provision has also greatly shifted. I feel more free now than I have felt in many years.

AND FINALLY:

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Please feel free to share your gratitude!  During this troubling time, some positive input is sorely needed, so any memes, stories, photos, or anything else you find uplifting is welcome!   Please share!   Thanks!  

I have so enjoyed taking part in

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This online Global Arts Summit is absolutely 100% free but registration is required. To register, visit www.TheGlobalArtsSummit.com. When you do, you’ll get instant “lifetime” access to the summit resources and you’ll be able to view them on your device of choice at a time and place that’s convenient for you. If you have any trouble, you can reach out to the email address listed on the summit website.

HERE IS A PIECE FROM ONE OF THE SEMINAR PRESENTERS:

4 thoughts on “Share Your World 5-11-20

  1. Thanks Joseph for Sharing Your World! That tree looks (and sounds) AMAZING! I love ‘scented’ trees – although I realize pollen can aggravate a lot of folks’ allergies. Black locust hmm? Never heard of it, now I’ll have to Google it to expand my knowledge! Thanks! It sounds like your shift from business to spirituality was a great move! I believe, from the things I’ve read that you’ve shared, that you’re a great success at it too. Leading folks without herding them (if you will). When I asked the sacrifice question, it was off the cuff, no depth to it, but since (and from reading people’s answers) it’s really kind of a Christ question, isn’t it? He gave his life for strangers, didn’t he? There’s a favorite hymn of mine (LDS Hymn) entitled “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief”. The last verse is especially relevant:

    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/music/library/hymns/a-poor-wayfaring-man-of-grief

    “6. In pris’n I saw him next, condemned
    To meet a traitor’s doom at morn.
    The tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
    And honored him ’mid shame and scorn
    My friendship’s utmost zeal to try,
    He asked if I for him would die.
    The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill,
    But my free spirit cried, “I will!”

    “7. Then in a moment to my view
    The stranger started from disguise.
    The tokens in his hands I knew;
    The Savior stood before mine eyes
    He spake, and my poor name he named,
    “Of me thou hast not been ashamed.
    These deeds shall thy memorial be;
    Fear not, thou didst them unto me.”

    That hymn always makes me tear up. Thanks for a timely reminder Joseph and have a great and safe week!

    • What a beautiful song! I had to take a listen to it on Youtube, I had not heard it before. The question you asked about sacrifice was indeed a Christ question. One of my favorite group of verses in the Bible is Romans 5:6-8You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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