A near midnight writing – minutes before my birthday – sitting and pondering around the campfire…
Believe, a Belief-Blessed Birthday, 24OCT
Well, Maureen O’hara has now passed away, beautiful lady, beautiful transformation in my all time favorite movie… Miracle on 34th street… This was a writing (below) when I was awakening, jan 4th, three weeks only after my first writing, still one month before I was done awakening and I was only realizing that I was going down the path of Doris (Maureen O’Hara) and Susie… that I was letting faith take over my life completely and I was telling myself to believe… I did not quite believe 100% yet, so I fondly look back now at how all this awakening cracked me open…. So blessed… I didn’t even realize that God was using all HIS resources to pull me into Jesus. I was about to be transformed. I stopped and questioned and that sped and smoothed the process. God said it’s ok to ask, God answered again and again.
And I thank you ALL for letting me naturally voice Jesus’s birth in me… I believe He was born in me and made me new even though I didn’t ever realize I wasn’t ok already. It may be my chronological birthday now, this strike of midnight, but I have been eating Jesus’s birthday cake all year this year. I pray to ALWAYS be HIS lighted birthday candle perched on a rock of HIS faithfulness, just like this pic from today’s hike 😉
SMILES and such TEARS of JOY because I believe in You Jesus, I believe YOU. I’m yours to keep now, forever. “Believe – it was and is that belief has to be there first – the rest follows – you have to believe – to have faith when common sense tells you not to… BELIEVE”
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Date: Jan 4
Subject: Fwd: Miracle on 34th Street -I believe, I believe, its silly but I believe
I had this title for weeks – meant to get it written – but when the first sentence came to me – and it flowed – had to grab the computer and dump it out – no edits – but a little help from the web to get the right scripture lines – but 30 minutes top for this piece… figures that it is my favorite movie and this is my current pre-occupation in my brain – believe.
Miracle on 34th Street – I believe, I believe, it’s silly but I believe, 04JAN
My favorite movie – not just christmas movie – but all time movie – is Miracle on 34th Street. Not the ’70’s version, not the colorized version but the original 1947 version – Edwin Gwynn a Kris Kringle – Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood… and Fred Gailey (don’t remember his name – but wow what a catch!). yes my favorite movie of all time – ever since i was a teen…
Little Susie says “I believe, I believe, its silly but I believe”. She was talking about Santa Claus – but the movie goes much deeper than that – see Santa (Kris Kringle) was looking for belief in people – in everyone who didn’t believe – looking for hope to continue in his line of work – to continue hoping for the world. Fred was asking Doris (Maureen O’Hara) to believe – to believe in him – to believe in anything – she swore off fairy tales, swore off any belief in what she wasn’t in control of. she suffered from too much reality check – “should be realistic and completely truthful with our children and not have them growing up believing in a lot of legends and myths” … “And by filling them full of fairy tales they grow up considering life a fantasy instead of a reality.” Fred will work on Doris – Kris Kringle work on Susie too – together they can make this happen – it is a movie after all – together we will see how it all unfolds…
At the pinnacle of the movie – Doris is upset that Fred throws away his career by taking on the seemingly winless case of proving that Kris Kringle is indeed Santa Claus – the one and only Santa Claus… Fred urges her “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. It’s not just Kris that’s on trial. It’s everything he stands for. It’s kindness, joy, love, and all other intangibles.” “Someday, you’re going to find out that your way of facing this realistic world just doesn’t work. And when you do, don’t overlook those lovely intangibles. You’ll discover they’re the only things that are worthwhile.” Fast forward to Doris trying to reassure Susie that Mr Kringle will be ok – Doris is not sure she yet believes what she is telling her daughter – but Doris tells little susie that she has to have faith – Doris even adds to Susie’s letter that “I believe in you too” – win – Kris Kringle gets the letter and all the other dead letters at the postoffice and Fred wins the case – Kris is recognized by the federal government to be the “one and only santa claus” – win Susie has asked Mr Kringle for something big – bigger than a normal present – she asks for a house – those cape cod’s – similar to the jubilee that i live in today – quaint, quiet and family friendly… Susie expects Mr Kringle to deliver – big time – expects a miracle – expects that snap and she will have this house – puts it as a test to him… No – she doesn’t get it at the Christmas morning party – Doris has to say – “You must believe in Mr. Kringle and keep right on doing it. You must have faith in him.” … “you’ve still got to believe in people. I found that out.” “I believe. I believe. It’s silly but I believe” – Kris has orchestrated a car ride home with Fred – down a quaint quiet street – in a family neighborhood. “I believe. I believe. It’s silly but I believe” – Susie repeats and repeats – and then – oh snap! there it is – the house – on a quaint and quiet street – the perfect house – it’s for sale – its’s unlocked – with a swing in the back – win. Fred learns from Susie that Doris told her “Mommy said if things don’t turn out right at first, you’ve still got to believe. You were right Mommy!” – WIN – Doris to Fred “I never really doubted you. It was just my silly common sense.” WIN – BIG WIN. Kiss – realization that believing is seeing – believing came first – then seeing Kris Kringle’s cane in the house – hmmm…. Believe – it was and is that belief has to be there first – the rest follows – you have to believe – to have faith when common sense tells you not to… BELIEVE
When i woke up from a very sound sleep, the chorus of “True Joy”, a song written by a dear friend, was running through my head at FULL volume…. Oh, was a great song to start my birthday – and fitting since in the middle of the chilly night my son and I redid our sleeping bags and put them together, so I woke with my sweet son warm inside my arms and the “True Joy” of God’s Son warming in my soul… So blessed… Thanks God for putting a tune to praising – it’s so easy to sing along… SMILES and THANKS And then later I saw there was quite the appropriate verse of the day too from Ephesians… nice… ———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Bible Gateway Date: Sun, Oct 25, Subject: Verse of the Day – October 25 Ephesians 5:19-20 NIV “Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”