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Shelter from the Wind!
you as a lesson learned for this day of thanks.
Interestingly, the first thought that came to mind was a Bob Marley
song, “So much things to say, right now” which absolutely has nothing
to do with the occasion short of the line “So while they fight you
down, stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises.” But that’s what
came to mind.
The next thought of thanks - since I’m mashing the starter for the
“Fellowship Bread,” beginning my days with Our Daily Bread
devotional, and having just heard the tragic story about an
unexpected death of a healthy 66 year-old minister, - was the theme
of Daily Bread and Breath of Life. Yeah, that's what I'll reflect on.
Then the winds rushed.
It started around yesterday noon. Sounding every bit like the speed
of a New York subway train or the roar of the ocean – I’ve lived on
the Atlantic and the Pacific, I know the sound.
Rather, it was the wind, rustling at 60 mph through the urban forest
surrounding my home.
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and cap were not warding off the elements perfect for incubating a
cold. Just that quickly, I felt it in my throat and rushed back inside to
brew my go-to concoction for knocking it out. While chopping up an
onion and lime, the latter in lieu of absent lemons to brew with green
tea, honey and a swig of black spiced rum, I thought of all the simple
things for which I need to give thanks:
natural remedies for illness and ailments.
I am thankful for daily bread, forgiveness of debt, and deliverance
from sin and death.
I am thankful for faith, family and friends here for me through good
times and trying times.
I am thankful for food – bread of heaven and of earth, sustaining my
body and fueling my soul.
I am thankful for the protection of my shepherds, the not so little
canine crew and the almighty Good One.
I am thankful for simple pleasures, bursts of joy and moments of
peace in the midst of my toiling days.
I am thankful for Silent Night playing peacefully in the background of
this writing. The songs of Christmas came across the radio waves
early this year. I know that it was to promote the business of buying,
but the bonus comes as a blessing, reminding us of the true reason for
this celebrated season of gifting and light.
And, on days like yesterday, when the wind rushes at 60 miles per
hour, needy of repairs as it may be, I am especially thankful for my
sturdy, 122- year old inner-city home. It is more than just the
proverbial “roof over my head,” it is my shelter from the storm, my
refuge in the wind, indeed a blessing worthy of my thanks.
So much things to say, right now. So much thanks to say.
I look forward to seeing you on the Shore.
~ Mittie Imani
even my fearless canine crew who
ordinarily would be giving me the
blues about going outside to play
kickball in the leaves. They didn’t
budge. Like me, they cuddled up
in their beds and covered their
Like them, it was fierce: the wind.
Bending branches, scurrying leaves
and working chimes into a frenzied
I got back in my bed and covered
my head. “Lord, please let the
fence hold.” There are sections
leaning on their last leg, through
which my VonGhetto pack of
Sheperds are just awaiting an
opportunity to escape.
really was none. A few downed twigs here and there, nothing like
whole 24-foot branch that snapped and fell parallel, running the length
of the back of the house earlier this year, but thankfully lodging in the
limbs of adjacent trees. Had it not...
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