Tuesday, January 8, 2013

prayer from dad (keith h)... appropriate for the holiday

Dear Lord and God,
  Sometimes we live on the abyss of surprises and disappointments.  Our fears take control and we totter on the edge and even fall.  Our prayer is loud to you that we be saved.  We can no longer help ourselves.  We need your sacred touch to support us and hold us and carry us.  As you help us, may we help one another and be your hands that reach out.  Even when we don't know what to do or what to say may we be guided by your grace and do our parts in the caring for one another. In Jesus name we pray, AMEN

Saturday, January 5, 2013

It's that time again!!  Yep, that's right, HID is back! As January 5th is coming to a close (it's 8:30 pm and i'm at work), I'm going to post my thoughts now, however scrappy, so at least i've gotten things started this year:


1) professionally (which, thankfully, as i am a social worker, can have great and important social ramifications)-- redirect my career to address another population and/or another setting-- as this is a public site, i will be vague-- but who pops to mind (due to setting my heart on fire) is:

 -- those who are homeless (making a showing for the fourth consecutive year on this site!)
 -- those who are dying
-- those who are low income facing numerous obstacles to equality and social justice (i currently work with these folks, but i am not satisfied with numerous facets of the context in which i work and the types of assistance i am charged with providing.)

reasons for this intention: i am rarely set on fire at work, which means i am not personally satisfied. my gifts are not of sufficient use here, which is a waste. this has gone on long enough.

 2) on a more personal, intimate level-- regarding my ENERGY-- focus on FOSTERING PEACE internally, and focus on EMITTING BRIGHTNESS outwardly. i think continual dedication to these two goals-- soft yellow on the inside, poppin' brights on the out-- would aid me, you, and them. this is for our country.