“Rock It” a poem by Rev. Jane Siebert

This poem recently appeared in the messenger.

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“Rock It”
by Rev. Jane Siebert
Rocks relate to natural truths.
Rocks have a lot to tell us about
ourselves and about others.
Some have holes in them where
they lost a part of themselves
when life hit hard
but they are still beautiful.
Some have had all their rough edges worn off
from tumbling over and over in the
stream of providence
and are smooth and gentle from the ride.
Some have cracks where they
butted up against another rock
and were hurt in the process,
but they are still strong.
Some have hidden beauty inside
and we have to help them
to crack open and see it.
Some are pretty on one side
and not so much on the other.
We need to be a little careful of
people, I mean rocks like this.
Some are big and showy
and they draw our attention
and some need to be closely
examined to find their gift.
Some have to be washed off
because the dirt of life
hides their inner treasure.
Some are tiny and easily
Pay attention.
You might miss the jewel.
Not one is just a rock
if we take time and look closely.
Every rock has a story.

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 130

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Psalm 130, New Living Translation

Psalm 130, Science of Correspondences

O Israel, hope in the Lord;
    for with the Lord there is unfailing love.
    His redemption overflows.

Psalm 130, Verse 7
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#PsalmOfTheDay, Psalm 124 #Tunesday: “Nisi quia Dominus”

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Anglican Chant: Psalm 124 (Nisi quia Dominus) — Choir of Norwich Cathedral

Psalm 124, New Living Translation

Psalm 124, Science of Correspondences

2, 4, 5. Rivers in the opposite sense falsities in abundance. R. 409.
By the proud waters here mentioned are understood falsities favoring the love of self and confirming it, also the falsities of doctrine which are from self-derived intelligence.
River—reasonings from them against truths.
By verses 4 and 5 is signified the destruction of spiritual life. E. 518.

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 121

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Psalm 121, New Living Translation

The sun will not harm you by day,

    nor the moon at night.

Psalm 121, Line 6, New Living Translation

Psalm 121, Science of Correspondences

6, By the sun is here understood the love of self, and by the moon the false thence derived. Since all evil is from that love, and from evil what is false, therefore it is said — see verse 7. E. 401.

Sunset outside Waynesville, OH

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 115

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Psalm 115, New Living Translation

The heavens belong to the Lord,
    but he has given the earth to all humanity.

Psalm 115, New Living Translation

Psalm 115, Science of Correspondences

Let us remember the short and important life of Anne Frank, during this celebration of Hanukkah. We are here to love and protect the lives of those who are being persecuted, oppressed and killed, whether they match our skin tone, religious background or level of economic status.

#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 112

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Psalm 112, New Living Translation

Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.

Psalm 112, Correspondences

5,6 – By being merciful and lending is described the state of those who are in genuine charity. A. 9174.

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#PsalmOfTheDay: Psalm 108 & Weekend Plans

No church service this weekend. Please join for Swedenborgian Study Group online, if you are so inclined. Being studied is the book, Another Key to the Bible, by Bruce Henderson

Psalm 108, New Living Translation

Science of Correspondence, 108

  1. A tent signifies the holy of truth, and dwelling in tents worship therefrom, therefore the feast of tents was instituted in the Jewish and Israelitic church where that feast is also called Succoth. Succoth involves the quality of the state of the holy in truth from good at that time. A. 4391-92.
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