Mr. Personality: Downtown Newnan, Book of the Month and other ramblings
By MR. PERSONALITY, Special to The Paper
The highlights for the month of May are National Day of Prayer, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day.
Considering what I hear of the daily news, I believe that every day should be National Day of Prayer. Mother’s Day also should be a daily event, not just a once a year affair. I am sure I am not the only person that wishes I could do Mother’s Day over again in 20/20 hindsight.
With all of the April showers we had, there should be an abundance of May flowers. Perhaps there is more sunshine days ahead at long last. I see people planting and digging in the dirt on my way to the Square and back. The Courthouse Square itself is starting to bloom as more and more people visit on holidays and on the long weekends. There are ever more shops with a long range of services, colors, and decor.
The Carnegie Library has gotten new carpet and it is beautiful, fresh, and adds class to the entire library. Another good idea by Susan Crutchfield, the Carnegie director, and her friendly staff who are a joy to visit daily.
I hope to see The Taste of Newnan return to the Courthouse Square and a healthy farmer’s market as well. Every day I give thanks to the Divine Spirit for being sent to this spirit- filled town of Newnan. God truly lives here. The positive energy and spiritual vibration of Divine Spirit can be strongly felt 24/7. I had still yet another dream a few nights ago in which I found the shining light of the Divine Spirit behind a locked door and I was trying to let the light shine out freely upon me and throughout the universe. I am still pondering this dream for the spiritual meaning. I shaved off my facial hair due to a dream right before this one; simply a matter of OBEDIENCE.
The meaning of the dream can be misleading or easy to dismiss as just a dream and not a message from God, or one’s unconsciousness as dreams are as complex as we are. It is important to give much thought to dreams before dismissing them.
This brings me to my Book of the Month. Again, I suggest my readers read all books of wisdom more than once, and give much thought to what you read and to take what speaks to your heart as you add such wisdom to your daily life. The Book of the Month is called “Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light” written by Joan Chittister.
This book speaks of the wisdom of the desert mothers and the desert fathers, as well as that of the Benedictine Sisters of Erse. I found this book to be truly a refreshing read, as it paints out the difference between religious truth, spiritual truth, and tradition. I intend to read this book many times. I feel this should be the second book you read following the Bible. I found God’s wisdom on every page and I suggest you read it for yourself.
Should you like to comment on my column, the Book of the Month, my dreams, or should you simply want to share your own dreams and spiritual experiences, you may write to:
Spiritual Love Letters Ministry
C/O “The Paper”
P.O. Box 757, Newnan, GA 30264