‘Tapping’ into “It’s Not About the Nail;” Everything or Nothing

‘Tapping’ into “It’s Not About the Nail;” Everything or Nothing

It’s Not About the Nail

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A few years ago, this video, “It’s Not About the Nail,” surfaced on YouTube. I find it amusing.

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It depicts a supposed difference between men and women: that women like to (or need to) just talk about problems and issues (like going on about a nail stuck in your forehead), while men just want to “fix” it.

small crossBut this morning, I realized that it summarizes another, non-gender relationship; the one between God (the Creator) and humans (the Created).

(And I also recognize another symbolism in a nail being the physical object.)

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Daily Prompt: Three in One! Solitary Recite Trance

Daily Prompt: Three in One! Solitary Recite Trance

Daily Prompt: Solitary Recite Trance

How often do you get to take three consecutive daily prompts and respond with a single post?

Well, for me, Solitary, Recite, and Trance fit perfectly together, describing, of course, Prayer.

praying handsBut whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you.
Matthew 6:6 ISV

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16 ESV

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalm 1:1-3 ESV

A great story which puts all these elements together is the movie War Room.

War Room


War Room
 (Purchase from Amazon from $3.99)

Sunday Scrawl #5

Sunday Scrawl #5

13768373_1752273815042908_764435473_nThis is an easy one! This picture is, I’m pretty sure of a London, UK medieval building, with a tower. That reminds me of a song, Towers of London, by one of my all-time favorite secular bands, XTC. (This was before I switched to only Praise & Worship.)

Here it is:

Towers of London (YouTube)

And here are the links to buy the song or the album (from my Amazon affiliate link).

Towers Of London (2001 – Remaster) off of the album  Black Sea

Lyrics:

Towers of London
XTC
Chorus:
Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell

Verse 1:
Pavements of gold leading to the underground
Grenadier Guardsmen walking pretty ladies around
Fog is the sweat of the never never navvies who pound, pound, pound, pound, pound
Spikes in the rails to their very own heaven

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell

Verse 2:
Bridges of muscles spanning so long and high
Merchants from Stepney walking pretty ladies by
Rain is the tears of the never never navvies who cry
For the bridge that doesn’t go
In the direction of Dublin

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell

Bridge:
And I’ve seen it in a painting
And I’ve seen it in engraving
And I’ve seen it in their faces
Clear as children’s chalk lines on the paving

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell