“Above me lay the day blind stars waiting for their light.” – Wendell Berry

Twinkle twinkle little star is a delightful childhood rhyme. Sun, moon and stars all fascinate me. Once stars were a sailors GPS.

Last night the NBA gave the workers a fierce basketball battle. Two superstars went shot for shot. Cleveland has never won an NBA championship, but the city is hungry for it.

One of the Cleveland players in the post game interview quoted his team leader, Labron James, “Be a star in your role.”

This hit me. If we are a star in our own life role, we experience life’s best. We all have a specific role in life to play.  

Once again I borrow a line from Berry’s poem, The Peace of Wild Things, “I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forth ought of grief.”

As the North Star guided sailors the conscious thought of, “Be a star in your life role” guides us to live and love the best game ever. I call it Lifeball.  

Today’s Words of Hope resurfaced a song I deeply loved in the late 1960’s. Had to dig deep into the subconscious to remember the words.

He’s  Everything to me

‘Til by faith I met Him face to face
And I felt the wonder of His grace
Then I knew that He was more
Than just a God who didn’t care
That lived away out there
And now He walks beside me day by day
Ever watching o’er me lest I stray
Helping me to find that narrow way
He’s everything to me

In the stars His handiwork I see
On the wind He speaks with majesty
Tho’ He ruleth over land and sea
What is that to me

I will celebrate nativity
For it has a place in history
Sure He came to set His people free
What is that to me